Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There 18 years old

One filmmaker's search for a Broadway that was lost, and the 100 legends that he found.

Broadway: The Golden Age is the most important, ambitious and comprehensive film ever made about America's most celebrated indigenous art form. Award-winning filmmaker Rick McKay filmed over 100 of the greatest stars ever to work on Broadway or in Hollywood. He soon learned that great films can be restored, fine literature can be kept in print - but historic Broadway performances of the past are the most endangered. They leave only memories that, while more vivid, are more difficult to preserve. In their own words — and not a moment too soon — Broadway: The Golden Age tells the stories of our theatrical legends, how they came to New York, and how they created this legendary century in American theatre. This is the largest cast of legends ever in one film.

Credits

Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons

Himself

Jerry Orbach
Jerry Orbach

Himself

Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury

Herself

Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin

Himself

Martin Landau
Martin Landau

Himself

Frank Langella
Frank Langella

Himself

Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There Cast

Name Character
Jerry Orbach He was 67, 69 years old when he died as Himself
Ben Gazzara He was 72, 81 years old when he died as Himself
Derek Jacobi He was 64, now 82 years old as Himself
Patricia Neal She was 76, 84 years old when she died as Herself
Eva Marie Saint She was 78, now 97 years old as Herself
Martin Landau He was 74, 89 years old when he died as Himself
Julie Harris She was 77, 87 years old when she died as Herself
Marlon Brando He was 78, 80 years old when he died as Himself
Fay Wray She was 95, 96 years old when she died as Herself
Eli Wallach He was 87, 98 years old when he died as Himself
Shirley MacLaine She was 68, now 87 years old as Herself
Edie Adams She was 75, 81 years old when she died as Herself
Gena Rowlands She was 72, now 91 years old as Herself
Alec Baldwin He was 44, now 63 years old as Himself
Hume Cronyn He was 91, 91 years old when he died as Himself
Frank Langella He was 65, now 83 years old as Himself
Karl Malden He was 90, 97 years old when he died as Himself
Diana Rigg She was 64, now 83 years old as Herself
Tony Roberts He was 63, now 81 years old as Himself
Celeste Holm She was 85, 95 years old when she died as Herself
Angela Lansbury She was 77, now 96 years old as Herself
Carol Burnett She was 69, now 88 years old as Herself
Ann Miller She was 79, 80 years old when she died as Herself
Jeremy Irons He was 54, now 73 years old as Himself
Chita Rivera She was 69, now 88 years old as Herself
Rosemary Harris She was 75, 92 years old when she died as Herself
Maureen Stapleton She was 77, 80 years old when she died as Herself
Kim Stanley She was 77, 76 years old when she died as Herself
Elaine Stritch She was 77, 89 years old when she died as Herself
Robert Morse He was 71, now 90 years old as Himself
Tom Bosley He was 75, 83 years old when he died as Himself
June Havoc She was 90, 97 years old when she died as Herself
Marian Seldes She was 74, 86 years old when she died as Himself
Carole Cook She was 78, now 97 years old as Herself
Elizabeth Ashley She was 63, now 82 years old as Herself
Michele Lee She was 60, now 79 years old as Herself
Stephen Sondheim He was 72, now 91 years old as Himself
Lainie Kazan She was 62, now 81 years old as Herself
Gwen Verdon She was 77, 75 years old when she died as Herself
Tammy Grimes She was 68, 82 years old when she died as Herself
Sally Ann Howes She was 72, now 91 years old as Herself
Betsy Blair She was 79, 85 years old when she died as Herself
Bea Arthur She was 80, 86 years old when she died as Herself
Jane Powell She was 73, now 92 years old as Herself
Liliane Montevecchi She was 70, 85 years old when she died as Herself
Janis Paige She was 80, now 99 years old as Herself
Carol Channing She was 81, 97 years old when she died as Herself
Kaye Ballard She was 77, 93 years old when she died as Herself
Leslie Uggams She was 59, now 78 years old as Herself
Robert Goulet He was 69, 73 years old when he died as Himself
Barbara Cook She was 75, 89 years old when she died as Herself
Karen Ziemba She was 45, now 63 years old as Herself
Douglas Sills He was 42, now 61 years old as Himself
Betty Comden She was 85, 89 years old when she died as Herself
Uta Hagen She was 83, 84 years old when she died as Herself
Ruthie Henshall She was 35, now 54 years old as Herself
Kitty Carlisle was 92, 96 years old when died as Herself
John Raitt He was 85, 88 years old when he died as Himself
Hal Linden He was 71, now 90 years old
Nanette Fabray She was 82, 97 years old when she died as Herself
Carol Lawrence She was 70, now 89 years old as Herself
Bryan Batt He was 39, now 58 years old as Himself
Mary Testa She was 47, now 66 years old as Herself
Tommy Tune He was 63, now 82 years old as Himself
Jim Borstelmann as Himself

Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There Crew

Name Department
Rick McKay as Editor. He was 42 (57) years old when He died Editing
Rick McKay as Producer. He was 42 (57) years old when He died Production
Rick McKay as Writer. He was 42 (57) years old when He died Writing
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Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (18 years)

One filmmaker's search for a Broadway that was lost, and the 100 legends that he found.

  • Release day: Wednesday, January 01, 2003
  • Runtime: 111 minutes