On Broadway

About The Film

While audiences eagerly await returning to Times Square, this Broadway theater chronicle is packed with rhapsodizing superstars, jubilant show clips and beloved box office hits. Broadway’s decline and resurgence dates to the late ‘60s, when New York City faced bankruptcy, and 42nd Street was a cesspool of junkies, hustlers and strip clubs. The Shubert Organization was first to the rescue, investing in novel works that revived the theater district. Myriad stage legends narrate Broadway’s return from the brink, their tales enhanced by a wildly captivating wealth of performance clips. Oren Jacoby’s love letter to the Great White Way is a reminder of both the cultural void left in the pandemic’s wake, and the enormous creative influence of Jewish Americans in musical theater.

Film Details

Running Time 
82 minutes
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Country 
Year 
2019
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Premiere 
Atlanta Premiere
Sponsors 
Sandy Springs Arts Foundation