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ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway

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Director  Dori Berinstein
Music director  Jeanine Tesori
8/10 IMDb

Genre  Documentary
Language  English
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Writer  Dori Berinstein, Richard Hankin
Release date  May 11, 2007
Screenplay  Dori Berinstein, Richard Hankin
Cast  Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Raúl Esparza, Edie Falco, Harvey Fierstein
Similar movies  Moon Over Broadway (1997)
Tagline  The Real Dream is Behind the Curtain

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ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway is an American documentary film, the first feature film directed by Dori Berinstein, a Broadway Producer, Writer and Filmmaker. Berinstein completed the film in 2005. The film premiered at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival. The film was named one of the top 5 films of 2006 by the IDA (International Documentary Association) and received the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the 2006 Florida Film Festival. The film was released commercially in 2007, with the first such showings on 11 May 2007 in New York City.


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Berinstein filmed each principal musical on Broadway for her project during the 2003-2004 season, for about 600 hours of initial film footage. She focused the film on four musicals, through the difficulties of pre-production, their openings, attendant publicity around the shows, and their reviews, through the 2004 Tony Award competition. The four musicals, three of which were nominated for Best Musical in the Tony Awards that season, were:

  • Wicked
  • Taboo
  • Caroline, or Change
  • Avenue Q
  • The film climaxes with the 2004 Tony Awards ceremony at which Avenue Q won Best Musical over Wicked and Caroline, or Change. In addition to coverage of the musicals themselves, the movie includes interviews with New York theatre critics, and footage of several theatre critics discussing in a restaurant the various musicals and their predictions for the Tony Award winners.

    Theatre critic Michael Riedel received harsh criticism from actors and songwriters who were subjects of the film, after seeing his comments in the film.

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