On Broadway

Documentary 85 min
Friday, September 17
Saturday, September 18

Broadway was on the verge of bankruptcy in the 70s with talk of tearing down theaters and replacing them with parking lots; the plays were considered obsolete and audiences severely declining. On Broadway shows how, thanks to innovative work, a new attention to inclusion and the sometimes-uneasy balance between art and commerce, an industry on the verge of extinction managed to reinvent itself and come back stronger. For anyone who loves theater, this contemporary history of Broadway is a pure joy! Official Selection – DOC NYC, Hamptons Film Festival, New York Jewish Film Festival.

“Critic’s Pick! On Broadway sure knows how to work a theater-lover’s heart.” — Maya Phillips, New York Times
“fast-paced and entertaining” — Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
directed by
Oren Jacoby