New York | 3h 0m | Already closed

Stage and Screen: "ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway"

From 19 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Absorbing, Intelligent, Delightful, Must see

About the show

Go behind-the-curtain of "Wicked," "Avenue Q," "Taboo," and "Caroline, or Change" and loose yourself to the passion, exhilaration, drama, sweat, and high stakes creative and financial risks of one of the most amazing Broadway seasons ever! More…

This award-winning documentary is NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE. It includes amazing footage of Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel in rehearsal for “Wicked”, and gives you an up-close view of how four shows navigated an extraordinary Tony season. Best of all, you’ll get the meet the film’s Director/Producer, who can talk about what great footage was left on the cutting room floor...

“Stage and Screen: "ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway"” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

Entertaining, Interesting, informative

See it if You love broadway and can’t get enough information about it!

Don't see it if You do not like documentaries

Absorbing, Edgy, Masterful, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in the run of a Broadway season from start to Tony night.

Don't see it if documentary style movies are not your thing.

Absorbing, Funny, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Delightful

See it if you're passionate about musical theater and followed the rivalry between Wicked and Avenue Q.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy behind the scenes information, documentaries or if you don't go to Broadway musicals!

Delightful, Entertaining, Intelligent, Relevant, Must see

See it if You love Broadway, especially musicals You loved the musicals nominated for the Tony awards in 2004 You’d enjoy a backstage tour of them

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy musicals You couldn’t care less about the Tony awards

Also Very well done movie about broadway musicals and the tony awards

Fantastic from beginning to end, Entertaining, Insightful, Illuminating, Poignant

See it if You always watch the TONYs & want insider's look at the creative process, drama & heartbreak that goes into readying a season of Bdwy shows.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals specifically or don't like documentaries followed by a talkback. But really, if you love theatre, you'll love this.

Historical, Delightful, Entertaining, Must see

See it if you like backstage stories (this film is full of them!) and if you're a fan of even ONE of the shows, you can time-travel to see its birth!

Don't see it if you don't care about Broadway musicals, or the people who make them, or the business of theater. Seriously, don't bother.

Also This film is a love letter to Broadway and a gift to its fans of all a... Read more Read less

Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if you have any interest in broadway history, or broadway production

Don't see it if Can't imagine why anyone interested in theater would not want to see it!

Winning documentary, Entertaining, Informative

See it if A documentary centered on the musicals vying for the 2004 Tony, lots of inside interviews and plenty of access to the work of creating a...

Don't see it if new musical. This presentation included a wonderful q&a with the documentarian Dori Berilstein and critic Michael Riedel.

Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Masterful, Relevant

See it if You have an interest in the theater with all its twists and turns and multi and bolts.

Don't see it if You don’t like the business side of show business.

Entertaining, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you have a couple of hours to learn more about the sweat and tears that go into mounting a Broadway show, and the people behind the scenes.

Don't see it if you dont want to learn more about the theater.

Also Thoroughly entertaining and the talk after was delightful and educatio... Read more Read less

Interesting, helpful to know about how productions are made

See it if you like to know how staff and cast are striving behind stages.

Don't see it if you are not interested in back-stage stories.

Absorbing, Relevant, Intelligent, Profound, Entertaining

See it if ... if you're interested in "the business of Broadway", & how shows get to exist (or fold), & the sweat & & dreams & glory involved!

Don't see it if 3 Reasons: (1) The event is now past!, (2) See Reason #1. (3) If you have no interest in the "magic" & the "challenge" of Broadway.

Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if N/A

Don't see it if N/A

Delightful, Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Funny

See it if if you want access to the behind the scenes workings of the Broadway community and industry; if you like stories of struggles and success

Don't see it if if you don't like documentaries; don't want to see how the 'magic tricks' are done on B'way; don't like critics, don't like musical theatre

Also The panel discussion after the documentary was an exceptional chance t... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if Great opportunity to see documentary about back stage Broadway. Fabulous. Loved talk back.

Don't see it if You don’t care about what happens behind the scenes of Broadway season.

Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Absorbing

See it if You want to get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to get a show produced on Broadway, and also to win the Tony for Best Show

Don't see it if You’re only into Broadway for the entertainment...this sheds light on the business of Broadway like never before!

Dated, Entertaining

See it if You are interested in hearing some backstage/ behind the scenes stories

Don't see it if You prefer something more current.

Entertaining, Hilarious, Masterful, Must see, Riveting

See it if want a rarified and magical adventure deep inside Broadway. See it to be swept away by theatrical passion, exuberance & creativity!

Don't see it if Can't think of a reason not to see it. You don't have to love theatre to loose yourself to this magnificent film!!

Entertaining, Absorbing, Delightful, Must see

See it if Being a theatre lover, and having seen three out of the four musicals involved, I loved the film. Will the film be available on DVD to buy?

Don't see it if One would dislike only if not interested in musical theatre.