Broadway: The Golden Age

Edie Adams, Beatrice Arthur, Elizabeth Ashley, Alec Baldwin, Kaye Ballard

Directed by Rick McKay
Rolling Stone: star rating
5 3.5
Community: star rating
5 3.5 0
June 2, 2004

From "Ain't It Cool News" to "Variety," the reviews have been rapturous for Rick McKay's magical treasure hunt of a movie. He grew up in the 1960s in Indiana, so far from Broadway that he had to create it in his imagination. When McKay became a singer, writer and producer and finally saw live theater in New York, many had moved on. So he set out to find them with his camera and his unstoppable passion.p>hat's the movie, and it's one for the time capsule. McKay recorded more than 250 hours of interviews with legends too numerous to mention and added archival footage, from the voice of Marlon Brando onstage in A Streetcar Named Desire to John Raitt in Carousel. Don't let anyone spoil the surprises of how McKay distills their memories into two hours of spun gold. At the end, the feisty Elaine Stritch scolds McKay, "For Christ's sake, Rick, don't you have enough?" Not nearly.

Movie Review Main Next


Community Guidelines »
loading comments

loading comments...


Sort by:
    Read More

    Movie Reviews

    More Reviews »
    Around the Web
    Powered By ZergNet
    Daily Newsletter

    Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

    Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
    marketing partners.


    We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

    Song Stories

    “You Oughta Know”

    Alanis Morissette | 1995

    This blunt, bitter breakup song -- famous for its line "Would she go down on you in a theater?" -- was long rumored to be about Alanis Morissette getting dumped by Full House actor Dave Coulier. But while she never confirmed it was about him (Coulier himself says it is, however), she insisted the song wasn't all about scorn. "By no means is this record just a sexual, angry record," she told Rolling Stone. "The song wasn't written for the sake of revenge. It was written for the sake of release. I'm actually a pretty rational, calm person."

    More Song Stories entries »