“On Broadway” directed by Oren Jacoby makes World Premiere at Hamptons International Film Festival
October 13, 2019: An all-star cast tells the inside story of Broadway theatre, and how it came back from the brink thanks to innovative work, a new attention to inclusion, and is, an often uneasy, balance between art and commerce.
The documentary directed by Oren Jacoby goes behind the scenes of Broadway’s most groundbreaking shows, from A Chorus Line to Hamilton. On Broadway features Helen Mirren, Christine Baranski, August Wilson, James Corden, Alec Baldwin, John Lithgow, Viola Davis, Hugh Jackman and Ian McKellen, and includes performances by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Patti Lupone, Bernadette Peters, James Earl Jones and Mandy Patinkin. The tale is an insightful ride through the hurly-burly Times Square of the late 1960’s to becoming the main street of American show business. On Broadway is a Storyville Films Production and was produced by Oren Jacoby, and Holly Siegel with additional support by Riki Kane Larimer and sponsored by Netflix. The film was shown as a Feature Documentary at the Hamptons International Film Festival @ Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.