Marvelous news for Broadway lovers on this Valentine's Day: Documentarian Rick McKay's tremendous BROADWAY: THE GOLDEN AGE retrospective film will apparently be receiving its sequel in 2013 at long, long last if the current Kickstarter Total Pledged tally for BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGE is correct and McKay proceeds as planned: $12,500 was the amount required to cover production costs and the total has now surpassed that goal (currently at $12,790), with 14 days still left to go before the fundraising is complete!
The donations will be used for a number of purposes according to McKay's passionate address on the Kickstarter site: "We are raising $12,500 to go towards the post production of the film (color correction, final sound mix, HD upgrade, restoration of rare archival footage etc.) as well as towards the first installments of the tremendously expensive music and archival footage (film, tv, news footage, etc.) that we have to license in order to use in the film. This $12,500 will be a tremendous help to keep us on schedule."
Also, McKay outlines the documentary, which is presumedly now set for a Winter 2013 release, as such: "BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGE is the long-awaited, much anticipated sequel to the award-winning feature film documentary, BROADWAY: THE GOLDEN AGE, which documented American Theatre in the 30's, 40's and 50's. This new installment continues the story from the legendary Broadway season of 1959 (GYPSY, RAISIN IN THE SUN, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, etc.) through the tumultuous 60's (HAIR, OH, CALCUTTA, etc.), the revolutionary 70's (Sondheim, A CHORUS LINE, CHICAGO, etc.) up to the opening of 42ND STREET in 1980. Once again, the filmmaker Rick McKay tells the story with in-depth, candid, personal interviews with over 100 newly filmed, legendary stars, while incorporating never-before-seen footage of the original productions as well as home movies and photos from the stars' personal collections, bringing to life a lost era in American history."
As for the release of BROADWAY: THE GOLDEN AGE, McKay states: "So, we should be in movie theaters in the fall of 2013 and on DVD for Christmas 2013, with TV for early 2014."
More information is available at the Kickstarter site here.
Watch McKay's introduction/trailer for BROADWAY: THE GOLDEN AGE below.