Finally there's news on the anxiously awaited sequel to Rick McKay's award-winning film, Broadway: The Golden Age, with 100 new stars and new rare footage. A sequel is in the works, and though it's 95% complete, some extra funding is needed to finish the film, and you can contribute via the project's official Kickstarter campaign.
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. Many of the stars of the film went on to become household names from their subsequent fame in film and television, and talk of the differences between the mediums and how the theatre gave them the foundation for their success in front of the camera.
He writes: 'Your support, no matter how big or how small, makes a huge difference. With the economy in a downward spiral and government hardly supporting the arts at all, it is harder than ever to complete a project like this. But, Rolling Stone Magazine did not call me "the unstoppable Rick McKay" for nothing. I pulled off the first film of this trilogy, "Broadway: The Golden Age", to great success - and I know that the second film, "Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age" is richer, deeper and even more exciting. And it will reach more people than ever - thanks to you!'
CLICK HERE to contribute to the Kickstarter campaign, and check out a sneak peek of footage from the film below!