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Tommy Tune, Marni Nixon, and More Broadway Vets Come Out to Support the Making of Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age

Filmmaker Rick McKay rallies support from the Broadway community to fund the second installment of his three-part Broadway-themed series of documentaries.

Pictured from left to right: Rick McKay, Jane Summerhays, Tommy Tune, Donald Pippin, Carleton Carpenter, and Marni Nixon
(© David Gordon)

Last evening, filmmaker Rick McKay, along with producers Richard Eric Weigle and Michael Anastasio, hosted a fundraising event for the new documentary Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age (a sequel to McKay's 2004 film Broadway: The Golden Age). A number of notable Broadway veterans were in attendance including nine-time Tony Award-winning director/choreographer Tommy Tune (Nine, Grand Hotel), prolific movie-musical playback singer Marni Nixon (West Side Story, The Sound of Music), Tony nominee Jane Summerhays (Me and My Girl), Tony-winning composer/musical director Donald Pippin (A Chorus Line), and actor/songwriter Carleton Carpenter (Hello, Dolly!).

During the event, which included a screening of selected chapters from the film, McKay announced that Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age will be receiving its world premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival during the first week of February 2014 — the same festival where his first film earned the Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary in 2004.

Take a look at what some other Broadway stars are saying about McKay's films. Jonathan Groff, Alec Baldwin, Naomi Watts, and more legendary alums of the Great White Way share their thoughts.

To read TheaterMania's profile of Rick McKay and his Broadway film series, click here.

To donate to Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age, click here.