Hal Prince and Kenny Solms - Hal Prince and Kenny Solms New York City, USA - Opening night of the Off-Broadway production of 'It Must Be Him' at the Peter J. Sharp Theatre. Wednesday 1st September 2010
Hal Prince and Kate Baldwin - Hal Prince and Kate Baldwin New York City, USA - CD release party for 'Kate Baldwin Let's See What Happens' held at Bobby Flay's Bar Americain - Inside Monday 19th October 2009
Although McKay - whose irritating narration, the usual guff about moving to New York from Indiana and just how exciting it all was, brackets the film - never really posits what exactly he's on about with "The Golden Age," two things quickly become clear: The time period he and his subjects want to talk about is Broadway theater from the 1930s to the 1950s, and that period really would have been something to behold. The cavalcade of interviewees all point to not just the embarrassment of riches that were around then in terms of both the material (Lerner & Lowe and Rodgers & Hammerstein were like musical hit factories, not to mention the new dramatic work being produced by the likes of Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller) and the talent, but another very simple factor: It was cheap. In a time of $480 The Producers tickets, it's partially nice but mostly infuriating to know that not so long ago it could cost less to go to a Broadway show than the movies.
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