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Format: DVD
Sku: 40137446
UPC: 767685945933
UPC 14: 00767685945933
Rating: NR
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A film by Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker
Described as "juicy, ...insightful and always entertaining," Moon Over Broadway has something for everyone. This behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Broadway hit Moon Over Buffalo--the play that marked Carol Burnett's return to Broadway after a thirty-year absence--gets personal with the cast and crew. The New York Times hailed it as "the best documentary of the year" and Rolling Stone declared it "a wicked delight." With its line-flubbing, air-kissing, back-stabbing, door-slamming, scenery-breaking fights, fits feuds, anxiety and neuroses, all wickedly funny, documentarians D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus have captured an incredible fly-on-the-wall view of what really goes on before the curtain goes up.

"It's rare to see a fly-on-the-wall documentary that's as much fun as Moon Over Broadway.  Entertainment Weekly
"...a front-row-center seat for an enjoyable romp in the boards.  Variety
"...An unblinking look at the genius and idiocy that goes into every Broadway production.  The New York Times

Editor's Note
This documentary is an intimate behind-the-scenes look at the making of a Broadway production of Ken Ludwig's comedy MOON OVER BUFFALO starring Carol Burnett (in her return to the stage after a nearly 30 year absence) and Philip Bosco. See what really goes on behind the curtain in this revealing and candid film, which reunites the filmmaking team of D.A. Pennebaker (BOB DYLAN: DON'T LOOK BACK, THE WAR ROOM) and Chris Hegedus (THE WAR ROOM).
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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: New Video Group
Video Release Date Release Date: 7/5/2000
Video Play Time Running Time: 98 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1997
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 9459
Video UPC UPC: 00767685945933
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info James Desmond - Camera
Video Cast Info D.A. Pennebaker - Camera
Video Cast Info Nick Doob - Camera
Video Cast Info Chris Hegedus - Director
Video Cast Info D.A. Pennebaker - Director
Video Cast Info Carol Burnett - Featuring
Video Cast Info Philip Bosco - Featuring
Video Cast Info Randy Graff - Featuring
Video Cast Info Tom Moore - Featuring
Video Cast Info Jane Connell - Featuring
Video Cast Info Ken Ludwig - Featuring
Video Cast Info Wendy Ettinger - Producer
Video Cast Info Frazer Pennebaker - Producer

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
"...Entertaining....Burnett comes off best..." -- Rating: B 06/30/2000 p.110

New York Times
"...The film is as candid and sharp as THE WAR ROOM in recording the sly maneuvers of extremely willful people..." 02/18/1998 p.E5

Los Angeles Times
"...MOON OVER BROADWAY is in fact very comforting. It suggests that professionalism, civility and sophistication are alive and well in the top rungs of the American theater..." 03/06/1998 p.C24

USA Today
"...A voyeur's treat..." 07/07/2000 p.7E

San Francisco Chronicle 8 of 10
...Pennebaker and Hegedus had incredible access. Often the same sequence is presented from several angles, with cutting to create a kinetic effect. There's the sense of privilege at being brought into this whole other world... The stakes are high, and the scars run deep. - Mick LaSalle

Product Attributes
Product attributeActor:   Burnett,Carol
Product attributeLabel:   New Video Group
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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