ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway Synopsis
Filmmaker Dori Berinstein charts the creation of four Broadway shows during the 2003-2004 season.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
What stands out, not surprisingly, is the work and passion that goes into the shows. But seeing all this from the inside creates an...
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80

Village Voice

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Producer/director Dori Berinstein knows her way around a Broadway show -- she's produced 11 of them, including her latest, Legally Blonde...
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75

Chicago Tribune

Much of this strikingly human, rapidly paced and laudably well-rounded film is fascinating.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The film's slick and entertaining, an obvious must-see for musical hounds.
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75

TV Guide

It's riveting to watch the shows' respective creators work, clash, whine, celebrate and commiserate as the season and their stories unfold.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Captures the flavor of putting on a show on Broadway.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Along the way Dori Berinstein's cameras catch gallant theater people doing what they've done since Sophocles was a pup: rehearsing,...
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70

Los Angeles Times

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The film is a love letter to theater and the people who make it.
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70

The New York Times

ShowBusiness is packed with telling details that the director, Dori Berinstein, was lucky to catch on camera.
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
You'll have to look elsewhere than this love letter to the Great White Way to explain why "Wicked" and "Avenue Q" became huge hits, and why...
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A love letter for theater lovers

By Billy Moviegoer
Finally a documentary that captures the heart and soul of the creative process. A must see for parents to attend with their children to expose them to the dedication, the risks, the sweat, tears...

GO SEE THIS MOVIE!!!!!

By The Samster
Insane access....Hysterical. An amazing journey behind the curtain. Best movie about Broadway EVER. You don't need to love Broadway to love this movie....

A MUST-SEE FILM!

By filmgeek29
I was lucky enough to catch an advance screening of this film and I loved it! You don't have to be a diehard Broadway fan to enjoy this film, but if you've ever thought about being on stage, took a...

AWESOME MOVIE!!

By docfan
I'm not a theater person. I LOVED this film. What a crazy world. I got caught up in the adventure... I really cared about the characters and what happened to them. It plays like a feature. Strongest...

Awesome!!

By ZachM
Such a great film. Funny. Great characters. Not a theater guy. Best documentary I've every seen. Don't miss it!!...

More than a doc.

By DramaGuy
This film plays like a feature. I really cared about the characters. Amazing insider look at a world filed with passion and dreams. Highly recommend....

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Rated PG