Join director Oren Jacoby on Jan. 25 at 4pm ET for a free talk! Register here.
Jacoby’s star-studded documentary pays tribute to one of the most vibrant legacies of New York: the magic of Broadway. Plenty of stunning archival footage is interspersed with testimonies from theater professionals and actors—including Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Christine Baranski, Christopher Reeve, and John Lithgow. The film shines a light on the outstanding talent and the legendary producers who fought to put up shows; the constant shifts that they had to adapt creatively to; and the gradual gentrification of Times Square. Also included is a special behind-the-scenes peek at rehearsals for The Nap, a 2018 comedy by Richard Bean.
We’re thrilled to present a special viewing before On Broadway: Give My Regard to Broadway, a documentary short about the impact of Covid on Broadway Theater. Directed by Oren Jacoby and Produced by Justin Levy. Watch for free here.
The New York Jewish Film Festival continues through January 26! Get tickets.