Leonard Soloway’s Broadway
East Coast Premiere
Dir. Jeff Wolk, USA, 2019, 82 mins
Leonard Soloway is a Broadway legend, and he’s got the Tony Awards, Pulitzer Prizes, and unforgettable stories to prove it. Narrated by Campbell Scott, this documentary follows the octogenarian producer as he works tirelessly to bring Maurice Hines’ musical memoir TAPPIN THRU LIFE to New York City. Interwoven with footage from Soloway’s more than 70 years in show business, the film features hilarious anecdotes about Lauren Bacall, Marlene Dietrich, and Elaine Stritch, alongside candid interviews with friends and colleagues including John Slattery, Olympia Dukakis, Elizabeth Ashley, and Tovah Feldshuh. LEONARD SOLOWAY’S BROADWAY vividly paints the portrait of a great man of the theater, and pulls back the curtain on what it takes to get a show to the Great White Way.
Writer: Margaret Murphy
Cast: John Slattery, Tovah Feldshuh, Olympia Dukakis, Elizabeth Ashley, Debbie Gravitte, Philip J. Smith, Narrated By Campbell Scott
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