The Broadway Musical Blog – Musical theater news and gossip from the Great White Way

Dishing out daily (or almost daily) Broadway musical news and gossip. The companion site to The Broadway Musical Home (broadwaymusicalhome.com), a directory of Broadway musicals with the story, songs, merchandise, video clips, lyrics, tickets, rights & awards for almost 200 shows.

Archive for Documentary

“Hair: Let the Sunshine In” Documentary to Air on the Sundance Channel Tonight

“Hair: Let the Sunshine In,” the new documentary tracing the birth of the musical Hair, will air on the Sundance Channel tonight at 9 PM ET.

Directed by Pola Rapaport, the documentary “captures preparations for the recent, Tony Award-nominated revival as it weaves together archival footage (including a cast performances on ‘The Tonight Show’) with the candid recollections of ‘Hair’ veterans, including co-creator/ star Rado, composer McDermot, director Tom O’Horgan and performers Melba Moore, Ben Vereen, Keith Carradine and Mary Lorrie Davis.”

The DVD for the documentary is also available online.


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Spike Lee’s Passing Strange Documentary Hits Theaters Aug 21

A documentary of Passing Strange by Academy Award winner Spike Lee and Annie Dorsen hits movie theaters on Aug 21. , Filmed during one the Broadway production’s final performances, the multicamera coverage of the on and off-stage action “involves the audience in not only the text but the electricity of the ensemble’s onstage adventure.” 

With book/music/lyrics by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the film features performances by original cast members Stew and Rodewald, as well as de’Adre Aziza, Daniel Breaker, Eisa Davis, Colman Domingo, Chad Goodridge and Rebecca Naomi Jones.

The documentary will also air on PBS’ Great Performances series in 2010.

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