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Credited cast:
Philip Bosco ... Himself
Carol Burnett ... Herself
Jane Connell Jane Connell ... Herself
Randy Graff ... Herself
Ken Ludwig Ken Ludwig ... Himself
Bob Mackie ... Himself
Kate Miller ... Herself
Tom Moore Tom Moore ... Himself (Director)
Andy Taylor ... Himself
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A riveting backstage look at a Broadway play
18 June 2000 | by lizelawSee all my reviews

From Andy Hardy musicals and plays like Noises Off and Kiss Me, Kate, we all have images of what it's like behind-the-scenes during a theatrical production. But in this movie from two award-winning documentarians, the true story of one play's run--from its first read-through to its last performance--is more filled with intrigue and problems than any fictitious drama would have dreamt up. Most interesting is the fact that the director and writer have a huge problem with Carol Burnett's overacting and paraphrasing of her lines, while it's obvious everytime we see a scene from the play that the writing is in desperate need of help--and in fact Burnett gets great reviews, while the play itself is slammed by the critics. Especially noteworthy are a scene where Burnett's co-star, the venerable Phillip Bosco, finally loses it with the director, and a scene where the first reviews come in--"They're bad, but they're not mean bad" says one man, who's agency will use the reviews to write an ad. If you like the theater, this video is the equivalent of a page-turner--you won't be able to hit the pause button!


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