This film is actually pretty enjoyable, but as a documentary, it’s actually rather lacking in substance. What it is, at its core, is a fabulous game of star-spotting. Almost every ‘golden-age’ Broadway figure who was still alive at the time is interviewed on-screen at some point, and the film harnesses the instinctive excitement hardcore Broadway fans feel when they see a familiar face with stunning success. That said, the film, for all its feel of authenticity, doesn’t actually say very much. While I appreciate that it’s not hypocritical about its nostalgia, readily acknowledging that the current era of theater may someday get the same laudatory treatment by its own generation, it doesn’t really have a point of view beyond that the classic Broadway theater of the past was pretty great, a valid but frankly rather obvious insight that isn’t much to build a film around. The nostalgic reminiscences of the aging icons interviewed here are chopped up into clips so short that they don’t provide much actual insight or depth, and while the film’s clear audience is hardcore Broadway fanatics, the twice-told showbiz anecdotes it relays will be already familiar to every single person in that category. If you’re already a Broadway fan, you won’t exactly learn anything from this documentary and will be left with little to do but play ‘spot the star’, while if you don’t have at least a decent background in the subject, you’ll probably be bored to tears. If you actually know who all the featured people are, you’ll probably be thoroughly entertained, so I suppose I can recommend watching it, but as the educational documentary it’s trying to be, I can’t really call the film a success.