The behind-the-scenes Broadway documentary by D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus, "Moon Over Broadway," which chronicles the drama behind the mounting of the stage show, Moon Over Buffalo, will reach the home market for the first time, July 5, with releases on DVD and VHS.
The stage production of Moon was the comedy that "lured" Carol Burnett back to the New York stage for the first time in 30 years. The show ran for several months at the Martin Beck Theatre.
On DVD, the film docudrama provides a running commentary from Moon Over Buffalo’s stars, Carol Burnett and Philip Bosco, as well as playwright Ken Ludwig (Crazy For You), director Tom Moore (`Night Mother) and the show's producers, Elizabeth Williams, Rocco Landesman and Heidi Ettinger.
The "Bravo on Broadway" festival aired "Moon Over Broadway" on Nov. 4, 1999.
The Broadway show Moon starred Burnett and Bosco as "a low-rent Lunt and Fontanne hell-bent on rejuvenating their careers." Burnett appeared earlier this season in Stephen Sondheim's musical review, Putting It Together at the Barrymore Theater. Bosco now stars in Copenhagen.
-- By Murdoch McBride