"ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway," with O'Donnell, Morton and Menzel, Arrives on DVD Oct. 16

News   "ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway," with O'Donnell, Morton and Menzel, Arrives on DVD Oct. 16 The Dori Berinstein documentary film "ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway," which chronicles the 2003-2004 season, arrives on DVD Oct. 16.
http://images.playbill.com/photo/s/h/showbusiness.jpg

The DVD, which boasts all-new special features, is available from Genius Products and Liberation Entertainment. "'ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway'... follows the productions of four of Broadway's biggest shows during the 2003-2004 season [Wicked, Taboo, Avenue Q and Caroline, or Change]," according to press notes. "Berinstein's backstage access grants viewers a rare behind-the-scenes view of the creative process — from casting call to curtain call — that captures all of the heartbreak and hilarity of opening a Broadway show."

Among the stage stars featured in the film are Rosie O'Donnell, Boy George, Euan Morton, Anika Noni Rose, Stephen Schwartz, John Tartaglia and Tony Award winners Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Harvey Fierstein, Tony Kushner, John Lithgow, Bobby Lopez, Jeff Marx, Idina Menzel, Liza Minnelli, Tonya Pinkins and George C. Wolfe.

Tony Award winner Alan Cumming co-produced the work, which was a 2006 International Documentary Association (IDA) Distinguished Documentary Award Finalist and won the Best Documentary Feature Grand Jury Prize at the 2006 Florida Film Festival.

Among the special features included on the PG-rated movie's DVD are audio commentary with director Berinstein, producer Cumming and Avenue Q co-creator Jeff Marx; more than 60 minutes of deleted scenes; and Tony Award promotional spots and trailers.

For further information and to view a trailer, visit showbusiness-themovie.com.