PLAYBILL PICKS: The Five Greatest Movies About the Theatre

By Robert Simonson
02 Aug 2012

RUNNERS-UP: Everyone interviewed for this article (and certainly everyone reading it) has a favorite movie or two they wish had made the cut. Cashill mentioned the cult classic "Theatre of Blood," from 1973, in which "Vincent Price's egocentric Shakespearean actor, thought dead after losing London's top theatrical prize, returns to avenge himself on the critics in the manner of the Bard." Cote wished that "Topsy Turvy," Mike Leigh's bio-pic of Gilbert and Sullivan, and Christopher Guest's satire of small-town theatricals, "Waiting for Guffman," had been included. I, myself, was torn over omitting Woody Allen's "Bullets Over Broadway" (which is being developed into a Broadway musical). Ah, well. That's showbiz, folks.

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