"ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway," Featuring Wicked, Avenue Q and More, Comes to DVD

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"ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway," the Dori Berinstein documentary film chronicling the 2003-2004 season will come to DVD this fall.
A scene from
A scene from "ShowBusiness."

Genius Products and Liberation Entertainment present the film's DVD — with all-new special features — to be released Oct. 16. "'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 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 Minelli, Tonya Pinkins and George C. Wolfe.

Tony Award winner Alan Cumming co-produced the work which won a 2006 International Documentary Association (IDA) Distinguished Documentary Award Finalist and 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 will be audio commentary with director Berinstein, producer Cumming and Avenue Q co creator Jeff Marx, more than 60 minutes of deleted scenes, Tony Award promotional spots and trailers.

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

Tonya Pinkins in "ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway."
Tonya Pinkins in "ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway."
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