SHOW BUSINESS – IN IT FOR THE LOVE
Interviewed by Joel Markowitz
Produced by Lorraine Treanor
Dori Berinstein has been an insider on the Broadway scene for the past 15 years, a self-described hands-on producer of major shows – most of them hits. She’s no steely eyed, heartless number cruncher. She’s cute, with an easy laugh. She wears a black SHOW BUSINESS cap with a deep visor which she raises when tackling a tough question. She loves theatre and it shows.
Her new film SHOW BUSINESS – THE ROAD TO BROADWAY captures what it took to create Broadway’s phenomenal 2004 season. She filmed the creation of 36 shows that year, and cut the 500 hours of film down to 100 minutes focused on the journey of 4 musicals: WICKED, TABOO, AVENUE Q and CAROLINE, OR CHANGE. Her film is an honest portrayal of all the hopes and heartbreak that make up a theatre season.
How did she get such unprecedented access? She asked her friends – the unions, the producers, the actors, the critics. In a business where ‘No’ is the usual answer, they said ‘Yes’. We’re convinced SHOW BUSINESS is a film only Dori could have made.
Click here to listen in on Joel’s talk with Dori Berinstein
If you can’t get down to E Street Cinema by Thursday when the movie closes, check out the SHOW BUSINESS website, and watch for the first of 2 DVD’s on this amazing project, due out in October.
The film was inspired by William Goldman’s book about the 1967-68 Broadway Season The Season: A Candid Look at Broadway