Broadway In Chicago is proud to sponsor the Reeling Film Festival screening of the documentary LEONARD SOLOWAY’S BROADWAY on Wednesday, September 25 at 7:15 pm at Landmark Century Centre Cinemas. Tickets and more information are available at: https://reelingfilmfestival.org/2019/movies/leonard-soloways-broadway/
Special early access to the upcoming Broadway In Chicago season subscription is available for festivalgoers with $50 down at https://www.broadwayinchicago.com/subscribe-now/ The offer is valid online only through October 5, 11:59 p.m. and is subject to availability. Standard ticketing fees apply. No exchanges or refunds.
In a career that has spanned more than 70 years, Broadway legend Leonard Soloway has helped bring to the stage nearly 150 productions that have collected more than 40 Tony Awards, 21 Drama Desk Awards and two Pulitzer Prizes. At age 90, Leonard is not done. Coaxing creativity out of chaos, the movie reveals Leonard’s extraordinary story as he and his team energetically work to get his latest production ready for its New York premiere. Interspersed with fly on the wall scenes of preparing the show are interviews with Broadway luminaries who have worked with Leonard, including John Slattery, Olympia Dukakis, Elizabeth Ashley, and others. Narrated by Campbell Scott, the film is a delightful ride through Broadway’s golden age, illuminated by Leonard’s dry wit and never-before-heard stories of everyone from Marlene Dietrich to Elaine Stritch. Leonard also relates candid moments from his personal journey as a proudly out gay man in an era when a “don’t ask, don’t tell” mentality was the rule, even in many theatrical circles.