ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway is a 2005 documentary that chronicles four musicals’ journey to opening night up until the 2004 Tony Awards.
Theater fans get an inside look into the development of Wicked, Avenue Q, Caroline or Change, and Taboo and witness what it took for them to finally perform in front of an audience. Audiences also get to see never-before-seen footages of how Tony Award nominees Bobby Lopez (Avenue Q), Jeff Marx (Avenue Q), and Jeanine Tesori (Caroline, or Change) reacted to their nominations and their eventual wins.
The film is written (with Richard Hankin), directed, and produced by Dori Berinstein. Cast members, creatives, and producers featured in the documentary include Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, Tonya Pinkins, Boy George, Euan Morton, Raul Esparza, Bobby Lopez, Jeff Marx, Jeanine Tesori, Stephen Schwartz, Tony Kushner, Alan Cumming, Rosie O’Donnell, and George C. Wolfe.