On Broadway (film)
Promotional poster for On Broadway
|Directed by||Dave McLaughlin|
|Produced by||Charlie Harrington
|Written by||Dave McLaughlin (story & screenplay)|
|Edited by||Julie Garces|
Emotionally devastated by the death of his uncle, Boston carpenter Jack O'Toole (McIntyre) writes a play inspired by the man's wake. When nobody will produce the play, Jack quits his job to produce it himself, imagining that this play will give a new start to the strained relationship Jack has with his father. But the only stage Jack can afford is in the back room of a neighborhood pub. In this humble environment, Jack pulls together a theater company of sorts and brings his story to the stage, and in the process he brings together his family and friends and helps them move beyond their loss.
- Joey McIntyre as Jack O'Toole, a carpenter turned playwright
- Eliza Dushku as Lena Wilson, the lead actress in Jack's play
- Mike O'Malley as Father Rolie O'Toole, Jack's priest brother
- Sean Lawlor as Martin O'Toole, Jack's estranged father
- Lance Greene as Billy O'Toole, Pete's son and Jack's cousin
- Vincent Dowling as Augie Burke, a friend of the O'Tooles
- Lucas Caleb Rooney as Neil Quinn, Jack's friend
- Jill Flint as Kate O'Toole, Jack's wife
- Andrew Connolly as Pete O'Toole, Jack's late uncle
On Broadway had its festival release at a sold-out premiere at the Independent Film Festival of Boston on April 27, 2007. It received good reviews. The film went on to screen at the film festivals of Woods Hole, Galway, New Hampshire, Hoboken, New Jersey, Waterfront, Napa and Northampton. It won an award for Best Feature in the Galway Film Fleadh, another for Audience Best Feature in the Woods Hole Film Festival, the Grand Jury Prize for Best Film in the New Hampshire Film Festival and had six nominations in the Hoboken Film Festival. At the 2007 Phoenix Film Festival On Broadway won the Sundance Channel Audience Award for Best Film, and Joey McIntyre won the Best Breakthrough Performance Award at the same festival.
On Broadway had a theatrical release on March 14, 2008 in Boston at the Somerville Theater, West Newton Cinema, Sharon Cinemas 8 and Dedham Community Theater.
- Femia, Michael (April 30, 2007). "On Broadway At the Independent Film Festival of Boston". Bostonist.com. Retrieved February 13, 2014.
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