On Broadway (film)

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On Broadway
Promotional poster
Directed byDave McLaughlin
Screenplay byDave McLaughlin
Story byDave McLaughlin
Produced by
CinematographyTerrence Hayes
Edited byJulie Garces
Release dates
  • April 25, 2007 (2007-04-25) (Boston Independent Film Festival)
  • March 14, 2008 (2008-03-14) (United States)
Running time
98 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$23,968[1]

On Broadway is an independent film, shot in Boston in May 2006, starring Joey McIntyre, Jill Flint, Eliza Dushku, Mike O'Malley, Robert Wahlberg, Amy Poehler and Will Arnett.


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.



The film was written and directed by playwright/screenwriter Dave McLaughlin[2] and shot by cinematographer Terrence Fitzgerald Hayes. The film was produced by Charlie Harrington.

Additional cast members included Vincent Dowling, Sean Lawlor, Lucas Caleb Rooney, Lance Greene, Andrew Connolly, Peter Giles, Dossy Peabody, Will Harris and Nancy E. Carroll.


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.[2] 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.


  1. ^ "On Broadway (2008) - Box Office Mojo". www.boxofficemojo.com.
  2. ^ a b Femia, Michael (April 30, 2007). "On Broadway At the Independent Film Festival of Boston". Bostonist.com. Archived from the original on May 17, 2008. Retrieved February 13, 2014.

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