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On Broadway Opens in Theaters in Boston!

I’ve been so busy with helping plan Drupalcon Boston that I’m five days late writing about this other exciting tidbit.

One of the greatest movies ever (seriously) debuted at the 2007 Boston Independent Film Festival — On Broadway They finally have a run of dates in the Boston area. Here’s hoping it expands to the rest of the world soon.

I’d like to get a bunch of us together to see the movie on March 16th at the Somerville Theater for the 7pm showing. They’ll be doing a Q&A session with the director and some of the actors after the show. I’ll put up a link to an RSVP page soon.


WHAT: The made-in-Boston independent movie “On Broadway” has just finished a highly successful year on the film festival circuit, taking home high honors from American and European festivals. Now it is being released on five screens in Greater Boston. “On Broadway” is a true look at Boston’s Irish community with a cast and crew all with local ties to the city.

Many of the film’s stars are native Bostonians – Joey McIntyre, Eliza Dushku, Mike O’Malley, Amy Poehler, and Robert Wahlberg. Also, Writer/Director Dave McLaughlin is a West Roxbury native, cinematographer Terrence Fitzgerald Hayes is a son of Southie, and
every member of the movie’s producing team hails from Massachusetts. The icing on “On Broadway’s” Boston cred is the movie’s score, composed by Buffalo Tom front man and Lexington resident Bill Janovitz, and recorded at Somerville’s Q Division studio.

This is a truly independent approach to filmmaking.

Not only was the film financed and produced outside of the traditional studio system, it is now being distributed exclusively through independently owned theaters.

• Best First Feature Film, Galway Film Fleadh 2007
• Best Narrative Feature, Woods Hole FF 2007
• Grand Jury Prize, New Hampshire FF 2007
• Directors Choice Award, Magners Irish FF 2007

WHERE: At the following theaters:

• Cameo Theater 1 & 2
14 Columbian Square – South Weymouth, MA 02190

• Dedham Community Theatre
580 High St – Dedham, MA 02026

• Sharon Cinema 8
700 South Main St – Sharon, MA 02067

• Somerville Theatre
55 Davis Square – Somerville, MA 02144

• West Newton Cinema
1296 Washington St – West Newton, MA 02465

WHEN: In theaters March 14, 2008

WHO: On Broadway stars Joey McIntyre, Eliza Dushku, Mike O’Malley, Robert Wahlberg, Will Arnett, and Amy Poehler.

MORE INFO: Visit for
showtimes and more information.

One reply on “On Broadway Opens in Theaters in Boston!”

Hi – thanks so much for the nice words about On Broadway. Hope we get a chance to meet in person tonight at Somerville. So far, so good w/ this theatrical release. Amazing response at the screenings I’ve been to, which is so cool! I keep telling people that we barely had enough money to make the movie, and we definitely don’t have enough to properly market it … which is why folks like you helping us spread the word is so important – and why I’m so grateful. Okay, starting to ramble… dm

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