There's no business like show business -- thank God. Veteran documentary filmmakers D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus sneak a behind-the-scenes peek at the making of a Broadway show, and the result is both hilarious and thoroughly nerve-wracking. The show is
Moon Over Buffalo,
itself a backstage farce set in early '50s Buffalo. The show, which starred Carol Burnett and Philip Bosco as bargain-basement Barrymores who get a shot at meeting Frank Capra, ran for nine months in 1995 and 1996. The cameras start rolling with the very first press
conference announcing the cast and production, and continue through first readings, dress rehearsals, out-of-town preview...