WORLD PREMIERE In the 1970s, New York City was hit with a financial crisis just as a planned luxury apartment building was being constructed in Hell’s Kitchen. With its future uncertain, a bold plan was hatched to offer subsidized housing to people working in the performing arts. The result was Manhattan Plaza, a harbinger for the revitalization of the neighborhood and of the theater district in neighboring Times Square. Former residents, including Alicia Keys, Terrence Howard, Larry David, Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Lansbury and Estelle Parsons, share the impact of the building’s embrace of the arts in this entertaining look at NYC history narrated by Chazz Palminteri.
Director: Alice Elliott
Producer: Mary Jo Slater, Lisa Shreve, Alice Elliott, Erika Lockridge, Joanne Storkan, Nancy Perkins, Cindy Cowan, Cindy Bond, Eric Small, Executive Producer Ken Aguado
Cinematographer: John Hazard, Joey Forsyte, Julio Macat
Editor: Lisa Shreve, Arash Ayrom, Elena Toccafondi
Music: Gaelan Aguado