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American Playhouse

American Playhouse
Genre Anthology
Directed by Perry Miller Adato
Robert Allan Ackerman
Paul Bogart
Kirk Browning
Jonathan Demme
Bill Duke
Peter H. Hunt
David Hugh Jones
Barbara Kopple
Jack O'Brien (director)
Philip Leacock
Marshall W. Mason
Vivian Matalon
Sharron Miller
Joanne Woodward
Composer(s) David Amram
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 11
Release
Original channel PBS
Original release January 12, 1982 (1982-01-12) – December 22, 1993 (1993-12-22)

American Playhouse was an anthology television series periodically broadcast by Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the United States.[1][2][3]

Contents

  • Overview 1
  • Notable productions 2
  • Notable cast 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Overview

It premiered on January 12, 1982 with The Shady Hill Kidnapping, written and narrated by John Cheever and directed by Paul Bogart. Its final broadcast, In the Wings: Angels in America on Broadway, a rerun of a behind-the-scenes look at Tony Kushner's award-winning play in two parts, aired on January 1, 1994.

The series proved to be the springboard for the careers of numerous performers, including David Marshall Grant, Laura Linney, A Martinez, Conchata Ferrell, Eric Roberts, Lynne Thigpen, John Malkovich, Peter Riegert, Lupe Ontiveros, Ben Stiller, and Megan Mullally.

Notable productions

Notable cast

References

  1. ^ The New York Times
  2. ^ The New York Times
  3. ^ The New York Times
  4. ^ The New York Times
  5. ^ The New York Times
  6. ^ The New York Times
  7. ^ The New York Times
  8. ^ John Corry (August 28, 1985). "Les and Bess, A Play About Radio, On PBS".  
  9. ^ John O'Connor (May 5, 1986). "Odets's 'Rocket to the Moon on 13".  
  10. ^ Charles Isherwood (November 11, 2006). "A Square Caught Up in a Love Triangle".  
  11. ^ The Los Angeles Times
  12. ^ The New York Times

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