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1. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy, Music | Active

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The classic late night live sketch comedy show.

Creator: Lorne Michaels | Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Seth Meyers

2. A Chorus Line (1985)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, Music, Musical

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Hopefuls try out before a demanding director for a part in a new musical.

Writers: Arnold Schulman, Michael Bennett, James Kirkwood Jr., Nicholas Dante | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Michael Douglas, Terrence Mann, Michael Blevins, Yamil Borges

3. The Pirates of Penzance (1983)

G | 112 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

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This movie is an adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operetta of the same name, with parts of other of their operettas stirred in. Frederick has fallen in love with sweet innocent ... See full summary »

Writers: William S. Gilbert, Wilford Leach | Director: Wilford Leach | Stars: Kevin Kline, Angela Lansbury, Linda Ronstadt, George Rose

4. Great Performances (1971– )

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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Creators: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban | Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Plácido Domingo, Chita Rivera

5. Cinderella (1957 TV Movie)

90 min | Musical, Family, Comedy

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The first of three TV-versions of the classic fairy tale that featured a Rodgers and Hammerstein score.

Writer: Oscar Hammerstein II | Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Julie Andrews, Ilka Chase, Edie Adams, Howard Lindsay

6. Plenty (1985)

R | 121 min | Drama

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A young Englishwoman spends 20 years to make whatever kind of life for herself at the expense of others around her in post-World War 2 England.

Writer: David Hare | Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, Charles Dance, Tracey Ullman

7. Piñero (2001)

R | 103 min | Biography, Drama

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"Piñero" tells the story of the explosive life of a Latino icon, the poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero, whose urban poetry is recognized as a pre-cursor to rap and hip-hop. After doing ... See full summary »

Writer: Leon Ichaso | Director: Leon Ichaso | Stars: Benjamin Bratt, Giancarlo Esposito, Talisa Soto, Nelson Vasquez

8. Style Wars (1983 TV Movie)

69 min | Documentary, Music

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Director: Tony Silver | Stars: Demon, Kase 2, Eric Haze, Spank

9. Swimming to Cambodia (1987)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

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Spalding Gray tells about his participation in the film, "The Killing Fields" & the background story about the troubles of Cambodia.

Writer: Spalding Gray | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Spalding Gray, Sam Waterston, Ira Wheeler

10. I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

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"I've Got a Secret" debuted on the heels of the successful "What's My Line?" Though "Secret" had somewhat similar rules, there were other elements that gave the show its own distinctive ... See full summary »

Creators: Howard Merrill, Allan Sherman | Stars: Henry Morgan, Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer, Bess Myerson

11. Donahue (1967–1995)

60 min | Talk-Show

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The precursor to all the daytime talk shows that arose during the 1980's and 90's. Phil Donahue's show started off similar to other shows of its day, featuring celebrities and musical acts,... See full summary »

Stars: Phil Donahue, Sammy Davis Jr., Dolly Parton, Debby Boone

12. The Pirates of Penzance (1980 TV Movie)

122 min | Comedy, Musical

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Writer: William S. Gilbert | Directors: Wilford Leach, Joshua White | Stars: Kevin Kline, George Rose, Linda Ronstadt, Rex Smith

13. Such Good Friends (1971)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

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While awaiting the outcome of her husband's surgery, Julie Messinger discovers he has been having affairs.

Writers: Lois Gould, Elaine May, David Shaber | Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Dyan Cannon, James Coco, Jennifer O'Neill, Ken Howard

14. Coriolanus (1979 Video)

Drama, History

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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Wilford Leach | Stars: Frank Adu, Bimbo, Thomas Martell Brimm, Christine Campbell

15. The Happiness Cage (1972)

PG | 94 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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A German scientist works on a way of quelling overly aggressive soldiers by developing implants that directly stimulate the pleasure centers of the brain.

Writers: Dennis Reardon, Ron Whyte | Director: Bernard Girard | Stars: Christopher Walken, Joss Ackland, Ralph Meeker, Ronny Cox

16. Alice at the Palace (1982 TV Movie)

72 min | Family, Musical, Fantasy

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Young Alice falls down a rabbit hole and meets a variety of fantastic creatures.

Writers: Lewis Carroll, Elizabeth Swados | Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Meryl Streep, Betty Aberlin, Debbie Allen, Stuart Baker-Bergen

17. All's Well That Ends Well (1981 TV Movie)

141 min | Comedy, Romance

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Helena loves Bertram, but he's of noble birth, while she's just a doctor's daughter. But Bertram is at the court of the King of France, who is ill, and Helena has a remedy that might cure ... See full summary »

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Elijah Moshinsky | Stars: Celia Johnson, Ian Charleson, Michael Hordern, Angela Down

18. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1982 TV Movie)

Comedy, Fantasy

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Theseus has defeated Hippolyta in battle, and now claims her as his bride. But before the nuptials begin, a pair of young lovers flee into the forest to be married, pursued by a pair of ... See full summary »

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Christine Baranski, Paul Bates, Kevin Conroy, Peter Crook

19. Sticks and Bones (1973)

105 min | Drama

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A young man returns home from Vietnam blind. He is very bitter about the war and alienates his family and friends. This movie deals with the aftermath of war and how people react to it both veterans and their families.

Writers: Robert Downey Sr., David Rabe | Director: Robert Downey Sr. | Stars: Tom Aldredge, Alan Cauldwell, Cliff De Young, Joe Fields

20. Classic Albums: Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell (1999 Video)

58 min | Documentary, Music

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Director: Bob Smeaton | Stars: Meat Loaf, Jim Steinman, Karla DeVito, Max Weinberg

21. Camera Three (1955–1979)

30 min | Music

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Stars: James Macandrew, Margaret Croyden, Lois Nettleton, Michael Kane

22. Monitor (1958– )

Documentary

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Arts magazine.

Stars: Huw Wheldon, John Berger, Oliver Reed, Peter Brett

23. Julius Caesar (1979 Video)

Drama, History

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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Michael Langham | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Sonny Jim Gaines, Earle Hyman, Roscoe Orman

24. The DuPont Show of the Month (1957–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

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Stars: James Valentine, Hurd Hatfield, Tim O'Connor, Max Adrian

25. All You Need Is Love (1977– )

60 min | Music, Documentary

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Series tracing the development of 20th-century popular music in all its forms.

Stars: Bing Crosby, Irving Caesar, Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington

26. Much Ado About Nothing (1973 TV Movie)

Comedy, Romance

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Videotape of the Joseph Papp production. Don Pedro and his men (Teddy Roosevelt Roughriders) have returned from the wars. After Beatrice turns down his proposal, Don Pedro decides to ... See full summary »

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Nick Havinga | Stars: Sam Waterston, Kathleen Widdoes, Barnard Hughes, Charles Bartlett

27. The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story (1996)

86 min | Documentary, Biography

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The childhood, adolescence, and incredible adult years of Al Hirshfeld, celebrated creator of thousands of line drawings of famous people - many in the entertainment industry - over a span ... See full summary »

Writer: Susan Warms Dryfoos | Director: Susan Warms Dryfoos | Stars: Lauren Bacall, Carol Channing, Joan Collins, Jules Feiffer

28. Hamlet (II) (1964)

Drama

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Writer: William Shakespeare | Directors: Bruce Minnix, Joseph Papp | Stars: Michael Alaimo, Ian Cameron, Staats Cotsworth, Howard Da Silva

29. Othello (1979 Video)

Drama, Romance

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Video production of Shakespeare's stage play about Othello, a Moorish general in Venice deeply in love with his wife Desdemona and, unbeknown to him, deeply hated by his trusted ensign and best friend, Iago, who has death on his mind.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Joseph Papp | Stars: Frances Conroy, Richard Dreyfuss, Raul Julia

30. Rain and Shine (1977)

110 min | Comedy

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Writers: Ferenc András, Géza Bereményi, Ákos Kertész | Director: Ferenc András | Stars: Erzsi Pásztor, Ildikó Pécsi, Éva Spányik, Imre Sarlai

31. Wedding Band (1974 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

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Writer: Alice Childress | Directors: Joseph Papp, Jack Sameth | Stars: Ruby Dee, J.D. Cannon, Eileen Heckart, Rosanna Carter

32. Kiss Me, Petruchio (1981 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary, Comedy

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Follows actress Meryl Streep and actor Raul Julia as they prepare to perform Shakespeare's comedy "The Taming of the Shrew" for the "Shakespeare in the Park" theater festival.

Director: Christopher Dixon | Stars: Meryl Streep, Raul Julia, John Bottoms, Joel Brooks

33. The 40th Annual Tony Awards (1986 TV Special)

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Writer: Hildy Parks | Director: Clark Jones | Stars: George Abbott, Debbie Allen, Philip Anglim, Susan Anton

34. Black Theatre: The Making of a Movement (1978)

130 min | Documentary

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This documentary explores the growth and development of black theatre from its earliest roots, also examining its close ties with the civil rights movement. Included are interviews with ... See full summary »

Director: Woodie King Jr. | Stars: Amiri Baraka, Ed Bullins, Lorraine Hansberry, James Earl Jones

35. The 38th Annual Tony Awards (1984 TV Movie)

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Writer: Hildy Parks | Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Julie Andrews, Robert Preston, Martine Allard, Emanuel Azenberg

36. Happy Days (1980 TV Movie)

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Writer: Samuel Beckett | Director: David Heeley | Stars: Irene Worth, George Voskovec

37. The 35th Annual Tony Awards (1981 TV Special)

Family

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Writer: Hildy Parks | Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Richard Chamberlain, Tom Aldredge, Jane Alexander

38. Signature (1981–1982)

30 min | Talk-Show

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A celebrity interview series noted for focusing its camera closely on the guest, while the interviewer remains in the shadows just off-screen.

Stars: Gregory Jackson, Pearl Bailey, Robert Altman, Benny Goodman

39. Day at Night (1973– )

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Stars: James Day, Jonathan Winters, Art Buchwald, Cab Calloway

40. Empire City (1985)

89 min | Documentary

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A film essay contrasting the modern metropolis with its "golden age" from 1830-1930, with the participation of some of New York's leading political and cultural figures such as David ... See full summary »

Writer: Frances Fitzgerald | Director: Michael Blackwood | Stars: Brooke Astor, Louis Auchincloss, Herman Badillo, Jane Jacobs

41. Swan Lake, Minnesota (1983 TV Movie)

50 min | Music

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Director: Kenneth Robins | Stars: Beba Altschuler, Jeni Austin, Chris Bloch, Bob Breuler

42. The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (1987 TV Special)

Documentary

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Stars: Don Ameche, Lucille Ball, Diahann Carroll, Ray Charles

44. Joseph Papp Presents: The Dance and the Railroad (1982 TV Movie)

Drama

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Writer: David Henry Hwang | Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: John Lone, Tzi Ma

45. All You Need Is Love (1977– )
Episode: Diamonds as Big as the Ritz: The Musical (1977)

Music, Documentary

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Writer: Stephen Sondheim | Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Lionel Bart, Roger Daltrey, Agnes de Mille, Bob Fosse

46. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Elizabeth Ashley/Hall & Oates (1982)

TV-PG | Comedy, Music

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The host for the episode is Elizabeth Ashley, and the musical guest is Hall & Oates. The skits for this episode are as follows: Dan Rather starts the show with the evening news report. Pope... See full summary »

Writers: Barry W. Blaustein, Joe Bodolai, Brian Doyle-Murray, Nate Herman, Tim Kazurinsky, Nelson Lyon, Marilyn Suzanne Miller, Pamela Norris, Mark O'Donnell, Margaret Oberman, Tony Rosato, David Sheffield, Rosie Shuster, Andrew Smith, Terry Southern, Bob Tischler, Eliot Wald | Director: Dave Wilson | Stars: Harry Anderson, Elizabeth Ashley, Mel Brandt, Brian Doyle-Murray

47. I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)
Episode: Episode dated 19 June 1957 (1957)

TV-G | Family, Game-Show

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Stars: Bill Cullen, Faye Emerson, Jayne Meadows, Garry Moore

48. Donahue (1967–1995)
Episode: Episode dated 5 June 1987 (1987)

Talk-Show

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Stars: Phil Donahue, Jackie Mason, Joseph Papp, Neil Simon

49. The DuPont Show of the Month (1957–1961)
Episode: I, Don Quixote (1959)

88 min | Comedy, Drama, History

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The original TV play which evolved into the hit musical, "Man of La Mancha".

Writers: Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra, Dale Wasserman | Director: Karl Genus | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Eli Wallach, Hurd Hatfield, Colleen Dewhurst

50. Signature (1981–1982)
Episode: Joseph Papp (1981)

30 min | Talk-Show

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Director: Michael Albanese | Stars: Joseph Papp, Gregory Jackson