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1. Piñero (2001)

R | 103 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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40 Metascore

"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 »

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

Votes: 1,230 | Gross: $1.42M

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

58 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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Director: Bob Smeaton | Stars: Meat Loaf, Jim Steinman, Karla DeVito, Max Weinberg

Votes: 224

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

86 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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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 »

Director: Susan Warms Dryfoos | Stars: Julie Andrews, Lauren Bacall, Carol Channing, Cy Coleman

Votes: 183

4. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: The Colored Museum (1991)

90 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.4
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Directors: Andrew Carl Wilk, George C. Wolfe | Stars: Danitra Vance, Linda Hopkins, Victor Love, Kevin Jackson

Votes: 28

6. Arena (1975– )
Episode: Broadway - The Great White Way (1988)

Documentary

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A picture of Broadway -- the street itself -- from the Battery to Times Square to Uptown, mixing history and the then-contemporary 1980s scene.

Stars: George Abbott, Clive Barnes, Jimmy Breslin, Laurie Gamache

7. Swimming to Cambodia (1987)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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68 Metascore

Spalding Gray discusses his participation in the film The Killing Fields (1984) and the background story about the troubles of Cambodia.

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

Votes: 1,774 | Gross: $1.09M

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

Documentary

9.2
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Director: Dwight Hemion | Stars: Don Ameche, Lucille Ball, Diahann Carroll, Ray Charles

Votes: 159

9. 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

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

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

Votes: 9

11. A Chorus Line (1985)

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

6.1
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46 Metascore

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

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Michael Douglas, Terrence Mann, Michael Blevins, Yamil Borges

Votes: 8,005 | Gross: $14.20M

12. Plenty (1985)

R | 121 min | Drama

6.1
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A young Englishwoman spends twenty years to make whatever kind of life for herself, at the expense of others around her, in post-World War II England.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, André Maranne, Charles Dance

Votes: 2,285 | Gross: $6.15M

13. 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 »

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

14. The 38th Annual Tony Awards (1984 TV Special)

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

15. The Pirates of Penzance (1983)

G | 112 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.2
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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. Frederic has fallen in love with sweet innocent ... See full summary »

Director: Wilford Leach | Stars: Kevin Kline, Angela Lansbury, Linda Ronstadt, George Rose

Votes: 2,738 | Gross: $0.69M

16. Style Wars (1983 TV Movie)

69 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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A documentary that exposes the rich growing subculture of hip-hop that was developing in New York City in the late '70s and early '80s, specifically focusing on graffiti art and breakdancing.

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

Votes: 2,243

17. 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

18. Working in the Theatre (1976– )
Episode: Design (1983)

Documentary, Talk-Show

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Director: Robert Isaacson | Stars: Lee Breuer, Herman Chessid, Allen Lee Hughes, Joseph Papp

19. Alice at the Palace (1982 TV Movie)

72 min | Family, Musical, Fantasy

6.2
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Young Alice falls down a rabbit hole and meets a variety of fantastic creatures.

Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Meryl Streep, Betty Aberlin, Debbie Allen, Stuart Baker-Bergen

Votes: 242

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

Comedy, Fantasy

8.1
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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 »

Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Diane Venora, James Hurdle, Ricky Jay, Ralph Drischell

Votes: 73

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

Drama

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Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: John Lone, Tzi Ma

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

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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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 »

Director: Dave Wilson | Stars: Elizabeth Ashley, Robin Duke, Christine Ebersole, Mary Gross

Votes: 30

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

141 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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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 »

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

Votes: 104

24. Kiss Me, Petruchio (1981 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.9
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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

Votes: 73

25. 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

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

Family

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

Votes: 19

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

30 min | Talk-Show

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

28. The Pirates of Penzance (1980 TV Movie)

122 min | Comedy, Musical

8.0
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A young man named Frederick leaves the zany band of pirates he was raised by to find true love and respectability, but when the Pirate King turns up to call on an old debt, Frederick must ... See full summary »

Directors: Wilford Leach, Joshua White | Stars: Kevin Kline, G. Eugene Moose, Rex Smith, Patricia Routledge

Votes: 327

29. Happy Days (1980 TV Movie)

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Director: David Heeley | Stars: Irene Worth, George Voskovec

Votes: 26

30. Coriolanus (1979 Video)

Drama, History

6.7
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A banished hero of Rome allies with a sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city.

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

Votes: 71

31. Othello (1979 Video)

Drama, Romance

6.0
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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.

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

Votes: 20

32. Julius Caesar (1979 Video)

Drama, History

5.7
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The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony.

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

Votes: 38

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

130 min | Documentary

8.9
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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

Votes: 7

34. All You Need Is Love (1977– )

60 min | Music, Documentary

8.0
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Series tracing the development of 20th-century popular music in all its forms.

Stars: Irving Caesar, Hoagy Carmichael, Bing Crosby, John Hammond

Votes: 61

35. Rain and Shine (1977)

110 min | Comedy

7.1
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Director: Ferenc András | Stars: Erzsi Pásztor, Ildikó Pécsi, Éva Spányik, Imre Sarlai

Votes: 179

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

Music, Documentary

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

37. Working in the Theatre (1976– )

60 min | Documentary, Talk-Show

6.5
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Bringing together performers, directors, playwrights, designers, choreographers, producers and behind-the-scenes personnel from the American and international theatre, the program offers a ... See full summary »

Stars: Jean Dalrymple, George White, Brendan Gill, Ted Chapin

Votes: 19

38. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.1
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A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 36,091

39. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

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Wide-ranging arts program.

Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, Paul McCartney, Jonathan Miller

Votes: 134

40. Wedding Band (1974 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

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

41. Day at Night (1973– )
Episode: Joseph Papp (1974)

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Director: Jack Sameth | Stars: James Day, Joseph Papp

42. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: King Lear (1974)

175 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.7
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King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin Sherin | Stars: Douglass Watson, Paul Sorvino, Raul Julia, James Earl Jones

Votes: 100

43. Much Ado About Nothing (1973 TV Movie)

Comedy, Romance

7.7
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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 »

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

Votes: 89

44. Sticks and Bones (1973 TV Movie)

105 min | Drama

6.5
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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.

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

Votes: 38

45. Day at Night (1973– )

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

Votes: 6

46. The Mind Snatchers (1972 TV Movie)

PG | 94 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.7
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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.

Director: Bernard Girard | Stars: Christopher Walken, Joss Ackland, Ralph Meeker, Ronny Cox

Votes: 409

47. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

7.8
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"You Can't Take It With You" is hailed one of the greatest revivals and filmed plays for PBS television. David Woods brought stunning charm, humor, and time to this Moss Hart masterpiece. ... See full summary »

Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 453

48. Such Good Friends (1971)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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While awaiting the outcome of her husband's surgery, Julie Messinger discovers he has been having affairs.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Dyan Cannon, James Coco, Jennifer O'Neill, Ken Howard

Votes: 378

49. Camera Three (1955–1979)
Episode: Joseph Papp's Hamlet: Part 1 (1968)

Music

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Hamlet suspects his uncle has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, but the prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance.

Stars: Clive Barnes, James Macandrew, Joseph Papp, Alan Rich

50. Camera Three (1955–1979)
Episode: Joseph Papp's Hamlet: Part 2 (1968)

Music

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Hamlet suspects his uncle has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, but the prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance.

Stars: Clive Barnes, James Macandrew, Joseph Papp, Martin Sheen