Highest Rated Titles With Stephen Sondheim


1. BBC Proms (2010– )
Episode: Prom 19: Sondheim at 80 (2010)

Music

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Directors: Bridget Caldwell, David Thompson | Stars: Katie Derham, David Charles Abell, BBC Concert Orchestra, Simon Russell Beale

Votes: 10

2. Pacific Overtures (1976 TV Movie)

120 min | Musical

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Set in 1853 Japan, Pacific Overtures follows the Westernization of Japan, mainly through the story of Kayama, a samurai, and Manjiro, a fisherman. The lives of both men are radically changed by the coming of American ships to Japan.

Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Mako, Soon-Tek Oh, Yuki Shimoda, Sab Shimono

Votes: 24

3. Broadway: The American Musical (2004– )
Episode: Tradition: 1957-1979 (2004)

Documentary, Music

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The new innovative musical on Broadway starting this era was "West Side Story", the first musical to integrate dance movement into the everyday movement of the characters. The movement was ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Kantor | Stars: Julie Andrews, Louis Armstrong, Pearl Bailey, The Beatles

Votes: 10

4. The 34th Annual Grammy Awards (1992 TV Special)

Music

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Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Clint Black, Boyz II Men, Garth Brooks, James Brown

Votes: 72

5. Live from Lincoln Center (1976– )
Episode: American Songbook - Passion (2005)

117 min | Music, Musical

8.9
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Director: Lonny Price | Stars: Alexander Gemignani, Kate Baldwin, Martin Bookspan, Michael Cerveris

Votes: 20

6. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall (1993)

85 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.9
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Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Paul Gemignani, American Theater Orchestra, Jerry Hadley, Eugene Perry

Votes: 81

7. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.8
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 294,425

8. Candide (1991 TV Movie)

148 min | Music, Musical

8.8
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All's for the best in the best of all possible worlds. Isn't it?

Director: Humphrey Burton | Stars: Leonard Bernstein, Jerry Hadley, June Anderson, Adolph Green

Votes: 40

9. No Day But Today: The Story of 'Rent' (2006 Video)

112 min | Documentary, Music

8.8
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A documentary about Jonathan Larson's musical Rent, from the original idea to its creator tragic passing to its adaptation to the silver screen.

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz | Stars: Billy Aronson, Martha Banta, Michael Barnathan, Tom Buderwitz

Votes: 161

10. The 26th Annual Tony Awards (1972 TV Special)

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Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Paul Ainsley, Tom Aldredge, Jonelle Allen, Desi Arnaz

Votes: 5

11. Broadway: The American Musical (2004– )
Episode: Give My Regards to Broadway: 1893-1927 (2004)

Documentary, Music

8.8
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At the beginning of the twentieth century, Broadway was dominated by two names: George M. Cohan and Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.. Cohan wrote and starred in his own shows. Ziegfeld pioneered the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Kantor | Stars: Nancy Kathryn Anderson, Julie Andrews, Mary Ellen Barrett, Irving Berlin

Votes: 13

12. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Some Enchanted Evening: Celebrating Oscar Hammerstein II (1995)

Biography, Drama, Music

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Director: Matthew Diamond | Stars: Julie Andrews, James Barbour, Michel Bell, Gretha Boston

Votes: 18

13. Inside the Actors Studio (1994– )
Episode: Stephen Sondheim (1994)

Talk-Show

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Interviewee: Stephen Sondheim

Stars: James Lipton, Stephen Sondheim, Liz Callaway, Jim Walton

Votes: 5

14. Live from Lincoln Center (1976– )
Episode: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - In Concert with the New York Philharmonic (2014)

147 min | Music, Musical

8.8
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Stephen Sondheim's classic musical of revenge, Swenney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, takes the stage in Concert, Live from the Lincon Center.

Director: Lonny Price | Stars: Audra McDonald, Bryn Terfel, Emma Thompson, Jay Armstrong Johnson

Votes: 42

15. Inside the Actors Studio (1994– )

65 min | Talk-Show

8.7
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Famous actors, directors and writers reminisce about their careers and the philosophy behind their careers.

Stars: James Lipton, Bradley Cooper, Ellen Burstyn, Arthur Penn

Votes: 4,356

16. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Company: A Musical Comedy (2007)

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.7
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Centering on Bobby, a confirmed bachelor celebrating his 35th birthday with his 10 closest friends (who also happen to be five couples), "Company" culminates in Bobby's transformation from ... See full summary »

Director: Lonny Price | Stars: Kelly Jeanne Grant, Angel Desai, Elizabeth Stanley, Matt Castle

Votes: 371

17. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Leonard Bernstein: The Gift of Music (1993)

Biography, Drama, Music

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Director: Horant H. Hohlfeld | Stars: Leonard Bernstein, Lauren Bacall, David Atkinson, Michael Hume

Votes: 14

18. The Colbert Report (2005–2015)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.6
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Satirical newscaster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the big issues going on in the United States and the rest of the world, with his larger-than-life ego and overly-patriotic spirit along with him every step of the way.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir, Jon Stewart, Paul Dinello

Votes: 33,488

19. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in Concert (2001 TV Movie)

150 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.6
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This movie is a recorded performance in concert. It all begins when Benjamin Barker( George Hearn), a mysterious,quiet,and subtle barber, returns to his hometown in London after escaping ... See full summary »

Director: Lonny Price | Stars: George Hearn, Patti LuPone, Neil Patrick Harris, Timothy Nolen

Votes: 679

20. Hey, Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh (1998 TV Special)

Unrated | 164 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.6
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A collection of selected scenes from some of the most popular plays produced by Cameron Mackintosh.

Director: Gavin Taylor | Stars: Julie Andrews, Russ Abbot, Michael Ball, John Barrowman

Votes: 336

21. Shakespeare Uncovered (2012– )

55 min | Documentary

8.6
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Various actors discuss Shakespeare plays. Each episode is presented by one actor and, in most cases, the actor discusses one play. However, some episodes cover more than one play. For ... See full summary »

Stars: Harriet Walter, Simon Russell Beale, Vanessa Redgrave, Ian McKellen

Votes: 128

22. Broadway: The American Musical (2004– )

360 min | Documentary, Music

8.6
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A six-part documentary about the Broadway musical

Stars: Julie Andrews, John Lahr, Stephen Sondheim, Philip Furia

Votes: 289

23. Live from Lincoln Center (1976– )
Episode: New York City Opera: A Little Night Music (1990)

178 min | Music, Musical

8.6
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Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Susanne Marsee, Ron Baker, Lisa Saffer, Barbara Shirvis

Votes: 114

24. Broadway: The American Musical (2004– )
Episode: Syncopated City: 1919-1933 (2004)

Documentary, Music

8.6
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The radical cultural changes that occurred in the 1920's were reflected in the Broadway musical. Musically, jazz ruled the Broadway musical stage. There was also a sense of liberation in ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Kantor | Stars: Nancy Kathryn Anderson, Julie Andrews, Warner Baxter, Eubie Blake

Votes: 10

25. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1982 TV Movie)

140 min | Musical, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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Sweeney Todd returns to London to uncover the past, along the way meeting Mrs. Lovett, and begins to start his life of crime.

Directors: Terry Hughes, Harold Prince | Stars: Angela Lansbury, George Hearn, Cris Groenendaal, Sara Woods

Votes: 3,064

26. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.5
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American show featuring the popular British talk show host.

Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 108

27. New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts (1958–1972)

60 min | Music

8.5
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Stars: Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic, Aaron Copland, Veronica Tyler

Votes: 16

28. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Sondheim! The Birthday Concert (2010)

116 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.5
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Join us for a rousing celebration of the life and work of one of Broadway's greatest legends - the one and only Stephen Sondheim.

Director: Lonny Price | Stars: David Hyde Pierce, Paul Gemignani, New York Philharmonic, Laura Benanti

Votes: 53

29. Hamilton's America (2016 TV Movie)

TV-G | 90 min | Documentary

8.4
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Hamilton's America delves even deeper into the creation of the Hamilton musical, revealing Lin-Manuel Miranda's process of absorbing and then adapting Hamilton's epic story into groundbreaking musical theater.

Director: Alex Horwitz | Stars: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Paul Ryan

Votes: 684

30. Live from Lincoln Center (1976– )

Music, Musical

8.4
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Stars: Beverly Sills, Louis Perry, Audra McDonald, Zubin Mehta

Votes: 125

31. Topper (1953–1955)

30 min | Fantasy, Comedy

8.4
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This series was about a somewhat grumpy and uptight banker, Cosmo Topper, and the ghosts which only he could see or hear, George and Marion Kerby. The Kerbys would often try to get Cosmo to... See full summary »

Stars: Anne Jeffreys, Robert Sterling, Leo G. Carroll, Buck

Votes: 306

32. Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (2003)

Unrated | 111 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.4
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72 Metascore

In their own words, and not a moment too soon - 'Broadway' tells the stories of our theatrical legends, how they came to New York, and how they created this legendary century in American ... See full summary »

Director: Rick McKay | Stars: Edie Adams, Bea Arthur, Elizabeth Ashley, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 408

33. Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song (2001– )

49 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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Eight-episode series depicting 100 years of history of popular song, from early pioneers to rock'n'roll revolution and modern-day pop.

Stars: Pat Boone, Jerry Wexler, Clive Owen, Burt Bacharach

Votes: 56

34. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Follies in Concert (1986)

90 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.4
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Film of the legendary 1985 concert performance presented by the New York Philharmonic of Stephen Sondheim's classic musical at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. The plot of the musical ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Houldey | Stars: Andre Gregory, Stephen Sondheim, Arthur Rubin, Barbara Cook

Votes: 144

35. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Into the Woods (1991)

Unrated | 151 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.4
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In this Tony Award-winning musical by Stephen Sondheim, several fairy tale characters learn the hard way that the 'Happily Ever After' they sought isn't necessarily so happy after all.

Director: James Lapine | Stars: Bernadette Peters, Joanna Gleason, Chip Zien, Joy Franz

Votes: 2,818

36. Broadway: The American Musical (2004– )
Episode: Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin': 1943-1960 (2004)

Documentary, Music

8.4
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Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II - a newly formed songwriting team due to Lorenz Hart's ill health - ushered in a new era of the Broadway musical with the revolutionary production ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Kantor | Stars: Cris Alexander, Julie Andrews, Jack Benny, Irving Berlin

Votes: 8

37. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Sunday in the Park with George (1986)

146 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.4
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Video production of the Pulitzer-prize winning musical stage production. In the first act, "George", a fictionalized Georges Seurat paints his lover, Dot, and "A Sunday Afternoon on the ... See full summary »

Director: Terry Hughes | Stars: Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, Barbara Bryne, Mary D'Arcy

Votes: 753

38. Broadway Beat (1990– )
Episode: The Homecoming Opening/Sweeney Todd from Stage to Screen (2008)

News

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Stars: Eve Best, Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Burton, Michael Cerveris

Votes: 7

39. Original Cast Album: Company (1970)

58 min | Documentary

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Stephen Sondheim's musical "Company" opened on Broadway in the Spring of 1970, and tradition dictates that the cast recording is done on the first Sunday after opening night. D.A. ... See full summary »

Director: D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: Barbara Barrie, Charles Braswell, Susan Browning, George Coe

Votes: 215

40. Merrily We Roll Along (2013)

Musical

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Follows the fortunes - in reverse chronology (from 1976 to 1957) - of three "good friends" and aspiring playwrights/composers Franklin Shepard, Charles Kringas, and Mary Flynn.

Stars: Matthew Barrow, Martin Callaghan, Clare Foster, Josefina Gabrielle

Votes: 32

41. Gypsy: Live from the Savoy Theatre (2015 TV Movie)

135 min | Musical

8.2
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A filmed recording of a live performance of the Chichester Festival Theatre revival, which played at the Savoy from April till November 2015.

Director: Lonny Price | Stars: Imelda Staunton, Lara Pulver, Peter Davison, Billy Hartman

Votes: 141

42. The Colbert Report (2005–2015)
Episode: Stephen Sondheim (2011)

TV-14 | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.2
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Stars: Stephen Colbert, Barney Frank, Stephen Sondheim

Votes: 10

43. American Masters (1985– )

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 511

44. Passion (1996 TV Movie)

114 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

8.1
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In 19th century Italy, a young soldier becomes shattered by the obsessive love of Fosca, his Colonel's homely, ailing cousin.

Director: James Lapine | Stars: Donna Murphy, Jere Shea, Marin Mazzie, Gregg Edelman

Votes: 247

45. Camera Three (1955–1979)

30 min | Music

8.1
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Stars: James Macandrew, Margaret Croyden, Lois Nettleton, Michael Kane

Votes: 25

46. Rendezvous (1957– )

30 min | Drama

8.1
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Stars: Charles Drake, Peter O'Toole, Gordon Tanner, Gaylord Cavallaro

Votes: 18

47. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About (2009)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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Born Jerome Wilson Rabinowitz, Jerome Robbins was a dancer and choreographer. Starting his career as a modern dancer, he began to appreciate the technique involved in ballet, the two which ... See full summary »

Director: Judy Kinberg | Stars: Ib Andersen, William Archibald, Fred Astaire, Mikhail Baryshnikov

Votes: 54

48. Six by Sondheim (2013 TV Movie)

86 min | Documentary

8.0
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An intimate and candid look at the life and art of the legendary composer-lyricist.

Directors: James Lapine, Autumn de Wilde, Todd Haynes | Stars: Barbara Barrie, Charles Braswell, Susan Browning, Judy Bruno Bennett

Votes: 419

49. Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy (2013 TV Movie)

85 min | Documentary

8.0
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Engaging, humorous, and provocative, Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy examines the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical. The film ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Kantor | Stars: Mary Ellen Barrett, Jamie Bernstein, Jerry Bock, Matthew Broderick

Votes: 50

50. Putting It Together: The Making of the Broadway Album (1985 Video)

40 min | Short, Music

8.0
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Behind-the-scenes look of Barbra Streisand taping an album of Broadway tunes.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: William Friedkin, David Geffen, Sydney Pollack, Stephen Sondheim

Votes: 47

51. Streisand: Live in Concert (2009 TV Special)

Documentary, Music

8.0
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Directors: Gary Smith, Barbra Streisand | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Il Divo, Carole Bayer Sager, Tony Bennett

Votes: 92

52. Topper (1953–1955)
Episode: Decorating (1954)

30 min | Fantasy, Comedy

8.0
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Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Anne Jeffreys, Robert Sterling, Leo G. Carroll, Lee Patrick

Votes: 7

53. HBO First Look (1992– )
Episode: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2008)

25 min | Documentary, Short

8.0
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Stars: Johnny Depp, Tim Burton, Alan Rickman, Helena Bonham Carter

Votes: 24

54. All You Need Is Love (1977– )

60 min | Music, Documentary

7.9
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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: 59

55. Out of My Dreams: Oscar Hammerstein II (2012 TV Movie)

75 min | Documentary

7.9
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Director: Jo Ann Young | Stars: Julie Andrews, Rossano Brazzi, Yul Brynner, Jan Clayton

Votes: 18

56. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

7.8
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Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 437

57. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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Anthology series which ran on PBS throughout the 1980s.

Stars: Edward Herrmann, Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson

Votes: 149

58. Shakespeare Live! From the RSC (2016 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Musical

7.8
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A celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, broadcast live at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Directors: Bridget Caldwell, Gregory Doran, Robin Mason, Tim Taggart | Stars: Catherine Tate, David Tennant, Akala, Roger Allam

Votes: 105

59. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.8
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Charlie Rose interviews noteworthy people in fields including politics and government, business and economics, science and technology, media, sports and the arts.

Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

Votes: 708

60. Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened... (2016)

95 min | Documentary

7.8
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81 Metascore

This film from acclaimed theater director Lonny Price charts the journey of the original cast of Stephen Sondheim's "Merrily We Roll Along" in the 30-plus years since the musical debuted on Broadway at the Alvin Theatre in 1981.

Director: Lonny Price | Stars: Jason Alexander, Liz Callaway, Terry Finn, Ann Morrison

Votes: 201 | Gross: $0.10M

61. Into the Woods (2011)

Comedy, Musical

7.8
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Stars: Marc Antolin, Valda Aviks, Billy Boyle, Gaye Brown

Votes: 29

62. BBC Proms (2010– )

Music

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Stars: Katie Derham, Suzy Klein, Charles Hazlewood, Zeb Soanes

Votes: 16

63. Evening Primrose (1966 TV Movie)

60 min | Fantasy, Horror, Musical

7.7
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A man becomes part of a secret society of people who live in a department store and quickly falls in love with their leader's young maid.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Dorothy Stickney, Larry Gates, Charmian Carr

Votes: 189

64. Company (1996 TV Movie)

140 min | Musical, Comedy

7.7
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Stars: Adrian Lester, Rebecca Front, Clive Rowe, Clare Burt

Votes: 76

65. Mr. Prince (2009 TV Movie)

Documentary

7.7
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Director: Sara Feldmann Sheehan | Stars: George Abbott, Carol Burnett, Len Cariou, Michael Cerveris

Votes: 9

66. West Side Memories (2003 Video)

59 min | Documentary

7.7
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Director: Michael Arick | Stars: Jerome Robbins, Arthur Laurents, Stephen Sondheim, Harold Prince

Votes: 72

67. West Side Story (1961)

Unrated | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

7.6
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Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.

Directors: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise | Stars: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn

Votes: 77,880 | Gross: $43.65M

68. The Match Game (1962–1969)

TV-G | 25 min | Game-Show

7.6
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This is The 1st Edition of the program. Composed of 2 Teams of 3 Members (2 In-Studio team members and 1 Star Team Captain) are writing answers to an question {e.g.: Name a part of a ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Rayburn, Johnny Olson, Betty White, Henry Morgan

Votes: 298

69. Company (2011)

145 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.6
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Following five couples and their friend Robert (Neil Patrick Harris), the perpetual bachelor, Company explores the true meaning of being in a relationship through a series of vignettes. ... See full summary »

Director: Lonny Price | Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Patti LuPone, Martha Plimpton, Anika Noni Rose

Votes: 847

70. The 42nd Annual Tony Awards (1988 TV Special)

Family

7.6
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Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Kimberleigh Aarn, Joan Allen, Scott Bakula

Votes: 24

71. The Colbert Report (2005–2015)
Episode: Stephen Sondheim (2010)

TV-14 | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

7.6
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Stars: Stephen Colbert, David Boies, Stephen Sondheim, Biz Stone

Votes: 9

72. Reds (1981)

PG | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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76 Metascore

A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.

Director: Warren Beatty | Stars: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann, Jerzy Kosinski

Votes: 17,410

73. Michael Feinstein's American Songbook (2010– )

TV-G | 180 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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In "Show Tunes", Feinstein explores songs from Broadway. In "Let's Dance", he examines the connection between music and choreography and in "On the Air" he examines the impact radio had on popular culture in the 20th century.

Stars: Michael Feinstein, Terrence Flannery, Christine Ebersole, Rose Marie

Votes: 17

74. Broadway: The American Musical (2004– )
Episode: I Got Plenty o' Nuttin': 1929-1942 (2004)

Documentary, Music

7.5
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The Great Depression ushered in a new era of the Broadway musical. Gone were the frothy, nonsensical shows of the 1920s. Broadway musicals were now either reflective of the harsh times (... See full summary »

Director: Michael Kantor | Stars: Julie Andrews, Fred Astaire, Hank Azaria, Mary Ellen Barrett

Votes: 10

75. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Musical

7.4
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83 Metascore

The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a. Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall

Votes: 300,027 | Gross: $52.88M

76. The Last of Sheila (1973)

PG | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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A year after Sheila is killed in a hit-and-run, her multi-millionaire husband invites a group of friends to spend a week on his yacht playing a scavenger hunt-style mystery game. The game turns out to be all too real and all too deadly.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Richard Benjamin, James Coburn, James Mason, Dyan Cannon

Votes: 3,953

77. Gypsy (1993 TV Movie)

153 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Based on the autobiography of Gypsy Rose Lee, this made-for-TV movie-previously a Broadway smash and a 1962 film-depicts the life and times of a stripper and her domineering mother.

Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Bette Midler, Peter Riegert, Cynthia Gibb, Edward Asner

Votes: 1,376

78. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.3
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The Mike Douglas Show was a variety show out of Cleveland OH and then Philadelphia PA, broadcast in the daytime. It's structure was similar to The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and The ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, Ellie Frankel Sextet, David Brenner

Votes: 295

79. Perspectives (2011– )

Documentary

7.3
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A British TV documentary series for ITV. Each hour long program sees well-known celebrities travel to various parts of the world to explore more about a person who has inspired them.

Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Laurie, Robson Green, Andrew Lloyd Webber

Votes: 23

80. Gypsy (1962)

Approved | 143 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Paul Wallace

Votes: 4,550

81. Tomorrow La Scala! (2002)

108 min | Comedy

7.2
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An opera company puts on a production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd in a maximum security prison.

Director: Francesca Joseph | Stars: Lucy Bates, Ian Burfield, Bruce Byron, Kevin Dignam

Votes: 175

82. The Birdcage (1996)

R | 117 min | Comedy

7.0
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72 Metascore

A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman, Dianne Wiest

Votes: 66,147 | Gross: $123.99M

83. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Musical

7.0
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A wily slave must unite a virgin courtesan and his young smitten master to earn his freedom.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Buster Keaton, Michael Crawford

Votes: 7,124

84. The 33rd Annual Tony Awards (1979 TV Special)

Family

7.0
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Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Jane Alexander, Henry Fonda, Liv Ullmann, Philip Anglim

Votes: 15

85. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: June Moon (1974)

88 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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In this rousing satire a native upstate New York clerk comes to 1920s Manhattan with dreams of making in big on Tin Pan Alley.

Directors: Kirk Browning, Burt Shevelove | Stars: Jack Cassidy, Beatrice Colen, Barbara Dana, Marshall Efron

Votes: 42

86. Topper (1953–1955)
Episode: Trip to Lisbon (1954)

30 min | Fantasy, Comedy

7.0
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Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Anne Jeffreys, Robert Sterling, Leo G. Carroll, Lee Patrick

Votes: 6

87. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Yokel Chords (2007)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.0
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In this parody of The Sound of Music (1965), Lisa becomes a tutor for Cletus' seven children, until Krusty tries to exploit them as entertainers. Meanwhile, Bart becomes emotionally attached to his school-appointed psychiatrist.

Director: Susie Dietter | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 725

88. Broadway: The American Musical (2004– )
Episode: Putting It Together: 1980-Present (2004)

Documentary, Music

6.9
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It is fitting that "The Producers", an homage to the making of Broadway musicals, is one the biggest hits to end this era of Broadway musicals as the producer once again comes to the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Kantor | Stars: Cindy Adams, Alan Alda, Julie Andrews, Anne Bancroft

Votes: 14

89. Stavisky... (1974)

PG | 120 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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Irrestisible charm and talent helps Serge Alexandre alias Stavisky, small-time swindler, to make friends with even most influential members of French industrial and political elite during ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Charles Boyer, François Périer, Anny Duperey

Votes: 1,312

90. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)

60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.7
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Merv Griffin invites a series of actors, actresses, writers, and directors to discuss the progressive work they have done and current culture, arts, and entertainment surrounding the numerous projects.

Stars: Merv Griffin, Arthur Treacher, Mort Lindsey Orchestra, Milt Kamen

Votes: 299

91. Beat the Devil (1953)

Approved | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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On their way to Africa are a group of rogues who hope to get rich there, and a seemingly innocent British couple. They meet and things happen...

Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Robert Morley

Votes: 6,580

92. Anita no perd el tren (2001)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Anita has been working at a cinema box office for almost three decades, but the building is demolished to give way to a cinema complex, and she is forced into early retirement because she does not fit into the new company's image.

Director: Ventura Pons | Stars: Rosa Maria Sardà, Isak Férriz, Jade Pradas, Arlem Pradas

Votes: 296

93. Witness to 'Reds' (2006 Video)

24 min | History

6.6
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Cast and crew of "Reds" revisit their memories and stories while making the film, one of the most critically acclaimed films of 1981. Features interviews with lead actor and director Warren... See full summary »

Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Dede Allen, Warren Beatty, Barry Diller, Edward Herrmann

Votes: 17

94. Broadway Beat (1990– )

30 min | News

6.5
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New York entertainment news show about Broadway and Off-Broadway productions.

Stars: Michael McKean, Raúl Esparza, Harry Connick Jr., Kelli O'Hara

Votes: 8

95. Camp (2003)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Musical, Drama

6.3
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55 Metascore

After a series of Broadway flops, songwriter Bert Hanley (Dixon) goes to work at a musical camp for young performers. Inspired by the kids, he finds an opportunity to regain success by staging an altogether new production.

Director: Todd Graff | Stars: Don Dixon, Daniel Letterle, Joanna Chilcoat, Robin de Jesus

Votes: 5,235 | Gross: $1.63M

96. The 48th Annual Tony Awards (1994 TV Special)

Family

6.3
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Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Amy Irving, Anthony Hopkins, George Abbott, Jane Adams

Votes: 12

97. HBO First Look (1992– )

13 min | Documentary, Short

6.2
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Behind-the-scenes look at upcoming feature films, featuring interview commentary with their casts and crews.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Will Smith, Matt Damon

Votes: 310

98. Topper (1953–1955)
Episode: George's Old Flame (1954)

30 min | Fantasy, Comedy

6.2
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Topper tries to help his god-daughter Ellen get her aunt's permission to marry a movie star. The problem is, Ellen and George were once madly in love.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Anne Jeffreys, Robert Sterling, Leo G. Carroll, Lee Patrick

Votes: 9

99. Dick Tracy (1990)

PG | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.1
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The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob.

Director: Warren Beatty | Stars: Warren Beatty, Madonna, Al Pacino, Charlie Korsmo

Votes: 50,117 | Gross: $103.74M

100. Into the Woods (2014)

PG | 125 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.0
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69 Metascore

A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep, Chris Pine, Emily Blunt

Votes: 111,836 | Gross: $128.00M