Live from Lincoln Center: Season 5, Episode 2

New York City Opera: Street Scene (27 Oct. 1979)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Eileen Schauler ...
William Chapman ...
Catherine Malfitano ...
Alan Kays ...
Harlan Foss ...
Bronwyn Thomas ...
Reed Jones ...
Martha Thigpen ...
Greta Fiorentino
Ralph Bassett ...
Carl Olsen
Leo Postrel ...
Timothy Eaton ...
Willie Maurrant
Norman Large ...
Daniel Buchanan
Robert Paul ...
George Jones
William Ledbetter ...
Steve Sankey
Jonathan Green ...


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The original Broadway production of "Street Scene" by Elmer Rice opened on January 10, 1929 at the Playhouse Theater, ran for 601 performances and won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1929 See more »


Version of Street Scene (1931) See more »

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Great singing but I wouldn't pay to see it.
2 February 2003 | by (Midwest) – See all my reviews

While working night many years ago, I would tape the TV programs so I'd have something to see the next day. I was cleaning out some old tapes and found this one. I watched it again. This is taken from a story by Langston Hughes and the music is by Kurt Weil. The beginning drags as they try to establish the characters. The center is livelier as the plot and characters come together. The ending is again a slow disappointment. I have not read the original story so I don't know if the author really meant it go the way it was played. Maybe he did. Showing life with its slow beginning and difficult learning period. Then mid-life with more excitement and its hard facts of decision making and adjustments. Life ends with a slow unrewarding climax into nothingness. I am not an opera fan and this was suppose to be one. The actors and the singing were good, but I would not pay to see this.

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