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1. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Creating Ragtime (1998)

Music

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Stars: Lynn Ahrens, Graciela Daniele, E.L. Doctorow, Garth H. Drabinsky

Votes: 6

2. Every Act of Life (2018)

Documentary, Biography

8.5
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The life of Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally (Master Class, Ragtime): 60 years of groundbreaking plays and musicals, the struggle for LGBT rights, addiction and recovery, finding ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Kaufman | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Lynn Ahrens, Jon Robin Baitz, Christine Baranski

Votes: 39

3. The 50th Annual Tony Awards (1996 TV Special)

Family

8.1
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Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Nathan Lane, George Abbott, Christopher Akerlind, Edward Albee

Votes: 28

4. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Andre's Mother (1990)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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Three days in the life of the lover, Mother and Grandmother of Andre who has just died of AIDS.

Director: Deborah Reinisch | Stars: Richard Thomas, Sada Thompson, Sylvia Sidney, Richard Venture

Votes: 125

5. Sam Found Out: A Triple Play (1988 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.8
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Liza Minnelli plays three separate women in three separate stories. There's a serious drama about a hooker and her pimp, a romance about a lonely dancer and a black prince, and a musical about a man and a woman having dog problems.

Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: Liza Minnelli, L. Peter Callender, Marilyn Cooper, Douglas Fisher

Votes: 18

6. Great Performances (1971– )

Music

7.7
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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, Renée Fleming, Walter Cronkite, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 475

7. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Anthology series which ran on PBS throughout the 1980s.

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

Votes: 171

8. Tenspeed and Brown Shoe (1980– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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A con-man and a accountant-wanna-be private eye team up to fight crime.

Stars: Ben Vereen, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Romanus, Larry Manetti

Votes: 329

9. The Ritz (1976)

R | 91 min | Comedy

7.7
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On his deathbed Carmine Vespucci's father tells him to "get Proclo". With "the hit" on, Gaetano tells a cab driver to take him where Carmine can't find him. He arrives at the Ritz, a gay ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Jack Weston, Rita Moreno, Jerry Stiller, Kaye Ballard

Votes: 1,870

10. 3 by Cheever (1979– )
Episode: The 5:48 (1979)

58 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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Director: James Ivory | Stars: Laurence Luckinbill, Mary Beth Hurt, Laurinda Barrett, Dale Hodges

Votes: 27

11. Salvage 1 (1979– )

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.6
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Harry runs a salvage operation, in which he and his partners reclaim trash and junk and sell it as scrap (or as other things). Harry also has a home-made spaceship which he sometimes uses to reclaim junk satellites.

Stars: Andy Griffith, Joel Higgins, Trish Stewart, J. Jay Saunders

Votes: 260

12. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.6
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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: 795

13. Intimate Portrait (1993–2005)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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Find out more about the women you love and admire who have made their mark in movies, music, politics, sports and more in these "Intimate Portraits."

Stars: Linda Emond, Lisa Friedman, Meredith Vieira, Robert Wagner

Votes: 174

14. CHiPs (1977–1983)
Episode: Repo Man (1979)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Jon's heroism makes him a reluctant local celebrity. A disreputable repo man makes life difficult for Ponch and Jon. The CHPs pull a practical joke on their published writer colleague Grossman.

Director: Alexander Grasshoff | Stars: Larry Wilcox, Erik Estrada, Robert Pine, Mills Watson

Votes: 30

15. Trying Times (1987–1989)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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A half-hour sitcom anthology on PBS, about people who are struggling with the daily routines of life.

Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Candice Bergen, Teri Garr, Spalding Gray

Votes: 48

16. The Rousters (1983–1984)

60 min | Adventure

7.5
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Wyatt Earp III is a bouncer for a small carnival which travels from town to town. He also works as a bounty hunter to keep his family's law enforcement legacy alive.

Stars: Chad Everett, Jim Varney, Mimi Rogers, Maxine Stuart

Votes: 42

17. Showing Up (2014)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary

7.5
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An unprecedented look at the audition, compiled from more than 50 interviews with notable artists including: Kristin Chenoweth, Richard Griffiths, Zoe Kazan, Nathan Lane, Chris Messina, Sam Rockwell, and Eli Wallach.

Directors: Riad Galayini, James Morrison | Stars: Whitney Allen, Don Amendolia, Walter Bobbie, David Dean Bottrell

Votes: 41

18. The Greatest American Hero (1981–1983)

TV-14 | 60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.4
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A teacher is asked to be a superhero using a special alien suit with powers he can barely understand or control.

Stars: William Katt, Connie Sellecca, Robert Culp, Michael Paré

Votes: 3,688

19. Common Ground (2000 TV Movie)

R | 105 min | Drama

7.4
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This movie contains three short stories dealing with the theme of homosexuality. In "A Friend of Dorothy", a woman joins the Navy during the 1950's and discovers lesbianism. In "Mr. Roberts... See full summary »

Director: Donna Deitch | Stars: Erik Knudsen, Brittany Murphy, Jason Priestley, Margot Kidder

Votes: 928

20. 30 Years from Here (2011 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 51 min | Documentary

7.4
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The Emmy Award-nominated 30 Years from Here examines the AIDS pandemic over the past 30 years. Activists and medical experts that share stories include Terrence McNally, Larry Kramer, ... See full summary »

Director: Josh Rosenzweig | Stars: Regan Hoffman, John Knoebel, Frank Spinelli, David Drake

Votes: 8

21. 3 by Cheever (1979– )

59 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Stars: John Harkins, Sigourney Weaver, Edward Herrmann, Baxter Harris

Votes: 7

22. The Last Mile (1992 TV Short)

Short, Drama

7.2
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Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Tony Goldwyn, Bill Irwin, Nathan Lane, Bernadette Peters

Votes: 25

23. The 68th Annual Tony Awards (2014 TV Special)

180 min

7.1
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Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Kevin Adams, Terence Archie, Brooks Ashmanskas

Votes: 57

24. The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1990 TV Special)

7.1
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Primetime Emmy Award is the main American award in area of television, annually handed by the American television academy.

Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Paula Abdul, Les Alexander, Kirstie Alley, Bea Arthur

Votes: 11

25. Tenspeed and Brown Shoe (1980– )
Episode: The Robin Tucker's Roseland Roof and Ballroom Murder (1980)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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Lionel takes on his first case, tracking down a missing girl on behalf of a millionaire. But he soon discovers that the millionaire wants her dead, and others start dropping dead round her.

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Ben Vereen, Jeff Goldblum, Elayne Heilveil, John Pleshette

Votes: 8

26. The Greatest American Hero (1981–1983)
Episode: Just Another Three-Ring Circus (1982)

TV-PG | 49 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.0
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Bill is assigned to locate a missing circus clown. Ralph is recruited to infiltrate the circus as a human cannonball act.

Director: Chuck Bowman | Stars: William Katt, Robert Culp, Connie Sellecca, Faye Grant

Votes: 34

27. The 55th Annual Tony Awards (2001 TV Special)

Family

6.9
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Tony Award is the popular name of award, annually awarded for achievements in area of the American theatre, including a musical theatre. Complete official name of award - "Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre".

Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Joan Allen, Nancy Anderson

Votes: 52

28. Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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59 Metascore

Gregory invites seven friends to spend the summer at his large, secluded 19th-century home in upstate New York. The seven are: Bobby, Gregory's "significant other," who is blind but who ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Mantello | Stars: Jason Alexander, Stephen Spinella, Stephen Bogardus, Randy Becker

Votes: 3,088 | Gross: $2.87M

29. Working in the Theatre (1976– )

60 min | Documentary, Talk-Show

6.8
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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: 23

30. Mama Malone (1984– )

30 min

6.8
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Stars: Lila Kaye, Randee Heller, Evan Richards, Don Amendolia

Votes: 13

31. Frankie and Johnny (1991)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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66 Metascore

Johnny has just been released from prison, and gets a job in a café beside waitress Frankie. Frankie is a bit of a loner, but Johnny is determined their romance will blossom.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hector Elizondo, Nathan Lane

Votes: 25,604 | Gross: $22.77M

32. CHiPs (1977–1983)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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The adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers.

Stars: Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox, Robert Pine, Paul Linke

Votes: 6,245

33. The Rousters (1983 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min | Adventure

6.4
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This series follows the exploits of Wyatt Earp's descendants. His namesake works as roustabout at Slade Town Carnival. His eccentric family includes his slightly senile mother, Amanda who ... See full summary »

Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: Chad Everett, Jim Varney, Mimi Rogers, Maxine Stuart

Votes: 72

34. Intimate Portrait (1993–2005)
Episode: Doris Roberts (2002)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

6.4
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Stars: Doris Roberts, Valerie Bertinelli, Jack Betts, Pierce Brosnan

Votes: 38

35. Making the Boys (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance

6.2
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71 Metascore

On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Gay Rights Movement, the film explores the drama, struggle and enduring legacy of the first-ever gay play and subsequent Hollywood movie to ... See full summary »

Director: Crayton Robey | Stars: Edward Albee, Joe Allen, Matt Baney, David Carter

Votes: 440 | Gross: $0.03M

36. The State Of Marriage (2015)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Biography, News

6.0
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The untold story of how legal pioneer Mary Bonauto partnered with small town Vermont lawyers Beth Robinson and Susan Murray in a 2-decade long struggle that built the foundation for the ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Kaufman | Stars: Jeffrey Amestoy, Stan-Lee Ray Baker, Nina Beck, Craig Bensen

Votes: 32

37. Frankie and Johnny Are Married (2003)

R | 95 min | Comedy

5.9
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44 Metascore

Television director and producer Michael Pressman mounts a production of Frankie and Johnny in the Clare de Lune starring his wife, Lisa Chess. But their attempts to stage the play and work... See full summary »

Director: Michael Pressman | Stars: Michael Pressman, Lisa Chess, Alan Rosenberg, Stephen Tobolowsky

Votes: 191 | Gross: $0.02M

38. The 52nd Annual Tony Awards (1998 TV Special)

Family

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Director: Paul Miller | Stars: Rosie O'Donnell, Lynn Ahrens, Alan Alda, Jane Alexander

Votes: 46

39. The Young and the Restless (1973– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

5.2
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Set in Genoa City, this is the long-running soap that tells the story of the struggle behind the business, and sex-savvy Abbott and Newman clans.

Stars: Doug Davidson, Eric Braeden, Peter Bergman, Joshua Morrow

Votes: 5,035

40. And Then One Night: The Making of 'Dead Man Walking' (2001 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Music

4.4
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A behind-the-scenes look at the San Francisco Opera's 2001 world premiere production of "Dead Man Walking", based on Sister Helen Prejean's book.

Director: Linda Schaller | Stars: Angela Bassett, Catherine Cook, Sam Fleming, Susan Graham

Votes: 5

41. Live from the Red Carpet: The 2015 Tony Awards (2015 TV Special)

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Director: Eddie Delbridge | Stars: Alan Cumming, Laura Osnes, Sierra Boggess, Darren Criss

Votes: 6

42. Corpus Christi: Playing with Redemption (2012)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

3.6
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Inspired by Terrence McNally's Passion Play told through the lens of a young gay Jesus, Corpus Christi: Playing with Redemption follows a group of actors who began production on the play ... See full summary »

Directors: Nic Arnzen, James Brandon | Stars: Jeanene Ambler, Nic Arnzen, James Brandon, Sheilagh Brooks

Votes: 355

43. New York Television Theatre (1965– )

Comedy, Drama

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Stars: John C. Becher, Charlotte Rae, George Rose, Sada Thompson

44. Marian (III) (2017)

28 min | Documentary, Short

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when marian stops speaking she relies on her students, colleagues and only daughter to speak for her.

Director: R.E. Rodgers | Stars: Edward Albee, Katharine Andres, Charlotte Booker, Donald Corren

45. Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de lune (2017 Video)

Short, Drama

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Stars: Manuel Soro, Marina Zoreva

46. The Legacy Project (2011– )

Documentary

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The Legacy Project serves to heighten awareness of writing and composing for the stage. They provide a unique window into the thinking of America's most prominent and promising playwrights, composers, lyricists and librettists.

Stars: Lee Adams, Edward Albee, Annie Baker, Jerry Bock

47. Frankie and Johnny in the Clair De Lune (1988 Video)

112 min | Drama

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Director: Paul Benedict | Stars: Bonnie Franklin, Tony Musante

48. The Rink (1990 Video)

85 min | Musical

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Directors: Thom Culcasi, Andi Buchanan | Stars: Andrea Burns, Ray J. Hunt, Amy Langer, Frances Limoncelli

49. The Stages of Edward Albee (2012)

93 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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The Stages of Edward Albee examines the life and work of a writer who many consider the leading playwright of our times. In this very personal account of Albee James Dowell paints his ... See full summary »

Directors: John Kolomvakis James Dowell, John Kolomvakis | Stars: Edward Albee, John Guare, Rosemary Harris, Bill Irwin

50. Heart of Broadway: The Ensemble Behind Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (2011 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 55 min | Documentary

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Heart of Broadway goes inside Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS for an in-depth look at the organization and its key players. Since 1988, they have raised more than $195 million for ... See full summary »

Director: Josh Rosenzweig | Stars: Kathleen Chalfant, Jennifer Cody, Ann Harada, Marc Kudisch



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