The stories of the students and faculty of the New York City High School for the Performing Arts.

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Christopher Gore
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1987   1986   1985   1984   1983   1982  
Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 13 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Carlo Imperato ...  Danny Amatullo / ... 136 episodes, 1982-1987
Gene Anthony Ray ...  Leroy Johnson / ... 136 episodes, 1982-1987
Debbie Allen ...  Lydia Grant / ... 136 episodes, 1982-1987
Albert Hague ...  Mr. Benjamin Shorofsky / ... 131 episodes, 1982-1987
Ann Nelson ...  Mrs. Berg / ... 112 episodes, 1982-1987
Carol Mayo Jenkins ...  Elizabeth Sherwood / ... 108 episodes, 1982-1987
Bill Hufsey ...  Christopher Donlon / ... 96 episodes, 1983-1987
Bronwyn Thomas Bronwyn Thomas ...  Fame Dancer / ... 95 episodes, 1982-1987
Valerie Landsburg ...  Doris Schwartz / ... 89 episodes, 1982-1987
Jesse Borrego ...  Jesse V. Valesquez / ... 73 episodes, 1984-1987
Derrick Brice Derrick Brice ...  Fame Dancer / ... 71 episodes, 1982-1985
Leanne Gerrish Leanne Gerrish ...  Fame Dancer / ... 70 episodes, 1982-1985
Darryl Tribble Darryl Tribble ...  Fame Dancer / ... 69 episodes, 1982-1985
Eartha Robinson Eartha Robinson ...  Fame Dancer / ... 67 episodes, 1982-1985
Erica Gimpel ...  Coco Hernandez / ... 64 episodes, 1982-1987
Michael DeLorenzo ...  Fame Dancer / ... 64 episodes, 1982-1987
Lee Curreri ...  Bruno Martelli / ... 64 episodes, 1982-1987
Cameron English ...  Fame Dancer / ... 62 episodes, 1982-1984
Nia Peeples ...  Nicole Chapman / ... 61 episodes, 1983-1987
Cynthia Gibb ...  Holly Laird / ... 58 episodes, 1983-1987
Joni Palmer Joni Palmer ...  Fame Dancer / ... 55 episodes, 1982-1985
Allysia Sneed Allysia Sneed ...  Fame Dancer / ... 55 episodes, 1982-1985
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Storyline

The Art School was always their dream. They want to dance, they want to sing, to play music, to act but above all they want to live their lives while they are still young and full of energy. Leroy, Danny, Jesse, Chris, Coco and all the others try hard because they know that they've got a long way to go till they reach fame and riches. Fame costs and here (the Art School) is where they start paying for it. Written by Xenophon Tsakanikas <ftpadmin@antigoni.med.auth.gr>

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In the final season, Debbie Allen was appearing on Broadway in "Sweet Charity". Her stage run overlapped with the filming of the final season. To be able to include her in episodes, the producers filmed all of her scenes in New York City. That is why she appeared only in exterior scenes, and had no interior scenes for several episodes. See more »

Quotes

Lydia Grant: [In each opening intro] So, you want fame?... Well, fame costs... and right here is where you start paying.
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.2 (2009) See more »

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Thrilling, Exiting, Romantic, Absolutely Brilliant!
26 November 2001 | by jamesbond-1See all my reviews

This is a TV series that raised the dreams and hopes of a whole generation. Everything was so well arranged, and the story was well written that you just had to watch the next episode. The soundtrack included excellent songs performed by the cast and on occasions the series hosted famous guest stars. Maybe the actors were not Brando Dean and Monroe but they all gave that little bit of pure artistic glamour. The show was really taken Europe by storm and for a long time it was a must to know what was going on. Something like the '90201' of the nineties. The School of Arts in New York was set to make stars and stars it made. The '80s would have never been complete without this. If you do have a chance to see the early years of the show don't miss it. 10/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 1982 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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