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:
Debbie Allen ...  Lydia Grant / ... 136 episodes, 1982-1987
Carlo Imperato ...  Danny Amatullo / ... 136 episodes, 1982-1987
Gene Anthony Ray ...  Leroy Johnson / ... 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 / ... 94 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 / ... 69 episodes, 1982-1985
Leanne Gerrish Leanne Gerrish ...  Fame Dancer / ... 68 episodes, 1982-1985
Darryl Tribble Darryl Tribble ...  Fame Dancer / ... 67 episodes, 1982-1985
Eartha Robinson Eartha Robinson ...  Fame Dancer / ... 65 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
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 1982 (USA) See more »

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Fame See more »

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Mono

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Color (Metrocolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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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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A favorite show
10 July 2005 | by amybradley-1See all my reviews

I never saw the movie, but have since seen a wonderful stage production of this show, and the TV series was an absolute favorite of mine. In reading the comments and seeing the info, I had forgotten that it was an 80's show! It was certainly one of those I never missed.

It had a great cast, I loved the characters and the music. It was one of those shows that did a great job of having all sorts of characters, and that let the regulars grow and change. I still remember one or two in particular (no I won't give away plots) that were particularly moving because the story was beautiful if sad, and the featured character learned a LOT about humanity in the process.

An excellent series, one I wouldn't mind owning on DVD.


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