American Playhouse

  • 1982
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One of PBS's most distinguished series, mounting superb dramas and musicals by the likes of (to name just a few) Eugene O'Neill, John Cheever, Lanford Wilson, Mark Twain, Thornton Wilder, James Baldwin and Stephen Sondheim. Perhaps the most memorable (and controversial) presentation: `Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City,' which won a Peabody Award.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Jessica Lange, Tommy Lee Jones and Rip Torn star in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," Tennessee Williams' drama of family tensions and jealousy on a Mississippi plantation. This production restores references to homosexuality eliminated in the 1958 Taylor-Newman movie. Big Mama: Kim Stanley. Gooper: David Dukes. Mae: Penny Fuller. Directed by Jack Hofsiss, who won a 1979 Tony for "The Elephant Man."

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  • Premise: One of PBS's most distinguished series, mounting superb dramas and musicals by the likes of (to name just a few) Eugene O'Neill, John Cheever, Lanford Wilson, Mark Twain, Thornton Wilder, James Baldwin and Stephen Sondheim. Perhaps the most memorable (and… (more)

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