American Playhouse

  • 1982
  • 11 Seasons

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.

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Stephen Sondheim's 1994 musical, "Passion," about the obsessive love of the sickly Fosca (Donna Murphy) for an officer (Jere Shea), who's involved in an affair with a married woman (Marin Mazzie). Col. Ricci: Gregg Edelman. Dr. Tambourri: Tom Aldredge. Fosca's Mother: Linda Balgord.

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