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The best of the Tony Awards [videorecording] : the plays / director, Christopher A. Cohen ; written by Steven Hecht ; Christopher A. Cohen Productions.

Contributor(s): Cohen, Christopher A | Hecht, Steven | Fierstein, Harvey, 1954- | Jones, James Earl | Alexander, Jane, 1939- | Sinise, Gary | Sampson, Tim | Smith, Maggie, 1934- | Tyzack, Margaret, 1933- | Lithgow, John, 1945- | Wong, B. D | Prosky, Robert, 1930-2008 | Waterston, Sam | Bening, Annette | Daly, Tim, 1956- | Klein, Robert, 1942- | Kahn, Madeline | Carney, Art, 1918-2003 | Manahan, Anna | Allen, Joan, 1956- | Friedman, Peter | Lee, Michele | Lavin, Linda, 1937- | Roberts, Tony, 1939- | Mantegna, Joe | Silver, Ron, 1946-2009 | Bosco, Philip | Garber, Victor | Dutton, Charles S | Carroll, Rocky | Gordon, Carl, 1932-2010- | Merkerson, S. Epatha, 1952- | Vance, Courtney B | Davis, Viola | Mitchell, Brian Stokes | Hall, Ed | Lindo, Delroy, 1952- | Winkler, Mel | Kline, Kevin | Cariou, Len | Freeman, Morgan | Christopher A. Cohen Productions | Acorn Media (Firm).
Material type: FilmFilmPublisher: Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media, c2005Description: 1 videodisc (65 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 1569388075; 9781569388075.Other title: Plays : key scenes.Subject(s): Drama -- Excerpts | Tony Awards | Theater -- New York (State) -- New York | Video recordings for the hearing impairedDDC classification: 792.09747/1
Contents:
The great white hope / by Howard Sackler (James Earl Jones, Jane Alexander) -- One flew over the cuckoo's nest / by Dale Wasserman (Gary Sinise, Tim Sampson) -- Lettice and lovage / by Peter Shaffer (Maggie Smith, Margaret Tyzack) -- M. Butterfly / by David Henry Hwang (John Lithgow, B.D. Wong) -- A walk in the woods / by Lee Blessing (Robert Prosky, Sam Waterston) -- Coastal disturbances / by Tina Howe (Annette Benning [i.e. Bening], Timothy Daly) -- The sisters Rosensweig / by Wendy Wasserstein (Robert Klein, Jane Alexander, Madeline Kahn) -- Lovers / by Brian Friel (Art Carney, Anna Manahan) -- The Heidi chronicles / by Wendy Wasserstein (Joan Allen, Peter Friedman) -- The tale of the allergist's wife / by Charles Busch (Michele Lee, Linda Lavin, Tony Roberts) -- Speed-the-plow / by David Mamet (Joe Mantegna, Ron Silver) -- Lend me a tenor / by Ken Ludwig (Philip Bosco, VIctor Garber) -- The piano lesson / by August Wilson (Charles S. Dutton, Rocky Carroll, Carl Gordon, S. Epatha Merkerson) -- Fences / by August Wilson (James Earl Jones, Courtney B. Vance) -- King Hedley II / by August Wilson (Viola Davis, Brian Stokes Mitchell) -- Joe Turner's come and gone / by August Wilson (Ed Hall, Delroy Lindo, Mel Winkler) -- Hamlet / by William Shakespeare (Kevin Kline) -- Long day's journey into night / by Eugene O'Neill (Len Cariou) -- As you like it / by William Shakespeare (Morgan Freeman).
Production Credits: Executive producers, Christopher A. Cohen, Steven Hecht ; associate producer, Sharon Radcliffe ; research, Susan Fraser ; editor, Anita Robertson.
Harvey Fierstein, host.Summary: Dramatic performances from the archives of the Tony Awards broadcasts; contains key scenes from 19 plays.
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Special features: original Playbill cover art.

The great white hope / by Howard Sackler (James Earl Jones, Jane Alexander) -- One flew over the cuckoo's nest / by Dale Wasserman (Gary Sinise, Tim Sampson) -- Lettice and lovage / by Peter Shaffer (Maggie Smith, Margaret Tyzack) -- M. Butterfly / by David Henry Hwang (John Lithgow, B.D. Wong) -- A walk in the woods / by Lee Blessing (Robert Prosky, Sam Waterston) -- Coastal disturbances / by Tina Howe (Annette Benning [i.e. Bening], Timothy Daly) -- The sisters Rosensweig / by Wendy Wasserstein (Robert Klein, Jane Alexander, Madeline Kahn) -- Lovers / by Brian Friel (Art Carney, Anna Manahan) -- The Heidi chronicles / by Wendy Wasserstein (Joan Allen, Peter Friedman) -- The tale of the allergist's wife / by Charles Busch (Michele Lee, Linda Lavin, Tony Roberts) -- Speed-the-plow / by David Mamet (Joe Mantegna, Ron Silver) -- Lend me a tenor / by Ken Ludwig (Philip Bosco, VIctor Garber) -- The piano lesson / by August Wilson (Charles S. Dutton, Rocky Carroll, Carl Gordon, S. Epatha Merkerson) -- Fences / by August Wilson (James Earl Jones, Courtney B. Vance) -- King Hedley II / by August Wilson (Viola Davis, Brian Stokes Mitchell) -- Joe Turner's come and gone / by August Wilson (Ed Hall, Delroy Lindo, Mel Winkler) -- Hamlet / by William Shakespeare (Kevin Kline) -- Long day's journey into night / by Eugene O'Neill (Len Cariou) -- As you like it / by William Shakespeare (Morgan Freeman).

Executive producers, Christopher A. Cohen, Steven Hecht ; associate producer, Sharon Radcliffe ; research, Susan Fraser ; editor, Anita Robertson.

Harvey Fierstein, host.

Dramatic performances from the archives of the Tony Awards broadcasts; contains key scenes from 19 plays.

DVD, full screen presentation; stereo.

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