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American Playhouse

Premier :: 1982-01-12

Genre :: Comedy

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American Playhouse was an anthology television series periodically broadcast by Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the United States. It premiered on January 12, 1982 with The Shady Hill Kidnapping, written and narrated by John Cheever and directed by Paul Bogart. Its final broadcast, In the Wings: Angels in America on Broadway, a rerun of a behind-the-scenes look at Tony Kushner's award-winning play in two parts, aired on January 1, 1994. The series proved to be the springboard for the careers of numerous performers, including David Marshall Grant, Laura Linney, A Martinez, Conchata Ferrell, Eric Roberts, Lynne Thigpen, John Malkovich, Peter Riegert, Lupe Ontiveros, Ben Stiller, and Megan Mullally.

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Series 11 - Episode 5 - Hallelujah
Aired - 22 December 1993

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+ Series 11

+ Episode - 5 Hallelujah Aired - 22 December 1993
+ Episode - 4 Tales of the City Aired - 15 November 1993
+ Episode - 3 Porgy and Bess Aired - 06 October 1993
+ Episode - 2 La Carpa Aired - 16 June 1993

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