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Broadway Theatre Archive

The Broadway Theatre Archive was the primary consumer interface of Broadway Digital Entertainment, which additionally included a streaming service called Broadway Tonight and Prime Time Specials.

The New York Times deemed this extraordinary collection as “the crown jewels” of public and network television.

Broadway Digital Entertainment key staff included:

  • Basil Hero, President & CEO
  • Steven Mark, Chief Operating Officer
  • Norman Zagier, Chief Marketing Officer
  • Toby Simkin, Vice President
  • Lance Spiro, Vice President
  • Sarah Shively, Archive Administrator
  • Michael Fuchs, Board Advisor

The Archive

The Broadway Theatre Archive was one of the most extensive catalogues of Broadway productions and classic made-for-tv plays, where we financed and developed a web-based service that showcased digitally remastered theatrical performances. Through digital restoration, the Broadway Theatre Archive reintroduced these classics to a new generation, keeping the theatre, and the cameras interpretation of it, thriving.

Among the productions available are selections originally shown on “Great Performances,” “American Playhouse” and “Theater in America” throughout the years originally made by PBS, New York’s WNET and Los Angeles’ KCET.

The library featured many landmark performances including such seminal portrayals as Jason Robards’ Hickey in The Iceman Cometh and Dame Judith Anderson’s Medea. The library showcased such leading actors as Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Robert Redford, Susan Sarandon, Kevin Kline, Richard Burton and many more artists.

Broadway Theatre Archive also included the entire Martha Swope library, with thousands of Broadway show photographs.

All activities of the company ended around 9:30am on September 11, 2001 with the destruction of our offices and archives.

RELEASED TITLES

(in alphabetical order)

  1. AH, WILDERNESS! (1976) by Eugene O’Neill, Directed by Arvin Brown. STARRING Geraldine Fitzgerald, Richard Backus, William Swetland, Joyce Ebert and Swoosie Kurtz. Produced by Lindsay Law. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, PBS Great Performances: Theater In America 1976
  2. ALICE AT THE PALACE (1981) by Elizabeth Swados, Directed by Emile Ardolino. STARRING Meryl Streep, Betty Aberlin, Debbie Allen, Michael Jeter and Mark Linn-Baker with Stuart Baker-Bergen, Richard Cox, Sheila Dabney, Rodney Hudson, Charles Lanyer, Kathryn Morath and Deborah Rush. Produced by Joseph Papp.
  3. ALICE IN WONDERLAND (1983) by Lewis Carroll, Music by: Richard Addinsell, Jonathan Tunick, Directed by Kirk Browning. STARRING Richard Burton, Colleen Dewhurst, Kate Burton, Donald O’Connor and Nathan Lane with Fritz Weaver, Maureen Stapleton. Produced by Ann Blumenthal. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Great Performances 1983
  4. ALL OVER (1976) by Edward Albee, Directed by John Desmond, Paul Weidner. STARRING Myra Carter, William Prince, Anne Shropshire. Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Theater In America, 1976
  5. AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE (1966) by Arthur Miller adapting a play by Henrik Ibsen, Directed by Paul Bogart. STARRING Philip Bosco, James Daly, Kate Reid. Produced by Jack Landau. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, NET Playhouse 1966
  6. AND THE SOUL SHALL DANCE (1978) by Wakako Yamauchi, Wakako Yamauchi Music by: Lee Holdridge, Directed by Paul Stanley. STARRING Sab Shimono, Pat Li, Diane Takei, Haunani Minn and Yuki Shimoda with Denise Kumagi. Executive Produced by Norman Lloyd.
  7. THE ANDERSONVILLE TRIAL (1971) by Saul Levitt, Directed by George C. Scott. STARRING William Shatner, Martin Sheen, Richard Basehart, Jack Cassidy and Buddy Ebsen with Alan Hale, Cameron Mitchell, Albert Salmi, Ray Stricklyn. Executive Produced by Lewis Freedman.
  8. ANOTHER PART OF THE FOREST (1972) by Lillian Hellman, Lillian Hellman Music by: Lee Holdrige, Directed by Daniel Mann. STARRING Barry Sullivan, Tiffany Bolling, Dorothy McGuire, Maidie Norman and Andrew Prine with William H. Bassett, Patricia Sterling, Lane Bradbury, Kent Smith, William Walker, Robert Foxworth, Jack Manning, Peter Brocco. Produced by Norman Lloyd. Executive Produced by Lewis Freedman.
  9. ANTIGONE (1974) by Jean Anouilh based upon the play “Antigone” by Sophocles; translation by Lewis Galantiere, Directed by Gerald Freedman. STARRING Genevieve Bujold, Stacy Keach, Fritz Weaver. Produced by Jac Venza. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Theater In America 1972
  10. ASHES OF MRS. REASONER (1976) by Enid Rudd, Enid Rudd Music by: Lyn Murray, Directed by Peter Levin. STARRING Charles Durning, Cara Williams, Barbara Colby, Herb Edelman. Produced by Norman Lloyd. Executive Produced by Norman Lloyd.
  11. AWAKE AND SING! (1972) by Clifford Odets, Clifford Odets, Directed by Norman Lloyd, Robert Hopkins. STARRING Walter Matthau, Ruth Storey, Leo Fuchs, Robert Lipton and Felicia Farr with Martin Ritt, Milton Selzer, Ron Rifkin, John Myhers. Produced by Norman Lloyd. Executive Produced by Lewis Freedman.
  12. BACK TO BACK (1959) by John Mortimer, Directed by Stuart Burge. STARRING Michael Horden, George Rose, Leueen MacGrath, Jeane Marsh.
  13. BEYOND THE HORIZON (1975) by Eugene O’Neill, Music by: Bill Brohn, Directed by Michael Kahn, Rick Hauser. STARRING John Houseman, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Maria Tucci, John Randolph and James Broderick with Richard Backus. Produced by Lindsay Law. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York: Theater In America 1976
  14. BIG BLONDE (1980) by Ellen M. Violett adapting a short story by Dorothy Parker, Ellen M. Violett, Directed by Kirk Browning. STARRING John Lithgow, Sally Kellerman, Anita Morris, Peg Murray and George Coe with Rosetta LeNoire. Produced by Ann Blumenthal. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, PBS Great Performances: Theater In America, 1980
  15. BIG FISH, LITTLE FISH (1971) by Hugh Wheeler, Hugh Wheeler, Directed by Daniel Petrie. STARRING Bill Bixby, Louis Gossett, Jr., William Windom, Ann B. Davis and Jeff Corey with Severn Darden. Produced by Lewis Freedman.
  16. BIRDBATH (1971) by Leonard Melfi, Leonard Melfi, Directed by Lamont Johnson. STARRING Patty Duke, James Farentino. Executive Produced by Lewis Freedman.
  17. THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY (1958) by Ludi Claire adapting a work by Thornton Wilder, Ludi Claire, Directed by Robert Mulligan. STARRING Hume Cronyn, Judith Anderson, Viveca Lindfors, Eva Le Gallienne and Theodore Bikel with Rita Gam, Kurt Kasznar, Peter Cookson, Steven Hill, William Marshall, Clifford David, Miko Oscard, Sandra Whiteside . Produced by David Susskind.
  18. BROTHER TO DRAGONS (1975) by Robert Penn Warren adapting a work by Robert Penn Warren, Music by: Richard Cumming, Directed by Adrian Hall, Ken Campbell. STARRING Richard Kneeland, Pamela Payton-Wright. Produced by Ken Campbell. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Theater In America 1975
  19. BURNING BRIGHT (1959) by John Steinbeck, Directed by Curt Conway. STARRING Colleen Dewhurst, Donald Madden, Dana Elcar, Myron McCormick.
  20. CAROLA (1973) by Jean Renoir, James Bridges, Directed by Norman Lloyd. STARRING Leslie Caron, Mel Ferrer, Carmen Zapata, Anthony Zerbe and Albert Paulsen. Executive Produced by Norman Lloyd.
  21. THE CARPENTERS (1973) by Steve Tesich, Steve Tesich, Directed by Norman Lloyd. STARRING Vincent Gardinia, Marge Redmond, Joseph Handy, Kitty Winn and Jon Korkes. Produced by George Turpin. Executive Produced by Norman Lloyd.
  22. THE CEREMONY OF INNOCENCE (1972) by Ronald Ribman, Music by: Charles Gross, Directed by Arthur Seidelman. STARRING James Broderick, Richard Kiley, Larry Gates, Jessie Royce Landis. Produced by Bob Markell. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Theater In America 1975
  23. THE CHINESE PRIME MINISTER (1974) by Enid Bagnold, Enid Bagnold Music by: Robert Prince, Directed by Brian Murray, George Turpin. STARRING Dame Judith Anderson, Peter Coffield, Richard Clarke, Stephen Elliott and Kathleen Miller with Elayne Heilveil, Don McHenry. Produced by George Turpin. Executive Produced by Norman Lloyd.
  24. THE CONTRACTOR (1974) by David Storey, Directed by Barry Davis. STARRING Reid Shelton, Joseph Maher, Kevin O’Connor, Michael Linn. Produced by Ken Campbell. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Theater In America 1975
  25. CYRANO DE BERGERAC (1974) by Edmond Rostand translation by Brian Hooker, Music by: Lee Hoiby, Directed by William Ball, Bruce Franchini. STARRING Peter Donat, Marsha Mason, Marc Singer, Kathryn Crosby. Produced by Matthew N. Herman. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Theater In America, 1974
  26. DEATH OF A SALESMAN (1966) by Arthur Miller, Directed by Alex Segal. STARRING Lee J. Cobb, Mildred Dunnock, George Segal, James Farentino and Gene Wilder with Edward Andrews, Albert Dekker, Stanley Adams, June Foray, Bernie Kopell, Joan Patrick, Marge Redmond, Karen Steele. Produced by David Susskind.
  27. DOUBLE SOLITAIRE (1974) by Robert Anderson, Robert Anderson Music by: Lyn Murray, Directed by Paul Bogart. STARRING Richard Crenna, Susan Clark, Irene Tedrow, Norman Foster and Nicholas Hammond. Produced by Martin Manulis. Executive Produced by Norman Lloyd.
  28. DRAGON COUNTRY (1970) by Tennessee Williams, Directed by Glenn Jordan. STARRING Kim Stanley, William Redfield, Lois Smith, Alan Mixon. Produced by Glenn Jordan. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, NET Playhouse 1970, New York Television
  29. THE ECCENTRICITIES OF A NIGHTINGALE (1976) by Tennessee Williams, Directed by Glenn Jordan. STARRING Blythe Danner, Frank Langella, Tim O’Connor, Louise Latham and Neva Patterson. Produced by Lindsay Law. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Great Performances: Theater in America 1976
  30. ENEMIES (1974) by Maxim Gorky, Directed by Ellis Rabb, Kirk Browning. STARRING Frances Sternhagen, Peter Donat, Kate Reid, Josef Sommer. Produced by Bo Goldman. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Theater In America 1974
  31. ENEMIES  (1971) by Arkady Leokum, Arkady Leokum, Directed by Fielder Cook. STARRING Sam Jaffe, Ned Glass. Produced by Lewis Freedman.
  32. FEASTING WITH PANTHERS (1974) by Adrian Hall, Music and Lyrics by: Richard Cumming, Directed by Adrian Hall, Rick Hauser. STARRING Jobeth Williams, Richard Kneeland. Produced by Ken Campbell. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Theater In America 1974
  33. FIFTH OF JULY (1983) by Lanford Wilson, Music by: Jonathan Hogan, Directed by Marshall W. Mason, Kirk Browning. STARRING Richard Thomas, Jeff Daniels, Swoosie Kurtz. Produced by Sam Paul. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, American Playhouse 1982
  34. THE FIRST BREEZE OF SUMMER (1976) by Leslie Lee, Directed by Douglas Turner Ward, Kirk Browning. STARRING Frances Foster, Janet League, Moses Gunn. Produced by Lindsay Law. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Theater In America 1976
  35. THE FIVE FORTY-EIGHT (1979) by John Cheever, Terrence McNally Music by: Jonathan Tunick, Directed by James Ivory. STARRING Mary Beth Hurt, Laurence Luckinbill, Laurinda Barrett, Philip Scher and Kathy Keeney with Jon De Vries, Nicholas Luckinbill, John Harkins, Dale Hodges,Ann McDonough, Robert Hitt, Tiger Haynes, Susan Hovey, John Ramsey, Adam Petroski. Produced by Peter Weinberg. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, PBS Great Performances: Theater In America
  36. FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF (1982) by Ntozake Shange, Music by: Baikida Carroll, Directed by Oz Scott. STARRING Alfre Woodard, Ntozake Shange, Lynn Whitfield. Produced by Lindsay Law. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, American Playhouse 1982
  37. FOR THE USE OF THE HALL (1975) by Oliver Hailey, Music by: Robert Prince, Directed by Lee Grant, Rick Bennewitz. STARRING Aline MacMahon, Barbara Barrie, Susan Anspach, Joyce Van Patten and David Hedison with George Furth. Produced by George Turpin. Executive Produced by Norman Lloyd.
  38. FORGET-ME-NOT-LANE (1975) by Peter Nichols, Directed by Arvin Brown, John Desmond. STARRING Geraldine Fitzgerald, Donald Moffat, Joseph Maher, Tom Hulce. Produced by Jac Venza, Lindsay Law. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Theater In America in association with Connecticut Public Television
  39. FREEMAN (1977) by Phillip Hayes Dean, Phillip Hayes Dean Music by: Phil Moore, Directed by Lloyd Richards. STARRING Lou Gossett, Jr., Dick Anthony Williams, Chip Fields, Richard Ward and Paulene Myers. Executive Produced by Barbara Schultz.
  40. THE GIRLS IN THEIR SUMMER DRESSES (AND OTHER STORIES) (1981) by Irwin Shaw adapting a work by Irwin Shaw, Kenneth Cavander Music by: Elizabeth Swados, Directed by Nick Havinga, John Glenmeister. STARRING Jeff Bridges, Charles Durning, Carol Kane, Brian Dennehy and Claudine Auger with Pierre Santini. Produced by Lindsay Law. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Great Performances
  41. THE GLASS MENAGERIE (1973) by Tennessee Williams, Original Music Composed and Played by: John Barry, Directed by Anthony Harvey. STARRING Katharine Hepburn, Sam Waterston, Joanna Miles, Michael Moriarty. Produced by David Susskind.
  42. THE GOOD DOCTOR (1978) by Neil Simon adapting the works of Anton Chekhov, Music by: Conrad Susa, Directed by Jack O’Brien. STARRING Marsha Mason, Ed Asner, Richard Chamberlain, Lee Grant and Bob Dishy with Gary Dontzig. Produced by Lindsay Law. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Great Performances 1978
  43. GUESTS OF THE NATION (1981) by Neil McKenzie adapting the work of Frank O’Connor, Neil McKenzie Music by: Elizabeth Swados, Directed by John Desmond. STARRING Estelle Parsons, Frank Converse, Nesbitt Blaisdell, Charlie Stavola and Brian O’Mallon with Richard Cottrell, Nicholas Kepros, Tom V.V. Tammi. Produced by Phylis Geller. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Great Performances 1981
  44. HAMLET (1990) by William Shakespeare, Music by: Bob James, Directed by Kevin Kline, Kirk Browning. STARRING Kevin Kline, Dana Ivey, Diane Venora. Produced by Kimberly Myers. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Great Performances 1990
  45. HAPPY DAYS (1980) by Samuel Beckett, Directed by David Heeley. STARRING George Voskovec, Irene Worth. Produced by Joseph Papp. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Great Performances 1980
  46. THE HEMINGWAY PLAY (1976) by Frederick Hunter, Frederick Hunter Music by: Lee Holdridge, Directed by Don Taylor. STARRING Tim Matheson, Perry King, Pamela Sue Martin, Mitchell Ryan and Miriam Colon with Alexander Scourby, Samantha Eggar, Biff McGuire, Kenneth Tigar, Robert Carricart. Produced by Norman Lloyd. Executive Produced by Norman Lloyd.
  47. HOGAN’S GOAT (1974) by William Alfred, Directed by Glenn Jordan. STARRING Faye Dunaway, Rue McClanahan, Philip Bosco, George Rose and Margaret Linn with Robert Foxworth, Kevin Conway. Produced by Glenn Jordan. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, NET Playhouse 1971
  48. HOME (1972) by David Storey, Music by: Alan Price, Directed by Lindsay Anderson. STARRING Sir John Gielgud, Sir Ralph Richardson, Dandy Nichols, Mona Washbourne and Warren Clarke. Produced by Jac Venza. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, National Educational Television 1971
  49. THE HUMAN VOICE (1967) by Jean Cocteau English translation by: Carl Wildman, Adapted for television by: Clive Exton, Directed by Ted Kotcheff. STARRING Ingrid Bergman,. Produced by David Susskind.
  50. THE ICEMAN COMETH (1960) by Eugene O’Neill, Joseph Liss Special Music played by: Paul McDonough (Intro:- Brooks Atkinson), Directed by Sidney Lumet. STARRING Jason Robards, Jr., James Broderick, Robert Redford, Myron McCormick and Tom Pedi with Farrell Pelly, Ronald Radd. Produced by National Telefilm Associates. Executive Produced by Worthington Miner.
  51. IN FASHION (1974) by Jon Jory adapting a farce by Georges Feydeau, Music by: Jerry Blatt; Lyrics: Lonnie Burstein, Directed by Bob Schwarz. STARRING Max Wright, Charlotte Rae, Susan Kaslow, Daniel Davis and Pamela Hall with Patrick Tovatt, Ken Jenkins, Donna Curtis. Produced by Matthew N. Herman. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Theater In America 1974
  52. INCIDENT AT VICHY (1973) by Arthur Miller, Arthur Miller Music by: Lyn Murray, Stacy Keach, Directed by Stacy Keach. STARRING Rene Auberjonois, Harris Yulin, Richard Jordan, Allen Garfield and Barry Primus with Bert Freed, Andy Robinson, Thomas Bower, Joseph Hindy, Harry Davis, Sean Kelly, Edmund Gilbert, William Hansen, Jack Denbo, Lee Bergere, Curt Lowens, Ed Bakey. Produced by George Turpin. Executive Produced by Norman Lloyd.
  53. JOURNEY OF THE FIFTH HORSE (1966) by Ronald Ribman adapting a work by Ivan Turgenev, Directed by Larry Arrick, Earl Dawson. STARRING Dustin Hoffman, Charlotte Rae, Michael Tolan, Susan Anspach and William H. Bassett with Jack Aaron, Jim Doerr, Catherine Gaffigan, Martha Greenhouse, Mark Hammer, Susan Lipton, Harry Miller, Nicholas Saunders, Jim Doerr, Patricia Stich, Brian Turkington, Lee Wall. Produced by Jac Venza. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, NET Playhouse, National Educational Television 1966
  54. JUNE MOON (1974) by George S. Kaufman, Directed by Burt Shevelove, Kirk Browning. STARRING Susan Sarandon, Estelle Parsons, Jack Cassidy, Lee Meredith and Burt Shevelove. Produced by Bo Goldman. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Theater In America 1974
  55. KING LEAR (1974) by William Shakespeare, Music by: Charles Gross, Directed by Edwin Sherin. STARRING James Earl Jones, Raul Julia, Paul Sorvino, Rene Auberjonois and Rosalind Cash with Lee Chamberlain, Ellen Holley, Douglas Watson, Tom Aldredge. Produced by Virginia Kassel. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Theater In America 1974
  56. KISS, KISS, DAHLINGS / THE LAST MILE (1992) by Wendy Wasserstein, Music by: Peter Wexler, Directed by Gerald Gutierrez. STARRING Blythe Danner, Nancy Marchand, Cynthia Nixon, Charlie Rose. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Great Performances 1992
  57. KNUCKLE (1975) by David Hare, Adapted for television by: David Scott Milton, Directed by Norman Lloyd. STARRING Jack Cassidy, Eileen Brennan, Michael Cristofer, Jack Colvin and Gretchen Corbett with James Greene, Jay Fletcher, Jack Sahakian, Julie McKenna. Produced by Norman Lloyd.
  58. THE LAST OF MRS. LINCOLN (1976) by James Prideaux, James Prideaux Music by: Lyn Murray, Directed by George Schaefer. STARRING Julie Harris, Michael Cristofer, Robby Benson, Patrick Duffy and Jack Furlong with Linda Kelsey, Kurtis Lee, Macon McCalman, Pricilla Morrill, Denver Pyle, Ford Rainer, Jay M. Riley, Billy Simpson, Royce Wallace, Kate Wilkinson. Produced by George Schaefer. Executive Produced by Norman Lloyd.
  59. LEMONADE (1971) by James Prideaux, James Prideaux, Directed by Charles S. Dubin. STARRING Eileen Herlie, Martha Scott. Produced by Lewis Freedman.
  60. LET ME HEAR YOU WHISPER (1969) by Paul Zindel, Music by: The Modern Jazz Quartet, Directed by Glenn Jordan. STARRING Bil Baird, Ruth White, Elizabeth Wilson. Produced by. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, NET Playhouse, New York Television Theater 1969
  61. LULLABY (1960) by Don Appell, Robert Rafelson, Directed by Donald Richardson. STARRING Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson, Ruth White, Tom Carlin. Produced by Henry Weinstein. Executive Produced by David Susskind.
  62. THE MAN OF DESTINY (1973) by George Bernard Shaw, George Bernard Shaw Music by: Robert Prince, Directed by Joseph Hardy. STARRING Stacy Keach, Samantha Eggar, William H. Bassett, Gino Conforti. Produced by George Turpin. Executive Produced by Norman Lloyd.
  63. THE MASTER BUILDER (1960) by Henrik Ibsen, Translated by: Eva LaGalliene, Directed by John Stix. STARRING E.G. Marshall, Lois Smith, Joanna Roos. Produced by Lewis Freedman.
  64. A MEMORY OF TWO MONDAYS (1974) by Arthur Miller, Music by: Don Elliott, Directed by Paul Bogart. STARRING Jack Warden, Harvey Keitel, Dick Van Patten, Estelle Parsons and Jerry Stiller with George Grizzard, Barnard Hughes. Produced by Jacqueline Babbin. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Theater In America: NET Playhouse 1970
  65. MONKEY, MONKEY, BOTTLE OF BEER, HOW MANY… (1974) by Marsha Sheiness, Directed by Harold Scott, Peter Levin. STARRING Rosemary DeAngelis, Jean DeBaer. Produced by Ken Campbell. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Theater In America 1974
  66. A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN (1975) by Eugene O’ Neill, Directed by Jose Quintero, Gordon Rigsby. STARRING Jason Robards, Jr., Colleen Dewhurst, Ed Flanders, John O’Leary and Edwin McDonough. Produced by David Susskind.
  67. THE MOUND BUILDERS (1976) by Lanford Wilson, Directed by Marshall W. Mason, Ken Campbell. STARRING Brad Dourif, Trish Hawkins, Tanya Berezin. Produced by Ken Campbell. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Great Performances, Theater In America 1976
  68. MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA (1979) by Eugene O’Neill, Music by: Maurice Jarre, Directed by Nick Havinga. STARRING Bruce Davison, Joan Hackett, Roberta Maxwell. Produced by Ann Blumenthal. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Great Performances, 1978
  69. MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (1974) by William Shakespeare, Directed by A.J. Antoon, Nick Havinga. STARRING Sam Waterston, Kathleen Widdoes, Barnard Hughes, April Shawnham and Douglass Watson with Glenn Walker, Mark Hammer, Army Freeman, Bette Henritz, Jeanne Hepple, Jerry Mayer, Jack Gianino, Marshall Efron, Will Mackenzie, Tom McDermott, Charles Bartlett, George Gugleotti, David Lenthall. Produced by Joseph Papp.
  70. NEIGHBORS (1971) by Arkady Leokum, Arkady Leokum, Directed by Fielder Cook. STARRING Cicely Tyson, Raymond St. Jacques, Jane Wyatt, Andrew Duggan. Produced by Lewis Freedman. Executive Produced by Lewis Freedman.
  71. NOURISH THE BEAST (1974) by Steve Tesich, Steve Tesich Music by: Robert Prince, Directed by Norman Lloyd. STARRING Eileen Brennan, John Randolph, Pamella Bellwood, John Beck and Randy Kim. Produced by George Turpin. Executive Produced by Norman Lloyd.
  72. O YOUTH AND BEAUTY (1979) by A.R. Gurney, Jr. adapting the work of John Cheever, Music by: Jonathan Tunick, Directed by Jeff Bleckner. STARRING Sigourney Weaver, Edward Herrmann, Michael Murphy, Kathryn Walker and Cheryl Arutt with Tim Waldrip, Charlotte Moore, John Harkins, Holland Taylor, Baxter Harris, Gordon Ramsey, Michelle LaMothe, William Gibberson, Nancy Wallach, Bruce Zawodniak. Produced by Ann Blumenthal. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York
  73. OUT OF OUR FATHER’S HOUSE (1978) by Elizabeth Gertrude Stern Maria Mitchell, Anna Howard Shaw –adapted by Eve Merriam, Jack Hofsiss and Paula Wagner, Eve Merriam, Jack Hofsiss, Paula Wagner Music by: Jack Feldman, Directed by Jack Hofsiss. STARRING Carol Kane, Dianne Wiest, Jan Miner, Jackie Burroughs and Maureen Anderman with Kaiulani Lee. Produced by Judy Kinberg. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Great Performances 1978
  74. PARADISE LOST (1974) by Clifford Odets, Directed by Glenn Jordan. STARRING Bernadette Peters, Eli Wallach, Fred Gwynne, Jo Van Fleet. Produced by Glenn Jordan. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Theater In America 1971
  75. PARTICULAR MEN (1972) by Loring Mandel, Music by: John Q. Adams, Directed by Glenn Jordan. STARRING Stacy Keach, Verna Bloom, Alice Drummond, William Roerick and Will Gregory with Lois Smith, Liam Sullivan, Douglas Watson, Joseph Warren, Joel Fabiani, Stepan Gierasch, George Voskovec, John Harkins, W.B. Brydon, Clifton James, Nicholas Kipros, Robert Baines. Produced by Glenn Jordan. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, National Programming Division, 1972
  76. THE PATRIOTS (1976) by Sidney Kingsley, Directed by Robert Strane, Bob Hankal. STARRING Robert Murch, Phillip LeStrange, Ralph Clanton, Martha J. Brown and Stephen Johnson with Bradford Wallace, Bob Horen, Thomas Quimby, Ritch Brinkley, William Jay, Barbara Reid, Bette Oliver, Katherine Rao. Produced by Ken Campbell. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Theater In America 1976
  77. THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE (1980) Libretto by William Gilbert, Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan, Directed by Wilford Leach. STARRING Kevin Kline, Linda Ronstadt, Rex Smith, George Rose and Patricia Routledge with Tony Azito. Produced by Joseph Papp.
  78. THE PRICE (1971) by Arthur Miller, Arthur Miller, Directed by Fielder Cook. STARRING George C. Scott, Colleen Dewhurst, Barry Sullivan, David Burns.
  79. THE PRINCE OF HOMBURG (1977) by Heinrich Von Kleist, Music by: Mel Marvin, Directed by Robert Kalfin, Kirk Browning. STARRING Frank Langella, Randy Danson, M’el Dowd. Produced by Lindsay Law. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York: Great Performances, Theater In America 1977
  80. THE REGARD OF FLIGHT AND THE CLOWN BAGATELLES (1983) by Bill Irwin, Music by: Doug Skinner, Directed by Gary Halverson. STARRING Bill Irwin, Doug Skinner, Michael O’Connor. Produced by Sam Paul. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Great Performances 1982
  81. THE RIMERS OF ELDRITCH (1974) by Lanford Wilson, Songs by Vance Sorrells, Directed by Davey Marlin-Jones. STARRING Frances Sternhagen, Rue McClanahan, Susan Sarandon, Davey Marlin-Jones. Produced by Matthew N. Herman. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Theater In America 1972
  82. THE ROYAL FAMILY (1977) by George S. Kaufman, Directed by Kirk Browning, Ellis Rabb. STARRING Rosemary Harris, Eva Le Gallienne, Sam Levene, Ellis Rabb. Produced by Ken Campbell. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Great Performances 1977
  83. THE RULES OF THE GAME (1975) by Luigi Pirandello translation by William Murray, Directed by Stephen Porter, Kirk Browning. STARRING Joan Van Ark, David Dukes, John McMartin, Glenn Close. Produced by Ken Campbell. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Theater in America 1975
  84. THE SCARECROW (1972) by Percy MacKaye, Percy MacKaye Music by: Mundell Lowe, Directed by Boris Segal. STARRING Gene Wilder, Blythe Danner, Will Geer, and with Nina Foch, Pete Duel, Elisha Cook, Peter Kasner, Joan Tompkins, Tom Helmore, Vughn Taylor, Ann Doran, Robert Karnes, John Myhers, Sian Barbara Allen, Lizabeth Deen, Meredith Hull, Alan Jordan. Produced by Lewis Freedman.
  85. THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL (1975) by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Music by: Stanley Silverman, Directed by Michael Langham, Nick Havinga. STARRING Blair Brown, Patricia Conolly, Kenneth Welsh, Larry Gates. Produced by David Griffiths. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Great Performances, Theater In America 1975
  86. SEA MARKS (1976) by Gardner McKay, Directed by Steven Robman, Ronald F. Maxwell. STARRING Veronica Castang, George Hearn. Produced by Ronald F. Maxwell. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Great Performances, Theater In America 1976
  87. THE SEAGULL (1975) by Anton Chekhov adapted and translated by Stark Young, Granville Sascha & John J. Alexis Borland Music by: Arthur Rubinstein, Directed by Nikos Psacharopoulos, John Desmond. STARRING Frank Langella, Blythe Danner, Olympia Dukakis, Lee Grant. Produced by David Griffiths. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Great Performances: Theater In America 1975
  88. SECRET SERVICE (1977) by William Gillette, Directed by Daniel Freudenberger, Peter Levin. STARRING Meryl Streep, John Lithgow, Mary Beth Hurt. Produced by Ken Campbell. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Theater In America 1977
  89. THE SHADOW OF A GUNMAN (1972) by Sean O’Casey, Sean O’Casey, Directed by Joseph Hardy. STARRING Frank Converse, Jack MacGowran, Sandra Morgan, Richard Dreyfuss. Executive Produced by Norman Lloyd.
  90. THE SHADY HILL KIDNAPPING (1983) by John Cheever, Music by: Jonathan Tunick, Directed by Paul Bogart. STARRING George Grizzard, Polly Holliday, Celeste Holm. Produced by Ann Blumenthal. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, American Playhouse 1982
  91. SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR (1976) by Luigi Pirandello, Paul Avilla Mayer, Directed by Stacy Keach. STARRING Andy Griffith, John Houseman, Julie Adams, Beverly Todd and James Keach. Produced by Norman Lloyd. Executive Produced by Norman Lloyd.
  92. THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH (1983) by Thornton Wilder, Music by: Conrad Susa, Directed by Jack O’Brien. STARRING Blair Brown, Harold Gould, Rue McClanahan, Sada Thompson and John Houseman. Produced by Sam Paul. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, American Playhouse 1983
  93. THE SORROWS OF GIN (1979) by Wendy Wasserstein adapting the work of John Cheever, Directed by Jack Hofsiss. STARRING Sigourney Weaver, Edward Herrmann, Eileen Heckart, Mara Hobel and Rachel Roberts with Marcella Lowry, Charlotte Moore, John Harkins, Baxter Harris, William Prince, Sally Jane Heit, Holland Taylor. Produced by Ann Blumenthal. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York
  94. THE STAR WAGON (1966) by Maxwell Anderson, Music by: Jose Serebier, Directed by Karl Genus. STARRING Dustin Hoffman, Eileen Brennan, Richard Castellano, Orson Bean and Marion Seldes. Produced by Karl Genus. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, NET Playhouse, National Educational Television & Radio Center 1966
  95. STEAMBATH (1973) by Bruce Jay Friedman, Bruce Jay Friedman Music by: Lyn Murray, Directed by Burt Brinckerhoff. STARRING Bill Bixby, Valerie Perrine, Jose Perez, Herb Edelman and Biff Elliot with Peter Kastner, Stephen Elliot, Shirley Kirkes, Kenneth Mars, Art Metra, Neil Schwartz, Patrick Spohn. Executive Produced by Norman Lloyd.
  96. STORY THEATRE (1969) by Paul Sills, Directed by Paul Sills. STARRING Mildred Dunnock, David Clennon, Alvin Epstein, Joan Pape and Barbara Damashek with Jim Brick, David Ackroyd, Pamela Jones, Michael Lombard, David Spielberg. Produced by Jac Venza. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York
  97. THE STY OF THE BLIND PIG (1974) by Phillip Hayes Dean, Phillip Hayes Dean, Directed by Ivan Dixon. STARRING Mary Alice, Madie Norman, Richard Ward, Scatman Crothers. Produced by George Turpin. Executive Produced by Norman Lloyd.
  98. THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (1976) by William Shakespeare, Music by: Lee Hoiby, Directed by William Ball, Kirk Browning. STARRING Fredi Olster, Marc Singer, Stephen St. Paul, Sandra Shotwell and William Paterson with Members of the American Conservatory Theater. Produced by Ken Campbell. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Great Performances: Theater In America 1976
  99. TARTUFFE (1978) by Jean-Baptiste Moliere translation by Richard Wilbur, Directed by Stephen Porter, Kirk Browning. STARRING Donald Moffat, Victor Garber, Tammy Grimes, Geraldine Fitzgerald and Patricia Elliott with Kirk Browning, Stephen Porter. Produced by Ann Blumenthal. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Great Performances: Theater In America 1978
  100. TEN BLOCKS ON THE CAMINO REAL (1966) by Tennessee Williams, Music by: Howard A. Roberts, Directed by Jack Landau. STARRING Martin Sheen, Lotte Lenya, Tom Aldredge, Michael Baseleon and Albert Dekker with Hurd Hatfield. Produced by Jac Venza. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, NET Playhouse, National Educational Television & Radio Center 1966
  101. THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE (1976) by William Saroyan, Directed by Jack O’Brien, Kirk Browning. STARRING Patti LuPone, Gerald Gutierrez, Kevin Kline, Benjamin Hendrickson and Richard Ooms with Nicholas Survoy, Sam Tsoutsouvas, Elaine Hausman, Michael Tolaydo, Norman Snow, Robert Bacigalupi, Brooks Baldwin, Glynis Bell, James Harper, Mary Lou Rosato, Roy K. Stevens, David Schramm. Produced by Lindsay Law. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Theater In America 1976
  102. A TOUCH OF THE POET (1974) by Eugene O’Neill, Directed by Kirk Browning, Stephen Porter. STARRING Nancy Marchand, Fritz Weaver, Roberta Maxwell, Donald Moffat and John Heffernan with Carrie Nye, Robert Phaelen. Produced by David Griffiths. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Theater In America 1974
  103. THE TRIAL OF THE MOKE (1978) by Daniel A. Stein, Directed by Stan Lathan. STARRING Alfre Woodard, Samuel Jackson, Franklyn Seales, Howard Rollins, Jr.. Produced by Ken Campbell. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Theater In America 1978
  104. TWO BY SAROYAN by William Saroyan, Directed by William Saroyan. STARRING Eddie Hodges, Larry Hagman, Orson Bean, Walter Matthau .
  105. TYPISTS (1971) by Murray Schisgal, Murray Schisgal, Directed by Glenn Jordan. STARRING Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson. Produced by Lewis Freedman. Executive Produced by Lewis Freedman.
  106. UNCOMMON WOMEN AND OTHERS (1978) by Wendy Wasserstein, Directed by Steve Robman, Merrily Mossman. STARRING Meryl Streep, Jill Eikenberry, Swoosie Kurtz, Ann McDonough and Alma Cuervo with Ellen Parker, Josephine Nicholas, Cynthia Herman, Anna Levine. Produced by Phylis Geller. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Great Performances: Theater In America 1978
  107. UNTOLD DAMAGE (1973) by Gardner McKay, Gardner McKay, Directed by Gardner McKay, Allan Muir. STARRING Geraldine Fitzgerald, Richard Dreyfuss, Alison Rose, Lou Frizzell and Tracy Brooks Swope with Joshua Bryant, Billie Joan Beach. Produced by George Turpin. Executive Produced by Norman Lloyd.
  108. VERNA: USO GIRL (1978) by Paul Gallico, Albert Innaurato, Directed by Ronald F. Maxwell. STARRING William Hurt, Sissy Spacek, Sally Kellerman, Ron Maxwell. Produced by Jac Venza. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York: Great Performances 1978
  109. WHEN HELL FREEZES OVER, I’LL SKATE (1979) by Vinnette Carroll, Music by: Cleavant Derricks, Clinton Derricks, Directed by Vinnette Carroll, Emile Ardolino. STARRING Clevant Derricks, Lynne Thigpen, Lynne Clifton-Allen, Clinton Derricks-Carroll. Produced by Emile Ardolino. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Great Performances, Theater In America 1979
  110. THE WIDOWING OF MRS. HOLROYD (1974) by D.H. Lawrence, Music by: Arthur Rubinstein, Directed by Arvin Brown, John Desmond. STARRING Geraldine Fitzgerald, Joyce Ebert, Rex Robbins, Frank Converse. Produced by Jac Venza. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Theater In America 1974
  111. WORKING (1982) by Studs Terkel, Stephen Schwartz, Nina Faso Songs by: Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Mary Rodgers, Susan Birkenhead, Directed by Stephen Schwartz, Kirk Browning. STARRING Barry Bostwick, Rita Moreno, James Taylor, Eileen Brennan and Charles Durning with Barbara Hershey, Patti LaBelle, Scatman Crothers. Produced by Phylis Geller. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, American Playhouse 1982
  112. THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON (1975) by Frank Chin, Directed by Russell Treyz, Portman Paget. STARRING George Takei, Pat Suzuki. Produced by Matthew N. Herman. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Great Performances, Theater In America 1975
  113. ZALMEN OR THE MADNESS OF GOD (1975) by Elie Wiesel, Directed by Alan Schneider, Peter Levin. STARRING Dianne Wiest, Robert Prosky, Joseph Wiseman. Produced by Ken Campbell. Executive Produced by Jac Venza. A Presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Theater In America 1975
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