February 21, 1990 |
"In a Shallow Grave," the first James Purdy novel to be adapted into a feature film, is a moody, oddly compelling love triangle with a daring twist on "American Playhouse" tonight(9 p.m. on Channels 28 and 15). The story, set in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains during World War II, is about a horribly scarred veteran home from the war and his unrequited love for his prewar princess.
July 17, 1987 |
Playwright Eugene O'Neill will be the centerpiece of the next season of public television's "American Playhouse," with Glenda Jackson, Jack Lemmon and Matthew Modine set to star in works by and about the playwright, series executive producer Lindsay Law said Tuesday. The weekly drama series is due to begin its seventh season in January, 1988, the year that marks the centennial of O'Neill's birth.
January 19, 1987 |
The creative forces involved in the new TV production of Arthur Miller's 40-year-old "All My Sons" believe its message about the individual's responsibility to society is more relevant today than ever. "Frankly, I've been fairly astonished by the power of the whole thing," Miller said after previewing the first television production of his play. "Aside from being a marvelous TV production, it stands with the very best of the stage productions of the play I have ever seen."
June 10, 1990 |
Excuse me," the young actor nervously asked. "Could you please autograph this?" The balding, bespectacled man looked up from his lunch and smiled. "Sure," he told the actor, a boy not more than 12. "Put it here." The boy put a script on the man's lap and gave him a felt pen. The man quickly scribbled Arthur Miller on a page and handed it back to him. The young fan beamed. "Thank you," he said and walked away.
April 28, 1991 |
Blair Brown, Teresa Wright and Brenda Fricker ("My Left Foot") are in New England filming "Lethal Innocence," a PBS "American Playhouse" based on the life story of a young Cambodian refugee boy who was rescued from the Khmer Rouge and adopted by an entire New England town. The drama will premiere later this year or in early 1992. TNT will pay tribute to Oscar-winning actor Henry Fonda with a retrospective featuring excerpts from his 47-year film career.
March 20, 1991 |
Stephen Sondheim once described his "Into the Woods" with characteristic simplicity as a musical about parents and children. Yes, but. Just as Sondheim is incapable of resisting intricacy in words and music, so the book for "Into the Woods," written by its director James Lapine, is an intricate and poetic exploration of the deeper woods one enters after happily-ever-after has come and gone.