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The pirates of Penzance : related television coverage and commercials

Title
The pirates of Penzance : related television coverage and commercials, November 21, 1980 to November 17, 1981 [videorecording]
Publication
New York, 1980-1981.

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Videodisc 1Moving imageBy appointment only NCOX 5123 Videodisc 1Offsite
Videodisc 2Moving imageBy appointment only NCOX 5123 Videodisc 2Offsite
Videodisc 3Moving imageBy appointment only NCOX 5123 Videodisc 3Offsite

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Description
3 videodiscs (DVD) (102 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of the Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival.
Series Statement
Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival Moving Image Collection
Alternative Title
  • Pirates of Penzance--TV coverage cassette #2
  • Pirates of Penzance--TV coverage cassette #3
  • Anthony prod., Merv Griffin show, Andy Gibb, 2/81
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Commercials.
  • Television.
  • Interviews.
Note
  • These videos separated from the New York Shakespeare Festival collection, *T-Mss 1993-028.
  • Dubbed compilation of segments taped off air.
  • No credits on tape; title derived from label on container.
  • Content descriptions from tape and New York Shakespeare Festival inventory.
  • Videodisc one (segments one to fifteen): 55 min. Videodisc two (segments sixteen to nineteen): 22 min. Videodisc three (segment twenty): 25 min.
  • Videodisc two contains extraneous material following relevant content.
  • Televsion commercials in segments six to ten also cataloged in NCOX 5288.
  • Segment one: Channel 5 news, aired WNEW-TV, 1/8/81. "A production of Gilbert and Sullivan's The pirates of Penzance opened at the Uris Theater. Critic Stewart Klein was on the aisle." Includes performance footage.
  • Segment two: Channel 2 news, aired WCBS-TV, 1/8/81. Dennis Cunningham covers opening night of The pirates of Penzance, including party at Luchow's.
  • Segment three: Channel 2 news, aired WCBS-TV, 1/9/81. Dennis Cunningham recounts the saga of the New York Shakespeare Festival production The pirates of Penzance which began at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park and opened on Broadway last night. Features interviews with producer Joseph Papp, star Estelle Parsons and Louise Lasser (who is not in the production) at the opening night party; performance footage is included.
  • Segment four: Channel 2 news, aired WCBS-TV, 1/8/81. Dennis Cunningham reports on the opening of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The pirates of Penzance at the Uris Theater.
  • Segment five: News4 New York, aired WNBC-TV, 1/8/81. Chauncey Howell reviews Joseph Papp's new Broadway production The pirates of Penzance.
  • Segments six to eight: The pirates of Penzance television commercial (coming to Broadway). Three versions produced by Case & McGrath, 11/21/80.
  • Segment nine: The pirates of Penzance television commercial (after Broadway reviews). 1/26/81.
  • Segment ten: The pirates of Penzance television commercial (animated New York version). 5/7/81.
  • Segment eleven: Channel 2 news, aired WCBS-TV, 5/11/81. "The Tony Awards nominations were announced on Broadway and Dennis Cunningham is back with the details." Includes brief interview with Joseph Papp.
  • Segment twelve: Channel 2 news, aired WCBS-TV, 6/6/81. Dennis Cunningham covers the upcoming Tony Awards. Interviews with George Rose and Kevin Kline who star in The pirates of Penzance.
  • Segment thirteen: Today show, aired WNBC-TV, Channel 4, 5/28/81. Tom Brokaw interviews pop stars Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith who discuss their experiences performing in the Broadway musical The Pirates of Penzance. Includes performance excerpts. Part one of a two-part interview.
  • Segment fourteen: Today show, aired WNBC-TV, Channel 4, 5/29/81. Tom Brokaw interviews pop stars Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith and Karla Devito, who will replace Linda Ronstadt as Mabel in the Broadway production of The pirates of Penzance. Part two of a two-part interview.
  • Segment fifteen: 2 on the town, aired WCBS-TV, 11/17/81. Profile and interview of theatrical producer Joseph Papp. Includes archival New York Shakespeare Festival footage including brief interview with composer Elizabeth Swados; performance footage from The pirates of Penzance.
  • Segment sixteen: Channel 2 news, aired WCBS-TV, Channel 2, 2/4/81. Dennis Cunningham reports on New York City police commissioner Robert J. McGuire's backstage visit at the Uris Theater with the Broadway cast of The pirates of Penzance.
  • Segment seventeen: Channel 11 news, aired WPIX-TV, 1/8/81. Jeffrey Lyons reviews the New York Shakespeare Festival production The pirates of Penzance now at the Uris Theater. Includes performance footage.
  • Segment eighteen: Eyewitness news, aired WABC-TV, Channel 7, 1/8/81. Joel Siegel reviews the Broadway production The pirates of Penzance.
  • Segment nineteen: 35th annual Tony Awards, aired WCBS-TV, Channel 2, 6/7/81. The pirates of Penzance wins three Tonys for: Director (Musical) Wilford Leach; Reproduction (Play or Musical) Joseph Papp, producer; and Actor (Musical) Kevin Kline. Tape includes the award presentations and acceptances.
  • Segment twenty: The Merv Griffin show, aired February 1981; exact airdate unknown. Excerpts. Pop singer Andy Gibb (who starred in the road company version of The pirates of Penzance) performs two songs: Time is time and Me without you; and he talks with host Merv Griffin. Includes blank spaces intended for television commercials.
Event (note)
  • Broadcast on various New York, N.Y. television stations from 1980 to 1981.
Biography (note)
  • The pirates of Penzance, an adaptation of the 1879 operetta by W.S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan, was produced by Joseph Papp and New York Shakespeare Festival during summer of 1980 at Central Park's Delacorte Theater. The cast included Kevin Kline as the Pirate King, Rex Smith as Frederic, Linda Ronstadt as Mabel, George Rose as Major-General Stanley and Patricia Routledge as Ruth. Papp brought the show to Broadway in January where it played at the Uris Theatre and then moved to the Minskoff Theatre with most of the same cast, Estelle Parsons replacing Routledge. The Broadway mounting lasted for 772 performances. Cast replacements included Treat Williams for the Pirate King, Kaye Ballard for Ruth and Maureen McGovern and Pam Dawber for Mabel. The road company opened with Barry Bostwick, Jo Anne Worley, Pam Dawber and Andy Gibb, and James Belushi replaced Bostwick as the Pirate King. The original Broadway cast, with the exception of Angela Lansbury who played Ruth, performed in the 1983 film version released by Universal Pictures.
Call Number
NCOX 5123
OCLC
NYPG05-F11418
Title
The pirates of Penzance : related television coverage and commercials, November 21, 1980 to November 17, 1981 [videorecording]
Imprint
New York, 1980-1981.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Series
Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival Moving Image Collection
Event
Broadcast on various New York, N.Y. television stations from 1980 to 1981.
Summary
Television coverage related to the New York Shakespeare Festival production of the operetta The pirates of Penzance. Seventeen segments from New York aired/produced November 21, 1980 to November 17, 1981. Segments include television commercials for The pirates of Penzance.
Biography
The pirates of Penzance, an adaptation of the 1879 operetta by W.S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan, was produced by Joseph Papp and New York Shakespeare Festival during summer of 1980 at Central Park's Delacorte Theater. The cast included Kevin Kline as the Pirate King, Rex Smith as Frederic, Linda Ronstadt as Mabel, George Rose as Major-General Stanley and Patricia Routledge as Ruth. Papp brought the show to Broadway in January where it played at the Uris Theatre and then moved to the Minskoff Theatre with most of the same cast, Estelle Parsons replacing Routledge. The Broadway mounting lasted for 772 performances. Cast replacements included Treat Williams for the Pirate King, Kaye Ballard for Ruth and Maureen McGovern and Pam Dawber for Mabel. The road company opened with Barry Bostwick, Jo Anne Worley, Pam Dawber and Andy Gibb, and James Belushi replaced Bostwick as the Pirate King. The original Broadway cast, with the exception of Angela Lansbury who played Ruth, performed in the 1983 film version released by Universal Pictures.
Added Author
Papp, Joseph, interviewee.
Papp, Joseph, recipient.
Smith, Rex, interviewee.
Smith, Rex, performer.
Ronstadt, Linda, interviewee.
Ronstadt, Linda, performer.
Rose, George, 1920-1988, interviewee.
Rose, George, 1920-1988, performer.
Kline, Kevin, interviewee.
Kline, Kevin, recipient.
Gibb, Andy, 1958-1988, performer.
Cunningham, Dennis (Dennis M.), reporter.
Cunningham, Dennis (Dennis M.), interviewer.
Brokaw, Tom, interviewer.
Siegel, Joel, 1943-2007, reporter.
Klein, Stewart, 1933-1999 reporter.
Lyons, Jeffrey, reporter.
Howell, Chauncey, reporter.
Griffin, Merv, 1925-2007, host.
Leach, Wilford, 1929-1988, recipient.
New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater.
WABC-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.) producer.
WCBS-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.) producer.
WNEW-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.), producer.
WNBC-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.), producer.
WWOR-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.) producer.
Added Title
Title on original container one: Pirates of Penzance--TV coverage cassette #2
Title on original container two: Pirates of Penzance--TV coverage cassette #3
Title on original container three: Anthony prod., Merv Griffin show, Andy Gibb, 2/81
Gift of the Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival.
Research Call Number
NCOX 5123
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