Research Catalog

Purlie

Title
Purlie [videorecording] / A presentation of Showtime Entertainment ; Robert R. Thiel in association with CBS Video Enterprises presents ; based on the play Purlie Victorious by Ossie Davis ; music by Gary Geld ; lyrics by Peter Udell ; book by Ossie Davis, Philip Rose, and Peter Udell ; entire production staged by Philip Rose ; choreography by Al Perryman ; directed for television by Rudi Goldman.
Publication
New York, c 1981.

Details

Additional Authors
  • Thiel, Robert R.
  • Geld, Gary.
  • Geld, Gary
  • Udell, Peter
  • Davis, Ossie
  • Rose, Philip, 1921-2011
  • Perryman, Al
  • Goldman, Rudi
  • Tilton, James
  • Cooper-Hecht, Gail
  • Adelman, Alan
  • Nordstrom, Randy
  • Nurock, Kirk
  • Sherman, Garry
  • Henderson, Luther, 1919-2003
  • Wright, Rayburn
  • Halpern, Mortimer
  • Guillaume, Robert
  • Hemsley, Sherman, 1938-2012
  • Hughes, Rheta
  • Moore, Melba
  • Taylor, Clarice, 1927-2011
  • Maggart, Brandon
  • Scardino, Don
  • Hopkins, Linda, 1924-2017
  • Ross, Ted (Theodore)
  • Sallid, Otis
  • Showtime Entertainment, producer.
  • CBS Video Enterprises, producer.
Description
2 videocassettes (U-matic) (125 min.) : sound, color; 3/4 in.
Summary
Television adaptation of the stage musical Purlie, first performed on Broadway in 1970. Robert Guillaume, Sherman Hemsley, Melba Moore, and Linda Hopkins reprise the roles they played on stage.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Musicals.
  • Television.
Note
  • Title from opening credits.
Access (note)
  • Restricted to qualified researchers.
Credits (note)
  • Scenery designed by James Tilton ; costumes designed by Gail Cooper-Hecht ; lighting directors, Alan Adelman and Randy Nordstrom ; musical director, Kirk Nurock ; orchestrations by Garry Sherman ; vocal arrangements by Gary Geld and Garry Sherman ; additional orchestrations by Luther Henderson and Ray Wright ; production stage manager, Mortimer Halpern.
Performer (note)
  • Robert Guillaume, Sherman Hemsley, Rheta Hughes, Melba Moore, Clarice Taylor, Brandon Maggart, Don Scardino, Linda Hopkins, Ted Ross, Otis Sallid, et al.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped at the Lehman College Center for the Performing Arts, New York City, 1981. Originally broadcast on the Showtime cable network, New York, N.Y., June 18, 1982.
Call Number
NCOX 386
OCLC
1430224722
Title
Purlie [videorecording] / A presentation of Showtime Entertainment ; Robert R. Thiel in association with CBS Video Enterprises presents ; based on the play Purlie Victorious by Ossie Davis ; music by Gary Geld ; lyrics by Peter Udell ; book by Ossie Davis, Philip Rose, and Peter Udell ; entire production staged by Philip Rose ; choreography by Al Perryman ; directed for television by Rudi Goldman.
Imprint
New York, c 1981.
Type of Content
two-dimensional moving image
Type of Medium
video
Type of Carrier
videocassette
Access
Restricted to qualified researchers.
Credits
Scenery designed by James Tilton ; costumes designed by Gail Cooper-Hecht ; lighting directors, Alan Adelman and Randy Nordstrom ; musical director, Kirk Nurock ; orchestrations by Garry Sherman ; vocal arrangements by Gary Geld and Garry Sherman ; additional orchestrations by Luther Henderson and Ray Wright ; production stage manager, Mortimer Halpern.
Cast
Robert Guillaume, Sherman Hemsley, Rheta Hughes, Melba Moore, Clarice Taylor, Brandon Maggart, Don Scardino, Linda Hopkins, Ted Ross, Otis Sallid, et al.
Event
Videotaped at the Lehman College Center for the Performing Arts, New York City, 1981. Originally broadcast on the Showtime cable network, New York, N.Y., June 18, 1982.
Added Author
Thiel, Robert R., producer.
Geld, Gary. Purlie.
Geld, Gary, arranger of music.
Udell, Peter, lyricist.
Udell, Peter, librettist.
Davis, Ossie, librettist.
Rose, Philip, 1921-2011, librettist.
Rose, Philip, 1921-2011, director.
Perryman, Al, choreographer.
Goldman, Rudi, television director.
Tilton, James, set designer.
Cooper-Hecht, Gail, costume designer.
Adelman, Alan, lighting designer.
Nordstrom, Randy, lighting designer.
Nurock, Kirk, conductor.
Sherman, Garry, orchestrations.
Sherman, Garry, arranger of music.
Henderson, Luther, 1919-2003, orchestrations.
Wright, Rayburn, orchestrations.
Halpern, Mortimer, production stage manager.
Guillaume, Robert, performer.
Hemsley, Sherman, 1938-2012, performer.
Hughes, Rheta, performer.
Moore, Melba, performer.
Taylor, Clarice, 1927-2011, performer.
Maggart, Brandon, performer.
Scardino, Don, performer.
Hopkins, Linda, 1924-2017, performer.
Ross, Ted (Theodore), performer.
Sallid, Otis, performer.
Showtime Entertainment, producer.
CBS Video Enterprises, producer.
Research Call Number
NCOX 386
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