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This edition: Performance (Winter 1982)

Episode Details

Original tape date: February 1, 1982.

The panel of performers - Karen Akers (Nine), Christine Baranski (Sally and Marsha), actor/playwright Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song Trilogy), Ben Harney (Dreamgirls), Lonny Price (Master Harold...and the boys), and Liv Ullmann (Ghosts) - discuss the strong themes of their respective productions; how demanding their roles are, from character development to physical challenges to the emotional intensity of a role; training and audition experiences; how cast replacements effect a play; and developing new musicals out-of-town compared to workshopping in New York.

Guest List

Karen Akers Singer, Actress

Christine Baranski Actress

Harvey Fierstein Playwright

Ben Harney Actor

Lonny Price Director

Liv Ullmann Actress, Director