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Miss Saigon : related television coverage, August 8 to 22, 1990.

Author: Joseph PappJonathan PryceCharlton HestonColleen DewhurstDenzel WashingtonAll authors
Publisher: New York, 1990.
Series: Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival Moving Image Collection
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material   Archival Material : English
Database:WorldCat
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Television coverage related to the controversy surrounding the Broadway musical Miss Saigon. The controversy was provoked by producer Cameron Mackintosh's casting of a white British actor, Jonathan Pryce, in the Eurasian lead role of the Engineer. Actors' Equity initially barred Pryce from appearing in the show on Broadway on the grounds that part should go to an Asian actor, and then later reversed its decison.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Television
Interviews
Named Person: Claude-Michel Schönberg; Cameron Mackintosh; Jonathan Pryce; Charlton Heston; Denzel Washington; Charlton Heston; Cameron Mackintosh; Jonathan Pryce; Denzel Washington
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Papp; Jonathan Pryce; Charlton Heston; Colleen Dewhurst; Denzel Washington; New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater.
OCLC Number: 78682880
Notes: These videos separated from the New York Shakespeare Festival collection, *T-Mss 1993-028.
No credits on tape. Title supplied by cataloger.
Compilation of segments taped off air.
Segments overlap with those cataloged in NCOX 5037 and NCOX 5200.
Videocassette one (7 min.): Four segments aired Entertainment tonight, August 8,9, 15 and 22, 1991, respectively.
Videocassette two (4 min.): Two segments aired Entertainment tonight, August 17, 1990. Segment one: Miss Saigon coverage. Segment two: Denzel Washington's plays Richard in the New York Shakespeare Festival production of The tragedy of King Richard III, at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Interview with Washington.
Description: 2 videocassettes (11 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Series Title: Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival Moving Image Collection
Other Titles: Entertainment tonight, Miss Saigon, Denzel Washington, August 17, 1990
Miss Saigon (two pieces) and Charlton Heston

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Television coverage related to the controversy surrounding the Broadway musical Miss Saigon. The controversy was provoked by producer Cameron Mackintosh's casting of a white British actor, Jonathan Pryce, in the Eurasian lead role of the Engineer. Actors' Equity initially barred Pryce from appearing in the show on Broadway on the grounds that part should go to an Asian actor, and then later reversed its decison. Segments include interview excerpts with Charlton Heston, Jonathan Price, Actors' Equity president Colleen Dewhurst, theatrical producer Joseph Papp, and various Asian American actors. Videocassette two includes a segment relating to New York Shakespeare Festival performer Denzel Washington.

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