The New York City museum recently acquired a collection of tapes from those Tony Awards telecasts that were produced by the late Alexander Cohen. The first group of performance clips were on view at the Museum Aug. 6-17. Among the productions that were featured during "Tony Awards Highlights: The Alexander H. Cohen Years: 1967-1976" were I Do! I Do!, starring Mary Martin and Robert Preston; Pippin with Ben Vereen; Over Here! with the Andrews Sisters; Chicago, with Jerry Orbach; Purlie with Melba Moore; Hello, Dolly! with Pearl Bailey; and the long-running classic, A Chorus Line. The complete list of performances for "Tony Awards Highlights: The Alexander H. Cohen Years: 1977-1986" follow:
Lenny Baker, Joanna Gleason, Ilene Graff, James Naughton in "I Love My Wife"/"Married Couple Seeks Married Couple"/"Hey There, Good Times" from I Love My Wife
"Sing, Sing, Sing" from Dancin'
Imogene Coca, John Cullum, Judy Kaye, Kevin Kline sing "On the Twentieth Century" from On the Twentieth Century
Hines Brothers dance from Eubie!
Dorothy Loudon sings "Fifty Percent" from Ballroom
"Come Follow the Band" from Barnum
"Production Code" from A Day in Hollywood Mickey Rooney, Ann Miller in Sugar Babies
Andrea McCardle sings "Tomorrow" from Annie
Nell Carter sings "Honeysuckle Rose" from Ain't Misbehavin'
Angela Lansbury sings "By the Sea" from Sweeney Todd
Patti LuPone sings "Buenos Aires" from Evita
Jennifer Holliday, Obba Babatunde, Cleavant Derricks, Loretta Devine, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Ben Harney in "And I'm Telling You, I'm Not Goin' from Dreamgirls
"Be Italian" from Nine
Roscoe Lee Browne, Tommy Tune, Twiggy in "Kickin' the Clouds Away" from My One and Only
Liz Callaway, Catherine Cox, Beth Fowler in "I Want It All" from Baby
Gene Barry, George Hearn in "I Am What I Am" from La Cage aux Folles
Daniel Jenkins, Ron Richardson in "Muddy Water"/"River in the Rain" from Big River
"Beat Me Daddy," "Eight to the Bar" from Big Deal
"There You Are!"/"Don't Quit While You're Ahead" from The Mystery of Edwin Drood
The screenings will be held daily at 3:15 PM from Aug. 19-31. The Museum of Television & Radio is located in Manhattan at 25 West 52nd Street. There is a suggested donation of $10.