Video: Broadway Comes to Cable

The home box has a sparkling new season of music and drama

"I want to hear a warm, thrilling voice cry out, Hallelujah! Hallelujah! I'm alive!" So spoke Jimmy Porter, the cold, cauterizing antihero of John Osborne's 1956 play Look Back in Anger. And so might an American viewer today appraise the three major TV networks, where the individual voice tends to get lost in the Valium murmur of a hundred soap sellers, newscasters and tough private eyes. For the unique noise of a writer's whirring mind or an actor's seductive rhetoric, one could only...

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