|The Best of Broadway|
|Created by||Martin Manulis|
|Directed by||David Alexander|
Franklin J. Schaffner
Herbert B. Swope Jr.
|Country of origin||USA|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||9|
|Running time||60 mins|
|Original release||September 15, 1954 -|
May 4, 1955
The Best of Broadway is a 60-minute live television anthology series that aired on CBS Television on Wednesdays at 10p.m. Easter Standard Time from September 15, 1954, to May 4, 1955, for a total of nine episodes. Each show was broadcast live in color from New York City, was an adaptation of a famous Broadway play, and included commercials for Westinghouse featuring Betty Furness. Using a "giant new studio," plays were presented in front of a studio audience, which contributed a Broadway-like element.
This series ran every fourth week, with Pabst Blue Ribbon Bouts being aired the other three weeks. After this series, and Ford Star Jubilee (1955-56), CBS largely refrained from color broadcasting until the mid-60's.
Actors appearing in the series included:
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