Shangri-La Plaza (TV pilot)

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Shangri-La Plaza
GenreMusical comedy
Created byMark Mueller
Nick Castle
Written byNick Castle
Mark Mueller
Craig Safan
Directed byNick Castle
StarringMelora Hardin
Chris Sarandon
Terrence Mann
Carmen Lundy
Savion Glover
Allison Mack
Jeff Yagher
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes1
Executive producer(s)Craig Safan
Nick Castle
Mark Mueller
Producer(s)Stephen Cragg
Mark Horowitz
Production company(s)CBS Entertainment Productions
Castle/Safan/Mueller Productions
First shown inCBS
Original releaseJuly 30 –
July 30, 1990[1][2]

Shangri-La Plaza is a musical-comedy pilot made for CBS in 1990.[3]

It was directed by Nick Castle and written and created by Mark Mueller and Nick Castle. It starred The Office’s Melora Hardin, Oscar nominee Chris Sarandon, jazz singer Carmen Lundy, and Broadway’s original Beast and Javert (of Beauty and the Beast and Les Misérables) Terrence Mann, a two-time Tony Award Nominee for Best Actor.[4] It also featured the tap dancer Savion Glover in one of his first television appearances, as well as eight-year-old Allison Mack, of Smallville fame.

It was filmed on location in an actual mini-mall at the corner of Vineland Avenue and Burbank Boulevard in North Hollywood, California.

The episode is available on YouTube.[5]


  1. ^ "RHYME SO BAD, IT MAKES US SAD". Los Angeles Daily News. July 30, 1990. (Newsbank)
  2. ^ "UPBEAT CAST MAKES 'SHANGRI-LA' A TREAT". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. July 30, 1990. pp. D6. (Newsbank)
  3. ^ Shangri-La Plaza on IMDb.
  4. ^ Terrence Mann. Internet Broadway Database.
  5. ^ [Shangri-La Plaza pilot,]

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