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Tune In To PBS This Sunday For Donna Murphy, Norbert Leo Butz and More in Mercy Street

Tune In To PBS This Sunday For Donna Murphy, Norbert Leo Butz and More in Mercy Street
Donna Murphy

Donna Murphy

PBS’ new Civil War era drama series “Mercy Street” stars Donna Murphy, Norbert Leo Butz, Shalita Grant, Josh Radner, Cherry Jones, McKinley Belcher III and many more. Premiering on Sunday, January 17, 2016, at 10:00 p.m.

Donna Murphy (“Resurrection,” “Hindsight,” Broadway’s Passion and The King and I) as Jane Green, wife of James Green, Sr. and mother to three, she is the quintessential Southern belle.

Norbert Leo Butz (“Bloodline” and his Tony Award winning performances in Catch Me If You Can and Thou Shalt Not.) as Dr. Byron Hale, an old-school Army Surgeon who does everything by the book.

Shalita Grant

Shalita Grant

Shalita Grant (“NCIS: New Orleans,” “Bones” and Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike) as Aurelia Johnson, a stoical “contraband” (escaped slave living behind Union lines) working as a laundress at the hospital.

Special guest star Cherry Jones as Dorthea Dix, known as “Miss Dix,” the formidable superintendent of Union Army nurses.

McKinley Belcher III (“Show Me A Hero,” “Chicago PD”) as Samuel Diggs, a free black laborer who works in Mansion House Hospital and harbors a secret knowledge of medicine.

Filmed on location in Virginia, “Mercy Street” is the first American drama to air on PBS in more than a decade. The six-part series , follows the lives of two volunteer nurses on opposing sides of the Civil War — New England abolitionist Mary Phinney (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Confederate supporter Emma Green (Hannah James). The Green family’s luxury hotel in Alexandria, Virginia, has been transformed into Mansion House, a Union Army hospital tending to the war’s wounded. Inspired by memoirs and letters from real doctors and nurse volunteers at Mansion House Hospital, this new drama reveals the stories of those struggling to save lives while managing their own hardships.

The series, executive produced by Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Lisa Q. Wolfinger and David Zabel, will join a robust Sunday night drama lineup on PBS in winter 2016, including the final season of “Downton Abbey” on Masterpiece.

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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