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Friday, February 16, 2018

Helen Mirren Receives Career Achievement Honor by Melissa Major

Helen Mirren receives the Career Achievement Honor at AARP’s 17th Annual Movies For Grownups Awards. Mirren, an Academy ®, Golden Globe®, Emmy®, Tony®, BAFTA® & Olivier® Aw…

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Laurie Metcalf wins Best Supporting Actress by Melissa Major

Laurie Metcalf wins Best Supporting Actress for Lady Bird at AARP’s 17th Annual Movies For Grownups Awards. Available to viewers for the first time ever, Great Performances presents th…

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Corbin Bleu and Lora Lee Gayer Perform “Let’s Say It With Firecrackers” by Melissa Major

Corbin Bleu and Lora Lee Gayer tap dance and sing in the energetic “Let’s Say It With Firecrackers” in Holiday Inn. Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn – The Broadway Musi…

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Full Episode by Melissa Major

Stream the Tony Award-winning play Indecent on GREAT PERFORMANCES – part of the fall Broadway’s Best lineup. The post Full Episode appeared first on Great Performances.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Broadway Dreams: Interview With Holiday Inn’s Darien Crago by Melissa Major

by Elisa Lichtenbaum With Thanksgiving upon us and Christmas just around the corner, there’s no time like the present to get into the holiday spirit. To kick off this festive season, Great…

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About Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn – The Broadway Musical by Melissa Major

The festive Roundabout Theatre Company production of Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn comes to PBS Friday, November 24 at 9 p.m. (check local listings) continuing the GREAT PERFORMANCES…

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Five Reasons Indecent is a Must-See Play by Melissa Major

by Elisa Lichtenbaum When Indecent opened on Broadway earlier this year, it was hailed by critics as “captivating and gorgeous” (Time Out New York) and “a heart-stirring reminder of th…

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Full Episode by Melissa Major

Now Streaming: As part of the Broadway’s Best on PBS lineup, GREAT PERFORMANCES aired a special encore presentation of In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams – showcasing the 2008 mu…

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About Indecent by Melissa Major

The Tony Award-winning play Indecent comes to GREAT PERFORMANCES, Friday, November 17 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) as part of the fall Broadway’s Best lineup. Indecent,…

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

The Cast of In The Heights: Where Are They Now? by Melissa Major

by Elisa Lichtenbaum In the beginning, before the hit musical Hamilton, there was In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first Broadway musical. Winner of five 2008 Tony Awards, including Be…

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Mandy Gonzalez and Chris Jackson sing “When You’re Home” by Melissa Major

Lin-Manuel Miranda explains the most autobiographical moment in his 2008 musical, In the Heights. Mandy Gonzalez and Christopher Jackson sing “When You’re Home.” A special …

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda on Writing In The Heights by Melissa Major

Lin-Manuel Miranda discusses writing his first musical, In the Heights. The show was based on Lin’s experiences growing up in Washington Heights, New York City. A special encore of In …

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Dave Grohl and Chad Smith Discuss Musical Influences by Melissa Major

The Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Landmarks Live in Concert host Chad Smith discuss the music their families listened to when they were growing up and how it impacted them. Captured thi…

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Full Episode by Melissa Major

Now Streaming: Kevin Kline’s Tony Award®- winning performance in Noël Coward’s Present Laughter. First produced in 1942 with Coward himself in the leading role, Present Laughter contin…

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Cobie Smulders and Kevin Kline in Noël Coward’s Present Laughter by Melissa Major

Noël Coward’s Present Laughter stars Tony Award®-winner Kevin Kline and Cobie Smulders, whose performance earned her the Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut. Noël Coward…

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Five Larger-Than-Life Performances By Kevin Kline by Melissa Major

by Elisa Lichtenbaum “Everybody worships me. It’s nauseating,” Kevin Kline declares as hilariously egotistical actor Garry Essendine in Noel Coward’s Present Laughter, airing Friday,…

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Present Laughter and the Best Backstage Dramas by Melissa Major

by Elisa Lichtenbaum Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away, but who needs turkey when GREAT PERFORMANCES is serving up some fabulous hams in Broadway’s Best on PBS, a special Friday night …

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Behind the Curtain of Noël Coward’s Present Laughter by Melissa Major

Go behind the curtain of Noël Coward’s Present Laughter with Director Moritz Von Stuelpnagel, Executive Producer Jordan Roth and cast members Cobie Smulders and Kate Burton. Noël Coward…

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

About the Play by Melissa Major

Kevin Kline’s Tony Award®– winning performance in Noël Coward’s Present Laughter, first produced in 1942 with Coward himself in the leading role, comes to PBS Friday, Novembe…

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Full Episode by Melissa Major

Stream the critically-acclaimed Roundabout Theatre Company production of She Loves Me on GREAT PERFORMANCES – the opening presentation of PBS’s fall Broadway’s Best lineup. The pos…

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

She Loves Me – Behind the Curtain by Melissa Major

Go behind the scenes of She Loves Me with insights from the cast and production team. The critically-acclaimed Roundabout Theatre Company production of She Loves Me comes to GREAT PERFORMAN…

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Laura Benanti Sings “Vanilla Ice Cream” by Melissa Major

Laura Benanti sings “Vanilla Ice Cream” in She Loves Me. The critically-acclaimed Roundabout Theatre Company production of She Loves Me comes to GREAT PERFORMANCES, Friday, Octob…

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Five Things To Love About She Loves Me by Melissa Major

by Elisa Lichtenbaum Every Friday night, from October through December, PBS will give theater lovers a front-row seat to some of the best-loved Broadway shows, from glorious, feel-good music…

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

About the Musical by Melissa Major

The critically-acclaimed Roundabout Theatre Company production of She Loves Me comes to GREAT PERFORMANCES on Friday, October 20 at 9PM (check local listings) as the opening presentation o…

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Alicia Keys on The Apollo Theater by Melissa Major

Alicia Keys describes The Apollo Theater’s significance as a New York City landmark. Landmarks Live in Concert debuts on Friday January 20 at 9PM (check local listings) with Grammy Awa…

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

#LoveTheatreDay Binge Watch Guide by Melissa Major

In celebration of #LoveTheatreDay, we’ve put together a Great Performances binge watch list – featuring full musical theater and drama performances, film adaptations and film…

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Hamilton’s America: Full Film by Melissa Major

Hamilton’s America, the documentary film that brings history to vivid life through the lens of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pop culture Broadway phenomenon Hamilton – winner of 11 Tony Awards…

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The Room Where it Happens by Melissa Major

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Leslie Odom Jr. (Aaron Burr in Hamilton) visit “the room where it happened.” Former Secretaries of the Treasury Timothy Geithner and Henry Paulson discuss …

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda on Writing in Aaron Burr’s Bedroom by Melissa Major

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote part of his smash hit from Aaron Burr’s bedroom. Hamilton’s America, the documentary film that brings history to vivid life through the lens…

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Phillipa Soo on Eliza Schuyler by Melissa Major

Phillipa Soo, who plays Eliza Schuyler in Hamilton, discusses how Eliza met Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton’s America, the documentary film that brings history to vivid life through the lens …

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Hamilton’s America in the Classroom: Resources on PBS LearningMedia by Melissa Major

Click below to access free educator resources related to Hamilton’s America:The post Hamilton’s America in the Classroom: Resources on PBS LearningMedia appeared first on Great Perf…

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