Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Edie Falco on Terrence McNally’s “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune” by Rodriguezc

Edie Falco on Terrence McNally’s gift for writing and what it was like for her to star in the 2002 Broadway revival of  “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune.” American Masters –…

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

About the Opera by Heather Toner

Watch Sir Richard Eyre’s production of Bizet’s masterpiece starring Clémentine Margaine reprising her role as opera’s ultimate seductress alongside Roberto Alagna as her impassioned l…

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

About the Opera by Heather Toner

Watch Cilea’s classic opera starring Anna Netrebko in the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on-and offstage passion, with Piotr Beczał…

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Monday, March 25, 2019

The Top 5 Shakespeare Moments on Great Performances by Rodriguezc

by Elisa Lichtenbaum Friends, Romans, countrymen (and countrywomen), lend us your ears! Julius Caesar, Shakespeare’s timeless tale of power, loyalty and ambition gone awry, is coming to Gr…

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Monday, March 4, 2019

About the Opera by Tonerh

See Michael Mayer’s richly textured production of Verdi’s classic opera, starring soprano Diana Damrau as the tragic heroine Violetta and Juan Diego Flórez as her hapless lover Alfredo.…

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Saturday, January 26, 2019

Full Film by Jacqueline Medina

Great Performances: Doubt from Minnesota Opera is a new opera based on playwright John Patrick Shanley’s acclaimed 2005 Broadway play, which was later adapted into an Academy Award-nomina…

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Monday, January 14, 2019

“Do you believe him?” by Jacqueline Medina

Sister James (Adriana Zabala) and Sister Aloysius (Christine Brewer) come head-to-head when Sister Aloysius expresses her initial concern over the behavior of Father Flynn in this new opera …

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

About the Opera by Tonerh

Premieres Friday, January 25 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) Great Performances: Doubt from the Minnesota Opera is a new opera based on playwright John Patrick Shanley’s acclaimed …

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Friday, November 30, 2018

A Boy Like That/I Have A Love – West Side Story by Rodriguezc

Isabel Leonard and Jessica Vosk sing “A Boy Like That/I Have A Love” from “West Side Story” also performed by Tony Yazbeck and other Broadway artists. Great Performan…

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Miss Chatelaine – k.d. lang at the Majestic Theatre in Texas by Rodriguezc

Iconic singer-songwriter k.d. lang performs “Miss Chatelaine” to celebrate the 25th anniversary of her album “Ingenue” with Landmarks Live in Concert and Great Performances. k.d. lan…

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Season of Hollow Soul – k.d. lang at the Majestic Theatre by Rodriguezc

Iconic singer-songwriter k.d. lang performs “Season of Hollow Soul” to celebrate the 25th anniversary of her album “Ingenue” with Landmarks Live in Concert and Great Performances. k.…

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Saturday, November 24, 2018

Full Film by Rodriguezc

Take a peek into the legendary career of the pioneering Broadway producer and director and winner of 21 Tony Awards with this retrospective celebration featuring Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Llo…

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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Getting Jazzed for Broadway’s Best: Harold Prince: The Director’s Life by Rodriguezc

Watch as Lonny Price, director of Harold Prince: A Director’s Life, discusses the impact of this legendary director and producer with his work on musicals including Cabaret, Sweeney To…

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Monday, November 19, 2018

John Leguizamo on developing his Broadway show in La Jolla by Rodriguezc

Through extensive experimentation and audience feedback, Tony Award nominee John Leguizamo developed his Broadway show Latin History for Morons in La Jolla by adding more of a bite to it. …

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Getting Jazzed for Broadway’s Best: John Leguizamo’s Road to Broadway by Rodriguezc

Ben DeJesus, director of John Leguizamo’s Road to Broadway, discusses witnessing the creative development of the Tony Award-winner’s play and its personal impact. Premieres Friday, …

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The Influence of Jackson Heights’ Latin Culture on John Leguizamo by Rodriguezc

Follow John Leguizamo as he revisits his roots in Jackson Heights and identifies how the vibrant Latin culture influenced his Broadway show Latin History for Morons. Premieres Friday, Novemb…

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Getting Jazzed for Broadway’s Best: The Sound of Music by Rodriguezc

Ted Chapin, President and Chief Creative Officer of Rodgers & Hammerstein, discusses what makes The Sound of Music the quintessential R&H musical, the differences between the movie…

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Thanksgiving from Latin History for Morons by Rodriguezc

In a hilarious piece performed from his Broadway show Latin History for Morons, watch as Tony Award nominee John Leguizamo describes how he wishes the first Thanksgiving took place. Premie…

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Getting Jazzed for Broadway’s Best: An American in Paris The Musical by Rodriguezc

Learn more about An American in Paris The Musical with Garen Scribner, former actor in the National Tour and current host of the “Broadway Sandwich” web series on ALL ARTS. He di…

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Friday, October 12, 2018

About the Film by Rodriguezc

This Great Performances retrospective celebrates the extraordinary career of producer and director Harold Prince, whose seven decades in the theater spans from Broadway’s “Golden Age…

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Celebrate “Broadway’s Best” with Great Performances by Rodriguezc

Fridays, November 2-23 on PBS Features U.S. broadcast premieres of the four-time Tony-winning stage adaptation of “An American in Paris The Musical,” the U.K. live production of “Rodg…

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Full Episode by Tonerh

Celebrate Chicago’s vibrant music culture with performances by Renée Fleming, Broadway’s Jessie Mueller, rap artist Lupe Fiasco, folk legend John Prine, pop and gospel singer Michelle W…

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Chicago Voices by Rodriguezc

  World-renowned soprano Renée Fleming hosts an all-star evening from Lyric Opera of Chicago, featuring rapper Lupe Fiasco, folk legend John Prine, Broadway’s Jessie Mueller, pop and gos…

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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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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Full Film by Matherc

On March 11, 1959, Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun opened on Broadway and changed the face of American theater forever. As the first-ever black woman to author a play performed on…

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Lorraine Hansberry speaks out with “sighted eyes and feeling heart” against injustice by Matherc

As “A Raisin in the Sun” broke new ground on Broadway, Lorraine Hansberry raised her voice for activism. Hear Lorraine Hansberry’s speech of “sighted eyes and feeling…

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Biography by Hoehnek

Born in 1930, Lorraine Hansberry was a woman of many “firsts.” She was the first African-American woman to live in her residence hall, Langdon Manor, at the University of Wiscons…

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

The Groundbreaking Broadway Casting of Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” by Hoehnek

Sidney Poitier, Lloyd Richard and Ruby Dee reflect on the unprecedented casting of black actors in the Broadway debut of Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun." The post The Groundbreaki…

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Friday, November 24, 2017

Full Episode by Jacqueline Medina

Stream Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn on GREAT PERFORMANCES – part of the fall Broadway’s Best lineup. The post Full Episode appeared first on Great Performances.

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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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