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Meet America's original "modern family." Nominated for five 2017 Tony® Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, this musical theater landmark offers a hilarious and poignant look at middle-class family dynamics revolving around the life of a gay man, his wife, his lover, his soon to be bar mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. Starring Christian Borle, Stephanie J. Block, and Andrew Rannells.


Bernstein jpg wide.jpgThe New York Philharmonic celebrates the great Leonard Bernstein.

New York Philharmonic New Year's Eve: Bernstein Celebration
Sunday, December 31 at 8 PM

Join Live From Lincoln Center for a New Year’s Eve tradition. This year the New York Philharmonic celebrates the 100th birthday of the late Leonard Bernstein, its fabled Musical Director from 1958 to 1969. From the dynamic rhythms of West Side Story to the brashness of sailors on leave in On the Town, Bernstein’s music for Broadway charted new stylistic and emotional territory. Led by Bramwell Tovey, with special guests from the worlds of opera, musical theater and dance, this loving tribute promises to become a classical music moment to remember.


Lang Lang's New York Rhapsody
Originally aired Friday, November 25, 2016

The pianist Lang Lang has been hailed as one of the greatest classical performers of our time - an artist whose virtuosity and passion are matched by his consummate sense of showmanship. Now he’s created this love letter to the city he considers his adoptive home, joined by special guests Andra Day, Kurt Elling, Lisa Fischer, Sean Jones, Lindsey Stirling, Suzanne Vega and Rufus Wainwright. It’s the complex portrait of a city in transition, delivered in words and music by artists who have been touched by its unsettling magic.

Joshua Bell: Seasons of Cuba
Originally aired Friday, December 16, 2016 (check local listings)

Nominated for the 2017 Emmy® Award for Best Musical Director, David Lai. In the spring of 2016, a delegation of performing artists embarked on a groundbreaking adventure – to the shores of Cuba, a historic gesture designed to “extend the hand of friendship to the Cuban people.” One of the trip’s ambassadors was the celebrated violinist Joshua Bell. Joshua has now brought the magic of that cultural encounter back home to the U.S. He's joined by the celebrated Chamber Orchestra of Havana, Dave Matthews, and other special guests including the "Poet of Havana," Carlos Varela.

Learn more about this performance in the Program Notes.

50 Years of Mostly Mozart
Originally aired Friday, February 3, 2017 at 9 PM
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Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival celebrates 50 years of memorable moments in classical music with both a look back and a look ahead. Signature performances of Mozart's first and last symphonies by the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, led by music director Louis Langrée, and an early piano concerto performed by Richard Goode, anchor a program that also reminds us that the legacy of Mozart is alive and well, leading the adventurous toward fresh new possibilities.

Watch the complete world-premiere performance of David Lang's monumental work for 800 voices, the public domain, right here on High quality headphones or properly placed stereo speakers are recommended. Read what New York Times music critic Anthony Tommasini had to say about the public domain.

Learn more about the Mostly Mozart Festival in the Program Notes.

This diagram formed the basis for the world premiere performance of "the public domain" on August 13, 2016.Staging plot for David Lang's "the public domain"

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Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 9 PM (check local listings)

Tim Burton's prolific musical collaborator descends on Lincoln Center with an 88-piece orchestra and a colorful assortment of fans and fanatics, climaxing in performances of suites from movies like Batman, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Learn more about this performance in the Program Notes.

From Bocelli to Barton: The Richard Tucker Opera Gala
Friday, February 5 at 9 PM
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A perennial highlight of the opera season returns to PBS with a star-studded galaxy of great voices. This year, Renée Fleming and 2015 Richard Tucker Award winner Jamie Barton are joined by Andrea Bocelli, Angela Gheorghiu, Lawrence Brownlee, Christine Goerke, Isabel Leonard and Piotr Beczala, along with the fresh new face of Nadine Sierra.

Learn more about this performance in the Program Notes.

Act One
Friday, November 13, 2015 at 9 PM
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Few have captured the magic of the theatre better than Moss Hart, a poor kid from the Bronx who went on to become a lion of Broadway. The writer of classic comedies with George S. Kaufman and the director of the original production of My Fair Lady, his memoir has captivated theater lovers for over 50 years.  Now another lion of the theater, James Lapine, has fittingly reimagined this memoir for the stage. Lincoln Center Theater's gorgeous production pulls out all the stops, creating a world as vivid and transformative as the stage itself, with a first-rate cast led by Tony Shalhoub, Andrea Martin and Santino Fontana.

Learn more about this performance in the Program Notes.

The New York Philharmonic Opening Gala
with Lang Lang
Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 8 PM (9 PM in New York) (check local listings)

Celebrated pianist Lang Lang returns to Lincoln Center for a performance of Edvard Grieg's bracing Piano Concerto, and maestro Alan Gilbert leads the New York Philharmonic in a performance of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony, on a special night marking not only the opening of the Philharmonic's 2015-16 season but the dedication of the newly christened David Geffen Hall.

Learn more about this performance in the Program Notes.


Richard Tucker at 100: An Opera Celebration
Live From Lincoln Center

Richard Tucker at 100: An Opera Celebration

Renee Fleming, Joyce DiDonato and opera's finest honor the legendary American tenor.

Curtain Up: The School of American Ballet Workshop - Encore
Live From Lincoln Center

Curtain Up: The School of American Ballet Workshop - Encore

The critically acclaimed program featuring ballet's next generation returns to PBS.

Billy Porter: Broadway & Soul
Live From Lincoln Center

Billy Porter: Broadway & Soul

The 2014 Tony Award winner proves why he's one of Broadway's best-loved performers.

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Danny's Big Adventure

Danny's Big Adventure

Paul Reubens tells us why he tapped Danny Elfman to score "Pee Wee's Big Adventure."

The stars of the PBS special tell why the legacy of Sinatra lives on.
Cast members reveal their thoughts on interpreting a controversial historical masterpiece.
Fans get into their Sunday beast for "Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton."
Even for this versatile actress, playing multiple roles isn't as easy as it looks.
New York Philharmonic Gala with Yo-Yo Ma

New York Philharmonic Gala with Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-Yo Ma joins the New York Philharmonic for a festive evening of dance-inspired music.