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Great Performances brings the best in the performing arts from across America and around the world to a US television audience. It presents a diverse programming portfolio of classical music, opera, popular song, musical theater, dance, drama, and performance documentaries.

GREAT PERFORMANCES is made possible by the Irene Diamond Fund, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Arts Fund, The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation, LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, Rosalind P. Walter, The Agnes Varis Trust, The Starr Foundation, Kate W. Cassidy Foundation, Ellen and James S. Marcus, The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, Lenore Hecht Foundation, Abra Prentice Foundation, The Lewis “Sonny” Turner Fund for Dance, Jody and John Arnhold, Anne Ray Charitable Trust, and PBS.

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Episodes 20

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Great Performances

Gypsy

Jonathan Kent’s award-winning production of Gypsy comes to Great Performances.

2:20:59

Gypsy

2:20:59

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Great Performances

Bryan Adams in Concert: Full Episode

Bryan Adams in Concert: Full Episode

1:13:10

Bryan Adams in Concert: Full Episode

1:13:10

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Great Performances

Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin’ to Do

A legend's career retrospective, with new interviews, performance footage, and more.

53:14

Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin’ to Do

53:14

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Great Performances

Dudamel Conducts LA Phil in John Williams Celebration - Full

Composer John Williams is paid tribute at the LA Phil's gala opening night concert.

1:25:46

Dudamel Conducts LA Phil in John Williams Celebration - Full

1:25:46

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Clips 301

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Great Performances

The Arrest of the Duchess | Henry VI Part 1

The Duchess of Gloucester is arrested and the Duke steps down as the king's protector.

1:40

The Arrest of the Duchess | Henry VI Part 1

1:40

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Great Performances

Let Me Entertain You - Baby June and Her Newsboys

Baby June (Scarlet Roche) and company perform "Baby June and Her Newsboys" in Gypsy.

2:07

Let Me Entertain You - Baby June and Her Newsboys

2:07

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Great Performances

Let Me Entertain You - Louise as Gypsy Rose Lee

Louise (Lara Pulver) performs “Let Me Entertain You” as Gypsy Rose Lee in Gypsy.

2:54

Let Me Entertain You - Louise as Gypsy Rose Lee

2:54

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Great Performances

Some People - Momma Rose

Momma Rose (Imelda Staunton) performs "Some People" in Gypsy.

2:50

Some People - Momma Rose

2:50

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Great Performances

Together, Wherever We Go - Momma Rose, Herbie, Louise

Momma Rose, Herbie and Louise perform "Together, Wherever We Go" in Gypsy.

2:18

Together, Wherever We Go - Momma Rose, Herbie, Louise

2:18

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Great Performances

Lin-Manuel Miranda on Writing in Aaron Burr's Bedroom

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote part of his smash hit from Aaron Burr's bedroom.

0:57

Lin-Manuel Miranda on Writing in Aaron Burr's Bedroom

0:57

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Great Performances

Phillipa Soo on Eliza Schuyler

Phillipa Soo, who plays Eliza Schuyler in Hamilton, discusses how Eliza met Alexander.

Phillipa Soo on Eliza Schuyler

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Great Performances

The Room Where it Happens

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Leslie Odom Jr. visit "the room where it happened."

The Room Where it Happens

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Previews 173

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Great Performances

The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses | Full Series

The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses is a three-part follow-up to The Hollow Crown.

The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses | Full Series

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Great Performances

The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses | Henry VI Part 1

Henry VI causes outrage by marrying Margaret of Anjou, setting the scene for Civil War.

The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses | Henry VI Part 1

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Great Performances

The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses | Richard III

Richard III manipulates his way through the court on a bloodthirsty path to the throne.

The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses | Richard III

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