25.8MM vs. 16MM: more people watched a single airing of PBS Arts programming than attended all the shows on Broadway last year.
Fridays, October 20 – November 24, 9:00pm ET
A weekly Friday night salute to Broadway, PBS raises the curtain on some of the most acclaimed recent musical productions. Leverage the reach of PBS Arts programming to build brand awareness with PBS Arts & Culture viewers and the BEST OF BROADWAY, every Friday night on PBS.
GREAT PERFORMANCES: She Loves Me
Friday, October 20, 9:00pm ET
Amalia and Georg, two feuding clerks in a 1930s Budapest parfumerie, unwittingly find solace in each other as anonymous romantic pen pals—not realizing their respective correspondents are in fact each other. Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi, Jane Krakowski and Gavin Creel star.
LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER: Falsettos
Nominated for five 2017 Tony Awards, this is a poignant and hilarious look at a modern family set amidst the emerging AIDS crisis. Christian Borle stars as Marvin, with Stephanie J. Block as his ex-wife, Trina, and Andrew Rannells as his lover, Whizzer.
GREAT PERFORMANCES: Present Laughter
Friday, November 3, 9:00pm ET
Enjoy a sparkling revival of Noël Coward’s Present Laughter, a comedy about a self-obsessed actor in the midst of a mid-life crisis. The cast features Kevin Kline, who won the Best Leading Actor Tony Award, as well as Kate Burton, Kristine Nielsen and Cobie Smulders.
GREAT PERFORMANCES: In The Heights – Chasing Broadway Dreams
Friday, November 10, 9:00pm ET (repeat)
Chronicles the personal stories of composer/lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of In the Heights in the months leading up to opening night.
GREAT PERFORMANCES: Prince of Broadway – A Tribute to Harold Prince (w.t.)
Friday, November 17, 9:00pm ET
Winner of 21 Tony Awards (more than any other individual) with a career spanning over six decades, producer and director Harold Prince is the living embodiment of Broadway’s Golden Age, with a truly peerless resume that includes such legendary shows as The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Evita, The Phantom of the Opera and Kiss of the Spider Woman.
GREAT PERFORMANCES: Holiday Inn
Friday, November 24, 9:00pm ET
The Roundabout Theatre Company presents a Broadway adaptation of the classic 1942 movie musical that starred Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire, showcasing a score bursting with Irving Berlin songs. The heartwarming classic with a contemporary sparkle features thrilling dance numbers, laugh-out-loud comedy and a parade of hit Berlin songs.
GREAT PERFORMANCES: Hamilton’s America
Friday, December 1, 9:00pm ET (repeat)
Gain intimate access to Lin-Manuel Miranda and his colleagues during the two years leading up to the Broadway opening of the musical, Hamilton, winner of 11 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize.
(Source: Nielsen NPower Household Ratings Live+7 vs. Broadway League Sales data 2016)