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Anna Deavere Smith Talks About "Let Me Down Easy"

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Anna Deavere Smith talks about the process by which her play "Let Me Down Easy" was created. Called "the most exciting individual in American theater" by Newsweek magazine, Smith turns her theatrical exploration to matters of the human body.

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Video thumbnail: Great Performances Bryan Adams in Concert: Full Episode

Great Performances

Bryan Adams in Concert: Full Episode

Bryan Adams in Concert: Full Episode

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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

Video thumbnail: Great Performances Dudamel Conducts LA Phil in John Williams Celebration - Full

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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Great Performances

Driving Miss Daisy

Angela Lansbury, James Earl Jones and Boyd Gaines star in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

1:23:30

Driving Miss Daisy

1:23:30

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Clips of Great Performances287

Video thumbnail: Great Performances Infernal Galop

Great Performances

Infernal Galop

Semyon Bychkov conducts Infernal Galop from Orpheus in the Underworld

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Infernal Galop

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Video thumbnail: Great Performances Semyon Bychkov conducts Farandole

Great Performances

Semyon Bychkov conducts Farandole

Semyon Bychkov conducts Farandole from L’Arlésienne, Suite No. 2

2:01

Semyon Bychkov conducts Farandole

2:01

Video thumbnail: Great Performances Manon Lescaut: "Ah vieni! Colle tue braccia"

Great Performances

Manon Lescaut: "Ah vieni! Colle tue braccia"

Kristine Opolais and Roberto Alagna perform an excerpt from the Act II duet.

1:30

Manon Lescaut: "Ah vieni! Colle tue braccia"

1:30

Video thumbnail: Great Performances Manon Lescaut: "Ahi! mia beltà funesta" (Opolais)

Great Performances

Manon Lescaut: "Ahi! mia beltà funesta" (Opolais)

Kristine Opolais sings an excerpt from Manon's aria from Act IV

1:53

Manon Lescaut: "Ahi! mia beltà funesta" (Opolais)

1:53

Video thumbnail: Great Performances Manon Lescaut: "Donna non vidi mai" (Alagna)

Great Performances

Manon Lescaut: "Donna non vidi mai" (Alagna)

Roberto Alagna sings an excerpt from des Grieux's aria.

0:58

Manon Lescaut: "Donna non vidi mai" (Alagna)

0:58

Video thumbnail: Great Performances In Memoriam: Remembering Elie Wiesel

Great Performances

In Memoriam: Remembering Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel discusses the central importance of music in Jewish life.

2:01

In Memoriam: Remembering Elie Wiesel

2:01

Video thumbnail: Great Performances 'Before The Deluge' by Joan Baez and Jackson Browne

Great Performances

'Before The Deluge' by Joan Baez and Jackson Browne

Joan Baez and Jackson Browne sing Browne's song, "Before The Deluge"

1:56

'Before The Deluge' by Joan Baez and Jackson Browne

1:56

Video thumbnail: Great Performances Joan Baez with Indigo Girls and Mary Chapin Carpenter

Great Performances

Joan Baez with Indigo Girls and Mary Chapin Carpenter

Joan Baez, Indigo Girls and Mary Chapin Carpenter sing "The Water Is Wide."

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Joan Baez with Indigo Girls and Mary Chapin Carpenter

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Previews of Great Performances167

Video thumbnail: Great Performances The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses - Preview

Great Performances

The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses - Preview

he Wars of the Roses will continue the epic saga with three more lavish film adaptations.

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The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses - Preview

1:24

Video thumbnail: Great Performances Hamilton's America: Official Extended Trailer

Great Performances

Hamilton's America: Official Extended Trailer

The documentary film that shows how Lin-Manuel Miranda brought Hamilton to life.

1:50

Hamilton's America: Official Extended Trailer

1:50

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Great Performances

Hamilton's America: Official Trailer

The documentary film that shows how Lin-Manuel Miranda brought Hamilton to life.

0:30

Hamilton's America: Official Trailer

0:30

Video thumbnail: Great Performances GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends

Great Performances

GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends

The celebration and tribute concert features rare performances by honorees

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GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends

0:30

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