Great Performances Toasts 2018 with New Host Hugh Bonneville for Annual Broadcast Tradition

GREAT PERFORMANCES continues the cherished tradition of ringing in the new year with the Vienna Philharmonic at the opulent Musikverein, under the baton of Italian conductor and Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti, featuring favorite Strauss Family waltzes accompanied by the dancing of the Vienna State Ballet. This year’s program welcomes new host Hugh Bonneville, best known […]

Great Performances to air Lyric’s Orphée et Eurydice

PBS will feature Lyric’s Orphée et Eurydice on GREAT PERFORMANCES, showcasing a new production created by legendary choreographer John Neumeier, featuring The Joffrey Ballet, the Lyric Opera Orchestra & Chorus, conducted by Harry Bicket, and starring Dmitry Korchak, Andriana Chuchman, and Lauren Snouffer. WNET and THIRTEEN selected the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s premiere production of the 1774 Paris […]

Your Free Ticket to Broadway on PBS

When Roundabout Theatre Company’s new production of the classic musical comedy She Loves Me opened at Studio 54 in 2016, Marilyn Stasio of Variety raved, “The enchanting Broadway revival is so charming, you kind of wish it would follow you home.” Good news, Broadway fans! This New York Times Critics Pick, declared “a splendid, joy-stuffed […]

Bebe Neuwirth to host Chita Rivera Awards

Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago, Frasier) will host the inaugural Chita Rivera Awards (formerly known as the Astaire Awards). The awards, which honor choreographers and dancers in theater and film, will take place at Broadway’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre on September 11 at 7:30 PM. The evening will include The New York City Ballet performing “America” from West Side Story to honor Rivera, as well as […]

Meet Joan Hershey

Join Joan Hershey as she live tweets New York City Ballet in Paris and New York City Ballet Symphony in C from @GPerfPBS. The two-part special airs on Friday, February 17th and February 24th at 9PM (check local listings).  Joan Hershey joined the staff of Great Performances as producer in May 2008, and has been the editorial director […]

Hamilton in :60 The Immigrant

Being an immigrant was a part of Hamilton’s identity that he carried with him his entire life. Watch the first episode of Hamilton in :60 The Immigrant and learn more about Alexander Hamilton. Major corporate funding provided by BNY Mellon. Alexander Hamilton was born to unmarried parents in the British West Indies. Because his parents […]

Hamilton Cast and Lady Gaga Perform at Grammy Awards

Highlights of the Grammy Awards broadcast on February 15 will be a performance by Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of Broadway's Hamilton, a tribute to the late David Bowie by Lady Gaga, and another chance for Tony Bennett to win for Traditional Pop Vocal Album.