On Friday, November 2, a live capture of the Tony Award-winning An American in Paris The Musical kicks off Great Performances’ Broadway’s Best series, offering audiences another chance to behold the rhapsodic dance and song spectacle choreographed and directed by Christopher Wheeldon. Filmed during its West End engagement in London, the live capture of the musical […]
Former New York City Ballet principal dancer and Dance Theatre of Harlem founder Arthur Mitchell passed away yesterday in a Manhattan hospital. He was 84 years old. A groundbreaking luminary in the dance world, Mitchell was known for his grace, charisma, leadership and tenacity both on and off the stage. Two roles were created on […]
GREAT PERFORMANCES mourns the passing of Marin Mazzie, one of the great talents in contemporary Broadway musical theater.
The program celebrates Paul Taylor’s masterworks spanning seven decades with a repertory of 21 dances. NYC-ARTS talks with Taylor and several of his magnificent dancers. Video courtesy of NYC-ARTS
The Recording Academy™ has expanded its lineup for the GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends® an awards ceremony and live tribute concert celebrating the 2018 Special Merit Awards honorees on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Added to the lineup are four-time GRAMMY® winner Yolanda Adams, who will perform and honor Tony Agnello […]
America’s preeminent performing arts television series Great Performances in association with ideastream will record The Cleveland Orchestra’s 100th Anniversary Gala Concert for an exclusive U.S. television broadcast on PBS slated for 2019.
The Recording Academy™ will honor its 2018 Special Merit Awards recipients with GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends™, an awards ceremony and live tribute concert on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Hal Blaine, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, Louis Jordan, the Meters, Queen, and Tina Turner. Additional Special Merit Awards honorees to be celebrated include […]
The Metropolitan Opera played a pivotal role in bringing together a wide range of cultural institutions to a centralized new Manhattan home in the 1950s and ‘60s. Here, we pull back the curtain on the opening of the Metropolitan Opera’s new home. 1. The Met almost moved to several other notable New York locations Beginning […]
Broadway legends Chita Rivera and Andrew Lloyd Webber will both receive special Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater at the 2018 awards ceremony on Sunday, June 10. Dynamic Broadway dancer, singer and actress Chita Rivera created the iconic of roles Anita in “West Side Story,” Rosie in “Bye Bye Birdie,” and Velma Kelly […]
It’s Valentine’s Day, and we’re feeling amorous! To help set the mood for your perfect date, we’ve compiled some of the most romantic songs from GREAT PERFORMANCES programs – from Broadway to jazz, and more. 1) “Cheek to Cheek,” Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE Moviegoers swooned when Fred Astaire and Ginger […]