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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Each time I go to the theater, there’s a hush that falls over the crowded hall as I wait in anticipation of what will unfold on the stage. And for the past thirty years the team at Great Performances has sought to deliver that same thrill to millions of viewers. With the proposed federal budget […]
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 […]
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 […]
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway blockbuster (and perpetually sold-out) Hamilton has made history with 16 nominations, beating out the previous record of 15 nominations held by Billy Elliot (2001) and The Producers (2009).
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.
Hamilton’s America is a behind-the-scenes look at Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway musical Hamilton, coming to Great Performances in fall 2016 as part of PBS Arts. Produced by RadicalMedia, the performance documentary features scenes from “Hamilton” and interviews with key thinkers and artists.