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.
Listen in to find out which office skill landed Executive Producer David Horn his first job at THIRTEEN, the producing station of Great Performances in New York City, and what it's like to work with performing arts legends.
On December 7, The Lyric Opera of Chicago will present the world premiere Bel Canto, based on Ann Patchett's prize-winning novel, with music by composer Jimmy López and libretto by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz. The narrative draws from a crisis in 1996, when terrorists took hundreds hostage in Lima, Peru.
For its 43rd season on PBS, Great Performances reflects on the past by welcoming to our broadcast stage some performances that transform the old into the new. Be ready for Wars of the Roses with Benedict Cumberbatch and Judi Dench; Joan Baez's 75th Birthday Celebration; the past and present of The Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals; and much more.