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.
Pierre Boulez appeared in Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Pierre Boulez Conducts Mahler’s 7th (2010) and The Berlin Philharmonic Europakonzert: From Lisbon (2003), and conducted the first televised version of the Ring --- an eight-part adaptation of Wagner’s Ring Cycle from the Bayreuth Festival (1983), which debuted on Great Performances.
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.
Great Performances mourns the untimely passing of Natalie Cole, whose many GP appearances began in 1992 with the Emmy-winning Unforgettable, With Love: Natalie Cole Sings the Songs of Nat King Cole, a concert of jazz and pop songbook standards from her Grammy-winning tribute album to her legendary father, Nat King Cole. In addition to two additional solo shows, she also hosted a program on Ella […]
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.
Great Performances announces the 10th season of Great Performances at The Met, which includes 10 magnificent productions from The Metropolitan Opera in New York City, including Otello, Lulu, Tannhauser, Madama Butterfly and more.
Great Performances mourns the death of musician, songwriter and producer Allen Toussaint (January 14, 1938 - November 10, 2015), a native of New Orleans, LA, who defined New Orleans R&B. It was Great Performances' honor to present Toussaint's artistry in Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk – A Celebration of New Orleans Blues (2011).
Chita Rivera and Café Carlyle have announced the Broadway legend's two-week cabaret engagement at the quintessential supper club in New York City. Here's what we think might be on the music menu.