Margaret Juntwait: In Memoriam

Margaret Juntwait (March 18, 1957 – June 3, 2015), the voice of Great Performances at the Met, was heard over the funding credits, as well as on promotional spots for the series. She also appeared on camera during the intermission features of several broadcasts over the years.

B.B. King: In Memoriam (1925 – 2015)

Blues singer, songwriter and guitarist B.B. King died on Thursday, May 2014. In a distinguished career as one of the most influential blues musicians, he earned the nickname “The King of the Blues.”

Judy Garland Anniversary Date on PBS

Thirty years ago this Friday evening on March 22, 1985, PBS premiered the Great Performances program, Judy Garland: The Concert Years. Tonight Judy is back again with American Masters - Judy Garland: By Myself.

Cheek to Cheek Wins Grammy Award!

Great Performances congratulates our friends Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga on their Grammy win for Cheek to Cheek in the category for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album!

The Last Ship Closes on Broadway. Why?

Why do you think The Last Ship closed despite Sting's highly-praised score? What are the factors in selling tickets night after night in the Broadway market? Share your comments and read more on the closing of the musical after 105 regular performances.

James Corden is New Host of The Late Late Show

A comedy star in Great Britain, actor James Corden is now moving into American late-night television. He first made a name for himself with his Tony Award for Best Actor in Broadway's One Man, Two Guvnors and as writer and co-star of the Hulu sitcom The Wrong Mans.