Recording Academy™ To Honor Special Merit Awards Recipients With GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends™ on May 11

Recording Academy™ To Honor Special Merit Awards Recipients With GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends™ on May 11

Annual Awards and Tribute Concert to be filmed as part of  “Great Performances” Series on PBS The Recording Academy™ will honor its 2019 Special Merit Awards recipients with “GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends®,” an awards ceremony and live tribute concert on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. This year’s Lifetime Achievement […]

Phyllida Lloyd Set “Julius Caesar” In A Prison. Here’s Why It Worked.

 Phyllida Lloyd Set “Julius Caesar” In A Prison. Here’s Why It Worked.

By Britt Stigler for ALL ARTS “Only 15 percent of women in prison are there because of violent crimes. Over half have been victims of domestic abuse. And that’s partly my story. I retaliated, finally.” These lines are among the first spoken in Phyllida Lloyd’s heavy metal, stark, contemporary take on Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar.” Set […]

Celebrate Women’s History Month with Great Performances

Celebrate Women’s History Month with <i>Great Performances</i>

Great Performances is proud to commemorate Women’s History Month with three special programs celebrating the remarkable achievements of a diverse roster of creative women: Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration, Birgit Nilsson: A League of Her Own, and the Donmar Warehouse’s all-female interpretation of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration Beginning March on PBS […]

In Memoriam: André Previn

In Memoriam: André Previn

Great Performances mourns the passing of pianist, conductor and composer André Previn, whose prodigious talents spanned across many genres including pop, musical theater, jazz, classical and opera. Previn’s appearances on Great Performances reflected this extraordinary range over four diverse programs: Rubinstein Plays Chopin (1975) and Rubinstein at 90 (1977), featuring Previn conducting the London Symphony, as well as A Carnegie Hall Christmas Concert in […]

In Memoriam: Carol Channing

In Memoriam: Carol Channing

Great Performances mourns the passing of Broadway legend Carol Channing, whose memorable appearances on the series included Broadway Sings: The Music of Jule Styne in 1987 and “Jerry Herman’s Broadway at the Bowl” in 1994.  Channing was also interviewed for the six-part Broadway: The American Musical in 2004.  In this clip from The Music of Jule Styne, Channing performs her signature […]

This Month, Experience a Symphonic Winter with Great Performances

This Month, Experience a Symphonic Winter with Great Performances

Featuring both beloved classic and celebrated contemporary works, January on Great Performances is sure to enchant every classical music fan. Every Friday of the month, Great Performances and Great Performances at the Met present a special series of classical music programming starring world-renowned orchestras and leading opera vocalists. Now that we’ve rung in the new […]

A Musical December on Great Performances

A Musical December on Great Performances

Experience a musical December to remember with GRAMMY® Award-winning artists Tony Bennett, Diana Krall, Michael Bublé, and k.d. lang on Great Performances Beginning November 24 (check local listings), two of the greatest living jazz singers, Tony Bennett and Diana Krall, unite to honor the legacy of the premiere songwriting duo of the Great American Songbook, […]

Lin-Manuel Miranda Live Tweets Broadway’s Best on PBS

Lin-Manuel Miranda Live Tweets Broadway’s Best on PBS

On Friday, November 2, Great Performances premiered An American in Paris The Musical as part of the series’ second round of “Broadway’s Best” Friday night programming on PBS. None other than musical theater star Lin-Manuel Miranda – book, music, and lyric writer of Hamilton and In the Heights creator – surprised everyone by live tweeting […]