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.
In her interview tonight on MetroFocus in the New York City metropolitan area, Anna Deavere Smith speaks about race, her hometown of Baltimore, and her current work-in-progress, The Pipeline Project.
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.”
Mark Morris and Rudolf Nureyev, both featured in Great Performances programs, have been announced as the 2015 inductees into the Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Hall of Fame at The National Museum of Dance in New York.
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.
Great Performances celebrates opera great Mirella Freni's 80th birthday.
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!
Great Performances just wrapped a shoot of the legendary Chita Rivera in performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC, all during the winter storm Juno! We're excited for her upcoming program on PBS.
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.
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.