The First Voice Icon Award Goes to James Earl Jones

Actor James Earl Jones was honored on November 9 with the Voice Icon Award from the first-ever Voice Arts Awards, which recognize achievement in voiceover acting and related roles. Learn more about the man and voice behind Darth Vader and Mufasa from The Lion King.

Sting Finds His Roots Beyond England

Sting knows plenty about his hometown community, which is the subject of his Broadway musical The Last Ship. What he doesn’t know is how far his ancestors traveled from England to find work. On Tuesday, revelations about Sting’s family’s past are featured in Finding Your Roots on PBS.

Cats Makeup Tips for National Cat Day and Halloween

Today is National Cat Day and the holiday those enigmatic creatures curl up to best is nigh — Halloween. See makeup tutorials by Cats performers from around the world and get ready for the musical Cats on Great Performances on Friday, November 21.

John Lithgow and Martha Plimpton in Edward Albee Play Revival

The talented John Lithgow has been our mind a lot lately, first in August with his turn in the title role in King Lear, mounted by the Public Theater at that great New York City institution—Shakespeare in the Park. In September, we were thrilled when Lithgow focused on more American matters, hosting the star-studded celebration of our […]

Bennett, Lady Gaga and Fans Blow Up Twitter #CheektoCheekPBS

A generational mix of young #LittleMonsters of pop star @LadyGaga and contemporaries of jazz legend @itstonybennett bonded over the concert broadcast, sharing excitement for their old and new crushes. Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett helped “break twitter” with their live tweets and responses to questions.

See Sting’s “The Last Ship” Before It “Opens” on Broadway

Audiences got their first look at Sting’s The Last Ship in an intimate concert version of the musical on Great Performances, filmed in 2013 on Sting’s birthday (October 2) at the Public Theater in New York City. Inspired by Sting’s hometown Wallsend, The Last Ship is about the ordinary men who construct magnificent vessels at […]