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 […]

He’s Got Rhythm: Robert Fairchild Talks “An American In Paris”

He’s Got Rhythm: Robert Fairchild Talks “An American In Paris”

On Friday, November 2, a live capture of the Tony Award-winning An American in Paris The Musical kicks off Great Performances’ Broadway’s Best series, offering audiences another chance to behold the rhapsodic dance and song spectacle choreographed and directed by Christopher Wheeldon. By Britt Stigler for ALL ARTS Filmed during its West End engagement in London, […]

Remembering Arthur Mitchell

Remembering Arthur Mitchell

Former New York City Ballet principal dancer and Dance Theatre of Harlem founder Arthur Mitchell passed away yesterday in a Manhattan hospital. He was 84 years old. A groundbreaking luminary in the dance world, Mitchell was known for his grace, charisma, leadership and tenacity both on and off the stage. Two roles were created on […]

Remembering Marin Mazzie

Remembering Marin Mazzie

GREAT PERFORMANCES mourns the passing of Marin Mazzie, one of the great talents in contemporary Broadway musical theater.

Remembering Paul Taylor

Remembering Paul Taylor

  The program celebrates Paul Taylor’s masterworks spanning seven decades with a repertory of 21 dances. NYC-ARTS talks with Taylor and several of his magnificent dancers. Video courtesy of NYC-ARTS