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. Filmed during its West End engagement in London, the live capture of the musical […]

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

New Artists Added to the Lineup for GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends®

The Recording Academy™ has expanded its lineup for the GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends® an awards ceremony and live tribute concert celebrating the 2018 Special Merit Awards honorees on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Added to the lineup are four-time GRAMMY® winner Yolanda Adams, who will perform and honor Tony Agnello […]

Recording Academy™ To Honor 2018 Special Merit Awards Recipients With GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends™ on Great Performances

Recording Academy™ To Honor 2018 Special Merit Awards Recipients With GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends™ on Great Performances

The Recording Academy™ will honor its 2018 Special Merit Awards recipients with GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends™, an awards ceremony and live tribute concert on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Hal Blaine, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, Louis Jordan, the Meters, Queen, and Tina Turner. Additional Special Merit Awards honorees to be celebrated include […]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Opening of The Opera House

 5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Opening of The Opera House

The Metropolitan Opera played a pivotal role in bringing together a wide range of cultural institutions to a centralized new Manhattan home in the 1950s and ‘60s. Here, we pull back the curtain on the opening of the Metropolitan Opera’s new home. 1. The Met almost moved to several other notable New York locations Beginning […]

Your GREAT PERFORMANCES Valentine’s Day Mixtape

Your GREAT PERFORMANCES Valentine’s Day Mixtape

It’s Valentine’s Day, and we’re feeling amorous! To help set the mood for your perfect date, we’ve compiled some of the most romantic songs from GREAT PERFORMANCES programs – from Broadway to jazz, and more. 1) “Cheek to Cheek,” Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE Moviegoers swooned when Fred Astaire and Ginger […]