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 […]
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 […]
Returning for its thirteenth season on PBS, Great Performances at The Met brings the very best of the Metropolitan Opera into the homes of classical music fans across the country. Before you grab your opera glasses, here are five must-watch productions this season...
AARP The Magazine Announces Nominees for the 18th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards The Best Movies for Grownups to be Honored at the Annual Awards in Los Angeles on Monday, February 4, Hosted by Comedian Martin Short AARP The Magazine today announced the nominees for the upcoming 18th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards, with A Star […]
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, […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
GREAT PERFORMANCES mourns the passing of Marin Mazzie, one of the great talents in contemporary Broadway musical theater.
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