Broadway’s Best 2019: Five Fun Facts

<i>Broadway’s Best 2019</i>: Five Fun Facts

42nd Street With a cast of nearly 60 people, this blockbuster production of 42nd Street boasted the largest cast in the West End and the largest cast in the show’s nearly 40-year history. Total number of costumes? 623. Total number of wigs? 107. Each 42ndStreet finale costume has approximately 2,000 sequins on it. Rodgers & […]

Now Hear This: Scott Yoo’s Recommended Listening for a Classical European Music Tour

Now Hear This: Scott Yoo’s Recommended Listening for a Classical European Music Tour

For the new miniseries Great Performances: Now Hear This, renowned violinist and conductor of the Mexico City Philharmonic Scott Yoo traveled across Europe and Morocco to chase the secret histories behind great classical composers and their masterworks. To memorialize his travels, Scott shared his favorite locations, and curated recordings of works composed by Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Sebastian […]

7 Scene-Stealing Performances in the Comic Opera “La Fille du Régiment”

 7 Scene-Stealing Performances in the Comic Opera “La Fille du Régiment”

Season 13 of Great Performances at the Met continues on Sunday, July 7 with Donizetti’s romantic comedy La Fille du Regiment, starring Pretty Yende, Javier Camarena, and Stephanie Blythe. Adding extra sparkle to the colorful comic opera is film icon Kathleen Turner, who makes her Met debut as the imperious Duchess of Krakenthorp.

Streaming This Summer: Gypsy, Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy, The Sound of Music

Streaming This Summer: Gypsy, Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy, The Sound of Music

Just in time for summer, enjoy three of our favorite programs on Great Performances! June/July: Gypsy Available from June 1 to July 31 Jonathan Kent’s award-winning production of the classic musical Gypsy features Imelda Staunton as Rose, Lara Pulver as Louise and Peter Davison as Herbie. Gypsy is considered by many to be one of Broadway’s all-time triumphs. It […]

GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends Attendees

GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends Attendees

The Recording Academy™ honored its 2019 Special Merit Awards recipients with “GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends®,” an awards ceremony and live tribute concert that took place on May 11, 2019 that will premiere on Great Performances on PBS. This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Black Sabbath, George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic, Billy Eckstine, Donny Hathaway, […]

Recording Academy™ To Honor Special Merit Awards Recipients With GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends™ on May 11

Recording Academy™ To Honor Special Merit Awards Recipients With GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends™ on May 11

Annual Awards and Tribute Concert to be filmed as part of  “Great Performances” Series on PBS The Recording Academy™ will honor its 2019 Special Merit Awards recipients with “GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends®,” an awards ceremony and live tribute concert on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. This year’s Lifetime Achievement […]

Phyllida Lloyd Set “Julius Caesar” In A Prison. Here’s Why It Worked.

 Phyllida Lloyd Set “Julius Caesar” In A Prison. Here’s Why It Worked.

By Britt Stigler for ALL ARTS “Only 15 percent of women in prison are there because of violent crimes. Over half have been victims of domestic abuse. And that’s partly my story. I retaliated, finally.” These lines are among the first spoken in Phyllida Lloyd’s heavy metal, stark, contemporary take on Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar.” Set […]