Bebe Neuwirth to host Chita Rivera Awards

Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago, Frasier) will host the inaugural Chita Rivera Awards (formerly known as the Astaire Awards). The awards, which honor choreographers and dancers in theater and film, will take place at Broadway’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre on September 11 at 7:30 PM. The evening will include The New York City Ballet performing “America” from West Side Story to honor Rivera, as well as […]

Meet Joan Hershey

Join Joan Hershey as she live tweets New York City Ballet in Paris and New York City Ballet Symphony in C from @GPerfPBS. The two-part special airs on Friday, February 17th and February 24th at 9PM (check local listings).  Joan Hershey joined the staff of Great Performances as producer in May 2008, and has been the editorial director […]

Hamilton in :60 The Immigrant

Being an immigrant was a part of Hamilton’s identity that he carried with him his entire life. Watch the first episode of Hamilton in :60 The Immigrant and learn more about Alexander Hamilton. Major corporate funding provided by BNY Mellon. Alexander Hamilton was born to unmarried parents in the British West Indies. Because his parents […]

Hamilton Cast and Lady Gaga Perform at Grammy Awards

Highlights of the Grammy Awards broadcast on February 15 will be a performance by Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of Broadway's Hamilton, a tribute to the late David Bowie by Lady Gaga, and another chance for Tony Bennett to win for Traditional Pop Vocal Album.

Lyric Opera’s Bel Canto: A Tale from Terrorism, on Stage

On December 7, The Lyric Opera of Chicago will present the world premiere Bel Canto, based on Ann Patchett's prize-winning novel, with music by composer Jimmy López and libretto by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz. The narrative draws from a crisis in 1996, when terrorists took hundreds hostage in Lima, Peru.

Great Performances 2015 – 2016 Season

For its 43rd season on PBS, Great Performances reflects on the past by welcoming to our broadcast stage some performances that transform the old into the new. Be ready for Wars of the Roses with Benedict Cumberbatch and Judi Dench; Joan Baez's 75th Birthday Celebration; the past and present of The Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals; and much more.