by Elisa Lichtenbaum With Thanksgiving upon us and Christmas just around the corner, there’s no time like the present to get into the holiday spirit. To kick off this festive season, Great Performances presents Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn – The Broadway Musical (Friday, November 24, 9 p.m.), Roundabout Theatre Company’s new musical inspired by the […]
The festive Roundabout Theatre Company production of Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn comes to PBS Friday, November 24 at 9 p.m. (check local listings) continuing the GREAT PERFORMANCES marathon within PBS’s Fall Broadway’s Best lineup. Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn joins She Loves Me (October 20, also from Roundabout), Present Laughter(November 3), and Indecent (November 17), as part of PBS’s Broadway’s best lineup, all directed for television by Emmy Award®-winner David Horn, executive producer […]
Celine Dion performs “Because You Loved Me” accompanied by David Foster on the piano. A chart-topping songwriter, producer, and maestro to the stars, David Foster has generated some of the biggest hits in popular music, and collaborated with a veritable “Who’s Who” of superstars in a career spanning more than three decades. In this special […]
Great Performances Toasts 2018 with New Host Hugh Bonneville for Annual Broadcast Tradition From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration THIRTEEN’s GREAT PERFORMANCES continues the cherished tradition of ringing in the new year with the Vienna Philharmonic at the opulent Musikverein, under the baton of Italian conductor and Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti, featuring favorite […]
Multi-Grammy-winning rock band Foo Fighters perform “Sunday Rain” at the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, in this outtake from Landmarks Live in Concert for Great Performances. Foo Fighters – Landmarks Live in Concert: A Great Performances Special is now streaming.
Now Streaming: Multi-Grammy-winning rock band Foo Fighters delivers an electrifying, historic performance at the famed Odeon of Herodes Atticus from the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, in the latest installment of Landmarks Live in Concert for GREAT PERFORMANCES. Foo Fighters – Landmarks Live in Concert: A Great Performances Special is hosted by Chad Smith, drummer for multi-Grammy-winning rock band Red Hot Chili […]
Now Streaming: As part of the Broadway’s Best on PBS lineup, GREAT PERFORMANCES aired a special encore presentation of In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams – showcasing the 2008 musical that launched Lin-Manuel Miranda’s rise to stardom
by Elisa Lichtenbaum In the beginning, before the hit musical Hamilton, there was In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first Broadway musical. Winner of five 2008 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the hip hop-infused musical set in the Latino neighborhood of Washington Heights launched Miranda’s rise to stardom. In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams (Friday, November […]
Lin-Manuel Miranda explains the most autobiographical moment in his 2008 musical, In the Heights. Mandy Gonzalez and Christopher Jackson sing “When You’re Home.” A special encore of In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams airs on Friday, November 10 at 9 p.m. ET (check local listings).
Lin-Manuel Miranda discusses writing his first musical, In the Heights. The show was based on Lin’s experiences growing up in Washington Heights, New York City. A special encore of In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams airs on Friday, November 10 at 9 p.m. ET (check local listings).