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From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2014

About the Concert

Stage and screen legend Julie Andrews returns for the fifth time to host the festive annual New Year’s celebration with the Vienna Philharmonic, under the direction of Daniel Barenboim from Vienna’s Musikverein. From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2014, featuring the melodies of the Strauss family composers and their contemporaries, will air live on Great […]

The Hollow Crown: Shakespeare’s History Plays

Screen Actors Guild Nomination for Jeremy Irons

Jeremy Irons earned a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) nomination for his role in The Hollow Crown, which Great Performances broadcast earlier this fall. Irons was recognized for his role as Henry IV in the miniseries. “It was a real pleasure to play Henry IV on film surrounded by such a strong cast; and for Richard […]

Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn

“Evergreen” with Trumpeter Chris Botti

Barbra Streisand has a fun time performing “Evergreen” with trumpeter Chris Botti, playing to the crowd at her Back to Brooklyn concert. Streisand composed “Evergreen,” with lyrics by Paul Williams, for the 1976 film, “A Star is Born,” in which she starred. The song earned Streisand an Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Original […]

Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn

Streisand’s “You’re the Top” Brooklyn Tribute

Barbra Streisand pays tribute to her hometown of Brooklyn by giving the lyrics of “You’re the Top” a special twist. “You’re the Top” was written by Cole Porter for the 1934 musical, Anything Goes. Streisand alters the lyrics using quintessential Brooklyn references, such as the neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant (“Bedford-Stuy”), cool rabbis, fellow Brooklynite and music […]

Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn

“Smile” with Streisand and Il Volo

Barbra Streisand sings “Smile” with Il Volo, a young pop vocal trio from Italy. “Smile” was first recorded by Nat King Cole in 1954, with music and lyrics by John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons.

Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages

Preview

Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages celebrates the launch of Luciano Pavarotti’s career 50 years ago. Hear the late, great tenor in some of his finest performances, singing “Nessun Dorma” and other beloved arias from La Boheme, Rigoletto and Aida; Neapolitan songs in arrangements by Henry Mancini including “Mamma” and “La mia canzone al vento,” […]

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!”

Full Episode

See Hugh Jackman in his breakout musical role as cowpoke Curly in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” The Royal National Theatre production directed by Sir Trevor Nunn opened in London in 1998. Josefina Gabrielle, formerly a soloist with the National Ballet of Portugal, co-stars with Jackman as the headstrong Laurey. Also featured in the cast are […]

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!”

Title Song: “Oklahoma!”

The Royal National Theatre cast of “Oklahoma!” perform the rousing title song by Rodgers & Hammerstein during the musical’s wedding scene. Hugh Jackman stars as Curly, Maureen Lipman as Aunt Eller and Josefina Gabrielle as Laurey in this production directed by Sir Trevor Nunn. See the entire show on Friday, November 15 at 9 p.m. on […]

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!”

“People Will Say We’re in Love”

Josefina Gabrielle (Laurey) and Hugh Jackman (Curly) dryly warn one another that “People Will Say We’re in Love” in this popular song from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!”.  This Royal National Theatre production from 1998 is directed by Sir Trevor Nunn. See the entire show on Friday, November 15 at 9 p.m. on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances as […]

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!”

“The Surrey with the Fringe on Top”

Hugh Jackman (Curly) sings “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top” while Maureen Lipman (Aunt Eller) and Josefina Gabrielle (Laurey) go about their farm chores in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” produced by the Royal National Theatre. See the entire show on Friday, November 15 at 9 p.m. on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances as part of the PBS […]