The Sound of Music

“The Sound of Music (The Hills Are Alive…)”

In this excerpt, Maria gets fired after lecturing Captain von Trapp about his own children. As this is going on, he hears his children singing “The Sound of Music” beautifully for his new fiancée and is compelled to join them while Maria watches in the background. Premieres Friday, November 9 at 9 p.m. on PBS […]

An American in Paris The Musical

“Stairway to Paradise”

In this clip, Henri’s (Haydn Oakley) dreams of being a star singer manifest in this dazzling musical number – complete with all the sparkle and class of a Ziegfield Follies show-stopper.

An American in Paris The Musical

“I Got Rhythm”

In this excerpt, Jerry and Henri try to convince Adam that his lofty composition is best when played as an uplifting tune. Watch as the cast sing and dance to the Gershwin classic “I Got Rhythm.”

Harold Prince: The Director’s Life

About the Film

This Great Performances retrospective celebrates the extraordinary career of producer and director Harold Prince, whose seven decades in the theater spans from Broadway’s “Golden Age” to the contemporary blockbusters of today. Winner of 21 Tony Awards (the most of any individual), Prince’s peerless résumé includes such legendary shows as “West Side Story,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Cabaret,” “Company,” […]

John Leguizamo’s Road to Broadway

About the Film

Beginning his career as a stand-up comic in the early 1980s, John Leguizamo garnered early-career acclaim in 1993 with his memorable role in “Carlito’s Way,” which led to an extensive film and television career including roles in “To Wong Foo…,” “Romeo + Juliet,” “Moulin Rouge” and many more. But it has been in the theater that Leguizamo […]

The Sound of Music

About the Musical

Beloved by generations of audiences worldwide, “The Sound of Music” tells the inspiring true story of the von Trapp Family Singers and their escape from Austria during the rise of Nazism. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1959 hit stage musical garnered five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and the blockbuster 1965 movie adaptation won five Oscars, including Best […]

GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends® 2018

Full Episode

Enjoy an all-star concert honoring Neil Diamond, Tina Turner, Queen, film composer John Williams, New Orleans funk band The Meters and other recipients of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement, Trustee and Music Educator awards.

An American in Paris The Musical


Premieres Friday, November 2 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) Streams Saturday, November 3 at pbs.org/gperf and on PBS apps Described as an extended symphonic tone poem, George Gershwin’s 1928 composition “An American in Paris” was commissioned by conductor Walter Damrosch and rapidly became one of his most famous compositions. The 1951 MGM film starring Gene Kelly was inspired […]

GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends® 2018

“Proud Mary”

In honor of Tina Turner, Sheléa performs a medley of the GRAMMY honoree’s songs, including the showstopper, “Proud Mary.”

Celebrate “Broadway’s Best” with Great Performances

Fridays, November 2-23 on PBS   Features U.S. broadcast premieres of the four-time Tony-winning stage adaptation of “An American in Paris The Musical,” the U.K. live production of “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music” and new documentaries about John Leguizamo’s Tony-nominated play “Latin History for Morons” and Broadway icon Harold Prince Great Performances presents more of […]