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Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE!

Exclusive Interview: On Reputation and Audiences

In this exclusive interview, singers Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga speak about their careers, reputations and belief in the audience. “I recognize and I’m aware and ok with being a polarizing figure in a lot of ways, and my music up until this point can be very divisive because it makes a statement,” says Lady […]

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE!

Exclusive Interview: Bennett and Gaga on Performing Live

Lady Gaga calls the program Great Performances – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE! “my favorite television performance that I’ve ever done,” in this interview. “The combination of the lighting with the authenticity of all the players, and us all following Mr. Bennett’s lead, it made for something that I think is […]

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE!

Exclusive Interview: Bennett and Gaga on Jazz

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga sat down with PBS for an exclusive interview about singing jazz, their live concert on PBS, and more. In this segment of their interview, the two stars — Tony Bennett, a jazz legend, and Lady Gaga, a young internationally acclaimed pop star — talk about jazz and making their collaborative […]

From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2015

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Stage and screen legend Julie Andrews returns for the sixth time to host the festive annual New Year’s celebration with the Vienna Philharmonic, under the direction of Zubin Mehta, from Vienna’s Musikverein. From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2015, featuring the infectious melodies of the Strauss Family and their contemporaries, airs on Great Performances, Thursday, […]

Encores! Great Performances at the Met

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From Natalie Dessay and Anna Netrebko to Juan Diego Flórez and Jonas Kaufmann, see show-stopping excerpts from “Carmen,” “Rigoletto,” “La Bohème,” and more, hosted by soprano Deborah Voigt. Encores! Great Performances at the Met – featuring 19 unforgettable arias and duets selected from the past eight seasons of broadcasts, performed by today’s greatest opera stars […]

Cats

“Memory,” the Most Famous Song from Cats

The most famous song from the musical Cats is the bittersweet ballad, “Memory,” sung by the ostracized character, Grizabella, “the Glamour Cat.” She once led a more glamorous life, and now that she is older, she struggles to be accepted back into the tribe of Jellicle cats. Grizabella, performed by Elaine Paige, sings phrases of […]

Cats

What Is The Jellicle Ball?

In the ensemble number “Invitation to the Jellicle Ball,” the cats discuss the much-anticipated annual event, the Jellicle Ball. The character Munkustrap, who serves as a narrator in the musical, explains the purpose of the festive occasion to the audience. “Jellicle Cats meet once a year At the Jellicle Ball where we all rejoice And […]

Cats

The Rum Tum Tugger

The Rum Tum Tugger is the bad boy of the cast of Cats. He’s sexy and he knows it and takes pleasure in teasing his many admirers. Andrew Lloyd Webber gives Rum Tum Tugger’s theme song a rock n’ roll edge. Tall and lithe, this Rum Tugger is played by John Partridge in the made-for-film […]

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE!

Songs from the Concert Broadcast

The concert broadcast concert Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE! features classic selections from the Great American Songbook, each handpicked by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. Learn more about the composers, lyricists and history of the songs, which are also on the Cheek to Cheek album. “Anything Goes” Written by Cole Porter […]