John Williams composed the score to Catch Me If You Can (2002), directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. The film dramatizes the swindles of a real-life con man. Before the L.A. Philharmonic performs “Escapades” from the score, Gustavo Dudamel and Williams discuss the mystery the music creates.
Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Driving Miss Daisy, a 2010 hit on Broadway, comes to television with five-time Tony Award winner and three-time Academy Award® nominee Angela Lansbury and two-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award® winner James Earl Jones as Daisy Werthan and Hoke Colburn, respectively. Actor Boyd Gaines (a four-time Tony Award winner) reprises […]
As chauffeur Hoke Colburn (James Earl Jones) and his employer Daisy Werthan set out on a long drive, Daisy reminisces about a family trip she took as a child, expressing something personal in an unguarded moment with Hoke. Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Driving Miss Daisy stars five-time Tony Award winner and three-time Academy Award […]
Hoke Colburn (James Earl Jones), a chauffeur for Daisy Werthan, asks her son Boolie Werthan (Boyd Gaines) for a raise after he receives a competing job offer. Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Driving Miss Daisy stars five-time Tony Award winner and three-time Academy Award nominee Angela Lansbury and two-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award […]
Daisy Werthan (Angela Lansbury) and her daughter-in-law Florine are both Jewish, but it is only Florine who celebrates the Christmas holiday with relish. Miss Daisy complains about Florine to her chauffeur Hoke Colburn (James Earl Jones) while on her way to her son and Florine’s Christmas party. Miss Daisy brings along coconuts for the ambrosia.
Natalie Portman hosts Dudamel Conducts a John Williams Celebration with the LA Phil on Great Performances Friday, July 24 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). Itzhak Perlman is the special guest in a gala opening night concert paying tribute to the prolific film composer. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Music and Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel conducts. By […]
Broadway star Kelli O’Hara makes her Met Opera debut as the Baron’s coquettish wife Valencienne in Lehár’s effervescent operetta The Merry Widow. O’Hara and the women’s ensemble perform the Grisettes’ Song from Act III, with a dance choreographed by the production’s director, Susan Stroman.
Renée Fleming (Hanna) and Nathan Gunn (Danilo) perform an excerpt of their Act II duet “Hello, Here’s a Soldier Bold” from Lehár’s The Merry Widow. Costumes are by William Ivey Long and the new production in English is directed by Tony Award-winning choreographer and director Susan Stroman.
Nathan Gunn, Sir Thomas Allen, and the male ensemble perform an excerpt from Act II of Lehár’s The Merry Widow — “Who Can Tell What the Hell Women Are?” The Merry Widow is the Met debut of Broadway director Susan Stroman. Soprano Renée Fleming is Hanna, the rich widow. Sir Andrew Davis conducts the cast […]
Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta, starring soprano Anna Netrebko, shares a double bill with Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle, starring Nadja Michael and Mikhail Petrenko. Acclaimed Polish film director Mariusz Treliński makes his highly anticipated Met debut with the Metropolitan Opera’s new production, inspired by classic noir films of the 1940s, bringing together two rarely performed one-acts: Tchaikovsky’s lyrical fairy […]