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Barrymore, Starring Christopher Plummer

Full Episode

Distinguished star of stage and screen Christopher Plummer recreates his Tony Award-winning role playing the legendary actor John Barrymore in the film adaptation of William Luce’s Broadway play. Barrymore airs on Great Performances, Friday, January 31 at 9 pm, ET on PBS (check local listings). Set in 1942, Barrymore shines a dramatic spotlight on the […]

Barrymore, Starring Christopher Plummer

Interview with Christopher Plummer

Christopher Plummer talks to Paula Zahn, co-host of NYC-ARTS, about his remarkable performance as the fabled but faded star John Barrymore in his twilight days. Great Performances airs Barrymore on January 31, 2014 at 9 pm ET on PBS (check local listings).

Barrymore, Starring Christopher Plummer

Barrymore: Rehearsing Richard III

In this scene from Barrymore, John Barrymore (Christopher Plummer) banters with his line prompter Frank before beginning a rehearsal of Richard III, in which he struggles to remember the lines that once made him famous.

Barrymore, Starring Christopher Plummer

Barrymore Excerpt: John Barrymore Introduces Himself

In this opening scene excerpt, acting legend John Barrymore (Christopher Plummer) introduces himself to the audience. He explains the anticipated revival of his “Richard III” production and mixes a drink to toast his late friend and fellow alcoholic, Henry.

Pete Seeger’s 90th Birthday Celebration from Madison Square Garden

In Memoriam to Pete Seeger. Watch Pete Seeger’s 90th Birthday Celebration from Madison Square Garden

In memoriam to Pete Seeger (May 3, 1919 – Jan. 27, 2014), Great Performances looks back to his milestone birthday concert in 2009. With a career spanning more than half a century, renowned folk artist, political activist, and avid environmentalist, Pete Seeger, turned 90 in May of 2009. In honor of the milestone birthday, a […]

GP at the Met: Eugene Onegin (2014)

Onegin’s Aria from Act I

Mariusz Kwiecien (Onegin) performs the aria (“Kogda bi zhizn”) in Act I of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, a production of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Deborah Warner‘s new production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, conducted by Valery Gergiev, will be the season premiere of Great Performances at the Met on Friday, January 17 at 9 […]

GP at the Met: Eugene Onegin (2014)

Piotr Beczala (Lenski) Sings Aria from Act II

Piotr Beczala (Lenski) performs Lenski’s aria (“Kuda, kuda”) from Act II of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, a production of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Watch Excerpt from Eugene Onegin, with Piotr Beczala Deborah Warner‘s new production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, conducted by Valery Gergiev, will be the season premiere of Great Performances at the […]

GP at the Met: Eugene Onegin (2014)

Tatiana’s Letter Scene, Act 1

Anna Netrebko performs Tatiana’s Letter Scene (“Puskai pogibnu ya”) from Act I of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, a production of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Deborah Warner‘s new production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, conducted by Valery Gergiev, will be the season premiere of Great Performances at the Met Friday, January 17 at 9 p.m. […]

GP at the Met: Eugene Onegin (2014)

About the Opera

Acclaimed English director Deborah Warner‘s new production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, conducted by Valery Gergiev, will be the season premiere of Great Performances at the Met Friday, January 17 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). The opera stars Anna Netrebko, Mariusz Kwiecien, and Piotr Beczala. This past fall, Anna Netrebko opened her third […]

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 […]