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The Nutcracker from the Royal Ballet

Production Credits

Web Credits Producer: Anu Krishnan Art Director: Sabina Daley Designer & Flash Programmer: Karen Mattson Graphic Art: Karen Mattson, Ruiyan Xu Technical Director: Brian Lee PHP Scripting: Ben Chappel Production Assistant: Kenny Li Copy Editor: Leslie Kriesel Lesson Plans: Developed and created by Bay Breeze Educational Resources (http://www.bay-breeze.com/). Bay Breeze provides engaging K-12 technology-based curriculum […]

“South Pacific” in Concert from Carnegie Hall

Production Credits

Performers Reba McEntire: Ensign Nellie Forbush Brian Stokes Mitchell: Emile de Becque Jason Danieley: Lt. Joseph Cable Lillias White: Bloody Mary Conrad John Schuck: Capt. George Brackett Dylan Baker: Cmdr. William Harbison Alec Baldwin: Luther Billis Alexio Barboza: Jerome, Emile’s son Alex de Castro: Ngana, Emile’s daughter Renita Croney: Liat, Bloody Mary’s daughter Alexander Gemignani: […]

“South Pacific” in Concert from Carnegie Hall

Interview: Brian Stokes Mitchell, Actor

Brian Stokes Mitchell, the dashing baritone and acclaimed actor in several Broadway productions, plays the French planter Emile de Becque in the concert version of “South Pacific.” Mitchell was born in Seattle and grew up on naval bases in Guam and the Philippines, where his father was a civilian engineer for the military. He began […]

“South Pacific” in Concert from Carnegie Hall

Essay: A New Challenge for Not-So-New Talents

The year 1949 found Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein at a crossroads in their collaboration. They had enjoyed outstanding success together with “Oklahoma!” (1943) and “Carousel” (1945) on stage and with STATE FAIR (1945) on the screen, but they had stumbled awkwardly with “Allegro” (1947) on Broadway. The ambitious, experimental work had much to recommend […]

“South Pacific” in Concert from Carnegie Hall

Introduction

“SOUTH PACIFIC” IN CONCERT FROM CARNEGIE HALL premiered on April 26, 2006 on PBS (check local listings). Based on James Michener’s Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of short stories TALES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s own Pulitzer Prize-winning blockbuster was a landmark of post-World War II Broadway, a provocative romantic drama that beguiled audiences with […]

Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival

Production Credits

Web Credits Producer: Anu Krishnan Art Director: Sabina Daley Graphic Art: Ruiyan Xu Technical Director: Brian Lee PHP Scripting: Ben Chappel Production Assistant: Diana Cofresí-Terrero Copy Editor: Leslie Kriesel HTML Implementation Assistance: Brian Santalone GREAT PERFORMANCES Web pages copyright © 2004 Educational Broadcasting Corporation. Thirteen Online is a production of Thirteen/WNET New York’s Kravis Multimedia […]

Essay: Guitar Evolution

A festival devoted to the guitar? A great idea and, not to mention, an ambition of Eric Clapton’s for many years that finally came to fruition in Dallas, Texas, in June 2004 as the Crossroads Guitar Festival. The guitar is an instrument that, although neglected for a long period of its existence, has become central […]

Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival

Performers and Musical Selections

The evening’s program was recorded live at the Crossroads Guitar Festival held at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas in June 2004. “Layla” Eric Clapton “Love in Vain Blues” Robert Lockwood, Jr. “Killing Floor” Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Hubert Sumlin, Jimmie Vaughan “Sweet Home Chicago” Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Hubert Sumlin, Jimmie Vaughan “Six […]

Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival

Introduction

In the summer of 2004, a spectacular gathering of musicians from across the guitar world performed together at Eric Clapton’s three-day Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas. GREAT PERFORMANCES presents highlights from the unprecedented event featuring a once-in-a-lifetime showcase of guitar luminaries performing rock anthems, blues classics, and bluegrass hits. Joining Clapton are fellow axe legends […]