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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 […]

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE!

Full Episode

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE! – featuring an evening of classic jazz standards in both vocal duets and solo performances — aired on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances, Friday, October 24 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS. (Check local listings.) Taped at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall on July 28, […]

Cats

Preview and Cast of Cats

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats, the second longest-running Broadway musical (only surpassed by Lloyd Webber’s own “The Phantom of the Opera”), and fourth longest-running West End musical, returns in high definition and digital sound to Great Performances where it had its 1998 world television premiere. The special encore presentation will air Friday, November 21 at 9 p.m. ET on […]

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE!

Lady Gaga: “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)”

Lady Gaga performs the Cher hit, “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” from the eagerly anticipated live concert television event Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE! featuring hits from the duo’s number 1 album Cheek to Cheek. “I was five and he was six We rode on horses made of sticks […]