Harry Connick Jr., In Concert on Broadway
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Twenty years after dazzling audiences in his first solo Broadway concert early in his career, three-time Grammy Award-winner Harry Connick, Jr. returned to the Main Stem in a roster of favorites, performed in his trademark New Orleans style.

Taped in July of 2010 at New York’s Neil Simon Theater, Harry Connick, Jr. in Concert on Broadway features Connick’s big band and a 12-piece string section, with the star on both a Steinway grand and upright honky-tonk piano. Variety raved, “Connick, in concert, packs such dynamite that those ‘Jersey Boys’ across the street seem positively sedate.”

The program will air Wednesday, March 2 at 9:30 p.m. ET on Great Performances, which is a production of THIRTEEN for WNET, one of America’s most prolific and respected public media partners. . (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the program on Thursday, March 3 at 8 p.m., ET, check local listings to see when the program airs in your area.)

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Connick is no stranger to Great Performances. In 1990, the series produced and presented Connick’s first primetime solo special Harry Connick Jr. and His Orchestra: Swinging Out With Harry, followed by 2004’s Only You which garnered an Emmy.

Backed by a cadre of top-flight musicians, including trombonist Lucien Barbarin, Connick performs an infectious mix of evergreen standards, original compositions, and New Orleans street music, all arranged and orchestrated by Connick.
Stephen Holden in The New York Times enthused about the “joyful noise that had the audience stomping and cheering. It was the next best thing to Mardi Gras…”
Song List

Act 1
We Are in Love
The Way You Look Tonight
Bésame Mucho
The Other Hours (from “Thou Shalt Not”)
Nowhere with Love
How Insensitive
Come by Me
Medley: My Time of Day / I’ve Never Been in Love Before
All the Way

Act 2
Bayou Maharajah
Hear Me in the Harmony
Light the Way (from “Thou Shalt Not”)
St. James Infirmary Blues
Take Her to the Mardi Gras (from “Thou Shalt Not”)
Bourbon Street Parade
Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Harry Connick Jr.’s career has been studded with awards and recognition, including several multi-platinum and gold albums, an Emmy Award, and a starring role in a Tony-winning Broadway musical.

His albums, which have sold more than 25 million, giving him vast success on the jazz charts and great crossover success on the pop charts, include the soundtrack to “When Harry Met Sally…” “We Are in Love,” “Come by Me,” “Harry for the Holidays,” “Only You,” and “Your Songs.”

As an actor, his movie and TV roles include acclaimed performances in “Memphis Belle” (his debut), “Little Man Tate,” “Copycat,” “Independence Day,” “My Dog Skip” (voiceover), “South Pacific,” “P.S. I Love You,” and “New in Town.” He also had a recurring role on “Will & Grace.”

In 2001, he made his debut as composer/arranger and lyricist for the Broadway musical, “Thou Shalt Not” (Tony nomination) and in 2006 starred in the acclaimed revival of “The Pajama Game” for which he received Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama League nominations.

A production of Cinemusica and Fogolabs for Conn-X Productions, the telecast was produced and directed for television by Pierre & Francois Lamoureux, with Ann Marie Wilkins, James L. Nederlander, Beth Williams, Thomas B. McGrath, and John Gore as executive producers. Bill O’Donnell is series producer; David Horn is executive producer.
Great Performances iby the National Endowment for the Arts, the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, the Irene Diamond Fund, Vivian Milstein, Paul W. Zuccaire Foundation, the Starr Foundation, the Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, Joseph A. Wilson, public television viewers.

  • Kevin Kennedy

    Will only Thirteen be airing this concert? This and the Billy Joel Live at Shea concerts? I’d really like to see both on other PBS stations. My wife’d be thrilled to see Billy Joel’s where she’s a huge fan. Me I’m a fan of both Harry’s and Billy’s. It’d be nice if we could search a TV Guide per station on PBS’s site, so we could see well in advance when what’s playing.

    This all said thanks for bringing two terrific shows to TV :) I just hope I get to see both this month.

    -Kevin K.

  • Jon Margolis

    the whole thing blew me away. Great Nawlins energy!!!

  • Meschelle

    Fantastic makes-you-tap-your-feet show!! Harry is an incredible musician and showman! Love seeing a show with live musicians…the way it should be!

  • Ken Sicher

    Great stuff! Harry took us down in the parish and out in the alley. It certainly takes me back to my personal days playing music in the Vieux Carre’ and just makes me wanna say, ” Hey Brah; where y’at?”

    … and if ya see Harry ask him, “How’s ya Mom an’ ‘nem?”

  • Trish

    Awesome! So American music. Hope to see this again on PBS.

  • McVouty

    Who was the drummer? Who was the trumpet soloist for Bourbon Street Parade? They were extraordinary. And who was the sax soloist?

  • Chris Finney

    The Drummer is Arthur Latin, from Nachitoches, TX. The Trumpet player is Mark Braud, from New Orleans. Finally, New Yorker Jerry Weldon on sax.

  • Jennifer

    Outstanding performance! Will this be aired again?

  • Ted Davidson

    When will this air on KERA Dallas/Fort Worth?

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  • Rex Boyd

    I saw Harry Connick Jnr’s concert on Broadway on Australian tv and was blown away by it. Can I purchase a DVD of the show?

  • david ernst

    Hi Rex,

    Yes, the DVD is available for purchase at http://www.shoppbs.org. Hope you find this information helpful!

  • Matthew F Brown

    How can I purchase a DVD of the show?

  • Heather Rennae

    Is there a DVD version available of his first PBS recording, “Harry Connick Jr. and His Orchestra: Swinging Out With Harry”? I use to have it on VHS but I wore the tape out!

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