Broadway

In The Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams

About In The Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams

As part of its Broadway’s Best lineup, GREAT PERFORMANCES airs a special encore presentation of In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams – Friday, November 10 at 9 p.m. ET (check local listings) – showcasing the 2008 musical that launched Lin-Manuel Miranda’s rise to stardom. The film will also be available to stream the following day via pbs.org/gperf and PBS OTT apps. Making it in […]

Hamilton’s America

About the Documentary

Hamilton’s America, the documentary film that brings history to vivid life through the lens of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pop culture Broadway phenomenon Hamilton – winner of 11 Tony Awards® and the Pulitzer Prize — explodes onto THIRTEEN’s Great Performances. The story of Alexander Hamilton is most remembered for its dramatic conclusion, which saw Hamilton killed in […]

Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy

Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy wins Peabody Award

The Great Performances production Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy is a 2013 Peabody Award winner! “Peabody Awards honor ‘stories that matter,’ so it is incredibly rewarding for Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy to be recognized with this prestigious award,” said filmmaker Michael Kantor. “When you create a show working with David Horn and the team […]

Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy

Full Episode

Find out why the Broadway musical has proven to be such fertile territory for Jewish artists of all kinds.

Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy

Fiddler’s Tradition

The surprising universality of the 1964 Jerry Boch and Sheldon Harnick musical Fiddler on the Roof.

Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy

About the Film

From Irving Berlin to Stephen Sondheim, and from Fanny Brice to Barbra Streisand, the film explores the phenomenon of how Jewish-American songwriters created a uniquely American art form

Memphis

Memphis – Montego Glover Performs “Underground”

An aspiring singer in segregated Memphis, Felicia (Montego Glover) takes the stage at her brother’s underground bar, Delray’s. Joined by her brother Delray (J. Bernard Calloway) she brings down the house with the rockin’ blues opener “Underground.” Memphis, the 2010 Tony award-winner for Best Musical, airs tonight, Friday, February 24, 2012 at 9 p.m. on […]

Memphis

About the Musical Theater Broadcast

Broadway’s smash hit musical Memphis, winner of four Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book and Best Orchestrations, comes to THIRTEEN’s Great Performances Friday, February 24 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). Featuring the original Broadway cast, including Tony nominees Chad Kimball and Montego Glover, as well as Derrick Baskin, J. […]

Harry Connick Jr., In Concert on Broadway

“Nowhere with Love”

Watch a portion of Harry Connick Jr.’s performance of “Nowhere with Love” from GREAT PERFORMANCES Harry Connick Jr., In Concert on Broadway airing nationally March 2, 2011 at 9:30 p.m. (check local listings).

Harry Connick Jr., In Concert on Broadway

“Take Her to Mardi Gras”

Watch a portion of Harry Connick Jr.’s performance of “Take Her to Mardi Gras” from GREAT PERFORMANCES Harry Connick Jr., In Concert on Broadway airing nationally March 2, 2011 at 9:30 p.m. (check local listings).