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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).

Harry Connick Jr., In Concert on Broadway

Interview with Harry Connick, Jr.

Twenty years after dazzling audiences in his first Broadway solo concert, the three-time Grammy winner returns to the Main Stage with a roster of fan favorites. Great Performances – Harry Connick, Jr. in Concert on Broadway premieres Wednesday, March 2, 9:30PM (check local listings).

Dance In America: NY Export: Opus Jazz

Interview with Creators Ellen Bar and Sean Suozzi

In this interview, the film’s creators Ellen Bar and Sean Suozzi explain their film adaptation of Jerome Robbins famous, but seldom performed, 1958 ballet about being young in New York City. The interview was conducted for the NY Export: Opus Jazz premiere at SXSW 2010 on Saturday, March 13. The film airs nationally for GREAT […]

Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden

Christina Ha Interviews Michael Bublé

Grammy-winning singing sensation Michael Bublé comes to Great Performances this week (Thursday, 10pm) for an unforgettable Madison Square Garden concert. Bublé sat down with WNET.ORG’s SundayArts host Christina Ha to discuss his music and the importance of Public Television. In the first clip, Bublé talks about his recent Grammy win, his long, but solid path […]

About the Film

In 1958, Jerome Robbins’ “ballet in sneakers,” NY Export: Opus Jazz, became a smash hit when it was broadcast on The Ed Sullivan Show and toured around the world. Set to an evocative jazz score by Robert Prince and abstract urban backdrops by Ben Shahn, the dance told the story of disaffected urban youth through […]

Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden

Bublé’s Grammy Win

Multi-Grammy-winning phenomenon Michael Bublé returns to public television in Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden, a musical concert that captures the star in a trademark, high-octane performance. Recorded at New York City’s famed arena, this program’s highlights include a show-stopping collection of Bublé’s hits (not included on the DVD release) such as Sway, Save the […]

The Story of Louis Mitchell

In conjunction with Black History Month in February, Great  Performances presents a special encore telecast of Harlem in Montmartre: A  Paris Jazz Story on Sunday, February 7th at 10 p.m. (check local  listings). In connection the upcoming rebroadcast, Great Performances talked to Alice Sparberg Alexiou, scholar and author, to discuss the importance of Louis Mitchell. […]

Historian Tyler Stovall on Montmartre

Tyler Stovall explains the African American community centered around Montmartre outside of Paris, a community filled with key players in black literature and music. Next: Watch and listen to Tyler Stovall recall the days of Bricktop’s. Tyler Stovall: Paris was a tremendous amount of fun in the 1920s. I mean, after all, this is the […]

Historian Tyler Stovall on Bricktop’s

Tyler Stovall recalls the days at Bricktop’s, a club at the center of the scene in Montmartre. Next: Watch and listen to Tyler Stovall explain the role of jazz during and after the war and the genesis of bebop. Tyler Stovall: Whereas Josephine Baker makes her reputation on the main stages in Paris – the […]