musicals

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

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

Preview the Concert

In a year chock full of star-studded 80th birthday tributes to legendary Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, the March 15–16 gala evenings with the New York Philharmonic at New York’s Lincoln Center stood tall.

Preview the Rock Musical

The show universally applauded for its originality, deep emotional resonance, and powerful, high-octane score, makes its broadcast debut on THIRTEEN’S Great Performances on PBS. Passing Strange, the Spike Lee-directed film featuring the award-winning Broadway rock musical of the same title, will air in primetime on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 9 p.m. EST (check local […]

Chess in Concert

Tim Rice on Chess for Theater Talk

In this episode of Theater Talk, Legendary lyricist Sir Tim Rice talks about his career and the revival of “Chess,” the musical he wrote with ABBA. He also discusses his musical King David, which he wrote for Disney with Alan Menken, and his collaboration with Andrew Lloyd Webber that produced the musicals Jesus Christ Superstar […]

Chess in Concert

Interview with Josh Groban

Josh Groban, star of the Tim Rice musical “Chess in Concert,” speaks candidly to WNET/THIRTEEN about this passion project, his co-stars Idina Menzel (Wicked) and Adam Pascal (Rent), and the chart-topping music, created by ABBA composers Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus. Premiering in HD on THIRTEEN on June 17th at 8 p.m. EST (check local […]

In The Heights – Chasing Broadway Dreams

Musical Numbers, Dance, and Interviews

In these clips, catch video recorded from a live performance of In The Heights as well as interviews with the cast about their roles and how they relate to the characters. [MYPLAYLIST=7]

In The Heights – Chasing Broadway Dreams

Creating and Staging the Musical

In these clips from the documentary, see behind the scenes footage of how the cast and crew wrote, rehearsed, designed the set, and staged the Broadway production of In The Heights. [MYPLAYLIST=6]

In The Heights – Chasing Broadway Dreams

About the Documentary

Making it in New York City is tough. Few get the chance to live out their dreams, and the cast and crew of In the Heights know this all too well. This young, diverse group of relatively unknown artists and performers have dreamed of making it on Broadway, but are well aware that a new […]