Great Performances presents an unprecedented union of two of the greatest living jazz singers, Tony Bennett and Diana Krall, as they honor the legacy of the premiere songwriting duo of the Great American Songbook, George and Ira Gershwin. In Love is Here to Stay, Bennett and Krall team up to perform definitive interpretations of Gershwin favorites such as “Love is Here to Stay,” “Fascinating Rhythm” and “They Can’t Take That Away From Me.” Behind-the-scenes sequences recorded during the making of their Billboard #1 jazz album, “Love is Here to Stay,” highlight the personal and musical rapport that these two artists have established over the course of their 20-year friendship. Interviews with Bennett and Krall reveal the meaning behind the music and the process of creating this collaborative album together.
Premieres nationwide beginning November 24 on PBS (check local listings). Streams beginning November 25 via PBS Passport at pbs.org/gperf and PBS apps. New York metro area premiere Sunday, November 25 at 8 p.m. on THIRTEEN.
“’S Wonderful” – Tony Bennett and Diana Krall
“They Can’t Take That Away From Me” – Tony Bennett and Diana Krall
“Fascinating Rhythm” – Tony Bennett and Diana Krall
“Do It Again” – Tony Bennett and Diana Krall
“Nice Work If You Can Get It” – Tony Bennett and Diana Krall
“Love is Here to Stay” – Tony Bennett and Diana Krall
Tony Bennett – vocalist
Diana Krall – vocalist
The Bill Charlap Trio
Bill Charlap – pianist (album recording)
Peter Washington – bass (album recording)
Kenny Washington – drums (album recording)
This is music icon Tony Bennett’s third concert special for Great Performances, following the success of Emmy-nominated programs Tony Bennett: Duets II (2012) and Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE! (2014).
With Bennett’s original recording of “Fascinating Rhythm” in 1950 and his re-release of the song on the “Love is Here to Stay” album in 2018, the program commemorates his recent honor as the Guinness World Records-holder for the longest amount time between the release of an original recording and a re-recording of the same single by the same artist (68 years 342 days).
Original production funding for Great Performances provided by The Joseph & Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation, the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Arts Fund, the Irene Diamond Fund, the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, Rosalind P. Walter, The Agnes Varis Trust, The Starr Foundation, the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation, Ellen and James S. Marcus, the Lenore Hecht Foundation, The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, The Abra Prentice Foundation, and PBS.
About WNET Print
WNET is America’s flagship PBS station and parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21, home to ALL ARTS. WNET also operates NJTV, the statewide public media network in New Jersey. Through its broadcast channels, three cable services (THIRTEEN PBSKids, Create and World) and online streaming sites, WNET brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to more than five million viewers each week. WNET produces and presents such acclaimed PBS series as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, PBS NewsHour Weekend, the new nightly interview program Amanpour and Company and a range of documentaries, children’s programs, and local news and cultural offerings. WNET’s groundbreaking series for children and young adults include Get the Math, Oh Noah! and Cyberchase as well as Mission US, the award-winning interactive history experience. WNET highlights the tri-state’s unique issues and culture through NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams and MetroFocus, NYC-ARTS, Treasures of New York, Theater Close-Up, and WLIW Arts Beat. WNET creates online-only programming, including the award-winning series about gender identity, First Person. Through multi-platform initiatives Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America and Peril and Promise: The Challenge of Climate Change, WNET showcases the human stories around these issues and promising solutions. The weekly program SciTech Now explores the nexus of new ideas in science and technology. Through THIRTEEN Passport and WLIW Passport, station members can stream new and archival THIRTEEN, WLIW and PBS programming anytime, anywhere.
Production Credits Print
A Verve Label Group and Columbia Records Production, Tony Bennett & Diana Krall: Love is Here to Stay is directed and produced by Jennifer Lebeau. Dawn Olejar is supervising producer. Danny Bennett is executive producer. For Great Performances, Bill O’Donnell is series producer and David Horn is executive producer.