Musical Theater

Great Performances presents both new works and classics. Coming in Fall 2016 is Hamilton’s America, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the hit Broadway musical. Last fall we enjoyed the vivacious Broadway legend Chita Rivera and the youthful Billy Elliot.

Memphis

Memphis

Featuring the original Broadway cast, including Tony nominees Chad Kimball and Montego Glover. Memphis is the historic first Best Musical Tony Award winner to air on U.S. national television with its original principals while simultaneously continuing a successful Broadway run and national tour.

Premiered February 23, 2012
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Sondheim! The Birthday Concert

Sondheim! The Birthday Concert

Performed on Sondheim’s 80th birthday in March 2010, this salute to the legendary Broadway composer by the New York Philharmonic includes acclaimed Sondheim alumni as Laura Benanti, Michael Cerveris, Victoria Clark, Joanna Gleason, Nathan Gunn, Patti LuPone, Elaine Stritch, Audra McDonald, Bernadette Peters, and many more.

Premiered November 23, 2010
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Chess in Concert

Chess in Concert

Idina Menzel (Wicked, Frozen) and Adam Pascal (Rent) join internationally renowned vocalist Josh Groban in a spectacular London concert revival of Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ 1986 cult musical Chess, with lyrics by Tim Rice.

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Kiss Me, Kate

Kiss Me, Kate

Taking its inspiration from Shakespeare, “Kiss Me, Kate” recounts the backstage and onstage antics of two feuding romantic couples during a touring production of “The Taming of the Shrew.”

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