All posts by Melissa Major

 How Paul McCartney Wound Up Playing Drums on Foo Fighters’ “Sunday Rain”

Foo Fighters – Landmarks Live in Concert

How Paul McCartney Wound Up Playing Drums on Foo Fighters’ “Sunday Rain”

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl speaks to Landmarks Live in Concert host Chad Smith about recording “Sunday Rain” with special guest Paul McCartney on drums. Captured this past July, Foo Fighters – Landmarks Live in Concert: A Great Performances Special premieres nationwide Friday, November 10 at 10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).

 The Cast of In The Heights: Where Are They Now?

In The Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams

The Cast of In The Heights: Where Are They Now?

Lin-Manuel Miranda worked for seven years to get his first musical, In the Heights, on Broadway. He shares his gratititude for the opportunity to both write a part for himself (Usnavi) and be able to perform it.

 Lin-Manuel Miranda on Writing In The Heights

In The Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams

Lin-Manuel Miranda on Writing In The Heights

Lin-Manuel Miranda discusses writing his first musical, In the Heights. The show was based on Lin's experiences growing up in Washington Heights, New York City.

 Dave Grohl and Chad Smith Discuss Musical Influences

Foo Fighters – Landmarks Live in Concert

Dave Grohl and Chad Smith Discuss Musical Influences

The Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith of discuss the music their families listened to when they were growing up and how it impacted them. Captured this past July, Foo Fighters – Landmarks Live in Concert: A Great Performances Special premieres nationwide Friday, November 10 at 10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).

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Noël Coward’s Present Laughter

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Kevin Kline’s Tony Award®-winning performance in Noël Coward’s Present Laughter, first produced in 1942 with Coward himself in the leading role, comes to PBS Friday, November 3, 2017 at 9/8c (check local listings). The play continues the Great Performances marathon within the Broadway's Best on PBS lineup.

 Cobie Smulders and Kevin Kline in Noël Coward’s Present Laughter

Noël Coward’s Present Laughter

Cobie Smulders and Kevin Kline in Noël Coward’s Present Laughter

Noël Coward’s Present Laughter stars Tony Award®-winner Kevin Kline and Cobie Smulders, whose performance earned her the Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut. Noël Coward’s Present Laughter comes to Great Performances on Friday, November 3rd at 9PM (check local listings). The play continues the Broadway's Best lineup on PBS.

 Foo Fighters Perform “The Pretender” at the Acropolis

Foo Fighters – Landmarks Live in Concert

Foo Fighters Perform “The Pretender” at the Acropolis

Multi-Grammy-winning rock band Foo Fighters perform "The Pretender" at the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, in the latest installment of Landmarks Live in Concert for GREAT PERFORMANCES. Captured this past July, Foo Fighters – Landmarks Live in Concert: A Great Performances Special premieres nationwide Friday, November 10 at 10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).

 Five Larger-Than-Life Performances By Kevin Kline

Noël Coward’s Present Laughter

Five Larger-Than-Life Performances By Kevin Kline

Noël Coward’s Present Laughter follows a self-obsessed actor (Kevin Kline) in the midst of a mid-life crisis. Noël Coward’s Present Laughter comes to Great Performances on Friday, November 3rd at 9PM (check local listings). The play continues the Broadway's Best lineup on PBS.

 Present Laughter and the Best Backstage Dramas

Noël Coward’s Present Laughter

Present Laughter and the Best Backstage Dramas

by Elisa Lichtenbaum

Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away, but who needs turkey when GREAT PERFORMANCES is serving up some fabulous hams in Broadway’s Best on PBS, a special Friday night line-up of toe-tapping musicals, captivating dramas, witty comedies, and other specials guaranteed to delight both Broadway regulars and those ...