Annette Bening to Receive Career Achievement Honor at AARP The Magazine’s 19th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards

Annette Bening to Receive Career Achievement Honor at AARP The Magazine’s 19th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards

Movies for Grownups Awards Will Be Broadcast and Available to Stream on Great Performances Sunday, January 19, 2020, on PBS AARP The Magazine announced today that Annette Bening will receive the 2019 Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award. Bening – a recipient of two Golden Globes®, a Screen Actors Guild Award® and four-time Academy Award®-nominee […]

7 Showstopping Stars Who Played Dorothy Brock in “42nd Street”

7 Showstopping Stars Who Played Dorothy Brock in “42nd Street”

By Elisa Lichtenbaum Exciting news for theater fans! “Broadway’s Best,” the acclaimed Friday night line-up of acclaimed theatrical productions, is back for a third year on Great Performances. The festivities begin on November 1 in happy, tappy style with 42nd Street (Friday, November 1 at 9 p.m. (check local listings), the Broadway fable about a […]

Broadway’s Best 2019: Five Fun Facts

Broadway’s Best 2019: Five Fun Facts

42nd Street With a cast of nearly 60 people, this blockbuster production of 42nd Street boasted the largest cast in the West End and the largest cast in the show’s nearly 40-year history. Total number of costumes? 623. Total number of wigs? 107. Each 42ndStreet finale costume has approximately 2,000 sequins on it. Rodgers & […]

Now Hear This: Scott Yoo’s Recommended Listening for a Classical European Music Tour

Now Hear This: Scott Yoo’s Recommended Listening for a Classical European Music Tour

For the new miniseries Great Performances: Now Hear This, renowned violinist and conductor of the Mexico City Philharmonic Scott Yoo traveled across Europe and Morocco to chase the secret histories behind great classical composers and their masterworks. To memorialize his travels, Scott shared his favorite locations, and curated recordings of works composed by Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Sebastian […]

7 Scene-Stealing Performances in the Comic Opera “La Fille du Régiment”

 7 Scene-Stealing Performances in the Comic Opera “La Fille du Régiment”

Season 13 of Great Performances at the Met continues on Sunday, July 7 with Donizetti’s romantic comedy La Fille du Regiment, starring Pretty Yende, Javier Camarena, and Stephanie Blythe. Adding extra sparkle to the colorful comic opera is film icon Kathleen Turner, who makes her Met debut as the imperious Duchess of Krakenthorp.

Streaming This Summer: Gypsy, Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy, The Sound of Music

Streaming This Summer: Gypsy, Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy, The Sound of Music

Just in time for summer, enjoy three of our favorite programs on Great Performances! June/July: Gypsy Available from June 1 to July 31 Jonathan Kent’s award-winning production of the classic musical Gypsy features Imelda Staunton as Rose, Lara Pulver as Louise and Peter Davison as Herbie. Gypsy is considered by many to be one of Broadway’s all-time triumphs. It […]