By Elisa Lichtenbaum Set in 1860s Bangkok and based on a true story, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I follows the relationship between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher the King brings to Siam to tutor his many wives and children. Lincoln Center Theater’s Tony-winning revival starring Kelli O’Hara and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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 & […]
Just in time for the season change, enjoy four of our favorite programs on Great Performances! Now Hear This: Vivaldi: Something Completely Different Available through October 18 In the series premiere, of Great Performances: Now Hear This, host Scott Yoo crosses Northern Italy, chasing the story of one of the most recorded pieces of music in the […]
An exclusive look at Great Performance’s Season 47 brochure, from Now Hear This to Broadway’s Best and more.
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 […]
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.
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 […]