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S46 Ep5

Harold Prince: The Director’s Life

Premiere: 11/23/2018 | 00:00:31 | Closed Captioning Icon

Take a peek into the legendary career of the pioneering Broadway producer and director and winner of 21 Tony Awards with this retrospective celebration featuring Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Mandy Patinkin, John Kander, Susan Stroman, and Angela Lansbury.

About the Episode

This Great Performances retrospective celebrates the extraordinary career of producer and director Harold Prince, whose seven decades in the theater spans from Broadway’s “Golden Age” to the contemporary blockbusters of today. Winner of 21 Tony Awards (the most of any individual), Prince’s peerless résumé includes such legendary shows as “West Side Story,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Cabaret,” “Company,” “Follies,” “Sweeney Todd,” “Evita,” “The Phantom of the Opera” and many more. In addition to archival clips, this fascinating performance-documentary includes interviews with many of Prince’s renowned collaborators, including Stephen SondheimAndrew Lloyd WebberMandy PatinkinJohn KanderSusan StromanAngela Lansbury and others, all sharing their firsthand insights into his pioneering achievements in the theater.

Premieres Friday, November 23 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). Streams Saturday, November 24 at pbs.org/gperf and on PBS apps.

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TRANSCRIPT

Get a taste of Broadway's best shows ever 'Broadway baby...' from producer director Harold Prince, Caberet, Follies, Sweeney Todd... who's won more Tony Awards than anyone else ever!

'The great Hal Prince.'

Discover the director's life, when he tells us how he did what he did in a 70-year career that changed Broadway forever.

'I wanted issues on the stage.'

'I wanted to work with Harold Prince.'

Meet the legendary Harold Prince, ' I'm excited!'

on Great Performances.

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