What to watch on TV: Great Performances. GREAT PERFORMANCES is the longest-running performing arts anthology on television, continues to feature the best in the performing arts. Watch great theater for free from the comfort of your own home.
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The centennial of LA Phil is celebrated with ‘La Valse’ by Ravel, Stravinsky’s ‘Firebird’ and more.
Ravinia Festival’s production of Leonard Bernstein’s theater piece starring Paulo Szot is showcased.
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Experience the passion of painter Mark Rothko in this six-time Tony-winning play dramatizing Rothko’s greatest challenge, creating the murals for New York’s iconic Four Seasons restaurant. Stars Alfred Molina with Alfred Enoch as Rothko’s assistant.
Now Streaming: Kevin Kline’s Tony Award®- winning performance in Noël Coward’s Present Laughter. First produced in 1942 with Coward himself in the leading role, Present Laughter continues the GREAT PERFORMANCES marathon within the PBS Broadway’s Best lineup. The play premiered on PBS Friday, November 3, 2017 at 9/8c (check local listings).
Great Performances: Doubt from Minnesota Opera is a new opera based on playwright John Patrick Shanley’s acclaimed 2005 Broadway play, which was later adapted into an Academy Award-nominated 2008 film. Doubt unfolds as suspicion ignites a battle of wills at a Bronx Catholic school in 1964.
Fall in love with the beloved musical as never before. The 2015 live U.K. broadcast version features music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II and stars Kara Tointon as Maria and Julian Ovenden as Captain von Trapp.
Take a peek into the legendary career of the pioneering Broadway producer, 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.