Musical

GREAT PERFORMANCES
The Sound of Music

 

Enjoy a new U.K. production of the long-running hit that garnered the Best Musical Tony for 1959. Inspired by the true story of the von Trapp Family Singers’ escape from Austria during the rise of Nazism, the presentation stars Kara Tointon as Maria and
Julian Ovender as Captain von Trapp.

 

 

 

Hamilton’s America

 

Go behind the scenes into the creation of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical about U.S. founding father Alexander Hamilton. This documentary includes excerpts from the New York production with its original cast, and trips to Mount Vernon and Valley Forge with Miranda and other cast members.

 

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES
Billy Elliot: The Musical Live

 

Based on the popular 2000 film, Billy Elliot: The Musical took London’s West End and Broadway by storm, winning the 2009 Tony Award for Best Musical. Featuring a rousing score by Elton John, the story takes place during North East England’s contentious mining strike of 1984 and tells the inspirational story of a young boy’s journey from the boxing ring to the ballet barre, transforming his family and his community.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES
Cats

 

One of musical theater’s biggest blockbusters returns to GREAT PERFORMANCES for an encore presentation. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats reigned over an 18-year Broadway run and unending touring productions that continue to travel the globe. Based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, Webber’s hit-filled stage version boasts musical highlights aplenty, including Elaine Paige’s return to her original role as Grizabella, singing the show-stopping ballad “Memory.”