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Air Date: Fri, Nov 27, 2020 8:00 PM
Captured in peak performance with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Tony Award-winner Lea Salonga performs the beloved songs she made famous throughout her Broadway career, as well as her signature songs from the animated movie blockbusters “Aladdin” and “Mulan” from the Sydney Opera House.
Air Date: Fri, Nov 20, 2020 8:00 PM
Roundabout Theatre Company’s dazzling 2016 Tony-nominated Broadway musical, Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn was captured live at the Roundabout’s Studio 54. Holiday Inn tells the story of Jim, who leaves the bright lights of Broadway—as well as his fiancé and dance partner Lila—to settle down at an old farmhouse in Connecticut. Jim’s luck takes a turn for the better when he meets Linda, a spirited schoolteacher with talent to spare. Together, they turn the farmhouse into a seasonal inn with show-stopping performances to celebrate each holiday, from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July. But when Jim’s best friend, Ted, tries to lure Linda away to be his new dance partner in Hollywood, will Jim be able to salvage his latest chance at love?
Air Date: Fri, Nov 13, 2020 8:00 PM
GREAT PERFORMANCES Fiddler: Miracle of Miracles takes us through the history of the iconic musical Fiddler on the Roof, exploring its reach across time and cultures. This special features appearances by composer Jerry Bock and lyricist Sheldon Harnick, actor Topol, as well as famous fans including Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Air Date: Sat, Oct 24, 2020 9:00 PM
Under the watchful gaze of his young assistant—and the growing competitive presence of a new generation of artists—Rothko takes on his greatest career challenge yet: to create a definitive series of paintings for the Philip Johnson-designed Four Seasons restaurant in architect Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Seagram Building.
Air Date: Fri, Oct 16, 2020 8:00 PM
GREAT PERFORMANCES Grammy Salute to Music Legends 2020 is a starry tribute celebration of the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award winners. The program features archival music clips and acceptance remarks from the honorees and the artists they have influenced, including Chicago, Public Enemy, Roberta Flack, Philip Glass, Isaac Hayes, John Prine and others.
Air Date: Fri, Oct 2, 2020 8:00 PM
On Great Performances: Now Hear This Becoming Mozart, violinist and conductor Scott Yoo invites piano phenomenon Stewart Goodyear to his Festival Mozaic in California. Goodyear will have to find the inspiration to play Mozart’s titanic 20th piano concerto as Mozart himself would have done it: directing the orchestra from the piano while improvising the solos.
Air Date: Fri, Sep 25, 2020 8:00 PM
Celebrate the work of Franz Schubert with host Scott Yoo as he plays with young musicians establishing themselves in North America's musical capitals by attempting to master the composer’s music.
Air Date: Fri, Sep 18, 2020 8:00 PM
Great Performances: Now Hear This returns with violinist and conductor Scott Yoo leading more journeys of musical discovery throughout Europe. On the first episode, Haydn: King of Strings, Yoo explores the work of composer Joseph Haydn and discovers how he borrowed folk music from Scotland, Hungary and Austria to create his famous Emperor Quartet.
Air Date: Fri, Sep 11, 2020 8:00 PM
Experience Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet performed by dancers from The Royal Ballet, choreographer by Kenneth MacMillan. Set to a score by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev, the ballet was filmed on atmospheric sets and locations throughout Budapest, Hungary, evoking old Verona, Italy. William Bracewell and Francesca Hayward star in the title roles.
Air Date: Fri, Aug 21, 2020 8:00 PM
Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe star in a Tony Award-winning revival of the beloved musical about a British schoolteacher instructing the royal children of the King of Siam, featuring classic songs including “Hello, Young Lovers” and “Shall We Dance.”
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