Broadway

Richard M. Sherman:
Songs of a Lifetime

 

Celebrate the legendary songwriter, who along with his brother, Bob, composed some of the most beloved Disney soundtracks of all time. Featuring performances of classic songs from Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, Winnie the Pooh and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

 

 

AMERICAN MASTERS
Lorraine Hansberry

 

Explore the life and work of the A Raisin in the Sun playwright and activist who played a significant role in the civil rights movement. LaTanya Richardson Jackson narrates. Anika Noni Rose is the voice of Lorraine Hansberry.

 

AMERICAN MASTERS
Bob Hope

 

During his eight-decade career, Bob Hope (1903-2003) was the only performer to achieve top-rated success in every form of mass entertainment: vaudeville, Broadway, movies, radio, television, popular song and personal appearances, including his annual USO Christmas military tours and hosting the Academy Awards more times than anyone else.

 

A comedy innovator, Hope invented the topical monologue that later became a late-night TV staple and comedy tropes like talking while backing up. He refined a spontaneous, conversational, improvisational style of comedy as a vaudeville master of ceremonies that created a blueprint for acerbic standup comics.

 

Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs

 

Get out your tissues and experience what The New York Times called “an emotional firestorm” as the award-winning television and Broadway star brings down the house with his acclaimed cabaret show. Cumming performs songs that mark poignant moments in his life that were originally made famous by Annie Lennox (“Why”), Rufus Wainwright (“Dinner at Eight”), Billy Joel (“Goodnight Saigon”), a medley of hits by Adele, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES
Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy

 

This program explores the contributions to Broadway musicals by Jewish artists, including Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, the Gershwins, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES
She Loves Me

GREAT PERFORMANCES: She Loves Me

 

She Loves Me was the first Broadway musical ever to stream live during a performance at Roundabout Theatre Company’s Studio 54. In the musical, Tony Award® winner Laura Benanti and Tony Award® nominee Zachary Levi star as Amalia and Georg, two parfumerie clerks who aren’t quite the best of friends. Constantly bumping heads while on the job, the sparring coworkers can’t seem to find common ground. But little do they know, the anonymous romantic pen pals they have both been falling for happen to be each other. Will love continue to blossom once their identities are finally revealed?

 

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER
Falsettos

 

Nominated for five 2017 Tonys, this musical presents a look at a modern family, set in the 1980s amidst the emerging AIDS crisis. Christian Borle stars as Marvin, with Stephanie J. Block as his ex-wife, Trina, and Andrew Rannells as his lover, Whizzer.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES
Dudamel Conducts a John Williams Celebration with the LA Phil

 

The LA Philharmonic’s gala celebration of John Williams’ peerless achievements reunites him with violinist Itzhak Perlman. The performance features Williams’ noted compositions, including themes from Schindler’s List and Star Wars.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES
From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2017

 

Julie Andrews hosts a traditional ringing in of the New Year with the Vienna Philharmonic, under the baton of guest conductor Gustavo Dudamel. The program features Strauss Family waltzes and a picturesque range of Vienna landmarks.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES
Gypsy

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES presents the London West End revival of Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim’s musical based on the memoirs of striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee. Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter) stars as Momma Rose, and Lara Pulver (Sherlock) portrays daughter Louise.

 

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