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Great Performances

Great Performances
Great Performances brings the best in the performing arts from across America and around the world to a US television audience. It presents a diverse programming portfolio of classical music, opera, popular song, musical theater, dance, drama, and performance documentaries.

Latest Episodes

The Dave Clark Five and Beyond - Glad All Over. Full Film Air date: 04-09-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365217224/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Great Performances' The Dave Clark Five and Beyond has newly filmed interviews with Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt, Stevie Wonder, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, Gene Simmons of KISS, Whoopi Goldberg, fashion icon Twiggy and Ian McKellen, all sharing memories of... /episodes/get/12336 /episode/12336 Great Performances: The Dave Clark Five and Beyond - Glad All Over. Full Film /episode-player/12336
Sting: The Last Ship Air date: 02-22-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365183664/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Sting, the 16-time Grammy Award-winning musician, performs songs from his new album, "The Last Ship," and forthcoming musical of the same name in an intimate evening of music and storytelling live at The Public Theater in New York City. Drawing upon his memories growing up in the shipbuilding... /episodes/get/11849 /episode/11849 Great Performances: Sting: The Last Ship /episode-player/11849
National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage Air date: 02-15-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365179741/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Directed by the National Theatre’s Artistic Director Nicholas Hytner, the star-studded evening of live performance also features rare glimpses from the archive spotlighting many of the most celebrated actors who have performed on the National’s stages over the past five decades. Maggie Smith, Ralph... /episodes/get/11826 /episode/11826 Great Performances: National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage /episode-player/11826
Barrymore Air date: 02-01-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365166632/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Distinguished star of stage and screen Christopher Plummer recreates his Tony Award-winning role playing the legendary actor John Barrymore in the film adaptation of William Luce’s Broadway play, "Barrymore." Set in 1942, "Barrymore" captures the combative star in the final months of his life as... /episodes/get/11646 /episode/11646 Great Performances: Barrymore /episode-player/11646
From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2014 Air date: 01-01-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365145158/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Always one of “our favorite things,” we continue the cherished tradition of ringing in the New Year with the Vienna Philharmonic at the opulent Musikverein, under the baton of guest conductor Daniel Barenboim and featuring everyone’s favorite Strauss Family waltzes accompanied by the beautiful... /episodes/get/11267 /episode/11267 Great Performances: From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2014 /episode-player/11267
Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!" Air date: 11-16-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365121337/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In his breakout musical role as cowpoke Curly in Rodgers... /episodes/get/10922 /episode/10922 Great Performances: Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!" /episode-player/10922
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The New York Philharmonic: Live From North Korea
Opening with the national anthems of North Korea and the United States, The New York Philharmonic performs in the East Pyongyang Grand Theatre, with coverage by Bob Woodruff of ABC, which has had rare access inside the closed society of the DPRK, where contact with the outside world is completely...
Air date: 02/28/2008
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1124077943/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Opening with the national anthems of North Korea and the United States, The New York Philharmonic performs in the East Pyongyang Grand Theatre, with coverage by Bob Woodruff of ABC, which has had rare access inside the closed society of the DPRK, where contact with the outside world is completely... /episodes/get/1405 /episode/1405 Great Performances: The New York Philharmonic: Live From North Korea /episode-player/1405
King Lear
2009 Emmy Nominee Ian McKellen recreates his recent stage performance of the tragic monarch in a special television adaptation. Directed by Trevor Nunn, the telecast includes nearly all the original cast members of the sold-out Royal Shakespeare Company production that premiered in Stratford-Upon-...
Air date: 03/27/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1075274407/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false 2009 Emmy Nominee Ian McKellen recreates his recent stage performance of the tragic monarch in a special television adaptation. Directed by Trevor Nunn, the telecast includes nearly all the original cast members of the sold-out Royal Shakespeare Company production that premiered in Stratford-Upon-... /episodes/get/1394 /episode/1394 Great Performances: King Lear /episode-player/1394
Dance In America: Wolf Trap's Face of America
The 90-minute program showcases aerial dancers off the cliffs of Yosemite National Park, synchronized swimmers underwater at Coral Reef National Monument, and follows some of the country's most exciting young dancers to Mammoth Cave, Wright Brothers National Memorial, the remains of a sugar cane...
Air date: 04/21/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1099370504/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The 90-minute program showcases aerial dancers off the cliffs of Yosemite National Park, synchronized swimmers underwater at Coral Reef National Monument, and follows some of the country's most exciting young dancers to Mammoth Cave, Wright Brothers National Memorial, the remains of a sugar cane... /episodes/get/1387 /episode/1387 Great Performances: Dance In America: Wolf Trap's Face of America /episode-player/1387
Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Considered the most dynamic young conductor in classical music since Bernstein, 28-year-old Gustavo Dudamel begins his tenure as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in fall 2009. In this program, learn more about Dudamel, the LA Philharmonic, composer John Adams, and see a movement from...
Air date: 10/21/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1304120932/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Considered the most dynamic young conductor in classical music since Bernstein, 28-year-old Gustavo Dudamel begins his tenure as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in fall 2009. In this program, learn more about Dudamel, the LA Philharmonic, composer John Adams, and see a movement from... /episodes/get/1390 /episode/1390 Great Performances: Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic /episode-player/1390
Hamlet
Shakespeare's immortal "To be, or not to be" takes on a whole new meaning (and medium) as classical stage and screen actors David Tennant and (recently-knighted) Sir Patrick Stewart reprise their roles for a modern-dress, film-for-television adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company's (RSC) 2008...
Air date: 04/27/2010
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1473795626/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Shakespeare's immortal "To be, or not to be" takes on a whole new meaning (and medium) as classical stage and screen actors David Tennant and (recently-knighted) Sir Patrick Stewart reprise their roles for a modern-dress, film-for-television adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company's (RSC) 2008... /episodes/get/1391 /episode/1391 Great Performances: Hamlet /episode-player/1391
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