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Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty - Full Program Air date: 04-26-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365231104/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Matthew Bourne’s haunting new scenario for the ballet is a gothic fairy tale for all ages. His supernatural love story introduces vampires and spans a century, from 1890 to the present. This timeless fairy tale, about a young girl cursed to sleep for 100 years, was first turned into a legendary... /episodes/get/12483 /episode/12483 Great Performances: Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty - Full Program /episode-player/12483
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
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Renee Fleming & Dmitri Hvorostovsky
America's favorite soprano, Renee Fleming, and Russia's greatest living baritone, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, travel to St. Petersburg--the "Venice of the North"--where they perform great opera scenes in the magnificent palaces of the Czars in the former capital of Imperial Russia. Watch the full episode...
Air date: 09/01/2010
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1575390364/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false America's favorite soprano, Renee Fleming, and Russia's greatest living baritone, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, travel to St. Petersburg--the "Venice of the North"--where they perform great opera scenes in the magnificent palaces of the Czars in the former capital of Imperial Russia. Watch the full episode... /episodes/get/1400 /episode/1400 Great Performances: Renee Fleming & Dmitri Hvorostovsky /episode-player/1400
Macbeth
Following a London West End run in December 2007, a sold-out limited engagement at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in March 2008, and an eight-week run on Broadway, director Rupert Goold's stage production of Macbeth was filmed for television at the end of 2009 with Patrick Stewart in his Tony-...
Air date: 10/06/2010
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1604122998/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Following a London West End run in December 2007, a sold-out limited engagement at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in March 2008, and an eight-week run on Broadway, director Rupert Goold's stage production of Macbeth was filmed for television at the end of 2009 with Patrick Stewart in his Tony-... /episodes/get/1397 /episode/1397 Great Performances: Macbeth /episode-player/1397
Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Pierre Boulez Conducts Mahler
One of Chicago's most popular conductors, Pierre Boulez is a composer, conductor, tireless advocate for new music and one of the most important musical figures of our time. A musical force around the world, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has been consistently hailed as one of the finest...
Air date: 10/27/2010
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1626498784/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false One of Chicago's most popular conductors, Pierre Boulez is a composer, conductor, tireless advocate for new music and one of the most important musical figures of our time. A musical force around the world, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has been consistently hailed as one of the finest... /episodes/get/1386 /episode/1386 Great Performances: Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Pierre Boulez Conducts Mahler /episode-player/1386
Celebracion! Dudamel, Florez, and the L.A. Philharmonic
Florez and Dudamel, close friends off the concert stage, developed the special lineup of bel canto arias and popular Latin American canciones by Rossini, Granda, Lara, Moncayo, Grever, Gutierrez and Marquez for Celebracion! Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil with Juan Diego Florez. Watch this opening...
Air date: 12/29/2010
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1700899869/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Florez and Dudamel, close friends off the concert stage, developed the special lineup of bel canto arias and popular Latin American canciones by Rossini, Granda, Lara, Moncayo, Grever, Gutierrez and Marquez for Celebracion! Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil with Juan Diego Florez. Watch this opening... /episodes/get/1385 /episode/1385 Great Performances: Celebracion! Dudamel, Florez, and the L.A. Philharmonic /episode-player/1385
Carnegie Hall 120th Anniversary Concert
On May 5, 2011, Carnegie Hall commemorated its 120th anniversary with an all-star gala concert featuring conductor Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic and special guests Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma, Gil Shaham, and the four-time Tony Award-winning Audra McDonald. Watch the Carnegie Hall 120th...
Air date: 05/31/2011
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1944846095/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false On May 5, 2011, Carnegie Hall commemorated its 120th anniversary with an all-star gala concert featuring conductor Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic and special guests Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma, Gil Shaham, and the four-time Tony Award-winning Audra McDonald. Watch the Carnegie Hall 120th... /episodes/get/1384 /episode/1384 Great Performances: Carnegie Hall 120th Anniversary Concert /episode-player/1384
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