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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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LA Phil performs An American in Paris
Gustavo Dudamel conducts the LA Phil in George Gershwin's An American in Paris in the performance recorded for Herbie Hancock, Gustavo Dudamel And The LA Phil Celebrate Gershwin.
Air date: 01/06/2012
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2185959460/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Gustavo Dudamel conducts the LA Phil in George Gershwin's An American in Paris in the performance recorded for Herbie Hancock, Gustavo Dudamel And The LA Phil Celebrate Gershwin. /episodes/get/1395 /episode/1395 Great Performances: LA Phil performs An American in Paris /episode-player/1395
Let Me Down Easy
Conceived, written, and performed by Smith in her signature one person performance style, the play examines the miracle of human resilience through the lens of our current national debate on health care. To create Let Me Down Easy Smith interviewed an eclectic group of people (300 on three...
Air date: 01/13/2012
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2186573615/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Conceived, written, and performed by Smith in her signature one person performance style, the play examines the miracle of human resilience through the lens of our current national debate on health care. To create Let Me Down Easy Smith interviewed an eclectic group of people (300 on three... /episodes/get/1396 /episode/1396 Great Performances: Let Me Down Easy /episode-player/1396
The Thomashefskys
Watch Broadway's Judy Blazer as Bessie Thomashefsky and Shuler Hensley as Boris Thomashefsky re-create early Yiddish Theater. Recorded in April 2011 at the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center, The Thomashefskys is written and hosted by Michael Tilson Thomas and stars Blazer and Hensley with Ronit...
Air date: 03/29/2012
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2216468713/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Watch Broadway's Judy Blazer as Bessie Thomashefsky and Shuler Hensley as Boris Thomashefsky re-create early Yiddish Theater. Recorded in April 2011 at the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center, The Thomashefskys is written and hosted by Michael Tilson Thomas and stars Blazer and Hensley with Ronit... /episodes/get/1406 /episode/1406 Great Performances: The Thomashefskys /episode-player/1406
Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration
The concert features the BSO, Boston Pops Orchestra and Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, under the direction of conductors John Williams, Keith Lockhart and Andris Nelsons. Performances by pianists Emanuel Ax and Peter Serkin, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and vocalist James...
Air date: 08/11/2012
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2265586059/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The concert features the BSO, Boston Pops Orchestra and Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, under the direction of conductors John Williams, Keith Lockhart and Andris Nelsons. Performances by pianists Emanuel Ax and Peter Serkin, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and vocalist James... /episodes/get/1403 /episode/1403 Great Performances: Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration /episode-player/1403
Paul McCartney's Live Kisses
Paul McCartney?s Live Kisses captures the magical night of February 9 in the City of Angels ? coincidentally, the 48th anniversary of The Beatles? U.S. TV debut on The Ed Sullivan Show no less ?when Paul McCartney decided to bring Kisses On The Bottom, his newly released collection of pop standards...
Air date: 09/08/2012
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2276816943/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Paul McCartney?s Live Kisses captures the magical night of February 9 in the City of Angels ? coincidentally, the 48th anniversary of The Beatles? U.S. TV debut on The Ed Sullivan Show no less ?when Paul McCartney decided to bring Kisses On The Bottom, his newly released collection of pop standards... /episodes/get/1398 /episode/1398 Great Performances: Paul McCartney's Live Kisses /episode-player/1398
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