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.Visit Great Performances Website
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This Royal National Theatre production gave Hugh Jackman his breakout musical role.
The award-winning opera, "Moby-Dick," performed by San Francisco Opera.
A stellar roster of artists perform and share stories in tribute to Great Performances.
Rare performance footage & candid conversations with many luminaries of dance.
Watch two choreographic masterworks by Paul Taylor: Brandenburgs and Beloved Renegade.
Find out why the Broadway musical has proven to be a fertile territory for Jewish artists.
The story behind the controversial and surreal Beatles film.
The making of Paul McCartney's newest album, Live Kisses.
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Sting performs the Broadway-bound "The Last Ship" on his birthday at The Public Theater.
Barbra Streisand performs "Evergreen" with trumpeter Chris Botti at her Brooklyn concert.
Barbra Streisand sings "You're the Top" at her Back to Brooklyn concert.
Barbra Streisand sings "Smile" with Il Volo, a young pop vocal trio from Italy.
Josefina Gabrielle and Hugh Jackman perform the duet, "People Will Say We're in Love."
Hugh Jackman sings "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'" in a scene with Maureen Lipman.
Hugh Jackman sings "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top" in Oklahoma!
The Royal National Theatre cast of "Oklahoma!" perform the musical's rousing title song.
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Julie Andrews hosts this annual New Year's Day celebration with the Vienna Philharmonic.
Some of Pavarotti's finest performances and in duet with pop stars and The Three Tenors.
Premieres Friday, November 29, 2013, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.
Stephen Sondheim's "Company" with the New York Philharmonic features an all-star cast.
Premieres Friday, November 15, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.
Jay Hunter Morris stars as the obsessive Captain Ahab in the opera Moby-Dick.
A stellar roster of diverse alumni gather to share their Great Performances stories.
Premieres Friday, October 11, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.