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.
Composer John Williams is paid tribute at the LA Phil's gala opening night concert.
Angela Lansbury, James Earl Jones and Boyd Gaines star in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
The conductor's inaugural concert as BSO Music Director, with opera star guests.
An encore of Anna Deavere Smith’s theatrical work about the 1992 L.A. riots.
Mark Morris’s signature work set to Handel and Milton is on television for the first time.
The New York Philharmonic performs with Joshua Bell, Renée Fleming and Josh Groban.
A performance documentary celebrating the very best in American singing.
The live broadcast of Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of Our National Anthem.
Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the composer Verdi's birth with his Requiem.
Matthew Bourne’s haunting new scenario for the ballet is a gothic fairy tale for all ages.
Sting performs songs from his new album and forthcoming musical, "The Last Ship."
"Barrymore" is the film adaptation of the Broadway play starring Christopher Plummer.