PBS Releases Dates for Broadway’s Best on Great Performances

PBS Releases Dates for Broadway’s Best on Great Performances

As part of their series Great Performances & Live from Lincoln Center, PBS has released the air dates for the Broadway productions of She Loves Me, FalsettosPresent Laughter, Indecent, and Holiday Inn. The season will also include special encore presentations of Hamilton’s America and In the Heights – Chasing Broadway Dreams. See below for a list of complete details.


She Loves Me

Aired Friday, October 20, 9 pm-12 am ET. To stream online, click HERE.

Two feuding clerks in a 1930s Budapest parfumerie unwittingly find solace in each other as anonymous romantic pen pals—not realizing their respective correspondents are in fact each other. Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi, Jane Krakowski and Gavin Creel star.


Falsettos

Aired Friday, October 27, 9-11:30 pm ET. To stream online, click HERE.

Nominated for five 2017 Tony Awards, this poignant look at a modern family set at the cusp of the emerging AIDS crisis stars Christian Borle, with Stephanie J. Block as his ex-wife and Andrew Rannells as his lover.


Present Laughter

Aired Friday, November 3, 9 pm ET. To stream online, click HERE.

Enjoy a sparkling revival of Noël Coward’s Present Laughter, a comedy about a self-obsessed actor in the midst of a mid-life crisis. The cast features Kevin Kline, who won the Best Leading Actor Tony Award, as well as Kate Burton, Kristine Nielsen and Cobie Smulders.


In the Heights – Chasing Broadway Dreams

Aired Friday, November 10, 9-10:30 pm ET. To stream online, click HERE.

In the aftermath of the phenomenal success of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s blockbuster Broadway musical Hamilton in 2016, Great Performances presents a special encore of In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams, a performance-documentary chronicling the story behind Miranda’s first Tony Award-winning hit in 2008.


Indecent

Friday, November 17, 9:00 pm ET

This play with music, inspired by the true story of the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance, is a riveting look at an explosive moment in theatrical history. The New York Times calls it “superbly realized and remarkably powerful.” Time Out New York calls it “100 minutes of potent theatrical magic.” And Daily News calls it a “heart-stirring reminder of the power of art.”


Holiday Inn

Friday, November 24, 9-11:30 pm ET

The Roundabout Theatre Company presents a Broadway adaptation of the 1942 movie musical that starred Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. This heartwarming classic with a contemporary sparkle features thrilling dance numbers, laugh-out-loud comedy and a parade of Irving Berlin hit songs.


Hamilton’s America

Friday, December 1, 9-10:30 pm ET

Great Performances follows the creation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pop culture Broadway phenomenon, Hamilton, and the history behind it. Interviews with Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, Nas, Questlove, Stephen Sondheim and more.

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Prince of Broadway – A Tribute to Harold Prince

Previously scheduled for November 17, set to air in 2018

Winner of 21 Tony Awards (more than any other individual) with a career spanning more than six decades, producer and director Harold Prince is the living embodiment of Broadway’s Golden Age, with a peerless resume that includes The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Evita, The Phantom of the Opera, and Kiss of the Spider Woman.

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