Great Performances


Jonathan Kent’s award-winning production of the classic musical Gypsy – a record-breaking sellout during its acclaimed London run – comes to Great Performances on the PBS Arts Fall Festival. This critically acclaimed West End production features Imelda Staunton as Rose, as well as acclaimed turns by Lara Pulver as Louise and Peter Davison as Herbie.

Air Date 11/10/16

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GREAT PERFORMANCES, the longest-running performing arts anthology on television, continues to feature the best in the performing arts.
Upcoming Air Dates
  • #4104 — The Hollow Crown: Henry VI, Part I |
    New Sunday, Dec 11 at 8pm TPT 2
  • #4104 — The Hollow Crown: Henry VI, Part I |
    Monday, Dec 12 at 2am TPT 2
  • #4003 — Cats |
    New Sunday, Dec 18 at 2pm TPT LIFE
  • #4105 — The Hollow Crown: Henry VI, Part II |
    New Sunday, Dec 18 at 8pm TPT 2
  • #4105 — The Hollow Crown: Henry VI, Part II |
    Monday, Dec 19 at 2am TPT 2
  • #3911 — Bryan Adams In Concert
    With his husky vocal sound, native Canadian singer Bryan Adams has been one of the most successful performers in contemporary pop music, selling over 100 million records. Adams rose to fame with his Cuts Like a Knife album and became a global star with his 1984 album Reckless. In 1991, his Waking Up the Neighbors album included the single "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You," which went on to become one of the best-selling singles of all time. GREAT PERFORMANCES captures Adams in peak performance during his current world tour, singing all the hits and audience favorites of his three-decade career.
    Sunday, Dec 25 at 11:30pm TPT LIFE
  • #3917 — Joan Baez 75th Birthday Celebration
    Celebrate Joan Baez' birthday with guests David Bromberg, Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Judy Collins, David Crosby, Emmylou Harris, Indigo Girls, Damien Rice, Mavis Staples, Nano Stern, Richard Thompson and Paul Simon.
    Sunday, Jan 8 at 2pm TPT LIFE
  • #4003 — Cats
    One of musical theater's biggest blockbusters returns to GREAT PERFORMANCES for an encore presentation. Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats reigned over an 18-year Broadway run and unending touring productions that continue to travel the globe. Based on T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, Webber's hit-filled stage version boasts musical highlights aplenty, including Elaine Paige's return to her original role as Grizabella, the faded "glamour cat" singing the show-stopping ballad "Memory."
    New Sunday, Dec 18 at 2pm TPT LIFE
  • #4011 — The Hollow Crown: Richard III
    In his quest for the crown, Richard plans the murder of his brother George. After the death of Edward IV, Richard's path to the throne is clear, except for the princes in the tower. With Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench and Phoebe Fox.
    New Sunday, Dec 25 at 8pm TPT 2
    Monday, Dec 26 at 2am TPT 2
  • #4104 — The Hollow Crown: Henry VI, Part I
    England is in crisis. War rages and divisions within the English court threaten the crown. Young Henry VI causes outrage by marrying Margaret of Anjou; the scene is set for civil war. With Tom Sturridge, Sophie Okonedo and Hugh Bonneville.
    New Sunday, Dec 11 at 8pm TPT 2
    Monday, Dec 12 at 2am TPT 2
  • #4105 — The Hollow Crown: Henry VI, Part II
    Bitter rivalries erupt. The feeble King Henry is overshadowed by Queen Margaret. Edward IV takes the throne, but youngest brother Richard has his eyes on the crown. With Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Sturridge, Sophie Okonedo and Keeley Hawes.
    New Sunday, Dec 18 at 8pm TPT 2
    Monday, Dec 19 at 2am TPT 2
  • #4106 — Bel Canto The Opera
    Experience composer Jimmy Lopez and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz' operatic adaptation of Ann Patchett's best-selling novel inspired by a true-life hostage crisis in the 1990s in Lima, Peru, with soprano Danielle de Niese.
    New Friday, Jan 13 at 8pm TPT 2
    Saturday, Jan 14 at 2am TPT 2
  • #4201 — From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2017
    Julie Andrews hosts the traditional ringing in of the New Year with the Vienna Philharmonic, under the baton of guest conductor Gustavo Dudamel, featuring Strauss Family waltzes and more, and a picturesque range of Vienna landmarks.
    New Sunday, Jan 1 at 6:30pm TPT LIFE
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