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Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS to Screen as Part of PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES Next MonthAndrew Lloyd Webber's CATS to Screen as Part of PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES Next Month
October 15, 2014

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats, the second longest-running Broadway musical (only surpassed by Lloyd Webber's own 'The Phantom of the Opera'), and fourth longest-running West End musical, returns in high ... (more...)


VIDEO: PBS's MAKE 'EM LAUGH Shares Never-Before-Seen Video of Joan RiversVIDEO: PBS's MAKE 'EM LAUGH Shares Never-Before-Seen Video of Joan Rivers
September 24, 2014

Conducted on November 16, 2006, this never before seen interview outtake is from the archives of the six-hour PBS comedy series MAKE 'EM LAUGH: The Funny Business of America. (more...)


VIDEO: John Leguizamo Talks New PBS Special BABY BOOMERS on 'Today'VIDEO: John Leguizamo Talks New PBS Special BABY BOOMERS on 'Today'
September 22, 2014

Actor and comedian John Leguizamo is part of the new PBS Documentary AMERICAN MASTERS: THE BOOMER LIST that celebrates the lives of 19 baby boomers. (more...)


PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS to Present Memoriam Tribute to Joan Rivers, 9/23PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS to Present Memoriam Tribute to Joan Rivers, 9/23
September 18, 2014

American Masters will present an In Memoriam tribute broadcast of Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (2010) on Tuesday, September 23, 10:30 p.m.-12 midnight on PBS (check local listings). (more...)


VIDEO: New Clips of John Leguizamo, Kim Cattrall and More in PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS: THE BOOMER LISTVIDEO: New Clips of John Leguizamo, Kim Cattrall and More in PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS: THE BOOMER LIST
September 15, 2014

American Masters: The Boomer List explores the story of the influential baby boomer generation (1946-1964) through the lives of 19 iconic boomers--one born each year of the baby boom. Subjects includi... (more...)


Sigourney Weaver to Host THIRTEEN's Weekly Series THEATER CLOSE UP Premiering 10/2Sigourney Weaver to Host THIRTEEN's Weekly Series THEATER CLOSE UP Premiering 10/2
September 09, 2014

Beyond the bright lights of Broadway - the electric signage that led to its moniker as 'The Great White Way' -- exists another world: Off-Broadway, a varied and rich wellspring of creativity and innov... (more...)


John Lithgow to Host STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR Live on PBS's 'Great Performances' Next Weekend; Kristin Chenoweth to PerformJohn Lithgow to Host STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR Live on PBS's 'Great Performances' Next Weekend; Kristin Chenoweth to Perform
September 05, 2014

Acclaimed actor, musician and author John Lithgow will host Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of our National Anthem live from Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore on THIRTEEN'S GREAT PERFORMANCES at ... (more...)


All of the 66th Emmy Award Winners! Full Results!All of the 66th Emmy Award Winners! Full Results!
by Matt Tamanini - August 26, 2014

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards telecast will air live coast-to-coast live tonight at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT on NBC from the NOKIA Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Over the last week, BroadwayWorld has been ... (more...)


Emmy Preview: BroadwayWorld Staff and Fans Predict Emmy Winners!Emmy Preview: BroadwayWorld Staff and Fans Predict Emmy Winners!
by Matt Tamanini - August 25, 2014

The 66th Annual Emmy Awards will come to you from the Nokia Theater at L.A. Live in Los Angeles on NBC on Monday, August 25th live at 8:00pm. All week, BWW has been spotlighting the Emmy nominated TV ... (more...)


PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET to Feature 'La Cenerentola', 9/7PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET to Feature 'La Cenerentola', 9/7
August 20, 2014

Joyce DiDonato sings the title role in Rossini's Cinderella story, La Cenerentola, with bel canto master Juan Diego Florez as her dashing prince. (more...)


HBO's NORMAL HEART Tops CTA Award Nominees; Full List AnnouncedHBO's NORMAL HEART Tops CTA Award Nominees; Full List Announced
by BWW Special Coverage - May 28, 2014

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) today announced nominations for the 4th annual Critics' Choice Television Awards, which will be broadcast live on The CW from the Beverly Hilton... (more...)


THIRTEEN's American Masters Series Premieres PLIMPTON! TonightTHIRTEEN's American Masters Series Premieres PLIMPTON! Tonight
May 16, 2014

Famed participatory journalist George Plimpton (19272003) was a writer, editor, amateur sportsman, actor, and friend to many. (more...)


THIRTEEN's American Masters Series to Premiere Dance Documentary Tanaquil Le Clercq: Afternoon of a Faun, 6/20THIRTEEN's American Masters Series to Premiere Dance Documentary Tanaquil Le Clercq: Afternoon of a Faun, 6/20
May 13, 2014

American Masters Tanaquil Le Clercq: Afternoon of a Faun, premieres nationally Friday, June 20, 10-11:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings, New York metro area at 9 p.m. on THIRTEEN). (more...)


PBS Announces Full Fall LineupPBS Announces Full Fall Lineup
May 08, 2014

PBS announced today an expansive fall primetime lineup that launches with the premiere of Ken Burns's seven-part series THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY, (more...)


Join the Search for the Hanging Gardens of Babylon on PBS TonightJoin the Search for the Hanging Gardens of Babylon on PBS Tonight
May 06, 2014

THIRTEEN's Secrets of the Dead Uncovers Clues to the Site of the Most Elusive of the Ancient Wonders of the World, in The Lost Gardens of Babylon, airing tonight, May 6 at 9 pm on PBS (more...)


Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY Airs on PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES TonightMatthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY Airs on PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES Tonight
April 25, 2014

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty sees the popular choreographer return to the music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky to complete the trio of the composer's ballet masterworks that started in 1992 with Nutc... (more...)


Liam Neeson Narrates THIRTEEN's Nature Presents SNOW MONKEYS TonightLiam Neeson Narrates THIRTEEN's Nature Presents SNOW MONKEYS Tonight
April 23, 2014

In a place called Hell Valley, high in the Japanese Alps, a troop of snow monkeys clings together for warmth and support in the frigid mornings of early winter. (more...)


THIRTEEN's Nature Airs Snow Monkeys, Narrated by Liam Neeson, TonightTHIRTEEN's Nature Airs Snow Monkeys, Narrated by Liam Neeson, Tonight
April 23, 2014

In a place called Hell Valley, high in the Japanese Alps, a troop of snow monkeys clings together for warmth and support in the frigid mornings of early winter. (more...)


Streep, Redford and More Narrate PBS Earth Day Special A FIERCE GREEN FIRE TodayStreep, Redford and More Narrate PBS Earth Day Special A FIERCE GREEN FIRE Today
April 22, 2014

THIRTEEN's American Masters series presents the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement in A Fierce Green Fire, premiering nationally tonight, April 22, 2014, 9-10 p.m. on PBS (more...)


Join the Search for the Hanging Gardens of Babylon on PBS, 5/6Join the Search for the Hanging Gardens of Babylon on PBS, 5/6
April 17, 2014

THIRTEEN's Secrets of the Dead Uncovers Clues to the Site of the Most Elusive of the Ancient Wonders of the World, in The Lost Gardens of Babylon, airing Tuesday, May 6 at 9 pm on PBS (more...)


Liam Neeson to Narrate THIRTEEN's Nature Presents SNOW MONKEYS, 4/23Liam Neeson to Narrate THIRTEEN's Nature Presents SNOW MONKEYS, 4/23
April 17, 2014

In a place called Hell Valley, high in the Japanese Alps, a troop of snow monkeys clings together for warmth and support in the frigid mornings of early winter. (more...)


Michael Kantor Named AMERICAN MASTERS Series Executive ProducerMichael Kantor Named AMERICAN MASTERS Series Executive Producer
April 16, 2014

WNET, parent company of New York's public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, announced the appointment of Michael Kantor as executive producer of its American Masters series... (more...)


PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS to Expand Range, Welcome New Executive ProducerPBS's AMERICAN MASTERS to Expand Range, Welcome New Executive Producer
April 15, 2014

The New York Times reports that PBS's long-running American Masters series will be extending its subject range to important figures in Science and industry, as well as welcoming Michael Kantor as its ... (more...)


Streep, Redford & More to Narrate PBS Earth Day Special A FIERCE GREEN FIREStreep, Redford & More to Narrate PBS Earth Day Special A FIERCE GREEN FIRE
April 15, 2014

THIRTEEN's American Masters series presents the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement in A Fierce Green Fire, premiering nationally Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 9-10 p.m. on PBS (more...)


THIRTEEN's American Masters Series to Premiere PLIMPTON!, 5/16THIRTEEN's American Masters Series to Premiere PLIMPTON!, 5/16
April 15, 2014

Famed participatory journalist George Plimpton (19272003) was a writer, editor, amateur sportsman, actor, and friend to many. (more...)









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