Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

GREAT PERFORMANCES

Great Performances small logo
The primetime performing arts series on PBS showcasing the best in music, opera, theater, dance and popular song from across America and around the world.

In its 39th season on PBS, GREAT PERFORMANCES is still the only place on primetime television where you can see the best in music, opera, theater, dance and popular song from across America and around the world.

Latest Tweets from GPerfPBS


GPerfPBS Twitter 9/18 @ 10:00 AM
GPerfPBS - What was your favorite moment in last night's show? Stream "The Red Shoes" here: https://t.co/HZa4PLBiS7… https://t.co/RzinoirowP

Retweet | Reply | Original Link   
GPerfPBS Twitter 9/17 @ 6:02 AM
GPerfPBS - Experience this dark fairytale from Matthew Bourne in an Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation. #PBSForTheArts https://t.co/G6azmZ18GS

Retweet | Reply | Original Link   
GPerfPBS Twitter 9/16 @ 8:02 AM
GPerfPBS - "Andrea Bocelli: Live in Central Park" will encore in the New York metro area on Thursday, September 16 at 8 p.m. o… https://t.co/JKCdgw14eV

Retweet | Reply | Original Link   
GPerfPBS Twitter 9/16 @ 6:01 AM
GPerfPBS - Remembering Lauren Bacall, who was born on this day in 1924. What's your favorite Lauren Bacall performance?… https://t.co/dJDEOXXk2w

Retweet | Reply | Original Link   
GPerfPBS Twitter 9/15 @ 6:01 AM
GPerfPBS - "Good morning. You are perfectly cast in your life. I can't imagine anyone but you in the role. Go play." - Lin-Man… https://t.co/fpi0uookL0

Retweet | Reply | Original Link   

Latest Articles About Great Performances on PBS

Sian Phillips, Michael Pennington, Oliver Ford Davis & Stephen Boxer Lead Autumn Seas Photo Sian Phillips, Michael Pennington, Oliver Ford Davis & Stephen Boxer Lead Autumn Season at the Jermyn Street Theatre
by Stephi Wild - September 15, 2021

Today, Jermyn Street Theatre announces its first full season since it reopened with the Footprints Festival earlier this year.  The Encounters Season, which runs from mid-September to the end of the year, features some of the greatest on-stage talent in the UK, in a line-up that includes Sîan Philli...
SLAC Presents the Premiere Of FOUR WOMEN TALKING ABOUT THE MAN UNDER THE SHEET Photo SLAC Presents the Premiere Of FOUR WOMEN TALKING ABOUT THE MAN UNDER THE SHEET
by Stephi Wild - September 17, 2021

Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC), Utah's leading destination for brave, contemporary theatre, announces the much-anticipated world premiere of Elaine Jarvik's Four Women Talking About the Man Under the Sheet. ...
Black Ensemble Announces Concert Cabaret Series Photo Black Ensemble Announces Concert Cabaret Series
by Stephi Wild - September 17, 2021

Black Ensemble Theater will cautiously open its doors again this fall for live performances starting October 1, 2021. Black Ensemble Theater will launch its pre-opening with an exciting different kind of entertainment titled Concert Cabaret. ...
Beck Center for the Arts Announces Audience Vaccination Policies Photo Beck Center for the Arts Announces Audience Vaccination Policies
by Stephi Wild - September 16, 2021

As Northeast Ohio theaters navigate the return to live in-person indoor theater and performance, concern for safety of patrons, performers, and staff is of utmost importance....
BWW Review: Big Smiles As Big Band Returns To Birdland Photo BWW Review: Big Smiles As Big Band Returns To Birdland
by Stephen Mosher - September 17, 2021

Last Friday the Birdland Big Band returned to the scene of their two-decade-long residency, and the patrons of the legendary nightclub could not have looked (or sounded) happier....
Debbie Chazen To Star In The World Premiere Of THE CHILD IN THE SNOW At Wilton's Musi Photo Debbie Chazen To Star In The World Premiere Of THE CHILD IN THE SNOW At Wilton's Music Hall This Christmas
by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 14, 2021

Wilton's Music Hall today announced that Debbie Chazen will star in its Christmas production The Child In The Snow, a thrilling, eerie and ultimately uplifting new adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's Victorian ghost story 'The Old Nurse's Tale' brimming with festive magic and mystery, created by award...
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Announced at the Samuell-Grand Amphitheatre Photo LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Announced at the Samuell-Grand Amphitheatre
by Alexa Criscitiello - September 14, 2021

Theatre Three is going “Somewhere That's Green” this October with an outdoor production of Little Shop of Horrors at the Samuell-Grand Amphitheatre October 5-31, 2021. Directed by Joel Ferrell and Music Directed by Cody Dry, this beloved musical by Alan Menken & Howard Ashman will be produced in the...
Solea Pfeiffer, Elizabeth Marvel, Ato Blankson-Wood & More Added to Audible's Minetta Photo Solea Pfeiffer, Elizabeth Marvel, Ato Blankson-Wood & More Added to Audible's Minetta Lane Theatre Line-Up
by Stephi Wild - September 16, 2021

A new slate of fall programming has been announced for Audible Theater, including three more shows staged live at the Minetta Lane Theatre and four Audible Originals. Highlights include: And So We Walked, An Evening with Solea Pfeiffer, and Approval Junkie....
Lineups and Locations Announced for OFF-BROADWAY IN THE BOROS FEST - STOMP, WINNIE TH Photo Lineups and Locations Announced for OFF-BROADWAY IN THE BOROS FEST - STOMP, WINNIE THE POOH & More!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 15, 2021

The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment has announced the Off-Broadway in the Boros Fest, a series of Off- and Off-Off-Broadway theatrical performances running from September 29 through October 3 at various locations throughout the five boroughs....
Tickets Now On Sale for PARADISE SQUARE on Broadway Photo Tickets Now On Sale for PARADISE SQUARE on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 17, 2021

Single tickets are now on sale for the new Broadway musical, Paradise Square. The first new musical announced for Broadway since the industry-wide shut down, Paradise Square begins previews February 22, 2022 at Broadway’s Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street), where it opens March 20, 2022....
Assembly Festival Garden and Coventry City Of Culture Trust Answer Call For Encore Photo Assembly Festival Garden and Coventry City Of Culture Trust Answer Call For Encore
by Stephi Wild - September 16, 2021

The hugely popular Assembly Festival Garden will return to Coventry in the spring after proving to be a UK City of Culture hit....
Atlanta Chinese Dance Company Presents Original Production TOGETHER: YINGGE AND HIP H Photo Atlanta Chinese Dance Company Presents Original Production TOGETHER: YINGGE AND HIP HOP CULTURE UNITE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 15, 2021

Atlanta Chinese Dance Company will share a message of unity in diversity through an original production Together: Yingge and Hip Hop Unite on Saturday, October 2 at 7:30pm and Sunday, October 3 at 2:00pm at the Gas South Theater in Duluth, GA. ...
Comedic Singing Duo Will Premiere New Cabaret at WP Playhouse in October Photo Comedic Singing Duo Will Premiere New Cabaret at WP Playhouse in October
by Stephi Wild - September 17, 2021

Audiences will laugh twice as hard as funny songmen Brance Cornelius and Alex Mansoori jump onto The Winter Park Playhouse stage in their new cabaret - A Little Off The Top - October 20 and 21, 2021 as part of the theatre's popular Spotlight Cabaret Series. Playhouse Musical Director Christopher Lea...
REMEMBERING JAMES- The Life And Music Of James Brown Returns To Sacramento Photo REMEMBERING JAMES- The Life And Music Of James Brown Returns To Sacramento
by Alexa Criscitiello - September 15, 2021

One of Bay Area's favorite Actors , finds himself re-living a reality while bringing others along on the ride to mass exposure. Dedrick Weathersby, continues his National Tour of Remembering James- The Life and Music of James Brown. ...
Gulbenkian Arts Centre Announces Launch of 2021/22 Season Photo Gulbenkian Arts Centre Announces Launch of 2021/22 Season
by Alexa Criscitiello - September 15, 2021

David Sefton, Director of Culture and Creative Projects at Gulbenkian Arts Centre said, “I'm proud and excited to bring you my first year's programme at the Gulbenkian. There are lots of changes and lots to get excited about. ...
Student Blog: Six: The Musical is Finally Coming to Broadway! Photo Student Blog: Six: The Musical is Finally Coming to Broadway!
by Student Blogger: Mia Van Deloo - September 14, 2021

After a great success in London, the musical about Henry VIII's six wives is taking off in New York City starting September 17, 2021. With Broadway coming back this fall, I wanted to show just a few reasons why Six is a must-see musical of the season....
25th Istanbul Theatre Festival to Take Place This October and November Photo 25th Istanbul Theatre Festival to Take Place This October and November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 14, 2021

With the slogan “Theatre In These Trying Times”, the 25th edition of the festival has set out to breathe fresh air into both the world of theatre and to theatre lovers with a programme of mostly new productions that look at the world, which is in search of a new normal, through the lens of theatre....
Photo Flash: WRITE OUT LOUD: FROM CONTEST TO CONCERT at Feinstein's/54 Below Wonderfu Photo Photo Flash: WRITE OUT LOUD: FROM CONTEST TO CONCERT at Feinstein's/54 Below Wonderfully Showcases Songwriting Talent
by Stephen Mosher - September 14, 2021

The winners have been chosen, the EP has been recorded, and the next contest winners have been chosen... but there's some unfinished business: the concert! Last night was the night and it was a night to remember....
The Metropolitan Opera Announces The Company Premiere Of Anthony Davis's X: The Life Photo The Metropolitan Opera Announces The Company Premiere Of Anthony Davis's X: The Life And Times Of Malcolm X
by Stephi Wild - September 16, 2021

The Metropolitan Opera announced today that Anthony Davis's X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X will have its company premiere on November 3, 2023, making it the second opera by a Black composer in Met history, after Terence Blanchard's Fire Shut Up in My Bones. Playwright and director Robert O'Hara,...
The Marriott Theatre Re-Opens With THE WORLD GOES ROUND Photo The Marriott Theatre Re-Opens With THE WORLD GOES ROUND
by Stephi Wild - September 15, 2021

The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Dr. in Lincolnshire, presents THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND, the delightful musical revue featuring the works of John Kander and Fred Ebb, considered one of the most prolific and acclaimed Broadway musical creative teams of all time. ...
Artistic Director Stephen Schellhardt to Exit BoHo Theatre at End of 2021 Season Photo Artistic Director Stephen Schellhardt to Exit BoHo Theatre at End of 2021 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 17, 2021

BoHo Theatre’s Artistic Director Stephen Schellhardt has announced that he will step down from the position at the end of the 2021 season. Schellhardt first joined the company in 2015 and took over as Artistic Director in 2019....
Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra Launches 44th Season With ALL AMERICAN OPENING NIGHT Photo Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra Launches 44th Season With ALL AMERICAN OPENING NIGHT
by Alexa Criscitiello - September 14, 2021

Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Stilian Kirov, is thrilled to kick off its 44th season with an All American Opening Night, marking the orchestra's jubilant return to the stage on Saturday, October 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the 1,100 seat Ozinga Chapel at Trinity Christian Co...
The New York Innovative Theatre Awards Announce Recipients of 2020-21 Honorary Awards Photo The New York Innovative Theatre Awards Announce Recipients of 2020-21 Honorary Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 14, 2021

The New York Innovative Theatre Awards has announced the recipients of the 2020-21 Honorary Awards. The Honorary Awards and recipients are Caffe Cino: The Parsnip Ship; Ellen Stewart: The Indie Theatre Fund/IndieSpace; Artistic Achievement: Penny Arcade/Steve Zehentner; Outstanding Stage Manager: R...
Artist Series Concerts Opens Its Soiree Series Season With Double Reeds Unite Photo Artist Series Concerts Opens Its Soiree Series Season With Double Reeds Unite
by Alexa Criscitiello - September 17, 2021

Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota opens its 2021-22 Soiree Series with 'Double Reeds Unite,' a celebration of the unique sounds and versatility of the oboe and bassoon, featuring oboist Jonathan Gentry, bassoonist Fernando Traba, both principal musicians with the Sarasota Orchestra, and pianist Jos...
New Wolsey Theatre Begins Performances Of NEVER LOST AT HOME Photo New Wolsey Theatre Begins Performances Of NEVER LOST AT HOME
by Stephi Wild - September 16, 2021

The New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich today begins performances of the world premiere production of Never Lost at Home, which tells the story of the 1980/81 UEFA football season and celebrates the 40th anniversary of Ipswich Town F.C.'s UEFA cup victory that year....