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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.

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Rialto Chatter: Hugh Jackman Responds To Rumor Justin Timberlake Will Take Over As TH Photo Rialto Chatter: Hugh Jackman Responds To Rumor Justin Timberlake Will Take Over As THE MUSIC MAN
by Rialto Chatter - May 18, 2022

Page Six reported earlier today that Justin Timberlake is in talks to replace Hugh Jackman as Harold Hill in The Music Man on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre when he departs the production....
Disney+ to Premiere New Elton John Documentary, GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD Photo Disney+ to Premiere New Elton John Documentary, GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD
by Michael Major - May 18, 2022

Disney+ announced today the feature documentary “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: The Final Elton John Performances and The Years That Made His Legend.” From Academy Award-nominee R.J. Cutler and filmmaker David Furnish, the documentary will be comprised of unseen concert footage, hand-written journals an...
Symphony Space to Present Elevator Repair Service's World Premiere of ULYSSES Photo Symphony Space to Present Elevator Repair Service's World Premiere of ULYSSES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

Symphony Space, which celebrates James Joyce’s masterpiece Ulysses in its beloved annual Bloomsday on Broadway, marks the milestone occasion of the book’s 100th anniversary with a new commission in which Elevator Repair Service (ERS) brings the novel to wild, illuminating theatrical life....
Early Music Vancouver Presents 2022 Vancouver Bach Festival – Scottish Baroque and Ot Photo Early Music Vancouver Presents 2022 Vancouver Bach Festival – Scottish Baroque and Other Traditions
by A.A. Cristi - May 18, 2022

Early Music Vancouver will present the 2022 Vancouver Bach Festival – Scottish Baroque and Other Traditions from Tuesday, July 26 to Saturday, August 6 at various venues including The Chan Centre, Christ Church Cathedral, Pyatt Hall, VanDusen Botanical Garden, The Wolf & Hound, and UBC's Sage Bistro...
BWW Interview: Understudy Nate Richardson Basking in His AFTERGLOW After Triumphant F Photo BWW Interview: Understudy Nate Richardson Basking in His AFTERGLOW After Triumphant First Time Onstage
by Gil Kaan - May 19, 2022

One week after the west coast premiere of S. Asher Gelman’s Afterglow opened at the Hudson Theatre, one of the three leads couldn’t go on. Fortunately, understudy Nate Richardson was in the wings ready to tackle the integral role of Alex....
I MOSTLY BLAME MYSELF to Begin Performances July 17 at The Players Theatre Photo I MOSTLY BLAME MYSELF to Begin Performances July 17 at The Players Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - May 19, 2022

Something unexpected has been quietly brewing within Greenwich Village's underground comedy scene and now it's heading into the 150 seat main stage of MacDougal Street's Players Theatre....
Award-Winning Silkroad Ensemble Visits NJPAC As Part Of Regional Summer Tour Photo Award-Winning Silkroad Ensemble Visits NJPAC As Part Of Regional Summer Tour
by A.A. Cristi - May 18, 2022

Marking its only performance in the New York City area this year, the multinational Silkroad Ensemble returns to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in a one-night only concert on Saturday, July 23, 2022. ...
BWW Review: Bake a Leg: SWEENEY TODD Opens in Sao Paulo with Sold Out Tickets Photo BWW Review: Bake a Leg: SWEENEY TODD Opens in Sao Paulo with Sold Out Tickets
by Claudio Erlichman - May 18, 2022

Sondheim's macabre musical Sweeney Todd, arrives in Brazil. The show opened on March in Sao Paulo for a short season and takes place on the 033 Rooftop of Teatro Santander. With direction by Ze Henrique de Paula, the Brazilian production stars Rodrigo Lombardi (Sweeney), Andrezza Massei (Mrs. Love...
Queens College Concert Honors Late Jazz Great Jimmy Heath, May 21 Photo Queens College Concert Honors Late Jazz Great Jimmy Heath, May 21
by A.A. Cristi - May 18, 2022

The Jimmy Heath Scholarship Fund Concert, performed in tribute to late Queens College Music Professor Jimmy Heath, who in 1986 founded the Master of Music in Jazz Studies offered by the college's Aaron Copland School of Music; he helped to create the jazz program curriculum and taught there for over...
Massapequa Philharmonic Renews Music Director David Bernard's Contract Photo Massapequa Philharmonic Renews Music Director David Bernard's Contract
by Stephi Wild - May 19, 2022

The Massapequa Philharmonic has announced that they have renewed David Bernard's contract as their Music Director, securing his position with the orchestra through 2024. Since his appointment as Music Director in 2016, Maestro Bernard has led the expansion of the orchestra, driving its artistic grow...
Queens College Concert Honors Late Jazz Great Jimmy Heath, May 21 Photo Queens College Concert Honors Late Jazz Great Jimmy Heath, May 21
by A.A. Cristi - May 18, 2022

The Jimmy Heath Scholarship Fund Concert, performed in tribute to late Queens College Music Professor Jimmy Heath, who in 1986 founded the Master of Music in Jazz Studies offered by the college's Aaron Copland School of Music; he helped to create the jazz program curriculum and taught there for over...
Line Up Announced At Underbelly Festival's London Comedy Allstars Photo Line Up Announced At Underbelly Festival's London Comedy Allstars
by A.A. Cristi - May 18, 2022

Underbelly Festival has announced the line-up for London Comedy Allstars at Cavendish Square every Friday night. London Comedy Allstars is your one-stop shop for the biggest laughs, the best location and your new favourite summer night out. Every Friday at 9:30pm until  29th July, Underbelly Summer ...
Contemporary Theater Company Presentsrh Ocean State Improv Festival Photo Contemporary Theater Company Presentsrh Ocean State Improv Festival
by A.A. Cristi - May 20, 2022

You walk into a theater and you have no idea what might happen… and neither do the performers onstage! The Contemporary Theater Company embraces this excitement with the 4th Annual Ocean State Improv Festival, June 8 – 11....
HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE SERIES Season 3 Premiere Date Announced Photo HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE SERIES Season 3 Premiere Date Announced
by A.A. Cristi - May 20, 2022

Disney+ has announced that season 3 of High School Musical: The Series will debut in 2022, teasing a possible Frozen performance as this year's East High musical. Past musical performances on the popular series included Beauty and the Beast and High School Musical: The Musical. Check out the announc...
Author Cerrie Burnell Book Launch Announced At Polka Theatre As Part Of Their Summer Photo Author Cerrie Burnell Book Launch Announced At Polka Theatre As Part Of Their Summer Half Term Programme
by A.A. Cristi - May 19, 2022

Polka Theatre today announces the launch of Cerrie Burnell's book Wilder Than Midnight on 28 May 1.15pm, completing their summer half term programme. ...
The Unlikely Candidates Drop Debut Album 'Panther Island' Photo The Unlikely Candidates Drop Debut Album 'Panther Island'
by Michael Major - May 20, 2022

Coming off their multi-city tour with legendary band 311, The Unlikely Candidates were welcomed home with open arms as fans and Fort Worth residents listened to new and fan-favorite music from their album. The party included performances from the band, a specialty drink, raffles, and a champagne toa...
Constantinople Launches 20th Album in Canada Photo Constantinople Launches 20th Album in Canada
by A.A. Cristi - May 18, 2022

To close its 20th season, Constantinople launches its 20th album in Canada and on all digital platforms. Along with unparalleled international acclaim and a brand-new concert, already sold-out in several cities, this new recording highlights the ensemble's remarkable 20th season. ...
A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards Photo A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards
by Team BWW - May 20, 2022

The 88th Annual Drama League Awards will be presented in person at The Ziegfeld Ballroom on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 12:00PM. The 2022 Awards will recognize eligible Broadway and Off-Broadway (non-virtual only) productions that began preview performances between March 16, 2021, and April 23, 2022....
Original Theatre Company Announces The Directors For The Original Playwriting Award's Photo Original Theatre Company Announces The Directors For The Original Playwriting Award's Script-in-hand Performances
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2022

Original Theatre Company today announces the directors for the script-in-hand performances of the winners of their new playwriting prize Original Playwriting Award Amelia Sears, Michael Boyd, Michael Fentiman, and Charlotte Peters....
Ars Nova Cancels All Remaining Performances of ORATORIO FOR LIVING THINGS Photo Ars Nova Cancels All Remaining Performances of ORATORIO FOR LIVING THINGS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

Due to positive COVID test results within the company, Ars Nova has canceled all remaining performances of Oratorio for Living Things. The final performance of this three-time Lortel winner took place on May 14....
Pasadena Playhouse Announces 2022/2023 Season Featuring Six-Month Sondheim Celebratio Photo Pasadena Playhouse Announces 2022/2023 Season Featuring Six-Month Sondheim Celebration
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

Pasadena Playhouse Producing Artistic Director, Danny Feldman, has announced the 2022/2023 Season featuring a six-month-long celebration of the works and impact of Stephen Sondheim.  The State Theater of California’s Sondheim Celebration will begin in January 2023 and extend into June. ...
Crossroads Theatre Company Announces The Return Of The Spring Festival Photo Crossroads Theatre Company Announces The Return Of The Spring Festival
by Stephi Wild - May 19, 2022

The Spring Festival is returning to Crossroads Theatre with two great productions and free community events for all. The community-inspired experience offers world-class artists and amazing performances of theatre relevant to what is going on in our world today....
The Music Hall Lounge Announces Nine New Shows Photo The Music Hall Lounge Announces Nine New Shows
by A.A. Cristi - May 18, 2022

The Music Hall announced another round of shows coming to their newly renovated venue, The Music Hall Lounge. Continuing the grand opening celebration weekend, stand up comedian and actor Michael Ian Black will perform two shows; other opening weekend shows include a sold out concert by Darlingside ...
Constantinople Launches 20th Album in Canada Photo Constantinople Launches 20th Album in Canada
by A.A. Cristi - May 18, 2022

To close its 20th season, Constantinople launches its 20th album in Canada and on all digital platforms. Along with unparalleled international acclaim and a brand-new concert, already sold-out in several cities, this new recording highlights the ensemble's remarkable 20th season. ...
The Lilly Awards Foundation Announces The Launch Of The Lorraine Hansberry Initiative Photo The Lilly Awards Foundation Announces The Launch Of The Lorraine Hansberry Initiative
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2022

Today, The Lillys announced the launch of the Lorraine Hansberry Initiative, which aims to honor the great American playwright and civil rights leader's legacy while investing in those following in her footsteps....