James S. Marcus News

PBS' GREAT PERFORMANCES Presents 'Havana Time Machine,'  10/6PBS' GREAT PERFORMANCES Presents 'Havana Time Machine,' 10/6
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The versatile roots-rock music singer embarks on a musical and historical odyssey through the present-day Cuban capital in Havana Time Machine, a US/Cuba collaborative musical showcase premiering as a special co-presentation of Great Performances and Latino Public Broadcasting's VOCES, Friday, October 6 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.) (more...)

NYC-ARTS Spotlights 2017 Avery Fisher Career Grant Award-Winning Violinst Chad HoopesNYC-ARTS Spotlights 2017 Avery Fisher Career Grant Award-Winning Violinst Chad Hoopes
by TV News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

NYC-ARTS, Thirteen's weekly arts and culture multi-platform showcase, brings arts lovers an all-access pass to the interesting, unusual and unique cultural offerings of the greater New York City region. Each year, the world-renowned Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts administers The Avery Fisher Career Grant, a prestigious award given to up to five outstanding instrumentalists. The award is intended to give significant recognition and support to instrumentalists who show great potential for solo careers. (more...)

THIRTEEN's American Masters Presents First Documentary About 'Bambi' Artist Tyrus Wong, 9/8THIRTEEN's American Masters Presents First Documentary About 'Bambi' Artist Tyrus Wong, 9/8
by TV News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Filmmaker Pamela Tom (A Tribute to Sir Sidney Poitier, Two Lies) corrects a historical wrong by spotlighting this seminal, but heretofore under-credited, figure in American Masters: Tyrus, premiering nationwide Friday, September 8 at 9 p.m. on PBS (more...)

GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDS Airs on PBS' 'Great Performances' 10/13GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDS Airs on PBS' 'Great Performances' 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

In collaboration with the Recording Academy, 'Great Performances' presents 'GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends', the second annual all-star concert offering a primetime spotlight for the Academy's 2017 Special Merit Awards recipients. (more...)

GREAT PERFORMANCES Presents 'Havana Time Machine' on PBS, 10/6GREAT PERFORMANCES Presents 'Havana Time Machine' on PBS, 10/6
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Born Raúl Francisco Martínez-Malo, Jr. to Cuban parents in Miami, the versatile roots-rock music singer embarks on a musical and historical odyssey through the present-day Cuban capital in Havana Time Machine, a US/Cuba collaborative musical showcase premiering as a special co-presentation of Great Performances and Latino Public Broadcasting's VOCES, Friday, October 6 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (more...)

Thirteen's American Masters Presents the U.S. Broadcast Premiere of Richard Linklater -- Dream is Destiny 9/1 on PBSThirteen's American Masters Presents the U.S. Broadcast Premiere of Richard Linklater -- Dream is Destiny 9/1 on PBS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Slacker. Indie filmmaker. Oscar nominee. Writer, director, producer, actor Richard Linklater (b. July 30, 1960) is all these things and more. Boasting a trove of never-before-seen archival footage, American Masters: Richard Linklater -- dream is destiny provides an unconventional look at the fiercely independent style of filmmaking that emerged out of Austin, Texas in the late 1980s and 1990s with Linklater as its poster boy. The new documentary premieres nationwide Friday, September 1 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). The film will be available to stream the following day via pbs.org/americanmasters and PBS OTT apps. (more...)

AMERICAN MASTERS Presents Richard Linklater - Dream Is Destiny on PBS 9/1AMERICAN MASTERS Presents Richard Linklater - Dream Is Destiny on PBS 9/1
by TV News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Slacker. Indie filmmaker. Oscar nominee. Writer, director, producer, actor Richard Linklater (b. July 30, 1960) is all these things and more. Boasting a trove of never-before-seen archival footage, American Masters: Richard Linklater -- dream is destiny provides an unconventional look at the fiercely independent style of filmmaking (more...)


by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The Met's first new production since 1969 of Strauss's rich, romantic masterpiece stars Renée Fleming in one of her signature roles as the Marschallin, opposite El?na Garan?a as Octavian, the impulsive young title character, on Great Performances (more...)

Broadway's INDECENT to Arrive on PBS This Fall; PRINCE OF BROADWAY Pushed to 2018Broadway's INDECENT to Arrive on PBS This Fall; PRINCE OF BROADWAY Pushed to 2018
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Tony Award-winning play Indecent comes to THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, November 17 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) as part of the fall Broadway's best lineup. (more...)

American Composers Orchestra Announces 2017-2018 Season - DREAMSCAPESAmerican Composers Orchestra Announces 2017-2018 Season - DREAMSCAPES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) announces its complete 2017-2018 season, Dreamscapes, under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel, Music Director George Manahan, and President Edward Yim, featuring ten world, U.S., and New York premieres by a diverse set of composers. ACO continues its concerts at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall (December 8, 2017 and April 6, 2018) while expanding its presence in New York to include performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center (November 7, 2017) and as part of the 2018 PROTOTYPE Festival (January 12-14, 2018). ACO continues to take its commitment to fostering new work beyond the stage in its annual Underwood New Music Readings (June 21 and 22, 2018) for emerging composers, now in its 27th year, and through EarShot, the National Orchestra Composition Discovery Network, which brings the Readings experience to orchestras across the country. (more...)

THIRTEEN's American Masters Series, Major League Baseball, David Ortiz' Big Papi Productions, Nick Davis Productions, and Albert M. Tapper Co-Producing Documentary AbouTHIRTEEN's American Masters Series, Major League Baseball, David Ortiz' Big Papi Productions, Nick Davis Productions, and Albert M. Tapper Co-Producing Documentary Abou
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2017

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Verdi's 'La Traviata' Comes to GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET on PBS, 8/25Verdi's 'La Traviata' Comes to GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET on PBS, 8/25
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

La Traviata premiered at Venice's Teatro la Fenice in 1853, and survived a notoriously unsuccessful opening night to become one of the best-loved operas in the repertoire. (more...)

Juilliard Announces 2017-18 Season of Operas and Vocal Arts PerformancesJuilliard Announces 2017-18 Season of Operas and Vocal Arts Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Juilliard's Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Zeger, announces its 2017-18 season of opera and vocal arts performances. (more...)

Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2017 Comes to THIRTEEN's Great PerformancesVienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2017 Comes to THIRTEEN's Great Performances
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Led for the second time by German pianist and conductor Christoph Eschenbach, the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic returns for its 14th open-air concert, with a program inspired by fairy tales and myths, in Austria's Imperial Schönbrunn Palace Gardens. The Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2017 airs on THIRTEEN's Great Performances (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins to Co-Direct EVERYBODY as Part of Juilliard Drama's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!Branden Jacobs-Jenkins to Co-Direct EVERYBODY as Part of Juilliard Drama's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Juilliard Drama, celebrating its 50th anniversary, announces its 2017-18 season of fully staged productions featuring Juilliard's Group 47 acting students in their fourth and final year in the drama program. (more...)

THIRTEEN's NYC-ARTS Takes Viewers Outdoors to New York Botanical GardenTHIRTEEN's NYC-ARTS Takes Viewers Outdoors to New York Botanical Garden
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

NYC-ARTS, THIRTEEN's weekly arts and culture multi-platform showcase, brings arts lovers an all-access pass to the interesting, unusual and unique cultural offerings of New York City. (more...)

Andrea Bocelli - Landmarks Live in Concert Set for GREAT PERFORMANCE Special, 6/30Andrea Bocelli - Landmarks Live in Concert Set for GREAT PERFORMANCE Special, 6/30
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Andrea Bocelli - Landmarks Live in Concert - A GREAT PERFORMANCES Special continues the new Landmarks arts strand on Friday, June 30 at 10 p.m. on PBS (more...)

AMERICAN MASTERS 'Chefs Flight' Continues with Jacques Pepin: The Art of Craft on PBS, 5/26AMERICAN MASTERS 'Chefs Flight' Continues with Jacques Pepin: The Art of Craft on PBS, 5/26
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2017

The culinary journey of AMERICAN MASTERS 'Chefs Flight' - four documentaries on legendary chefs - continues with a profile on Jacques Pépin, a young immigrant with movie-star looks and a charming Gallic accent, who elevated essential kitchen techniques to an art form to become one of America's most beloved food icons. (more...)

Winners of the 29th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition AnnouncedWinners of the 29th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

An elite group of nineteen of the most talented young opera singers in the country competed this weekend for prestige and prizes in the 29th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition. (more...)

THIRTEEN's 'American Masters' 'Chefs Flight' Continues with 'Jacques P'pin: The Art of Craft' Friday, May 26, 9 p.m. on PBSTHIRTEEN's 'American Masters' 'Chefs Flight' Continues with 'Jacques P'pin: The Art of Craft' Friday, May 26, 9 p.m. on PBS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

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