Great Performances

Great Performances - PBS

PBS

Franchise

1972

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Anthology

Music

Dance

Drama

The performing arts anthology series brings best from the worlds of music and dance into viewers’ living rooms. From classical music and opera to ballet and musical theater, cameras capture the stage performances of some of the best artists in the world.

Where to Stream

1971– Franchise 51 Seasons

Upcoming TV Airings

The airings below are based on a generic national schedule. Times and dates can vary by TV provider.

Friday, May 24

Purlie Victorious New

Season 51 • Episode 13

Leslie Odom Jr. portrays a Black preacher who schemes to reclaim his inheritance.

Saturday, May 25

Celebrating 50 Years of Broadway's Best

Season 50 • Episode 13

A revue of Broadway shows and songs from 1973-2023 from Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater.

Sunday, May 26

Audra McDonald at the London Palladium

Season 51 • Episode 12

Audra McDonald performs classic Broadway songs including "I Am What I Am" and "Summertime."

Monday, May 27

Purlie Victorious

Season 51 • Episode 13

Leslie Odom Jr. portrays a Black preacher who schemes to reclaim his inheritance.

Monday, May 27

Anything Goes

Season 49 • Episode 16

The 2021 London production of "Anything Goes" features Tony Award-winner Sutton Foster.

Tuesday, May 28

Purlie Victorious

Season 51 • Episode 13

Leslie Odom Jr. portrays a Black preacher who schemes to reclaim his inheritance.

Wednesday, May 29

Anything Goes

Season 49 • Episode 16

The 2021 London production of "Anything Goes" features Tony Award-winner Sutton Foster.

Friday, May 31

Rodgers & Hammerstein's 80th Anniversary New

Season 51 • Episode 14

Aaron Tveit, Patrick Wilson and more perform songs from musicals by Rodgers & Hammerstein.

Saturday, June 1

Rodgers & Hammerstein's 80th Anniversary New

Season 51 • Episode 14

Aaron Tveit, Patrick Wilson and more perform songs from musicals by Rodgers & Hammerstein.

Saturday, June 1

Rodgers & Hammerstein's 80th Anniversary

Season 51 • Episode 14

Aaron Tveit, Patrick Wilson and more perform songs from musicals by Rodgers & Hammerstein.

Sunday, June 9

Rodgers & Hammerstein's 80th Anniversary

Season 51 • Episode 14

Aaron Tveit, Patrick Wilson and more perform songs from musicals by Rodgers & Hammerstein.

Matt Roush

Matt Roush says...

Has anyone ever known Audra McDonald—recipient of a record six Tony Awards, two Grammys and an Emmy—to give a performance that’s less than great? With musical director Andy Einhorn leading the 40-piece London Musical Theatre Orchestra, the divine diva brings down the house at London’s Palladium with a program of standards and Broadway tunes including “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Summertime” and “Everything’s Coming Up Roses.” You have permission to get up off the couch to join in the ovations.

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