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A revue of dances from various Bob Fosse musicals, including "Sweet Charity," "Pajama Game" and "Pippin."
Adaptation of A.R. Gurney's play "Far East." Set in occupied Japan in 1954, the story focuses on a young naval officer, Sparky Watts, who is the heir to a Milwaukee beer fortune, and his relationship with his ship's captain and the captain's wife, Julia. Watts becomes trapped between his love for a
Presentation of the Roundabout Theater Company's Broadway production of "The Man Who Came to Dinner," the story of a famous, irascible, big-city radio personality (based on Alexander Woolcott) who is forced by injury to spend several weeks in the home of an unassuming Midwest middle-class family. Th
Walter Cronkite hosts a New Year's celebration from Musikverein Hall in Vienna, Austria. Conductor Lorin Maazel leads the Vienna Philharmonic in a selection of waltzes composed by members of the Strauss family.
A presentation of the Paper Mill Playhouse production of "Crazy For You," an adaptation of the 1930 George and Ira Gershwin musical "Girl Crazy." Banking heir and song-and-dance man Bobby Child, is sent by his mother to foreclose on the Gaiety Theater in Deadrock, Nevada. Instead, he falls in love w
Kitty Carlisle Hart shares stories about her life and the history of American musical theater. She also performs classic songs by some of Broadway's most renowned composers.
Documentary examining 20th century African-American art through the stories of African-American writers, poets, painters, sculptors, musicians, dancers, actors and filmmakers.
Special featuring violinist Itzhak Perlman at his Long Island music camp, at Julliard with his first American teacher Dorothy DeLay and at a recording session with the Julliard Orchestra.
The 1999 opening night concert from Carnegie Hall. Lorin Maazel conducts the Vienna Philharmonic.
To celebrate the 100th birthday of pianist, arranger and bandleader Duke Ellington , Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra perform selections of Ellington's music. The program also features swing dancing and documentary sequences that explore Ellington's compassions as a composer.
Chinese director Zhang Yimou's Maggio Musicale production of Puccini's "Turandot" is performed Beijing, China. "Turandot" is the story of a beautiful princess in ancient China who demands that her suitors solve three riddles or face death.
An operatic adaptation by Andre Previn and Phillip Littell of Tennessee Williams' play "A Streetcar Named Desire."
Performance documentary showing the behind-the-scenes process of bringing the musical adaptation of E.L. Doctorow's novel "Ragtime" to a new Broadway theatre constructed from two pre-existing 42nd Street landmark houses.
Telecast of Tchaikovsky's ballet, "Swan Lake," reset in 1950s London with a cast of male swans. Videotaped at the Royalty Theatre, London, 1996.
Documentary special offering selections from Frank Sinatra's classic TV specials of the 1960s and '70s. Guests include Ella Fitzgerald, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Gene Kelly.
Documentary on the life and career of portrait artist, Chuck Close. Features archival footage as well as interviews with fellow artists. The film is built around intimate studio footage of Close working on his latest self-portrait. Also, the artist, his peers and Robert Storr, a curator at the Museu
Documentary and performance footage featuring the leading dancers of the American Ballet Theatre.
Performance of Gaetano Donizetti's 1832 opera, "L'Elisir D'Amore." This Lyon National Opera production is set in southern Italy in the 1930s. True-hearted peasant Nemorino believes he can win the heart of rich, beautiful Adina with an exotic elixir of love -- which in reality is simply red wine.
Performance documentary on the songwriting team of John Kander and Fred Ebb whose 35-year collaboration has produced Broadway and movie classics such as "Chicago," "Cabaret," "New York, New York," "Woman of the Year," and "Kiss of the Spider Woman."
The San Francisco Opera returns to the refurbished and seismically secure War Memorial Opera House to celebrate its 75th anniversary season with a concert featuring the world's finest singers.
Alan King hosts a forum at Harvard University exploring the origins of stand-up comedy styles.
Season-opening concert from New York's Carnegie Hall with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim and featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
Survey of dance segments from the past twenty years of "Dance in America" telecasts.
Film Production - Main (special)
A special celebrating the 20th anniversary of "Great Performances" by commissioning short new works by 20 performing artists. Segment performances include: "Kiss, Kiss Dahlings," "Not My Girl," "A Simple Melody," "Zoetrope," "Hip Hop - You Don't Stop," "Frankie Goes to Tanglewood," "The Last Mile,"
A musical gala commemorating the one-hundredth anniversary of the opening of Carnegie Hall.
A New York Shakespeare Festival production of "Hamlet" with Kevin Kline in the title role.
Misc. Crew (special)
Documentary about Chuck Jones, the creator of animated characters Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote, the Road Runner and other "Toons."
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