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Great Performances

PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues.

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Sun., December 25, 2016
4:30 am
(60 minutes)

Great Performances  

PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perhaps its most famous. There have been more than 600 `Great Performances' all told. Some might have been only `reasonable performances' (as Robin Williams once quipped), but many others were distinguished, among them some 50 Emmy nominees.

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Sun., December 25, 2016
4:30 am
(60 minutes)

Great Performances  

PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perhaps its most famous. There have been more than 600 `Great Performances' all told. Some might have been only `reasonable performances' (as Robin Williams once quipped), but many others were distinguished, among them some 50 Emmy nominees.

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Full Episodes

Gypsy

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Jonathan Kent’s award-winning production of Gypsy comes to Great Performances.

Hamilton's America

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A behind-the-scenes look at Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway musical Hamilton.

Bryan Adams in Concert: Full Episode

Bryan Adams in Concert: Full Episode

Bryan Adams in Concert: Full Episode

Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin’ to Do

Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin’ to Do

A legend's career retrospective, with new interviews, performance footage, and more.

Clips

The Arrest of the Duchess | Henry VI Part 1

The Arrest of the Duchess | Henry VI Part 1

The Duchess of Gloucester is arrested and the Duke steps down as the king's protector.

Henry VI Part I - Battle Scene

Henry VI Part I - Battle Scene

England is in crisis; war rages on.

Some People - Momma Rose

Some People - Momma Rose

Momma Rose (Imelda Staunton) performs "Some People" in Gypsy.

Together, Wherever We Go - Momma Rose, Herbie, Louise

Together, Wherever We Go - Momma Rose, Herbie, Louise

Momma Rose, Herbie and Louise perform "Together, Wherever We Go" in Gypsy.

Previews

The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses | Richard III

The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses | Richard III

Richard III manipulates his way through the court on a bloodthirsty path to the throne.

Shakespeare Live!

Shakespeare Live!

The star-studded Shakespeare Live! from the Royal Shakespeare Company salutes the Bard.