Great Performances

Great Performances brings the best in the performing arts from across America and around the world to a US television audience. It presents a diverse programming portfolio of classical music, opera, popular song, musical theater, dance, drama, and performance documentaries.

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GREAT PERFORMANCES is made possible by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation, the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Arts Fund, the Irene Diamond Fund, Rosalind P. Walter, the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, Seton J. Melvin, the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation, The Starr Foundation, the Thea Petschek Iervolino Foundation, Jody and John Arnhold, Ellen and James S. Marcus, The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, The Agnes Varis Trust, the Lenore Hecht Foundation, The Abra Prentice Foundation, The Lewis “Sonny” Turner Fund for Dance, public television viewers, and PBS.

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Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles


The first in-depth documentary that chronicles the story of the hit, Fiddler on the Roof.

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One Man, Two Guvnors


James Corden, CBS Late Late Show host, performs the hilarious West End and Broadway hit.

Gloria: A Life


Experience a unique interpretation of Gloria Steinem’s life starring Christine Lahti.



Enjoy a close look at Texas governor Ann Richards in this play starring Holland Taylor.

Much Ado About Nothing


The Public Theater's critically acclaimed production featuring Danielle Brooks as Beatrice



Under the watchful gaze of his young assistant Rothko takes on his greatest challenge yet.

Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2019


Enjoy the Vienna Philharmonic’s annual concert conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.