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 Irene Diamond Fund, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Arts Fund, The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation, LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, Rosalind P. Walter, The Agnes Varis Trust, The Starr Foundation, Kate W. Cassidy Foundation, Ellen and James S. Marcus, The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, Lenore Hecht Foundation, Abra Prentice Foundation, The Lewis “Sonny” Turner Fund for Dance, Jody and John Arnhold, Anne Ray Charitable Trust, and PBS.

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Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I


Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe star in "Roger & Hammerstein's The King and I."

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42nd Street


"42nd Street" is the song and dance, American dream fable of Broadway.

GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends® 2019


Watch the fourth annual all-star concert honoring music legends.

Harold Prince: The Director’s Life


Take a peek into the legendary career of the iconic Broadway producer/director.