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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Much Ado About Nothing


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

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

Now Hear This “The Riddle of Bach”


Scott Yoo goes to Germany to learn Bach’s sonatas and partitas.

Now Hear This “Vivaldi: Something Completely Different”


Scott heads to Northern Italy to chase the story behind Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons."

The Cleveland Orchestra Centennial Celebration


Celebrate The Cleveland Orchestra’s centennial with a special gala concert.

Leonard Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood


A tribute to the music legend by performers and musicians.

Harold Prince: The Director’s Life


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