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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Movies for Grownups Awards 2020 with AARP The Magazine


AARP’s Movies for Grownups advocates for the 50-plus audience by fighting ageism.

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From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2020


Celebrate 2020 with the Vienna Philharmonic and host Hugh Bonneville at the Musikverein.

Harold Prince: The Director’s Life


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