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Great Performances

Grade Levels: 6 - 13+
Core Subject(s): Fine Arts - Dance, Fine Arts - Music, Fine Arts - Theater
Next Airing: Fri, May 11th, 2018 at 9:00 PM on KUED-HD

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GREAT PERFORMANCES, the longest-running performing arts anthology on television, continues to feature the best in the performing arts.


  • Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin' to Do

    Legendary Broadway performer Chita Rivera has been lighting up Broadway and international stages for over 70 years. With starring roles in such iconic Broadway shows as West Side Story , Bye Bye Birdie , The Rink, Chicago and Kiss of the Spider Woman (to name only a few), Rivera was also a frequent guest star during the golden age of television variety specials. In April, 2015, Rivera returned to Broadway in a Tony-nominated starring role in the final John Kander/Fred Ebb/Terrence McNally musical The Visit at the Lyceum Theatre. No matter the venue, Rivera has always wowed audiences with her peerless show biz virtuosity. In addition to archival clips from Chita's many shows and TV appearances, also featured are interviews with choreographer Graciele Daniele , The Visit director John Doyle , John Kander , original West Side Story star Carol Lawrence , Terrence McNally , Dick Van Dyke , choreographer Dee Dee Wood , Ben Vereen and Chita's daughter Lisa Mordente .

    Next Airing: Fri, May 11th, 2018 at 9:00 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 11/6/2015 to 11/5/2018
  • The Opera House

    Explore the rich history of the Met Opera's Lincoln Center home and the cultural life of 1950s-60s New York City. Features famed soprano Leontyne Price, the Met's general manager Rudolf Bing, city planner Robert Moses and architect Wallace Harrison.

    Next Airing: Fri, May 25th, 2018 at 8:00 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 01:56:46
    Usage rights: Fair Use
  • Movies for Grownups Awards with AARPThe Magazine

    Watch as Helen Mirren receives the 2017 Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award. The MFG awards were established to celebrate and encourage filmmaking that appeals to movie lovers with a grownup state of mind-and to recognize its artists.

    Length: 01:56:46
    Usage rights: 2/23/2018 to 2/22/2021
  • Nas Live from the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop

    Witness the groundbreaking hip-hop artist perform a symphonic rendition of his seminal debut album Illmatic with the National Symphony Orchestra. Nas paints a densely textured lyrical portrait of life in a New York City public housing project.

    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 2/2/2018 to 2/1/2021