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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, Jul 24th, 2020 at 8:00 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.


  • She Loves Me

    Enjoy Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's classic 1963 musical of two feuding clerks in a Budapest parfumerie who don't realize they're romantic pen pals. Roundabout's 2016 production stars Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi, Jane Krakowski and Gavin Creel.

    Next Airing: Fri, Jul 24th, 2020 at 8:00 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 02:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/20/2017 to 10/19/2020
  • Noel Coward's Present Laughter

    Enjoy legendary Tony Award-winner Kevin Kline in Noel Coward's backstage comedy about a self-obsessed actor in a midlife crisis amidst fawning ingenues, crazed playwrights, unexpected twists, with Kate Burton, Kristine Nielsen and Cobie Smulders.

    Next Airing: Fri, Jul 31st, 2020 at 8:00 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 02:26:46
    Usage rights: 11/3/2017 to 11/2/2020
  • In The Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams

    In a journey reminiscent of the unexpected zeitgeist success of Hair, A Chorus Line, and Rent, the story behind the success of In the Heights is so organic to New York City that no one expected it to happen. Beginning at a small, off-Broadway theater, a group of talented young artists led by composer-lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda produced an original musical that some have called a modern day West Side Story-a Latin and Hip-Hop-infused musical odyssey telling the story of a neighborhood and the first-generation Americans who call it home. And yet, many in the show's audiences have nothing to compare it to as it represents the first musical that they've journeyed below 125th Street to see. Opening on Broadway in spring 2008 and going on to win five Tony Awards-including Best New Musical-In the Heights on Broadway follows the cast and creative team as they embark on the greatest adventure of their young careers.

    Next Airing: Fri, Aug 7th, 2020 at 8:00 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 11/10/2017 to 11/9/2020
  • Much Ado About Nothing

    Recorded live at The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park, this modern interpretation of Shakespeare's romantic classic with an all-black cast features Danielle Brooks and Grantham Coleman. Directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon.

    Next Airing: Fri, Aug 14th, 2020 at 8:00 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 02:26:45
    Usage rights: 11/22/2019 to 10/31/2022
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I

    Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe star in a Tony Award-winning revival of the beloved musical about a British schoolteacher instructing the royal children of the King of Siam, featuring classic songs including "Hello, Young Lovers" and "Shall We Dance."

    Next Airing: Fri, Aug 21st, 2020 at 8:00 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 02:56:46
    Usage rights: 11/8/2019 to 10/31/2022
  • Now Hear This, Part 1

    Next Airing: Fri, Sep 18th, 2020 at 8:00 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: Fair Use
  • Now Hear This, Part 2

    Next Airing: Fri, Sep 25th, 2020 at 8:00 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: Fair Use
  • Ann

    Enjoy a powerful and revealing look at legendary, larger-than-life Texas governor Ann Richards, who enriched the lives of her followers, friends and family, in this critically acclaimed play written by and starring Emmy Award winner Holland Taylor.

    Length: 01:56:46
    Usage rights: 6/19/2020 to 6/18/2023
  • Ellis Island: The Dream of America with Pacific Symphony

    Experience Peter Boyer's immersive musical story of Ellis Island immigrants through a Grammy-nominated orchestral score, narration and visuals. Conducted by Carl St. Clair with readings by Barry Bostwick, Camryn Manheim and Michael Nouri.

    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 6/29/2018 to 6/28/2021
  • Gloria: A Life

    Experience a unique interpretation of feminist icon Gloria Steinem's life told by an all-female cast starring Emmy Award winner Christine Lahti and directed Tony Award winner Diane Paulus.

    Length: 01:56:46
    Usage rights: 6/26/2020 to 6/25/2023
  • Twilight: Los Angeles

    Anna Deavere Smith has been credited with inventing a new form of theater -- a provocative blend of performance, social commentary and journalism designed to encourage a national dialogue about controversial issues. For her powerful one woman/multi-voiced theater piece about the 1991 Rodney King beating, the violent aftermath of the 1992 verdict and the lasting impact of the Los Angeles riots on America's conscience, Smith interviewed hundreds of people involved in the event and its aftermath. She virtually "becomes" some 30 real life characters -- a Korean grocer, a Hollywood agent, L.A.P.D. captain Daryl Gates, a juror, even NRA spokesperson Charlton Heston. Recounting their stories verbatim, Smith assumes their voices and mannerisms with chameleon like accuracy, chronicling this complex tragedy from its many cultural perspectives. For this film adaptation of Smith's acclaimed play "Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992," award-winning director Marc Levin (Slam, Whiteboys) weaves Smith's virtuoso stage performance with news footage and recent interviews to create an unflinching portrait of rage, sorrow, loss and battered hope.

    Length: 01:26:46
    Usage rights: 6/8/2020 to 6/7/2021