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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, Aug 14th, 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.


  • 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
  • Romeo and Juliet

    Experience Shakespeare's classic as a ballet from choreographer Kenneth MacMillan performed by dancers from The Royal Ballet set to a score by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev and filmed on atmospheric sets and locations throughout Budapest.

    Next Airing: Fri, Sep 11th, 2020 at 8:00 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 01:56:46
    Usage rights: Fair Use
  • Now Hear This: Haydn: King of Strings

    Explore the work of famed composer Joseph Haydn's career with host Scott Yoo and featured guest artists as he discovers how Haydn borrowed folk music from Scotland, Hungary and Austria to create his famous "Emperor Quartet."

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

    Celebrate the work of Franz Schubert with host Scott Yoo as he plays with young musicians establishing themselves in North America's musical capitals by attempting to master the composer's music.

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

    Travel with host Scott Yoo and pianist Stewart Goodyear as they visit Yoo's Festival Mozaic where Goodyear learns to direct an orchestra from the piano while improvising the solos of Mozart's twentieth piano concerto.

    Next Airing: Fri, Oct 2nd, 2020 at 8:00 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: Fair Use
  • Grammy Salute to Music Legends

    Enjoy a starry tribute celebration of Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award winners featuring archival clips and acceptance remarks from the honorees and the artists they have influenced including Chicago, Roberta Flack, Iggy Pop and more.

    Next Airing: Fri, Oct 16th, 2020 at 8:00 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 01:26:46
    Usage rights: Fair Use
  • 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
  • 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.

    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 5/1/2021 to 9/1/2021
  • 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.

    Length: 02:26:46
    Usage rights: 11/3/2017 to 11/2/2020
  • 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.

    Length: 02:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/20/2017 to 10/19/2020