Category Archives: PBS

Broadway comes home (and on electronic devises, of course)

‘Broadway’s Best’ with THIRTEEN’s ‘Great Performances November Fridays

Broadcast premiere/streaming of  “An American in Paris The Musical,” the U.K. live production of “The Sound of Music” and new documentaries about John Leguizamo’s Tony-nominated play “Latin History for Morons” and Broadway icon Harold Prince

 

Returning for a second year, this fall’s lineup includes Broadway’s  “An American in Paris The Musical” and the U.K. live “The Sound of Music,” as well as documentaries about the making of John Leguizamo’s Tony-nominated play “Latin History for Morons” and 21-time Tony-winning director and producer Harold Prince. Continue reading Broadway comes home (and on electronic devises, of course)

PBS RELEASES DATES FOR STARS IN CONCERT SERIES

To watch video, click here.
To watch video, click here.

As part of their series Live from Lincoln Center, PBS has released the air dates for the Stars in Concert series. The series will include special one-hour concert performances from Broadway stars Sutton Foster, Leslie Odom Jr., Stephanie J. Block, and Andrew Rannells.

Shakespeare TV alert for tonight, includes ‘Downton Abbey’ hook

Image of the The modern, reconstructed Globe Theatre. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
The modern, reconstructed Globe Theatre. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

Why wasn’t this in my many Channel 13 emails that always include reminders to donate money but not a word that Lord Grantham was going to talk about being Ralph Fiennes understudy.

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Kristin Chenoweth is Queen of TV, stage, screen and new album

Besides releasing a new album and making many TV appearances this week, "Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home" will be featured  Nov. 28 on PBS.
Besides releasing a new album and making many TV appearances this week, “Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home” will air Nov. 28 on PBS.

It’s shaping up to be a Kristin Chenoweth week on TV and we have no problem with that. The Emmy and Tony Award-winner has released  her new album “Coming Home” and promoting it on the “TODAY Show” Wednesday, plus twice on Thursday on  “Live! with Kelly and Michael” and  “Today with Kathie Lee and Hoda” (all with performances). Yeah!

And it continues after that. Click here to see more TV and radio dates.

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‘Side Show’ Act 1 finale to air live on Times Square billboard Monday

Image of Erin Davie (left) and Emily Padgett play characters based on the real-life conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton in the Broadway musical "Side Show."
Erin Davie (left) and Emily Padgett play characters based on the real-life conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton in the Broadway musical “Side Show.”

Places other than NYC theaters to see great theater have expanded a bit more with the live airing of the Act 1 finale of “Side Show” scheduled for Monday night on a digital billboard in Times Square.

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‘The Nance’ streaming now on PBS websites

Nathan Lane publicity shot from "The Nance," available for watching on PBS websites.
Nathan Lane publicity shot from “The Nance,” available for watching on PBS websites.

If you missed “The Nance,” starring the incomparable Nathan Lane Friday night on PBS Channel 13, you can watch it now on the station’s website by clicking here.

Nominated for three Tony Awards, Douglas Carter Beane’s celebrated play is both a love letter to the grand old days of burlesque and a love story before its time. Nathan Lane gives the performance of a lifetime as Chauncey Miles, a burlesque comedian caught between the tug of his heart, the calling of his art, and the increasingly harsh realities of Depression Era politics and mores.

Lincoln Center ‘Sweeney Todd’ airs on PBS tonight

New TV shows and returning series used to be a big deal every Fall when I was growing up. Not so much any more with cable introducing new shows year-round and Netflix releasing entire series in one day. We can still count on PBS and Lincoln Center to come up with a Fall spectacular and it’s a New York Philharmonic concert version of Stephen Sondheim’s bloody musical “Sweeney Todd” airing 9-11:30 p.m. today (Sept. 26) on Channel 13 in New York. (Check local listings for air dates and times in other locations.)

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