(l to r) Danielle Brooks and Grantham Coleman in ‘Much Ado About Nothing.’
(Photo: Joan Marcus)
You can enjoy some of the most acclaimed performances of our generation without ever leaving your couch — and a lot less expensive than the price of a Broadway ticket.
Great Performances returns with its third annual “Broadway’s Best” lineup of acclaimed theatrical productions, premiering Fridays, November 1-29 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings), pbs.org/gperf and the PBS Video app.
This fall’s lineup spotlights musicals, comedy and drama: 42nd Street, the Broadway fable of a star-struck chorus girl dreaming of her big break; Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I, Lincoln Center Theater’s Tony Award-winning revival of the beloved musical classic starring Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe; Kinky Boots, the Broadway blockbuster featuring music and lyrics by pop icon Cyndi Lauper and a book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein; Red, the Tony Award-winning drama starring Alfred Molina as painter Mark Rothko; and Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon’s modern interpretation of Much Ado About Nothing, the first Public Theater production recorded live at Free Shakespeare in the Park by Great Performances in over four decades.
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I
Much Ado About Nothing
Great Performances is produced by THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET, one of America’s most prolific and respected public media providers. Throughout its more than 40-year history on public television, Great Performances has provided viewers across the country with an unparalleled showcase of the best in all genres of the performing arts, serving as America’s most prestigious and enduring broadcaster of cultural programming. The series is available for streaming simultaneously on all station-branded PBS platforms, including PBS.org and the PBS Video app, which is available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.