Television’s longest-running performing arts anthology continues Friday, July 3 at 8 p.m. Tune in to “Great Performances” to see the best in music, dance and theatre all summer.
July 3: “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. The performance is conducted by Carl St. Clair with readings by Barry Bostwick, Camryn Manheim and Michael Nouri.
Using texts from the Ellis Island Oral History Project and historic Ellis Island images in combination with an original orchestral score, “Ellis Island” features seven, first-hand stories of immigrants dramatically interpreted by many guest starts. Watch online with Passport.
July 17: “Grammy Salute to Music Legends”
Watch the encore presentation of a star-studded awards concert for Recording Academy honorees with performances by George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Johnny Mathis, Dionne Warwick, Garth Brooks, Snoop Dogg, Patti Austin, Sheila E, Sam Moore, Julio Iglesias and more.
July 24: “She Loves Me”
Enjoy Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick’s classic 1983 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.
The two parfumerie clerks aren’t quite the best of friends. Constantly bumping heads while o the job, the sparring coworkers can’t seem to find common ground. But little do they know, the anonymous romantic pen pals they have both been falling for happen to be each other. Will love continue to blossom once their identities are finally revealed?
July 31: “Noël Coward’s Present Laughter”
Enjoy legendary Tony Award winner Kevin Kline in Noël Coward’s backstage comedy about a self-obsessed actor in the midlife crisis amidst fawning ingenues, crazed playwrights , unexpected twists, with Kate Burton, Kristine Nielsen and Cobie Smuldders.
August programming to be announced.