Actress Sigourney Weaver hosts this new series showcasing the best of Off-Broadway. The plays run the emotional and thematic gamut: from Richard Nelson’s cycle The Apple Family Plays, presented by The Public Theater; Hamish Linklater’s The Vandal, presented by The Flea Theater; Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson’s An Iliad, presented by New York Theatre Workshop; Brian Richard Mori’s Hellman v. McCarthy, presented by Abingdon Theatre Company; and an encore presentation of The Flea’s Looking at Christmas by Steven Banks.
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga team up for a very special concert from the stage of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater in New York City performing selections from their collaborative classic jazz recording, CHEEK TO CHEEK. (Part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival 2014.)
In 2000 in the jungles of Panama, a young Spanish journalist named Ana Salceda becomes the foster mother of a tiny orphaned sloth, which she names Velcro. For nearly two years, the pair is inseparable until Ana finally travels up a remote river to reintroduce Velcro back to the wild. This is the story of Ana’s return to Central and South America to see how much has changed since Velcro came into her life. Sloths, once largely ignored, have become a hot topic of scientific researchers. New studies are showing that they’re not so sloth-like after all. Sloth sanctuaries and rehabilitation centers are also springing up throughout the Americas as development displaces these gentle creatures. Shot on location in Panama, Costa Rica and Colombia, this is a story of friendship and a growing network of people working to learn more about sloths in order to protect them.
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