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Theater Close-Up (Season 2) – Buyer & Cellar

Posted: November 28th, 2016
Opening in June 1931, the Westport Playhouse was founded as a venue away from Broadway’s glare to experiment with new work and reinterpret the classics. The Westport Playhouse’s production of Buyer & Cellar by Jonathan Tolins was originally produced by Manhattan’s Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. The one-man production stars Michael ...

Great Performances: The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses

Posted: July 18th, 2016
Following the huge international success of the four-part miniseries The Hollow Crown, The Wars of the Roses will continue the epic saga with three more lavish film adaptations: Parts I and II of Henry VI and Richard III. Together, they tell the story of The Wars of the Roses, a medieval spectacle spanning rebellion in France, the rise and fall of ...

Secrets of the Dead: Van Gogh’s Ear

Posted: November 11th, 2016
Everybody has heard of the moment when Vincent van Gogh, one of the world’s most loved artists, looked into a mirror, held up a blade and cut into his own ear. It defines his turbulent life and art. But what really happened?

Great Performances: Shakespeare Live!

Posted: September 22nd, 2016
To commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death on April 23, 2016, The Royal Shakespeare Company hosts a glittering jubilee party—and the world is invited. Shakespeare Live! will celebrate the international legacy of Shakespeare in all the performing arts—including opera, ballet, jazz and musical theatre—from The ...

American Masters – Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future

Posted: August 23rd, 2016
Explore the life of architectural giant Eero Saarinen, who envisioned, and in many ways realized, a futuristic vision in buildings such as New York’s TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy International Airport and the CBS Building (a.k.a. Black Rock) on Sixth Avenue’s “Broadcast Row,” as well as St. Louis’ iconic Gateway Arch. His sudden, ...

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