Great Performances: “Broadway’s Best” 2019

Air date: 11/01/2019

Great Performances “Broadway’s Best”
Fridays, November 1-29 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)

 

Great Performances: 42nd Street
Premieres Friday, November 1 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)

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Tap-dance to this musical extravaganza about a young performer who gets her big Broadway break.

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Tap-dance along to this musical extravaganza about a starry-eyed performer who gets her big break on Broadway, set to a lively score of iconic songs including “Lullaby of Broadway,” “We’re in the Money” and the show-stopping title song.

 

Great Performances: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I
Premieres Friday, November 8 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)

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Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe star in the Tony Award-winning musical revival of the classic musical.

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Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe star in a Tony Award-winning revival of the beloved musical about a British schoolteacher instructing the royal children of the King of Siam, featuring classic songs including “Hello, Young Lovers” and “Shall We Dance.”

 

Great Performances: Red
Premieres Friday, November 15 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)

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Experience the passion of painter Mark Rothko in this six-time Tony-winning play with Alfred Molina.

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Experience the passion of painter Mark Rothko in this six-time Tony-winning play dramatizing Rothko’s greatest challenge, creating the murals for New York’s iconic Four Seasons restaurant. Stars Alfred Molina with Alfred Enoch as Rothko’s assistant.

 

Great Performance: Much Ado About Nothing
Premieres Friday, November 22 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)

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From The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park, this 2019 production features an all-black cast.

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Recorded live at The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park, this modern interpretation of Shakespeare’s romantic classic with an all-black cast features Danielle Brooks and Grantham Coleman. Directed by Tony Award-winner Kenny Leon.

 

Great Performances: Kinky Boots
Premieres Friday, November 29 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)

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Enjoy the Tony-winning musical about friendship and extraordinary shoes with songs by Cyndi Lauper.

Long TV Listing
Rejoice with the Tony Award-winning high-heeled hit musical with songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper and a book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein about an unexpected duo that embraces their differences to create an extraordinary line of shoes.

 

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The cast of 42nd Street.

Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch in Red. Photo by Johan Persson.

Danielle Brooks and Grantham Coleman in Much Ado About Nothing. Photo by Joseph Sinnott.

The cast of Kinky Boots. Photo by Matt Crocket.

David Horn, Great Performances Executive Producer