Great Performances: Hitman: David Foster & Friends

Air date: 11/25/2017

Great Performances: Hitman: David Foster & Friends

Premieres nationwide beginning November 25 on PBS

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 Program Title:

Great Performances: Hitman: David Foster & Friends


A chart-topping songwriter, producer, and maestro to the stars, David Foster has generated some of the biggest hits in popular music, and collaborated with a veritable “Who’s Who” of superstars in a career spanning more than three decades.  In this special encore presentation, Foster’s remarkable achievements—including 14 Grammy Awards and a host of other accolades—are celebrated in an all-star concert from the stage of the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.

Notable Talent:

Performances by:

  • Andrea Bocelli
  • Josh Groban
  • Michael Bublé
  • Kenny Babyface Edmonds
  • Boz Skaggs
  • Kenny G
  • Peter Cetera
  • Brian McKnight
  • Blake Shelton
  • Cheryl Lynn
  • Charice
  • Katharine McPhee

Special appearance by Celine Dion

Best wishes from Andre Agassi, Kevin Costner and Barbra Streisand

 Set List:

  • St Elmo’s Love Theme – Kenny G
  • Beauty/Man in Motion – Michael Johns
  • Hard to Say I’m Sorry/You’re the Inspiration/Glory of Love – Peter Cetera
  • Somewhere – Katharine McPhee
  • Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion & Foster
  • Feeling Good – Michael Bublé
  • Home – Michael Bublé duet w/ Blake Shelton
  • I Have Nothing/I Will Always Love You – Charice
  • Got to be Real – Cheryl Lynn
  • Love Look What You’ve Done – Boz Scaggs
  • Amapola – Andrea Bocelli
  • The Prayer – Andrea Bocelli duet w/ Katharine McPhee
  • Asturias – William Joseph
  • Mornin’/After the Love Has Gone – Brian McKnight
  • I Swear – Babyface and Kevon
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water – Josh Groban duet w/ McKnight
  • You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban

Production Credits:

Hitman: David Foster & Friends is a co-production of Chartmaker Records, Inc., Thirteen/WNET New York and Align Entertainment Group LLC. Directed by David Horn. Co-produced by David Horn and Mitch Owgang. David Foster is Executive Producer.

Series Overview:

Great Performances is produced by THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC for WNET. 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.



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David Foster. Credit: Karl Simone