Updated Tuesday, June 9
“I like New York in June, how about you? I like a Gershwin tune, how about you?”
Our answer to the song “How About You?” from the 1941 film Babes on Broadway is yes and yes! Broadway has no set date to reopen its productions, so THIRTEEN bringing back encores of musical broadcasts to resound in your home. “Broadway’s Best” encores from Great Performances air in June and stream on demand for station members with THIRTEEN Passport (become a member today). THIRTEEN is happy to share this ticket to Broadway!
Great Performances: 42nd Street
Tuesday, June 2, 8 p.m.
The festivities begin with 42nd Street, the tap-happy musical extravaganza featuring the songs “42nd Street,” “We’re In the Money,” and “Lullaby of Broadway.” Featuring choreography by Randy Skinner, the revival of Gower Champion’s original production was recorded during its 2018 run in London’s West End, with Bonnie Langford (EastEnders) as Dorothy Brock, Tom Lister as Julian Marsh, and Clare Halse as Peggy Sawyer. Watch now with THIRTEEN Passport.
Great Performances: The Sound of Music
Wednesday, June 3, 8 p.m.
THIRTEEN is alive with The Sound of Music, the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical featuring “The Sound of Music,” “My Favorite Things,” and other hits. This 2015 live U.K. broadcast version stars Kara Tointon as Maria, Julian Ovenden (Downton Abbey) as Captain von Trapp, and Katherine Kelly (Mr. Selfridge) as Baroness Schraeder. Watch now with THIRTEEN Passport.
Live From Lincoln Center: Falsettos
Friday June 5, 9 p.m. [UPDATE: Live From Lincoln Center: Falsettos will not air on June 5 as previously announced.]
Meet a charming, neurotic gay man named Marvin, his wife, lover, soon-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door in Falsettos, a Live From Lincoln Center presentation. Christian Borle (Something Rotten!), Stephanie J. Block (The Cher Show), and Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon) star in William Finn and James Lapine’s musical.
Great Performances: Kinky Boots
Tuesday, June 9, 8 p.m.
Kinky Boots, the Tony-winning musical with songs by Cyndi Lauper, tells the story of Charlie, a British shoe factory owner, and Lola, a nightclub entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Enjoy the acclaimed London production with its original West End stars: Matt Henry as Lola and Killian Donnelly as Charlie. Watch now with THIRTEEN Passport.
Great Performances: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I
Wednesday, June 10, 8 p.m. [UPDATE: Great Performances: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I will not air on June 10 as previously announced. The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution – Independent Lens will air in its place.]
Kelli O’Hara (reprising her Tony-winning performance as Anna Leonowens) and Ken Watanabe star in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I (). Lincoln Center Theater’s Tony-winning revival, directed by Bartlett Sher and filmed in London’s West End, includes “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Shall We Dance,” and other beloved songs. Watch now with THIRTEEN Passport.
Great Performances: An American in Paris The Musical
Friday, June 12, 9 p.m.
Enjoy a front-row seat for An American in Paris The Musical, the 2015 Tony winner directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon. Filmed in London’s West End with its original stars, Tony nominees Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope, highlights include “I Got Rhythm,” “S’Wonderful,” “An American in Paris,” and other Gershwin favorites. Watch now with THIRTEEN Passport.
More Concerts and Musicals
Watch concerts such as Leslie Odom and New York Philharmonic: Celebrating Sondheim and more on Live from Lincoln Center, and music-theater productions like Leonard Bernstein’s Mass (through June 12), and other Broadway plays on Great Performances.
Become a member of THIRTEEN to stream all of the Great Performances June broadcasts on demand, with the member benefit THIRTEEN Passport.