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Great Performances

Started 4 Nov 1972
Seasons 46
Correction?

About Great Performances

Great Performances, a television series devoted to the performing arts, has been telecast on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) public television since 1972. The show is produced by WNET in New York City (originally in conjunction with KQED San Francisco, WTTW Chicago, Maryland Public Television, South Carolina ETV and KERA-TV of Dallas/Fort Worth). The series is the longest running performing arts anthology on television, as opposed to a program like Hallmark Hall of Fame, which presents only adaptations of plays and novels as well as made-for-TV films. Great Performances presents concerts, ballet, opera, an occasional documentary such as Toscanini: The Maestro, and plays. The series has also won many television awards, including an Emmy Award, three Peabody Awards and an Image Award, with nods from the Directors Guild of America and the Cinema Audio Society. The program's spin-off, Great Performances: Dance In America, which began on PBS in 1976, concentrates solely on dance. The first episode "Sue's Leg: Remembering the Thirties" featured choreography by Twyla Tharp. Later episodes featured such performers as Mikhail Baryshnikov. Although it is not seen as often as previously, there have recently been new Dance in America programs, such as the Emmy-winning 2005 production of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, starring Angel Corella, Gillian Murphy and the American Ballet Theatre. In 2007, Great Performances began telecasting performances from the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD series, a series of HD opera tapings primarily meant for movie theatres. Repeat guest hosts include Walter Cronkite, Julie Andrews and Whoopi Goldberg. Major underwriters throughout the show's run have included The National Endowment for the Arts, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS viewers, Exxon, Martin Marietta, Texaco, Deluxe, Duracell, Ernst & Young, Chase Manhattan Bank and UBS. In 2009, a new theme music for Great Performances was introduced, composed by John Williams.

Other cast and crew

The following people were involved in the making of Great Performances:

Glenn Close
American actress
Alive
Alec Baldwin
American actor, writer, producer, and comedian
Alive
Idina Menzel
American actress, voice actress, singer, and songwriter
Alive
Maggie Smith
English actress
Alive
Diane Lane
American actress
Alive
Audra McDonald
American singer and actress
Alive
Rob Lowe
American actor
Alive
Nathan Lane
American actor
Alive
Lori Loughlin
actress
Alive
Jeff Bridges
American actor, singer-songwriter and producer
Alive
Bea Arthur
actress, singer, comedian
Dead
Raúl Juliá
Puerto Rican actor
Dead
Zoë Wanamaker
American-born English actress
Alive
Amy Irving
American actress
Alive
Blythe Danner
American actress
Alive
Howard Da Silva
actor
Dead
Marcia Gay Harden
American actress
Alive
Malcolm McDowell
English actor
Alive
Charlotte Rae
American actress
Dead
Harvey Keitel
American actor
Alive
Loretta Devine
American actress
Alive
Anne Bancroft
American actress
Dead
Lea DeLaria
American actress and singer
Alive
Geneviève Bujold
Canadian actress
Alive
Colman Domingo
American actor, playwright and director
Alive
Kate Burton
Welsh-American actress
Alive
Richard E. Grant
Swazi-English actor
Alive
Eric Stoltz
actor
Alive
Estelle Parsons
American actress
Alive
Marsha Mason
actress
Alive
Jeffrey Jones
actor
Alive
Penelope Ann Miller
American actress
Alive
JoBeth Williams
actress
Alive
Jim Carter
English actor
Alive
Jason Robards
American actor
Dead
Charles Durning
American actor
Dead
Rue McClanahan
actress
Dead
Kate Nelligan
Canadian actress
Alive
Kaye Ballard
American actress, singer
Dead
Mary Alice
American actress
Alive
Ruth Foster
American actress
Dead
Jill Eikenberry
American actress
Alive
Patricia Manterola
Mexican actress and singer
Alive
Zoe Caldwell
Australian actress and director
Alive
Diane Venora
American actress
Alive
Martha Burns
Canadian actress
Alive
Alice Drummond
American actress
Dead
Catherine Martin
Australian costume designer
Alive
Eve Arden
actress
Dead
Mary Beth Hurt
American stage and film actress
Alive
Hugh Bonneville
English actor
Alive
Celeste Holm
actress
Dead
Rebecca Naomi Jones
American actress and singer
Alive
Suzzanne Douglas
American actress
Alive
Colleen Dewhurst
Canadian-American actress
Dead
Stephen Collins
American actor, writer, and musician
Alive
Janice Lynde
American actress
Alive
Kathleen Widdoes
American actress
Alive
Lupe Ontiveros
actress
Dead
Dick Van Patten
American actor
Dead
K. Callan
American actress
Alive
Pamela Payton-Wright
American actress
Alive
Tony Lo Bianco
actor
Alive
Joe Morton
American actor
Alive
Clarke Peters
American actor, singer, writer and director
Alive
Sylvester McCoy
British actor
Alive
Maureen Stapleton
American actress
Dead
Reg E. Cathey
American actor
Dead
James Rebhorn
American character actor
Dead
Željko Ivanek
Slovenian actor
Alive
Carl Lumbly
American actor
Alive
William Jackson Harper
American actor
Alive
Daniel von Bargen
American actor
Dead
Philip Bosco
American actor
Dead
Frankie Faison
American actor
Alive
Michael Lerner
actor
Alive
Boyd Gaines
American actor
Alive
Will Lee
American actor
Dead
Michael Nouri
American actor
Alive
Kenneth Welsh
Canadian actor
Alive
Ken Page
American actor
Alive
Fyvush Finkel
American actor
Dead
Daniel Sunjata
American actor
Alive
Simon Burke
Australian actor
Alive
Dean Semler
Australian film director
Alive
Jackie Burroughs
actress
Dead
Todd Boyce
American actor
Alive
Will Kemp
English actor
Alive