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    PBS Arts Fall Festival 2013

    Great Performances
    The PBS Arts Fall Festival returns for a seven-week run celebrating Music & Broadway classics.

     
     

    GREAT PERFORMANCES "40th Anniversary Celebration” Friday, October 18 at 9:30-11:00 pm
     

    A RAISIN IN THE SUN REVISITED “The Raisin Cycle at Center Stage” Friday, October 25 at 9:30-10:30 pm
     

    GREAT PERFORMANCES “Moby-Dick From San Francisco Opera” Friday, November 1, at 9:30 pm-12:00 am
     

    GREAT PERFORMANCES “Stephen Sondheim’s Company with the New York Philharmonic” Friday, November 8, at 9:30 pm-12:00 am
     

    GREAT PERFORMANCES “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!” Friday, November 15, at 9:30 pm-12:30 am
     

    NASHVILLE 2.0 Friday, November 22, at 9:30-10:30 pm
     

    GREAT PERFORMANCES “Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn” Friday, November 29, at 8:00 – 11:00 pm
     

    The PBS Arts Fall Festival returns in October- November with seven weekly programs that highlight Broadway classics, music from around the country, and legendary superstar Barbra Streisand. Hosted by award-winning television, film and stage star Anna Deavere Smith (“Nurse Jackie,” “The West Wing”), the festival highlights PBS' ongoing commitment to giving audiences a front row seat and a backstage pass to the best of the arts on-air and online.
     

    GREAT PERFORMANCES “Great Performances’ 40th Anniversary Celebration”
     

    Ch. 5.1 - Friday, October 18 at 9:30-11:00 pm Ch. 9.1 – Monday, October 21 at 7:30–9:00 pm
     

    Appearances by Julie Andrews, Audra McDonald, Don Henley, Josh Groban, Itzhak Perlman, Peter Martins, Patti Austin & Take 6, Elina Garanca, and Michael Buble. In celebration of the series’ 40th anniversary on PBS, GREAT PERFORMANCES hosted an all-star homecoming at Lincoln Center. Through performance and remembrance, a stellar roster of alumni shared their stories of what GREAT PERFORMANCES and public television have meant to them.
     

    A RAISIN IN THE SUN REVISITED: THE RAISIN CYCLE AT CENTERSTAGE
     

    Ch. 5.1 - Friday, October 25 at 9:30-10:30 pm Ch. 9.1 – Monday, October 28 at 7:30–8:30 pm
     

    Take a hard look at racism and real estate in America through the prism of two dramas -- The history and legacy of Raisin in the Sun and the backstage challenges of mounting two issue-driven plays simultaneously.
     

    The groundbreaking 1959 drama, A RAISIN IN THE SUN, was the first Broadway play to depict the strength and humanity of an African-American family striving for a piece of the American dream by buying a house in a white working-class neighborhood in Chicago. More than 50 years later, playwright Bruce Norris created CLYBOURNE PARK, a sardonic Pulitzer Prize-winning prequel and sequel that takes place in the same Chicago house and revisits the questions of race, real estate and gentrification in America. Inspired by Hansberry's original and Norris' follow-up, Kwame Kwei-Armah, artistic director of Baltimore's Center Stage, penned a third play, BENEATHA’S PLACE, which follows two of the RAISIN characters to Nigeria and its post-colonial struggles. Center Stage mounted CLYBOURNE PARK and BENEATHA’S PLACE as “THE RAISIN CYCLE” and as part of its 50th anniversary season.
     


     

    GREAT PERFORMANCES “Moby-Dick From San Francisco Opera"
     

    Ch. 5.1 - Friday, November 1, at 9:30 pm-12:00 a.m. Ch. 9.1 – Monday, November 4 at 8:00 – 10:30 pm
     

    GREAT PERFORMANCES partnered with San Francisco Opera, one of the nation’s leading opera companies, to record Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s adaptation of the classic Herman Melville novel Moby Dick. Filmed fresh from his headline-making appearance as a last-minute replacement in the title role of Siegfried in the Met Opera’s epic Ring Cycle, Jay Hunter Morris starred as the obsessive Captain Ahab, delivering a bravura performance.
     

    GREAT PERFORMANCES “Stephen Sondheim’s Company With the New York Philharmonic”
     

    Ch. 5.1 - Friday, November 8, at 9:30 pm-12:00 a.m. Ch. 9.1 – Monday, November 11 at 8:00 – 10:30 pm
     

    This 2011 New York Philharmonic concert production of legendary composer & lyricist Sondheim’s groundbreaking musical about a bachelor’s 35th birthday, starring Neil Patrick Harris as Bobby, won rave reviews. Harris’ co-stars include Patti LuPone, Stephen Colbert, Christina Hendricks, Anika Noni Rose, Jon Cryer and Martha Plimpton performing the show’s many Sondheim standards. In Company, Bobby, a confirmed bachelor, celebrates with his 10 closest friends (five couples).
     

    GREAT PERFORMANCES “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!”
     

    Ch. 5.1 - Friday, November 15, at 9:30 pm-12:30 a.m. Ch. 9.1 – Monday, November 18 at 8:00 – 11:00 pm
     

    Revel in the rebirth of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s landmark American musical, starring Hugh Jackman. Still “doin’ fine” after 60 years, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s landmark American musical Oklahoma! is reborn in this film version of the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain’s award-winning production. Directed by Trevor Nunn and choreographed by Susan Stroman, it set box office records during its run in London, and again on Broadway, with critics and audiences alike captivated by its fresh new take on a venerable classic. The magic of the original London cast was captured in this deluxe film adaptation, which includes a sensational, star-making performance by “X-Man” Hugh Jackman as Curly. Also featured are original cast members Josefina Gabrielle as Laurey, Maureen Lipman as Aunt Eller and Tony-winner Shuler Hensley as the menacing, yet hauntingly sympathetic Jud Fry.
     

    NASHVILLE 2.0 Ch. 5.1 - Friday, November 22, at 9:30-10:30 pm Ch. 9.1 – Monday, December 2 at 8:00–9:00 pm
     

    Experience a variety of musical genres through the vibrancy of Nashville’s Americana music scene. From Emmylou Harris to Mumford and Sons, Rosanne Cash to The Mavericks, NASHVILLE 2.0 celebrates the American musical melting pot.
     

    GREAT PERFORMANCES “Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn”
     

    Ch. 5.1 - Friday, November 29, at 8:00 – 11:00 pm
     

    The legendary Barbra Streisand makes a historic homecoming to Brooklyn at the new Barclays Center arena, marking the superstar’s first Brooklyn concert since her childhood years. Joined by special guests Il Volo and Chris Botti, Streisand performs an extensive selection of songs from throughout her 5-decade career, including a touching duet with her son, Jason Gould.