Why has the Broadway musical proven to be such fertile territory for Jewish artists of all kinds? From Broadway’s golden age, names like Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, the Gershwins, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim immediately come to mind. More recently, Broadway babies such as Stephen Schwartz, Marc Shaiman and Andrew Lippa represent a sampling of the Jewish talents who continue to leave their mark on musical theater. Filmmaker Michael Kantor focuses on this central question left largely unaddressed in his Emmy-winning BROADWAY: THE AMERICAN MUSICAL, combining interviews with performance footage, including many of the rousing anthems and timeless ballads America has loved for a century.
Tue, 01/01/2013 - 8:00pm
Always one of GREAT PERFORMANCES’ “favorite things,” the cherished tradition of ringing in the New Year with special host Julie Andrews and the Vienna Philharmonic continues. With guest conductor Franz Welser-Möst wielding the baton at the opulent Musikverein, the program features everyone’s favorite Strauss Family waltzes and the dancers of the Vienna City Ballet. In addition to the Musikverein setting, the broadcast features a range of picturesque Vienna landmarks.
Mon, 12/31/2012 - 9:30pm
Twenty years after dazzling audiences in his first solo Broadway concert early in his career, three-time Grammy Award-winner Harry Connick, Jr. returned to the Main Stem in a roster of favorites, performed in his trademark New Orleans style.
Taped in July of 2010 at New York’s Neil Simon Theater, Harry Connick, Jr. in Concert on Broadway features Connick’s big band and a 12-piece string section, with the star on both a Steinway grand and upright honky-tonk piano. Variety raved, “Connick, in concert, packs such dynamite that those ‘Jersey Boys’ across the street seem positively sedate.”
Live from Lincoln Center
Mon, 12/31/2012 - 8:00pm
The New York Philharmonic, conducted by Paul Gemignani, rings in 2013 with this celebration of the life and work of Marvin Hamlisch. Joshua Bell, Raúl Esparza, Michael Feinstein, Maria Friedman, Josh Groban, Megan Hilty, Kelli O’Hara and Frederica Von Stade are featured in a program highlighting selections that span Hamlisch’s groundbreaking music for stage and film. Audra McDonald hosts.
Sun, 12/30/2012 - 7:30pm
In this special, newly married Chummy and Nurse Jenny Lee are hard at work during their first Christmas in Nonnatus House. As nurses and nuns minister to an abandoned newborn and search for the mother, and Jenny tries to find the children of an elderly vagrant, Chummy plans an ambitious nativity play. In true Chummy fashion, mishaps ensue.
Sun, 12/30/2012 - 2:30pm
The Aviators is a weekly magazine-style TV series featuring interesting people, the latest aircraft, the coolest technology and the best fly-in destinations.
We will take you behind the scenes to show you how airline pilots train, how planes are built, and how ATC works. We will profile aviation businesses and showcase aviation products. We will provide safety tips for private and recreational pilots and career tips for professional pilots.
The Aviators is all-things-aviation: “For everyone who has ever gazed skywards.”
Sat, 12/29/2012 - 9:00pm
After DOC MARTIN: THE MOVIE but before there was DOC MARTIN the series, there was DOC MARTIN AND THE LEGEND OF THE CLOUTIE. The Doc (Martin Clunes) is in need of a bit of distance from the small village of Port Issac, so when the local real estate agent shows him the ramshackle, middle-of-nowhere property Tregrunnt Farm, it's love at first sight. Problem is the Bowden family from London also have their eye on the property for holiday cottages. After being hoodwinked in the deal and increasingly desperate to buy the property, Doc decides to try and spook the family into leaving with the help of the legendary Beast of Bodmin. He returns to prowl around Tregrunnt with an absurd beast printmaking device, but the exercise is doomed and Doc decides to change tactics. Rather skeptically, he resorts to an old Cornish witch's trick — a cloutie; a small ribbon of cloth which, if attached to a tree and wished upon, will make wishes come true. But the caster of the spell must beware — what you wish for will come back at you threefold.
Sat, 12/29/2012 - 8:00pm
In the village of Goodman's Land, postman Dave Cutler is murdered while on an early morning round. With the help of local community WPC Jay Nash, Barnaby & Troy's investigations reveal that Cutler was the local Romeo, having seduced a number of women. Would any of the jealous husbands or jilted lovers have wanted to murder him? When the bodies of two husbands of these adulterous women are found, the idea quickly fades. Instead, the investigation team's search identifies a twisted murderer scarred by childhood memories.