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Season 41, Episode 5 Great Performances' 40th Anniversary Celebration

First Aired: October 18, 2013

Julie Andrews, Patti Austin, Michael Bublé, Elina Garanca, Josh Groban, Don Henley, Audra McDonald, Itzhak Perlman and Take 6 perform at a Lincoln Center gala celebrating the 40th anniversary of "Great Performances." In addition, David Hyde Pierce recalls the program's memorable dramas; and choreographer Peter Martins discusses its dance productions and introduces the New York City Ballet. Also: highlights from episodes on musical theater, classical music, jazz, opera and the American Songbook.

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  • Premiered: November 4, 1972
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perh… (more)

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