Great Performances

  • 1972
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

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 perhaps its most famous. There have been more than 600 `Great Performances' all told. Some might have been...

Sweeney Todd

George Hearn and Angela Lansbury reprise their Broadway roles as the Demon Barber and his mad mistress in this staging of "Sweeney Todd." The show has a 26-song Stephen Sondheim score. Anthony: Chris Groenendaal. Judge Turpin: Edmund Lyndeck. Johanna: Betsy Joslyn. Songs include "My Friends" and "The Worst Pies in London."

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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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