Season 29, Episode 4 Lincoln Center Celebrates Balanchine's 100

First Aired: May 5, 2004

George Balanchine would have been 100 this year, so Lincoln Center is throwing him a party hosted by balletomane (and trained dancer) Sarah Jessica Parker. The program features performances by Placido Domingo and Wynton Marsalis, and a miniprofile narrated by Kevin Kline, as well as excerpts from ballets choreographed by Mr. B and performed by members of the New York City Ballet and the School of American Ballet, both of which Balanchine had a hand in founding. Also scheduled: an appearance by Parker's spurned “Sex and the City” suitor Mikhail Baryshnikov. Don't look for sly byplay between them. “This,” she notes, “is not a night for silly jokes.”

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  • Premiered: January 30, 1976
  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: Classical selections, dance, opera, jazz and other music from New York's Lincoln Center. Winner of numerous Emmys and two Peabody Awards, it's one of TV's most durable cultural showcases. In 1976, the year of its debut, it featured the first live telecasts… (more)

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