Great Performances

  • 1972
  • 18 Seasons
  • 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...

Play On!

First Aired: June 22, 2000

The Bard meets the Duke in “Play On!” a lively stage adaptation of “Twelfth Night” punctuated by some of Duke Ellington's most enduring standards. It's set in 1940s Harlem and involves an aspiring songwriter (Natalie Venetia Belcon), who dresses as a man to impress a bandleader (Raun Ruffin), who's pining for a sultry singer (Nikki Crawford). Songs include “Take the `A' Train,” “Mood Indigo,” “Don't Get Around Much Anymore” and “Solitude.” Taped in August 1999 at California's Pasadena Playhouse.

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