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Great Performances 

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Filmed and televised versions of theater productions, such as plays, musicals, operas, ballets, and concerts from around the world.

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Sheldon Epps
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Won 29 Primetime Emmys. Another 31 wins & 117 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Julie Andrews ...  Self - Host / ... 15 episodes, 1989-2014
Walter Cronkite ...  Self - Host 11 episodes, 1987-2008
Plácido Domingo ...  Self / ... 13 episodes, 1981-2019
Renée Fleming ...  Self / ... 11 episodes, 1994-2018
David Foster ...  Self / ... 9 episodes, 2002-2019
Josh Groban ...  Self / ... 8 episodes, 2002-2015
Andrea Bocelli ...  Self 7 episodes, 1999-2015
Thomas Hampson Thomas Hampson ...  Baritone / ... 7 episodes, 1993-2008
Audra McDonald ...  Self - Performer / ... 7 episodes, 1995-2013
Stephen Sondheim ...  Self / ... 7 episodes, 1974-2018
Frederica von Stade Frederica von Stade ...  Self / ... 6 episodes, 1989-1997
Liza Minnelli ...  Self / ... 8 episodes, 1985-2003
Hal Holbrook ...  Self - Host / ... 6 episodes, 1974-1977
Bernadette Peters ...  Self - Performer / ... 6 episodes, 1971-2010
Chita Rivera ...  Self 9 episodes, 1985-2005
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"You Can't Take It With You" is hailed one of the greatest revivals and filmed plays for PBS television. David Woods brought stunning charm, humor, and time to this Moss Hart masterpiece. Jason Robards, Jr. gave the collective performance of his career. Colleen Dewhurst perfection, Elizabeth Wilson superior, a joyous ensemble.

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Drama | Musical

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TV-G | See all certifications »
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"You Can't Take It With You" is hailed one of the greatest revivals and filmed plays for PBS television. See more »

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Spoofed in Studio C: Episode #10.4 (2019) See more »

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Part of the PBS tradition.
12 November 1998 | by ScurfieldSee all my reviews

"Great Performances" is the longest running performing arts anthology on television. It is part of the PBS tradition of bringing the arts to viewers free of charge.


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4 November 1972 (USA) See more »

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