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Great Performances (V-Me) Previous Broadcasts

Hamlet Pt.1 (Episode #3509)

V-me: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Shakespeare's immortal "To be, or not to be" speech takes on a whole new meaning (and medium) as classical stage and screen actor David Tennant (Doctor Who) reprises the role of Hamlet in this Great Performances special. The film-style adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed 2008 stage production also stars Sir Patrick Stewart in his Olivier Award-winning portrayal of Claudius.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • V-me: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 12:00 AM

Hitman Returns: David Foster & Friends (Episode #3605)

V-me: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

As a prolific songwriter, producer, and maestro to the stars, David Foster has generated some of the world's best known popular music, and collaborated with a veritable "Who's Who" of superstars in a career spanning more than three decades. Recorded in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay arena, this follow-up concert to Great Performances' 2008 Hitman: David Foster & Friends is an all-star celebration featuring even more chart-topping stars and music from the 14-time Grammy Award-winner's extensive career catalog, with performances by All-4-One, Michael Bolton, The Canadian Tenors, Charice, Natalie Cole, Earth, Wind & Fire, America's Got Talent sensation Jackie Evancho, Lara Fabian, Ne-Yo, Robert Randolph, Martina McBride, Chaka Khan, Kenny Loggins, Seal, Ruben Studdard, Donna Summer and "Dreamweaver" Gary Wright.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • V-me: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 -- 12:00 AM

Celebracion! Gustavo Dudamel and the La Phil With (Episode #3602)

V-me: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

GREAT PERFORMANCES returns to the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall for another concert with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and music director Gustavo Dudamel. Joined by superstar tenor Juan Diego Florez, the gala concert's repertoire offers a festive program of bel canto overtures and arias, as well as popular Latin American songs and orchestral dances.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • V-me: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 -- 12:00 AM

Harry Connick, Jr. In Concert On Broadway (Episode #3604)

V-me: Mon, Oct 1, 2012 -- 12:00 AM

After 20 years, three-time Grammy Award-winner Harry Connick Jr. returns to Broadway in a program of favorites, performed in Connick's trademark New Orleans style. Taped in July of 2010 at New York's Neil Simon Theatre, the evening features a 20-piece swing band and a 10-piece string section, with the star on both a Steinway grand and upright honky-tonk piano. Among the mix of standards, show tunes and jazz classics are such evergreens as "It Had to Be You," "Hey, There" (from Connick's recent hit revival of The Pajama Game), "You Don't Know Me," "Some Enchanted Evening," "Mona Lisa," "The Way You Look Tonight," "Who Can I Turn to?" "Sweet Georgia Brown," "Take Her to the Mardi Gras" (from his 2001 Broadway musical, Thou Shalt Not), and "St. James Infirmary." Connick is backed by a cadre of top flight musicians, including trombonist Lucien Barbarin, trumpeter Mark Braud, saxophonist Jerry Weldon, bassist Neal Caine, and drummer Arthur Latin.

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