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  • Aug 7 9:00 pm
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    In The Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams
    Beginning at a small, off-Broadway theater, a group of talented young artists led by composer-lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda produced an original musical that some have called a modern day West Side Story: a Latin and hip-hop-infused musical odyssey telling the story of a neighborhood and the first-generation Americans who call it home. Many audience members have nothing to compare it to as it represents the first musical that they've journeyed below 125th Street to see. Opening on Broadway in spring 2008, the show went on to win five Tony Awards.
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  • Aug 7 10:00 pm
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    Havana Time Machine
    Take an intoxicating musical journey to today's Cuba where past, present and future collide in joyful celebration. This performance-documentary also features evocative performance segments hosted by the Grammy-winning Raul Malo of The Mavericks.
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  • Aug 10 2:00 am
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    In The Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams
    Beginning at a small, off-Broadway theater, a group of talented young artists led by composer-lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda produced an original musical that some have called a modern day West Side Story: a Latin and hip-hop-infused musical odyssey telling the story of a neighborhood and the first-generation Americans who call it home. Many audience members have nothing to compare it to as it represents the first musical that they've journeyed below 125th Street to see. Opening on Broadway in spring 2008, the show went on to win five Tony Awards.
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  • Aug 14 9:00 pm
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    Much Ado About Nothing
    Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun) directs an all-Black cast including Danielle Brooks and Grantham Coleman in this 2019 production recorded live at The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park.
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  • Aug 21 9:00 pm
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    Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I
    Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe star in a Tony Award-winning revival of the beloved musical about a British schoolteacher instructing the royal children of the King of Siam, featuring classic songs including "Hello, Young Lovers" and "Shall We Dance."
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  • Aug 28 9:00 pm
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    Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2019
    Enjoy the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic's annual concert from Schonbrunn Palace with guest conductor Gustavo Dudamel and famed pianist Yuja Wang performing pieces including Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" and Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever."
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  • Aug 8 11:30 pm
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    Great Performances
    In The Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams
    Beginning at a small, off-Broadway theater, a group of talented young artists led by composer-lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda produced an original musical that some have called a modern day West Side Story: a Latin and hip-hop-infused musical odyssey telling the story of a neighborhood and the first-generation Americans who call it home. Many audience members have nothing to compare it to as it represents the first musical that they've journeyed below 125th Street to see. Opening on Broadway in spring 2008, the show went on to win five Tony Awards.
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  • Aug 21 1:00 am
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    Great Performances
    Much Ado About Nothing
    Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun) directs an all-Black cast including Danielle Brooks and Grantham Coleman in this 2019 production recorded live at The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park.
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  • Aug 22 10:32 pm
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    Now Hear This: Vivaldi: Something Completely Different
    Explore northern Italy with Maestro Scott Yoo and discover how Vivaldi's classical masterwork "The Four Seasons" merged religious melodies, opera and virtuosic violin playing to create a new era of music.
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  • Aug 23 4:30 am
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    Now Hear This: Vivaldi: Something Completely Different
    Explore northern Italy with Maestro Scott Yoo and discover how Vivaldi's classical masterwork "The Four Seasons" merged religious melodies, opera and virtuosic violin playing to create a new era of music.
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  • Aug 28 1:00 am
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    Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I
    Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe star in a Tony Award-winning revival of the beloved musical about a British schoolteacher instructing the royal children of the King of Siam, featuring classic songs including "Hello, Young Lovers" and "Shall We Dance."
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  • Aug 29 10:32 pm
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    Now Hear This: The Riddle of Bach
    Travel to Germany and France to explore Bach's sonatas and partitas for solo violin. Maestro Scott Yoo and his wife, leading flutist Alice Dade, discover a melodic similarity with Vivaldi and a riddle hidden in Bach's portrait. (Part 2 of 4)
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  • Aug 30 4:30 am
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    Now Hear This: The Riddle of Bach
    Travel to Germany and France to explore Bach's sonatas and partitas for solo violin. Maestro Scott Yoo and his wife, leading flutist Alice Dade, discover a melodic similarity with Vivaldi and a riddle hidden in Bach's portrait. (Part 2 of 4)
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  • Sep 4 1:00 am
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    Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2019
    Enjoy the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic's annual concert from Schonbrunn Palace with guest conductor Gustavo Dudamel and famed pianist Yuja Wang performing pieces including Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" and Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever."
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  • Sep 5 10:32 pm
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    Now Hear This: Scarlatti: Man Out of Time
    Journey to Spain and Morocco with host Scott Yoo to discover how composer Scarlatti melded aspects of Vivaldi's and Bach's work with music and dance of the region to generate a new sound inspired by the guitar that is still relevant today. (Part 3 of 4)
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  • Sep 6 4:30 am
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    Now Hear This: Scarlatti: Man Out of Time
    Journey to Spain and Morocco with host Scott Yoo to discover how composer Scarlatti melded aspects of Vivaldi's and Bach's work with music and dance of the region to generate a new sound inspired by the guitar that is still relevant today. (Part 3 of 4)
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  • Aug 13 8:00 pm
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    In The Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams
    Beginning at a small, off-Broadway theater, a group of talented young artists led by composer-lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda produced an original musical that some have called a modern day West Side Story: a Latin and hip-hop-infused musical odyssey telling the story of a neighborhood and the first-generation Americans who call it home. Many audience members have nothing to compare it to as it represents the first musical that they've journeyed below 125th Street to see. Opening on Broadway in spring 2008, the show went on to win five Tony Awards.
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  • Aug 13 11:00 pm
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    Great Performances
    In The Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams
    Beginning at a small, off-Broadway theater, a group of talented young artists led by composer-lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda produced an original musical that some have called a modern day West Side Story: a Latin and hip-hop-infused musical odyssey telling the story of a neighborhood and the first-generation Americans who call it home. Many audience members have nothing to compare it to as it represents the first musical that they've journeyed below 125th Street to see. Opening on Broadway in spring 2008, the show went on to win five Tony Awards.
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  • Aug 14 2:00 am
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    Great Performances
    In The Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams
    Beginning at a small, off-Broadway theater, a group of talented young artists led by composer-lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda produced an original musical that some have called a modern day West Side Story: a Latin and hip-hop-infused musical odyssey telling the story of a neighborhood and the first-generation Americans who call it home. Many audience members have nothing to compare it to as it represents the first musical that they've journeyed below 125th Street to see. Opening on Broadway in spring 2008, the show went on to win five Tony Awards.
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  • Aug 15 8:00 pm
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    Great Performances
    In The Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams
    Beginning at a small, off-Broadway theater, a group of talented young artists led by composer-lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda produced an original musical that some have called a modern day West Side Story: a Latin and hip-hop-infused musical odyssey telling the story of a neighborhood and the first-generation Americans who call it home. Many audience members have nothing to compare it to as it represents the first musical that they've journeyed below 125th Street to see. Opening on Broadway in spring 2008, the show went on to win five Tony Awards.
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  • Aug 24 8:30 pm
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    The Sound of Music
    Enjoy the 2015 live U.K. broadcast version of the beloved musical, starring Kara Tointon as Maria, Julian Ovenden (Downton Abbey) as Captain von Trapp, Katherine Kelly (Mr. Selfridge) as Baroness Schraeder, Alexander Armstrong as Max, and Maria Friedman as the Mother Abbess. Cinematically photographed on adjoining sound stages, the production offers a more naturalistic interpretation of this American musical theater classic. Features some of Rodgers and Hammerstein's best loved hits: “The Sound of Music,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Every Mountain,” “Edelweiss,” and more.
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  • Aug 24 11:30 pm
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    The Sound of Music
    Enjoy the 2015 live U.K. broadcast version of the beloved musical, starring Kara Tointon as Maria, Julian Ovenden (Downton Abbey) as Captain von Trapp, Katherine Kelly (Mr. Selfridge) as Baroness Schraeder, Alexander Armstrong as Max, and Maria Friedman as the Mother Abbess. Cinematically photographed on adjoining sound stages, the production offers a more naturalistic interpretation of this American musical theater classic. Features some of Rodgers and Hammerstein's best loved hits: “The Sound of Music,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Every Mountain,” “Edelweiss,” and more.
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  • Aug 25 2:30 am
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    Great Performances
    The Sound of Music
    Enjoy the 2015 live U.K. broadcast version of the beloved musical, starring Kara Tointon as Maria, Julian Ovenden (Downton Abbey) as Captain von Trapp, Katherine Kelly (Mr. Selfridge) as Baroness Schraeder, Alexander Armstrong as Max, and Maria Friedman as the Mother Abbess. Cinematically photographed on adjoining sound stages, the production offers a more naturalistic interpretation of this American musical theater classic. Features some of Rodgers and Hammerstein's best loved hits: “The Sound of Music,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Every Mountain,” “Edelweiss,” and more.
    WATCH PREVIEW PROGRAM PAGE
  • Aug 25 9:00 pm
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    Great Performances
    In The Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams
    Beginning at a small, off-Broadway theater, a group of talented young artists led by composer-lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda produced an original musical that some have called a modern day West Side Story: a Latin and hip-hop-infused musical odyssey telling the story of a neighborhood and the first-generation Americans who call it home. Many audience members have nothing to compare it to as it represents the first musical that they've journeyed below 125th Street to see. Opening on Broadway in spring 2008, the show went on to win five Tony Awards.
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  • Aug 26 12:00 am
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    Great Performances
    In The Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams
    Beginning at a small, off-Broadway theater, a group of talented young artists led by composer-lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda produced an original musical that some have called a modern day West Side Story: a Latin and hip-hop-infused musical odyssey telling the story of a neighborhood and the first-generation Americans who call it home. Many audience members have nothing to compare it to as it represents the first musical that they've journeyed below 125th Street to see. Opening on Broadway in spring 2008, the show went on to win five Tony Awards.
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  • Aug 26 3:00 am
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    Great Performances
    In The Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams
    Beginning at a small, off-Broadway theater, a group of talented young artists led by composer-lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda produced an original musical that some have called a modern day West Side Story: a Latin and hip-hop-infused musical odyssey telling the story of a neighborhood and the first-generation Americans who call it home. Many audience members have nothing to compare it to as it represents the first musical that they've journeyed below 125th Street to see. Opening on Broadway in spring 2008, the show went on to win five Tony Awards.
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