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Sting performs songs from his new album and forthcoming play, "The Last Ship."
The National Theatre celebrates its 50th anniversary with live and archival performances.
"Barrymore" is the film adaptation of the Broadway play starring Christopher Plummer.
This Royal National Theatre production gave Hugh Jackman his breakout musical role.
The award-winning opera, "Moby-Dick," performed by San Francisco Opera.
A stellar roster of artists perform and share stories in tribute to Great Performances.
Rare performance footage & candid conversations with many luminaries of dance.
Watch two choreographic masterworks by Paul Taylor: Brandenburgs and Beloved Renegade.
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Boz Scaggs sings his Grammy-winning R&B song, "Lowdown" with The Dukes of September.
Steely Dan combined rock, jazz and funk in "Kid Charlemagne," co-written by Donald Fagen.
Patricia Racette sings the aria "Vissi d'arte" from Act II of Puccini's opera.
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell perform their 2014 Grammy-winning song, live.
Michael McDonald leads the Dukes of September in his hit, "I Keep Forgettin'."
Steve Martin opens his live performance of "The Crow" with a joke about the Grammys.
Kovalyov (Paulo Szot) discovering his missing nose (Alexander Lewis) in the cathedral.
Sting performs the Broadway-bound "The Last Ship" on his birthday at The Public Theater.
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Tosca, Puccini’s enduring favorite opera, stars an exceptional trio of singing actors.
A bluegrass concert with Steve Martin, the Steep Canyon Rangers and Edie Brickell.
Three music legends join forces as an all-star supergroup: The Dukes of September.
An encore of highlights from 1992’s star-studded tribute to the American music icon.
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell perform "Sun's Gonna Shine" with the Steep Canyon Rangers.
Shostakovich’s dark comedy "The Nose" stars Tony Award winner Paulo Szot.
Watch highlights from Sting's live performance of "The Last Ship" at the Public Theater.
Premieres Friday, February 21, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.
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