PBS Takes Friday Nights to a New Level with Broadcast Premieres of Some of Broadway’s Best Hits, Including “She Loves Me,” “Falsettos,” “Noël Coward’s Present Laughter” and “Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn”

–Award-winning Musicals and Sparkling Comedies Take the Stage This Fall Featuring Kevin Kline, Jane Krakowski, Christian Borle, Laura Benanti, as well as Encore Broadcast of Lin-Manuel Miranda Performance Documentary - “In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams”–

ARLINGTON, Va.--()--This fall, PBS brings viewers broadcast premieres of Broadway’s best every Friday night, beginning October 20 with a GREAT PERFORMANCES special, “She Loves Me, starring Laura Benanti, Zachery Levi, Jane Krakowski and Gavin Creel. On October 27, LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER’s “Falsettos,” set amidst the emerging AIDS crisis, takes an alternately comic and poignant look at a modern family. GREAT PERFORMANCES specials continue on November 3 with the classic comedy, “Noël Coward's Present Laughter,” about a self-obsessed actor in the midst of a mid-life crisis, starring Kevin Kline in his Tony Award-winning performance, as well as Kate Burton, Kristine Nielsen and Cobie Smulders. November 10 brings the encore presentation of “In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams,” showcasing the 2008 musical that launched Lin-Manuel Miranda’s rise to stardom. On November 17, GREAT PERFORMANCES brings PBS viewers “Indecent,” a play set at a time when waves of immigrants were changing the face of America, written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel and directed by this year’s Tony Award-winner Rebecca Taichman. GREAT PERFORMANCES’ “Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn,” the acclaimed Broadway adaptation of the 1942 movie musical featuring a treasure trove of the great composer’s classic songs, premieres on November 24. Lastly, a special encore presentation of the acclaimed documentary and viewer favorite “Hamilton’s America” airs in December (check local listings). All four of the new GREAT PERFORMANCES productions were directed for television by the series’ executive producer David Horn.

“PBS brings the best performing arts to the American public, and we’re excited to continue this legacy with our stellar Broadway lineup this fall,” said Beth Hoppe, PBS Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, General Audience Programming. “Grab a comfy chair and kick back after a long week with this incredible collection of Friday evening performances.”

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Contacts

PBS
Kayla Springer, 703-739-5351
kmspringer@pbs.org
or
CaraMar Inc. for PBS
Cara White, 843-881-1480
cara.white@mac.com
or
Lindsey Horvitz for Great Performances
212-560-6609
HorwitzL@wnet.org
or
Amanda Angel for Live From Lincoln Center
212-875-5863
aangel@lincolncenter.org

Contacts

PBS
Kayla Springer, 703-739-5351
kmspringer@pbs.org
or
CaraMar Inc. for PBS
Cara White, 843-881-1480
cara.white@mac.com
or
Lindsey Horvitz for Great Performances
212-560-6609
HorwitzL@wnet.org
or
Amanda Angel for Live From Lincoln Center
212-875-5863
aangel@lincolncenter.org