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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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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


"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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"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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Greatest revival of Kaufman & Hart masterpiece needs to be on DVD & Bluray!
6 February 2020 | by eschetic-2See all my reviews

This 1983 Broadway revival of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, which played 312 performances (and 7 previews) at the Plymouth and Royale Theatres may not have even been filmed originally for the Great Performances series which to our great benefit frequently (aways?) rebroadcasts distinguished productions initially aired elsewhere. The opening credits clearly indicate that this document was initially a Showtime (cable network) presentation. For those who SHOULD be searching out the copyright holders to get the property back out to the public with the relatively excellent film and hoards of second tier productions, this production (which reunited the amazing cast of the award winning 1972 production of Eugene O'Neill's MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN, Jason Robards and Colleen Dewhurst) was first put out on VHS by Vestron Video based in Stamford Ct. and later (at least on my copy on inferior tape stock which did not hold the sound well) by Video Treasures, Inc. based in Hauppauge, NY.. The copyright notice on both packages says the rights were held by the Broadway Producer, Ellen M. Krass Productions. I fully agree with the earlier poster, please, please, PLEASE get this back into print! I'll be first in line to purchase a copy for my personal collection and my university's library.

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