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NPT and Local Museums Commemorate the Great War with Programs, Exhibits

Published on April 6, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

In April 1917, the United States entered the First World War, a conflict that had been consuming Europe for two-and-a-half years. NPT is airing The Great War, a documentary miniseries, and a special Great Performances dance presentation to mark the centennial of U.S. involvement in the war. If these programs spark your interest in the […]

Opera Based on Ann Patchett’s ‘Bel Canto’ Airs Jan. 13 on NPT

Published on January 7, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

The Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Bel Canto the Opera, an adaptation of Nashville author Ann Patchett’s award-winning novel about a hostage crisis in a South American embassy, will air on PBS’ Great Performances series, Friday, Jan. 13, at 8 p.m. on NPT. The new opera was composed by Jimmy López with a libretto by Pulitzer […]

How to Watch, Experience ‘Hamilton’s America’

Published on October 21, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

Great Performances’ presentation of the Hamilton’s America documentary kicks off the 2016 PBS Fall Arts Festival on Friday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m. The documentary combines interviews  with creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, President Obama and others; rehearsal footage and visits to historical sites to tell the story of the making of the award-winning musical. Due to […]

How do you holiday? Here’s how we do it at NPT

Published on December 5, 2015 By MiChelle Jones

Let’s face it: The holiday season unleashes some of the worst of everything, from cheesy renditions of holiday songs to marathons of movies involving curiously high numbers of adults who (SPOILER ALERT) still believe in Santa. But we do things differently here at NPT. We’ve spiked our schedule with enough holiday programming to lift your […]

Spend Thanksgiving with NPT

Published on November 21, 2015 By MiChelle Jones

Thanksgiving is a time for kicking back and enjoying quality time with family and friends, even if that means finding a few moments between stuffing the turkey and launching the shopping season. Our Thanksgiving week schedule is flavored with programming to augment the holiday mood—you may even learn a thing or two! Tuesday, Nov. 24, […]

Nashville Shakespeare Fest Denice Hicks on King Lear

Published on March 24, 2009 By Joe Pagetta

On Wednesday, March 25, at 7:00 p.m. on NPT, in GREAT PERFORMANCES’ “King Lear,” Ian McKellen gives a tour-de-force performance as Shakespeare’s tragic titular monarch in this special television adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company. The telecast, co-directed by Sir Trevor Nunn and Chris Hunt, marks Ian McKellen’s return to the RSC after a 17-year […]