Hal Prince Opera Connection

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Hal Prince Opera Connection

Post by lennygoran » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:51 am

I had DVRed this while we were in NYC and with all the rain yesterday had a chance to watch it-very enjoyable. He said that for his love of musical performance he owed a lot to his mother taking him to the old Met to see operas--he would listen on the radio to the Met's operas and move his toy figures around a small platform he had in his house as he listened and tried to put together his own staging of the opera. Recently at NYCO we saw his production of Candide-it was wonderful! Regards, Len

Great Performances – Harold Prince: The Director’s Life

Premieres Friday, November 23 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)
Streams Saturday, November 24 at pbs.org/gperf and on PBS apps

This Great Performances retrospective celebrates the extraordinary career of producer and director Harold Prince, whose seven decades in the theater spans from Broadway’s “Golden Age” to the contemporary blockbusters of today. Winner of 21 Tony Awards (the most of any individual), Prince’s peerless résumé includes such legendary shows as “West Side Story,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Cabaret,” “Company,” “Follies,” “Sweeney Todd,” “Evita,” “The Phantom of the Opera” and many more. In addition to archival clips, this fascinating performance-documentary includes interviews with many of Prince’s renowned collaborators, including Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Mandy Patinkin, John Kander, Susan Stroman, Angela Lansbury and others, all sharing their firsthand insights into his pioneering achievements in the theater.

Short TV listing
Revisit the legendary career of the iconic Broadway producer/director.

Long TV listing
Revisit the legendary career of the pioneering Broadway producer and director, winner of 21 Tony Awards, with this retrospective celebration featuring Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Mandy Patinkin, John Kander, Susan Stroman, and Angela Lansbury.

Directed by Lonny Price and written by David Thompson. Co-produced by Lonny Price and David Thompson.

Major funding for “Broadway’s Best” on Great Performances is provided by the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Arts Fund, The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation, the Irene Diamond Fund, Rosalind P. Walter, the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, The Agnes Varis Trust, The Starr Foundation, the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation, The Phillip and Janice Levin Foundation, Ellen and James S. Marcus, The Abra Prentice Foundation, the Thea Petschek Iervolino Foundation, Jody and John Arnhold, The Lewis “Sonny” Turner Fund for Dance, the Merle and Shirley Harris Fund, and PBS.

About Great Performances
Great Performances is produced by THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET, one of America’s most prolific and respected public media providers. Throughout its more than 40-year history on public television, Great Performances has provided viewers across the country with an unparalleled showcase of the best in all genres of the performing arts, serving as America’s most prestigious and enduring broadcaster of cultural programming. Bill O’Donnell is series producer and David Horn is executive producer.


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