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Live From Lincoln Center


Direct from the stages of Lincoln Center in New York City, Live From Lincoln Center brings some of the world's greatest artists into American homes with live performances of opera, drama, music, and dance.

The only live performing arts series on television, Live From Lincoln Center originally launched under the Great Performances umbrella on January 30, 1976 - and remained there until the summer of 1988. For this guide, the Great Performances episodes will be identified accordingly.

Throughout the years, the series has been recognized with numerous awards, including 53 Emmy Award nominations, 13 Emmy Awards, 2 Grammy Awards, 2 George Foster Peabody Awards, 3 Monitor Awards, and a Television Critics' Circle Award.
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Next: 40x02 -- The Nance (Oct/10/2014)


Nathan Lane stars as Chauncey Miles, a gay headline nance performer in the twilight of New York's burlesque era. Integrating burlesque sketches into his drama, playwright Douglas Carter Beane paints the portrait of a homosexual man living and working in the secretive and dangerous gay world of 1930’s New York, whose outrageous antics on the burlesque stage stand in marked contrast to his messy offstage life.

 


Prev: 40x01 -- Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street In Concert with The New York Philharmonic (Sep/26/2014)


Live From Lincoln Center kicks off it's 40th season with The New York Philharmonic's staged production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street". Full of murder, mayhem, and the ultimate revenge, "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" is about a barber whose penchant for vengeance against a callous world leads him to make meat pies of his customers with the help of his landlady.

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Cast
Audra McDonald
As Series Host
Beverly Sills
As Series Host
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Crew

Musical Director: Mary-mitchell Campbell
Conductor: Riccardo Frizza
Music Director: Rob Fisher
Music Composed By: Stephen Sondheim
Based Upon The Book By: Hugh Wheeler

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