PBS has announced the dates of its 2016 Fall Arts Festival, which will be hosted by Lin-Manuel Miranda and will broadcast Hamilton’s America. The show will air on “Great Performances” on Oct 21 from 9:00-10:30 pm EST. This great performance will follow Hamilton from its creation to becoming a pop-culture phenomenon and will feature interviews with Presidents Obama and Bush.
From there, the 2016 Fall Arts Festival gets better and better. Look at what else PSB will be bringing you during the festival.
BILL MURRAY: THE MARK TWAIN PRIZE
Friday, October 28, 9 PM-10:30 PM ET
Celebrate beloved actor and comedian Bill Murray, the latest recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. From the stage of The John F. Kennedy Center, a star-studded lineup salutes the achievements of the comedic trailblazer.
ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER
Friday, November 4, 9 PM-11 PM EDT
Join LINCOLN CENTER AT THE MOVIES as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre showcases its spectacular range, diversity and artistry in this special presentation, which includes the company’s signature work, Revelations, along with three other pieces.
Friday, November 11, 9 PM-midnight ET
GREAT PERFORMANCES presents Imelda Staunton as the indomitable Momma Rose in London’s hit revival of Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical Gypsy about stripper Gypsy Rose Lee’s rise to fame. With Peter Davison and Lara Pulver.
ALAN CUMMING SINGS SAPPY SONGS
Friday, November 18, 9 PM-10 PM ET
Get out your tissues and experience what The New York Times called “an emotional firestorm” as the award-winning television and Broadway star brings down the house with his acclaimed cabaret show.
LANG LANG’S NEW YORK RHAPSODY
Friday, November 25, 9 PM-10:30 PM ET
Watch as internationally acclaimed pianist Lang Lang performs a love letter to New York in this LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER special, featuring music from Leonard Berstein, Aaron Copland, Danny Elfman, Lou Reed, Alicia Keys, Don Henley and more.
JOSHUA BELL’S SEASONS OF CUBA
Friday, December 16, 9 PM-10 PM ET
Witness world-famous, Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell lead a LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER event with musicians from America and Cuba, building a bridge between cultures and artistry.
SHAKESPEARE LIVE! FROM THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
Friday, December 23, 9 PM-11 PM ET
On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, GREAT PERFORMANCES presents the RSC’s star-studded gala. With David Tennant, Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Joseph Fiennes, John Lithgow, Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren, David Suchet and many more.
For those of us who geek out over this type of thing, this is an amazing line-up of shows and artists. If you aren’t this type of geek, this is the perfect opportunity to take a look at some amazing performances and see if something catches your interest.