Look what's coming to Blue Ridge PBS!
An American in Paris: The Musical on Great Performances
Friday, November 2 at 9:00pm
Relive the magic of George Gershwin's 1928 composition "An American in Paris," which he described as an extended symphonic tone poem. This new Broadway production was recorded in 2017 in London with original stars Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope.
Austin City Limits
Saturdays at 9:00pm
Explore the best original music — including contemporary and traditional rock, blues, country, folk, soul and worldbeat — in uninterrupted full concerts recorded live in Austin, Texas.
November 3 – Miguel/Alessia Cara
Thrill to an episode of chart-topping contemporary R&B and pop with Grammy-winning standouts Miguel and Alessia Cara. L.A. singer Miguel blends funk, rock, hip hop and electronica in gems from his album War & Leisure. Canadian hitmaker Cara dazzles with pop/R&B hits and songs from her new album The Pains of Growing.
November 10 – Kacey Musgraves/Lukas Nelson
Live it up with some contemporary country. Texan Kacey Musgraves essays tunes from her acclaimed album "Golden Hour." Son of outlaw country legend Willie Nelson, roots rocker Lukas Nelson and his band present songs from their self-title release.
November 17 - Janelle Monae
The Durrells in Corfu on Masterpiece
Sundays at 8:00pm
Hailed by The Wall Street Journal as “an island of charm,” The Durrells in Corfu returns for a third season of eccentric family adventures on a Greek isle in the 1930s. Based on the memoirs of Gerald Durrell, the animal-loving youngest member of the clan, the series stars Keeley Hawes as the plucky widowed mother, Louisa Durrell; Josh O'Connor as her eldest son, Lawrence, who is destined to become a famous novelist; Callum Woodhouse as the hapless sportsman, Leslie; Daisy Waterstone as the lovelorn teen, Margo; and Milo Parker as Gerald. The bohemian Durrells fit right in with the light-hearted Greeks — except when they disastrously don’t.
November 4 – Episode 6
It's Gerry's birthday, and Louisa wants to have a party and make a fuss, but she's failed to realize that he's not a little boy anymore.
November 11 – Episode 7
Writer Henry Miller visits Larry on Corfu and Sven is under scrutiny from the police for being gay. When Leslie is forced to arrest him, it causes conflict in the Durrell household.
November 18 – Episode 8
Leslie and Margo have news about their relationships, and as Louisa and Spiro grow closer, a circus comes to town.
Harold Prince: The Director’s Life
Friday, November 23 at 9:00pm
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.
John Leguizamo’s Road to Broadway on Great Performances
Friday, November 16 at 9:00pm
Follow John Leguizamo's path to the Great White Way with his latest theatrical showcase, "Latin History for Morons," a comedic yet pointed look at the systematic repression of Hispanic culture throughout American history.