This summer, PBS is making make three of its earlier Great Performances broadcasts available to stream: the London revival of Gypsy, the documentary Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy, and the live ITV version of The Sound of Music.
Jonathan Kent’s production of Arthur Laurents, Jule Styne, and Stephen Sondheim's Gypsy, currently celebrating its 60th anniversary, is now streaming through July 31. Olivier winner Imelda Staunton stars as Rose with Lara Pulver as Louise and Peter Davison as Herbie. Watch it below.
Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy, exploring how Jewish-American songwriters created a uniquely American art form, will be available from July 1 to August 31. Narrated by Joel Grey, the documentary explores the role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical. It features interviews and conversations with a host of Broadway composers and writers, spotlighting the work of Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, George and Ira Gershwin, Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Kurt Weill, Sheldon Harnick, Jerry Bock, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, and Jule Styne.
ITV's 2015 live U.K broadcast of The Sound of Music will stream August 16 to September 30. The cast features Kara Tointon as Maria, Julian Ovenden as Captain von Trapp, Katherine Kelly as Baroness Schraeder, Alexander Armstrong as Max, and Maria Friedman as the Mother Abbess.