By Michael Gioia
09 May 2013
"Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn," seen in October 2012 at the Barclays Center in Streisand's hometown of Brooklyn, will air Nov. 29 at 9 PM ET. According to PBS, "The legendary Barbra Streisand makes a historic homecoming back to Brooklyn at the new Barclays Center arena, marking the superstar's first Brooklyn concert since her childhood years. Joined by special guests Il Volo and Chris Botti, Streisand performs an extensive selection of songs from her five-decade career, including a touching duet with her son, Jason Gould."
Click here to read Playbill.com's firsthand report from the 2012 concert.
In "Marvin Hamlisch: The Way He Was," part of PBS' American Masters series, will air Dec. 27 at 9 PM ET. The documentary, according to PBS, "has a wealth of material to tell Hamlisch's rich, bittersweet story."
"Stephen Sondheim's Company with the New York Philharmonic," featuring a cast that includes Neil Patrick Harris, Patti LuPone, Stephen Colbert, Anika Noni Rose and Martha Plimpton, will air Nov. 8 from 9-11 PM ET.
Other specials include "The Hollow Crown: Shakespeare's History Plays," a four-part miniseries that will air Sept. 20, Sept. 27, Oct. 4 and Oct. 11; "Great Performances' 40th Anniversary Celebration," which includes appearances from Julie Andrews, Audra McDonald, David Hyde Pierce, Don Henley, Josh Groban, Itzhak Perlman, Peter Martins, Patti Austin & Take 6, Elīna Garanča and Michael Bublé (Oct. 18 from 9-11 PM ET); "Moby-Dick From San Francisco Opera" (Nov. 1 from 9-11 PM ET); and "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!," the film version of the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain's award-winning, record-setting and Tony-winning production directed by Trevor Nunn, choreographed by Susan Stroman and starring Hugh Jackman as Curly (Nov. 15 from 9-11 PM ET).
For more information and a complete lineup, visit PBS.org.