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  • Great Performances, a television series devoted to the performing arts, has been telecast on Public Broadcasting Service public television since 1972. The show is produced by WNET in New York City. The series is the longest running performing arts anthology on television, as opposed to a program like Hallmark Hall of Fame, which presents only adaptations of plays and novels as well as made-for-TV films. Great Performances presents concerts, ballet, opera, an occasional documentary such as Toscanini: The Maestro, and plays. The series has also won many television awards, including an Emmy Award, a Peabody Award and an Image Award, with nods from the Directors Guild of America and the Cinema Audio Society. The program's spin-off, Great Performances: Dance In America, which began on PBS in 1976, concentrates solely on dance. The first episode "Sue's Leg: Remembering the Thirties" featured choreography by Twyla Tharp. Later episodes featured such performers as Mikhail Baryshnikov. Although it is not seen as often as previously, there have recently been new Dance in America programs, such as the Emmy-winning 2005 production of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, starring Angel Corella, Gillian Murphy and the American Ballet Theatre.

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  • One of the longest-running performing arts anthologies on television, the award-winning GREAT PERFORMANCES series presents the best in music, dance and theater. The series is a production of Thirteen/WNET New York and funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Arts, public television viewers, and PBS.

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Year Award Award Nominee Nominated work Notes/Description Ceremony
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  • Herbie Hancock, Gustavo Dudamel And The LA Phil Celebrate Gershwin
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  • Memphis
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  • Andrea Bocelli Live In Central Park
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  • The Thomashefskys: Music And Memories Of A Life In The Yiddish Theater
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  • For episode Eric Clapton: Crossroads Guitar Festival
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  • For episode "Centennial Olympic Games: Opening Ceremonies".
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  • For the episode Tap Dance in America
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  • For the episode On The Move
Year Award category Award winner Winning work Ceremony Achievement level Notes/Description
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  • Degas and the Dance
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  • Memphis
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  • For the episode Tap Dance in America
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  • For the episode "On The Move"
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  • Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special, Episode: Sondheim! The Birthday Concert
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  • Harry Connick Jr., In Concert On Broadway
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  • Don Pasquale (Great Performances At The Met)
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  • Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
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  • Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival Chicago
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  • South Pacific In Concert From Carnegie Hall

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