A down-and-out actor is coached by a fading star when he is offered a part in a play in London. One of dozens of director John Ford's silent films, this backstage comedy was thought lost until a complete copy turned up in New Zealand in 2009. Many of the plot elements are said to echo the real-life Barrymore acting dynasty. [more inside]
When he is not planning for his upcoming stage musical or working on his Hollywood film, choreographer/director Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider) is popping pills and sleeping with a seemingly endless line of women. The physical and mental stress begins to take a toll on the ragged perfectionist. Soon, he must decide whether or not his non-stop work schedule and hedonistic lifestyle are worth risking his life. The film is a semi-autobiographical tale written and directed by the legendary Bob Fosse. [more inside]
Yusuke Kafuku, a stage actor and director, accepts a residency at a theater festival in Hiroshima to mount a performance of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya. There he meets Misaki, an introverted young woman, appointed to drive his car. Directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi; based on a 2014 short story by Haruki Murakami. Nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best International Feature Film, and Best Adapted Screenplay at the 94th Academy Awards.
Jamie New is a 16-year-old who doesn't quite fit in. Instead of pursuing a traditional career, he dreams of becoming a drag queen. Uncertain about his future, Jamie knows one thing for sure -- he's going to be a sensation. Supported by his loving mother and amazing friends, Jamie overcomes discrimination and bullying to step out of the darkness -- and into the spotlight.
A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life.
In the grim darkness of the far future, there are only Dads. [more inside]
It's the 73rd Annual Tony Awards, is what!
Barry: Past Equals Present x Future Over Yesterday Season 2, Ep 3
This week on HBO's flagship Sunday night show: As part of a class project, Gene tasks Barry with revisiting his past, and Sally reflects on her own history; Barry offers to provide training to Noho Hank's men; Fuches finds Barry in an unexpected location. [more inside]
Barry: The Power of No Season 2, Ep 2
Facing pressure from Noho Hank, Barry struggles to pull off an important hit. After asking the class to mine their personal traumas for an original piece, Gene decides to confront his own past. A visit to her agents leaves Sally disappointed. Fuches tries to evade questions in Cleveland. [more inside]
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: I'm Finding My Bliss Season 4, Ep 14
Rebecca tries out for the local community theater, while Paula is courted by various law firms.
Great Performances: And when my time is up, have I done enough? Will they tell our story? Season 0, Ep 0
Tonight, the room where it happens will be PBS for the premiere of the Hamildoc: Hamilton's America, a documentary film about the musical, which needs no introduction, and the people and history behind its creation. The documentary features everyone from Lin-Manuel Miranda to Stephen Sondheim to Questlove to Barack Obama and offers an opportunity to see some of the original Broadway cast perform up close. It airs on your local PBS station tonight at 9pm (check local listings) and will stream live on Facebook at 9pm Eastern time, and from your PBS Anywhere app.
Adventure Time: Summer Showers Season 7, Ep 16
Jake's daughter Viola is up for a role in a play by a hot new director -- Lumpy Space Princess. [more inside]
After enjoying a summer romance, high school students Danny and Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High. There Sandy must contend with cynical Rizzo and the Pink Ladies in attempt to win Danny's heart again.
A live production of the 1975 Broadway musical, "The Wiz", which put a modern spin on the classic "Wizard of Oz" tale with a cast of only African-American actors.
Steven Universe: Historical Friction Season 2, Ep 17
Jamie and Steven put on a play about the founding of Beach City.
Steven Universe: Love Letters Season 2, Ep 7
Jamie the mail carrier gets a crush on Garnet.
NBC is airing a live broadcast of the Peter Pan musical on December 4, but we don't have a category for special broadcasts. Where should it go? [more inside]