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The PBS Arts Fall Festival returns Friday nights, beginning October 21, 2016, with 8 new programs, including the highly anticipated look into the making of the Broadway phenomenon Hamilton, a contemporary take on the life of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. Visionary Lin-Manuel Miranda, the show’s Tony and Grammy Award-winning creator and star, will host this year’s festival.


PBS Arts Fall Festival Line-up


HAMILTON’S AMERICA | Premieres Friday, October 21 at 9pm | Encore Sunday, October 23 at 2:30pm | NOW STREAMING

GREAT PERFORMANCES follows the creation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pop culture Broadway phenomenon Hamilton and the history behind it. Interviews with Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, Nas, Questlove, Stephen Sondheim and more.


BILL MURRAY: THE MARK TWAIN PRIZE | Friday, October 28 at 9pm | Encore Sunday, October 30 at 4pm

Celebrate beloved actor and comedian Bill Murray, the latest recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. From the stage of The John F. Kennedy Center, a star-studded lineup salutes the achievements of the comedic trailblazer.


ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER | Friday, November 4 at 9pm | Encore Sunday, November 6 at 2pm

Join LINCOLN CENTER AT THE MOVIES as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre showcases its spectacular range, diversity and artistry in this special presentation, which includes the company’s signature work, Revelations, along with three other pieces.


GYPSY | Friday, November 11 at 9pm | Encore Sunday, November 13 at 3pm

GREAT PERFORMANCES presents Imelda Staunton as the indomitable Momma Rose in London’s hit revival of Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical Gypsy about stripper Gypsy Rose Lee’s rise to fame. With Peter Davison and Lara Pulver.


ALAN CUMMING SINGS SAPPY SONGS | Friday, November 18 at 9pm | Encore Sunday, November 20 at noon

Get out your tissues and experience what The New York Times called “an emotional firestorm” as the award-winning television and Broadway star brings down the house with his acclaimed cabaret show.


LANG LANG’S NEW YORK RHAPSODY | Friday, November 25 at 9pm

Watch as internationally acclaimed pianist Lang Lang performs a love letter to New York in this LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER special, featuring music from Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Danny Elfman, Lou Reed, Alicia Keys, Don Henley and more.


JOSHUA BELL’S SEASONS OF CUBA | Friday, December 16 at 9pm

Witness world-famous, Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell lead a LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER event with musicians from America and Cuba, building a bridge between cultures and artistry.



On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, GREAT PERFORMANCES presents the RSC’s star-studded gala. With David Tennant, Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Joseph Fiennes, John Lithgow, Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren, David Suchet and many more.

Mark Twain Prize

Bill Murray: The 2016 Mark Twain Prize | Official Trailer

Aired: 2016-10-29 01:00:00 0:30 Rating: NR

Bill Murray: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize airs on PBS on Friday, Oct. 28, 9/8c.