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hamilton-2_tzrPBS’ “Great Performances” series takes a behind-the-scenes look at Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning, pop-culture juggernaut of a Broadway musical. Miranda talks about his process of creating the show and clips from the New York production are featured, as well as interviews with George W. Bush, Elizabeth Warren, Hank Paulson, Timothy Geithner, Questlove, Black Thought, Jimmy Fallon, John Weidman, Nas, Stephen Sondheim and President Barack Obama. 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, on KCTS.

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tv31It’s a perfect way to spend a summer night: Gather your favorite picnic items and kick back and watch the Vienna Philharmonic performing an open-air concert from Austria’s Imperial Schönbrunn Palace. Pianist Rudolf Buchbinder is featured, playing Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor. 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, on KCTS.

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GP_Driving-Miss-Daisy_20-21PBS’ “Great Performances” series presents a filmed version of Alfred Uhry’s stage play about the relationship between a black chauffeur (James Earl Jones) and an aging Southerner (Angela Lansbury). 10 p.m. Friday, July 17, on KCTS.

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RICHARD SCHUSTER – Austria’s Imperial Schönbrunn Palace will be the site of the concert.

How about this for a way to spend a late summer evening? Kick back and listen as guest conductor Christoph Eschenbach leads the Vienna Philharmonic in an outdoor concert from the Imperial Schönbrunn Palace in Austria. Pianist Lang Lang will perform woks by Strauss and Mozart. 9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, on KCTS

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NT50YearsOnStage_1PBS’ “Great Performances” series celebrates the 50th anniversary of London’s venerable theatrical institution with this two-hour special, directed by Nicholas Hytner. It features live and archived performances from Maggie Smith, Ralph Fiennes, Judi Dench, Benedict Cumberbatch, Derek Jacobi, Helen Mirren, Michael Gambon and Penelope Wilton. 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, on KCTS.

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Here’s a treat for musical theater lovers everywhere (and Sondheim-philes in particular): a concert version of Sondheim’s 1970 musical take on marriage, love and commitment, with a score featuring such spectacular tunes as “Getting Married Today,” “The Ladies Who Lunch” and “Being Alive.” Neil Patrick Harris (who apparently can do most anything) stars as bachelor Bobby, and Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer, Christina Hendricks, Patti LuPone, Martha Plimpton and Anika Noni Rose are also featured. Whew, “I’ll drink to that”! 9 p.m. Friday on KCTS

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