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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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sweeeneytodd“Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd…” So begins Stephen Sondheim’s Tony award-winning 1979 musical about love, revenge and meat pies. The “PBS Arts Fall Festival” kicks off with this  concert staging featuring Bryn Terfel in the title role, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett and The New York Philharmonic.  10:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, on KCTS.

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Yes, I’m kind of late to the party with this, but the new trailer looks promising.

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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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