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15 Nov. 2019
Under the watchful gaze of his young assistant, the artist Mark Rothko takes on his greatest challenge yet: to create a definitive work of art for an extraordinary setting.
22 Nov. 2019
Much Ado About Nothing
Classic Shakespeare romantic comedy featuring an all-black cast. Recorded live.
29 Nov. 2019
Kinky Boots
A Harvey Fierstein & Cyndi Lauper & Jerry Mitchell creation for Broadway based on the 2005 British movie of the same name. The story is based on measures taken to save a shoe factory in England by focusing on fetish footwear. 2013 Tony Award winner.
25 Jan. 2019
Cuomo: Doubt
A priest comes under suspicion for abusing a boy at his parish school. This opera is adapted from the same Pulitzer Prize winning 2005 play as Doubt (2008), each written by this librettist.
11 Feb. 2019
Birgit Nilsson: A League of Her Own
Overview of the career and life of soprano Birgit Nilsson, with brief samples of her singing.
29 Mar. 2019
Julius Caesar
The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony.

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