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Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway (2008)

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Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway 2009-02-03 2009-02-03 -

This program captures the final Broadway stage performance of Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning musical "Rent," filmed live in Manhattan's Nederlander Theatre, where the play ran for 12 years. Following a group of young artists struggling with life and love in the era of the AIDS epidemic, the production features show-stopping renditions of songs such as "One Song Glory," "I Should Tell You," "I'll Cover You," "Will I?" and more.

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Thurgood (2011)

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Thurgood - 2012-01-17 -

Re-creating a Tony-nominated performance, Laurence Fishburne stars in this one-man live show as renowned lawyer and civil rights leader Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American justice to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Hamlet (1996)

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Hamlet: Special Edition 2010-08-17 2007-08-14 -

Veteran Shakespearean actor Kenneth Branagh delivers a brooding performance as the Danish prince driven to madness by his father's death in this four-hour production of one of the Bard's finest plays, featuring cameos by several stars. Tormented by his father's ghost and enraged by his mother's plans to wed his uncle, Hamlet concocts a revenge plot that leaves the stage dripping with blood. Look for Billy Crystal, Robin Williams and Kate Winslet.

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Mozart: Don Giovanni (2008) Charles Mackerras / Royal Opera

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Don Giovanni 2009-05-26 - -

Acclaimed British baritone Simon Keenlyside sings the title role of the murderous Don Giovanni in this lavish production of Mozart's classic opera, recorded live in 2008 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London. Charles Mackerras conducts the Orchestra & Chorus of the Royal Opera House, with director Francesca Zambello staging the story of a sinful man whose crimes ultimately catch up with him.

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Hamlet (2009)

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Hamlet 2010-05-04 2010-05-04 -

David Tennant stars as the melancholy Dane and Patrick Stewart portrays his uncle Claudius in this exhilarating version of the Royal Shakespeare Company's smash hit 2009 production of "Hamlet," which was filmed on location rather than on the stage. When Hamlet's father's ghost reveals he was murdered by Claudius, who then married his widow, Hamlet seeks revenge. Stewart won a prestigious Olivier Award for his riveting performance.

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The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall (2011)

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The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall 2012-03-06 2012-03-06 2012-10-01

After global success, Andrew Lloyd Webber's hugely popular musical drama is captured on film in a lavish production staged at the Royal Albert Hall.

a.k.a. Das Phantom der Oper - zum 25. Jubiläum: Live aus der Royal Albert Hall
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The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway (2011)

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The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway - - -

Pee-wee Herman transports the charms of his beloved playhouse to Broadway in this sold-out stage show for kids of all ages that boasts secret words -- and appearances from the original Jambi the Genie and Miss Yvonne.

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Broadway: The American Musical (2004) [TV]

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Broadway: The American Musical - 2004-10-12 -

Julie Andrews hosts this comprehensive chronicle of the American musical that captures a century of Broadway through interviews, archival footage, personal writings, newsreels and home movies. Florenz Ziegfeld, Irving Berlin, George M. Cohan, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, the Gershwins, Rodgers and Hammerstein and Stephen Sondheim are just a few of the featured icons, along with dozens of musicals -- from "Porgy and Bess" to "Chicago."

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Puccini: La Bohème: The Film (2008)

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La Bohème - 2009-12-29 -

Renowned Mexican tenor Rolando Villazón and celebrated Russian soprano Anna Netrebko -- often hailed as opera's "golden couple" -- portray ill-fated lovers Rodolfo and Mimi in this feature film adaptation of Puccini's legendary opera. Academy Award nominee Robert Dornhelm directs the cinematically gorgeous production. Bonus features include captivating interviews with Dornhelm and all the major performers.

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Oklahoma! (1999)

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Oklahoma! - 2003-11-18 -

Renaissance actor Hugh Jackman proves he's more than just a pretty face (or a superhero, for that matter) in this impressive turn as Curly in the National Theatre's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!" Jackman, accompanied by acclaimed thespians Maureen Lipman, Josefina Gabrielle and Shuler Hensley, sings the show's best hits, including "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning," "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top" and the title song.

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Placido Domingo and Ana Maria Martinez: Amor, Vida de Mi Vida (2007)

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Placido Domingo and Ana Maria Martinez: Amor, Vida de Mi Vida 2009-03-31 2009-03-31 -

Backed by the Mozarteum Orchestra, legendary tenor Plácido Domingo woos soprano Ana María Martínez at the 2007 Salzburg Festival with this stirring selection of Spanish zarzuelas, a genre that combines spoken word with sung music. Domingo is an ardent admirer of the operatic art form, and his passion for its romantic lyrics, rousing melodies and seductive harmonies is on full display, much to the audience's delight.

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Much Ado About Nothing (2012)

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Much Ado About Nothing 2013-10-08 2013-10-08 -

In Joss Whedon's modern take on the Shakespearean comedy, Claudio's love for the beautiful Hero makes him a target of his friend Benedick's mockery. But as Benedick trades barbs with Hero's cousin Beatrice, he just may be falling in love.

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And Everything Is Going Fine (2010)

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And Everything Is Going Fine - 2012-06-19 2011-12-15

Spalding Gray, known for his minimal solo shows, is the focus of this unorthodox documentary that amounts to a posthumous monologue by the actor.

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Company: A Musical Comedy (2007)

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Company: A Musical Comedy 2008-05-20 2008-05-20 2012-06-30

Filmed live, this revival of the Broadway hit follows swinging Manhattan bachelor Bobby, who ponders the value of a committed relationship while celebrating his 35th birthday among married friends.

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Les Miserables: 25th Anniversary Concert (2010)

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Les Miserables - 2011-03-22 -

An all-star cast celebrates the 25th anniversary performance of the legendary stage adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel of the French Revolution. Among those providing their voices to the opera are tenor Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean, Ramin Karimloo as Enjolras, and Matt Lucas as Monsieur Thénardier. In a bit of inspired casting, boy band sensation Nick Jonas appears as Marius. Direction is provided by Nick Morris.

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Madea's Big Happy Family: The Play (2010)

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Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family: The Play 2010-11-23 2010-11-23 -

Shirley (Chandra Currelley-Young) wants to tell her family about a big development, but rounding up five grown children with as many different lifestyles requires divine intervention -- or tough-loving, straight-shooting grandma Madea (Tyler Perry) -- whichever comes first. Be it money trouble or a family secret, everyone has something to say, but count on Madea to bring the room to order in this filmed version of Perry's stage play.

a.k.a. Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family
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Company (2011)

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Company - 2013-06-19 -

COMPANY follows five married, once married, or soon to be married couples and their mutual friend, Robert, a 35 year old bachelor who has been unable to connect in a long-term relationship. The relationships are presented in a series of vignettes, primarily through Bobby's eyes.

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Carmen (1984)

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Bizet's Carmen - 1999-12-28 -

In 19th-century Seville, tempestuous gypsy Carmen (Julia Migenes-Johnson) seduces army corporal Don José (Placido Domingo). The corporal forsakes his military career, his fiancée and even his ailing mother to win the beauty's heart -- but she shuns his advances in favor of a bullfighter (Ruggero Raimondi). Domingo is in fine form in this film version of the opera classic shot on location in Spain.

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Wagner: Lohengrin (2006)

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Wagner: Lohengrin 2009-05-26 - -

Kent Nagano conducts the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Europe Choir Academy and the Lyon National Opera Chorus in this 2006 staging of Wagner's "Lohengrin," recorded live at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden. German tenor Klaus Florian Vogt sings the title role of the mythical knight Lohengrin, with Norwegian soprano Solveig Kringelborn as Elsa of Brabant and German bass Hans-Peter König as Heinrich der Vogler.

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Prokofiev: The Love for Three Oranges (2005)

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Prokofiev: The Love for Three Oranges 2009-01-27 - -

Stephane Deneve conducts the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and the choir of De Nederlandse Opera for this lively staging of Sergey Prokofiev's surrealist work "The Love for Three Oranges," directed by Laurent Pelly. Featured vocalists include Alain Vernhes (bass), Martial Defontaine (tenor), Francois Le Roux (baritone), Serghei Khomov (tenor), Sandrine Piau (soprano), Anna Shafajinskaja (soprano) and Sir Willard White (bass).

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Verdi: Rigoletto (2006) Nello Santi / Zurich Opera

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Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto 2008-11-18 - -

Acclaimed conductor Nello Santi leads the Zurich Opera House Chorus and Orchestra in this 2006 production of composer Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Rigoletto," which stars tenor Piotr Beczala, soprano Elena Mosuc and baritone Leo Nucci in the title role. Under Santi's guiding hand, this moving tale about love, betrayal and sacrifice seethes with passion. Contralto Katharina Peetz and basso László Polgár also star.

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Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On (2010)

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Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On - 2014-04-10 -

The Divine Miss M's Las Vegas extravaganza is captured in all its hilarious glory, with a troupe of talented dancers adding to the spectacle. Midler performs "Wind Beneath My Wings," "From a Distance," "The Rose," "Do You Wanna Dance?" and more.

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Quartet (2012)

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Quartet 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 -

A trio of retired opera singers' annual celebration of Verdi's birthday sours when their estranged fourth member shows up but refuses to sing. Tensions rise and diva drama erupts -- will personal problems prevent the show from going on?

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Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) (2010)

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Not the Messiah 2010-06-08 2010-06-08 2012-05-01

"Spamalot" creators Eric Idle and John Du Prez penned this one-night-only musical tribute to Monty Python's Life of Brian, an impertinent oratorio performed at London's Royal Albert Hall in 2009 and captured here in all its glory.

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