Bill T. Jones, Steve Martin, Tommy Tune, et al. Featured in PBS' Arts Fall Festival
Among the offerings in the series will be the Guthrie Theatre's production of Gilbert & Sullivan's HMS Pinafore, directed by Joe Dowling; a documentary about Tony Award-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones; Tony Award winner Tommy Tune's Steps In Time, which also features the Manhattan Rhythm Kings; and the LA Opera production of Il Postino, starring Placido Domingo.
In addition, the festival will include two dance offerings - San Francisco Ballet's The Little Mermaid and Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine & Tharp -- and two shows about popular music: Give Me the Banjo, a documentary about bluegrass to be narrated by Steve Martin, and a documentary about women musicians ranging from Bessie Smith to Janis Joplin to Lady Gaga, Women Who Rock.
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