A brief guide to the performances and art shows on ALL ARTS this January

A brief guide to the performances and art shows on ALL ARTS this January

Welcome to January. If you’re on the hunt for a new art film to watch, we have some suggestions. Below is a sampling of what’s new on the lineup for the ALL ARTS broadcast and streaming platforms this month. This page will be updated as programs become available on the site.

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Jan. 7

Stars on Stage from Westport Country Playhouse

Broadway favorites headline a brand new PBS concert series, featuring Tony and Olivier Award winner Gavin Creel, chart-topping Billboard artist Shoshana Bean and Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon. Filmed in front of live audiences, these versatile and virtuosic artists perform iconic showstoppers, tell intimate stories and dazzle with their extraordinary range of songs.

The trio of performances debuts with Creel, with subsequent episodes rolling out weekly.

[Premieres on PBS Jan. 7 (check local listings) and on the ALL ARTS broadcast channel Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. Eastern.]


Jan. 11

Ailey

American Masters

Discover the legendary choreographer Alvin Ailey, whose dances center on the Black American experience with grace, strength and beauty. Featuring previously unheard audio interviews with Ailey, interviews with those close to him and an intimate glimpse into the Ailey studios today.

[Premieres on PBS Jan. 11 (check local listings) and on the ALL ARTS broadcast channel Jan. 18 at 9 p.m. Eastern.]


Jan. 13

The Marker

ALL ARTS Documentary Selects

Over 3,000 migrants have died trying to cross the Sonoran Desert. Artist Alvaro Enciso is on a mission to mark the places these people died in a way that honors his “neighbors” and creates a visual remembrance of their struggle.

[“The Marker” is a digital-only premiere. Download our app to watch the series wherever you may stream.]


Jan. 15

St. Vincent / Joy Olakokun

Austin City Limits

St. Vincent (“Daddy’s Home”) and Joy Oladokun (“In Defense of My Own Happiness”) take the “Austin City Limits” stage.

[Premieres on PBS (check local listings) and ALL ARTS broadcast channel Jan. 15 at 9 p.m. Eastern.]


Jan. 17

We Are Broadway

The new ALL ARTS series “We Are Broadway” explores what Broadway means to the cast and crew of today’s biggest hits, including “Come From Away,” “Beetlejuice,” “Wicked,” “Aladdin,” “Hadestown,” “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical” and more.

This episode features “Wicked” makeup artist Joe Dulude II. The series continues Jan. 24 with Michael Maliakel of “Aladdin” and Jan. 31 with Beverly Jenkins of “Hadestown.”

[“We Are Broadway” is a digital-only series. Download our app to watch the series wherever you may stream.]

Peace Studio Presents: Race, Justice & the Power of Words

ALL ARTS Specials

Hosted by Maya Soetoro and Dondré Whitfield, and featuring Viola Davis, Common and many more, “Peace Studio Presents: Race, Justice & the Power of Words” is an exploration of how we can find peace within ourselves, our communities and our world.

[“Peace Studio Presents: Race, Justice & the Power of Words” premieres on the ALL ARTS broadcast channel Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. Eastern.]


Jan. 18

Reopening: The Broadway Revival

Great Performances

“Great Performances – Reopening: The Broadway Revival” pulls the curtain back on some of Broadway’s most popular shows, revealing how the New York theater industry undertook the monumental process of turning the lights back on after its longest hiatus in history due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

[Premieres on PBS Jan. 18 (check local listings).]

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Note: Featured episode descriptions have been slightly modified for ALL ARTS.

Top Image: "Wicked" company. Photo: Joan Marcus.