Inside The Actors Studio

The Actors Studio: Mastering the Art Form

Featuring exclusive interviews with prominent members of The Actors Studio, this half-hour documentary delves into the formation and seven decade history of The Actors Studio, revealing how this one-of-a-kind institution keeps the membership of actors, directors and playwrights in top form and how this esteemed space gave rise to The Actors Studio Drama School and the long running hit series "Inside the Actors Studio."

Aida: Opera on Sydney Harbour

When war breaks out, Radamès is chosen to lead the Egyptian army against Ethiopia. Victory makes Radamès a hero, but tangles his Ethiopian lover Aida in a dangerous royal love triangle and a very personal war. Aida must make an impossible choice when her father begs her to betray her lover for the sake of her homeland.

Amy Winehouse: A Final Goodbye

A Final Goodbye is an intimate look into the life and times of Amy Winehouse from her rise to pop superstardom through to the inner demons that inspired her work and eventually caused her untimely death.

Antiques To The Rescue: Borris House

Antiques Roadshow regular John Foster helps to prop up struggling historic houses by uncovering valuable heirlooms that the families can sell. The Kavanagh family at Borris House in Ireland desperately need money to keep their 50-room stately home wind and weather tight.

Antiques To The Rescue: The Haining

Antiques Roadshow regular John Foster helps to prop up struggling historic houses by uncovering valuable heirlooms that the families can sell. The trustees left in charge of the decaying mansion of an eccentric Scottish recluse need John's expert advice.

Antiques To The Rescue: Marston

Marston Hall has survived an attack by Oliver Cromwell, but is now is under threat from structural problems. John Foster helps the Thorold family raise funds for its upkeep by finding valuable heirlooms they can sell.

Art Breakers: Commission Control

Fine art advisors Carol Lee Brosseau and Miller Gaffney are hired by TV star Mario Lopez to commission a piece of art inspired by Mario’s new brand of tequila.

Art Breakers: Vegas Vibes

A wealthy and eccentric Las Vegas couple calls in Carol Lee and Miller to help replace the bad art that came with their lavish new home.

Art Breakers: Art From the Outback

The millionaire owner of a juicing empire hires Carol Lee and Miller to fill the walls of his New York City office – including a very specific request for the restroom.

Art Breakers: No Budget Required

Miller hunts for art for a hard-to-please New York City socialite while Carol Lee tries to bring in big money at the country’s top art show for photography.

Art & The City: Chicago

An Ovation TV Original Series - Host David Keeps uncovers discoveries of arts and design in highly regarded attractions as well as uncovered corners throughout the US and Europe. In this episode, David explores the scene in Chicago.

Art & The City: Paris

An Ovation TV Original Series - Host David Keeps uncovers discoveries of arts and design in highly regarded attractions as well as uncovered corners throughout the US and Europe. In this episode, David explores the scene in Paris.

Art & The City: New York

An Ovation TV Original Series - Host David Keeps uncovers discoveries of arts and design in highly regarded attractions as well as uncovered corners throughout the US and Europe. In this episode, David explores New York City.

Art & The City: New Orleans

An Ovation TV Original Series - Host David Keeps uncovers discoveries of arts and design in highly regarded attractions as well as uncovered corners throughout the US and Europe. In this episode, David explores the scene in New Orleans.

Art & The City: London

An Ovation TV Original Series - Host David Keeps uncovers discoveries of arts and design in highly regarded attractions as well as uncovered corners throughout the US and Europe. In this episode, David explores the scene in New Orleans.

Art & The City: Los Angeles

An Ovation TV Original Series - Host David Keeps uncovers discoveries of arts and design in highly regarded attractions as well as uncovered corners throughout the US and Europe. In this episode, David explores the scene in Los Angeles.

Arts Across the Heartland

In Ovation’s new original one hour special “Arts Across The Heartland”, we travel state to state to shine a light on the places and people who are elevating and enriching lives through the power of art. These are real stories about real people who are making a difference and showing the positive impact that art has on their communities.

Bob Marley: Roots of the Man

We explore the life of one of the 20th century’s most charismatic performers. Bob Marley Bob Marley’s renown now transcends the role of reggae luminary: he is regarded as a cultural icon who implored his people to know their history.

Brilliant Green

This Ovation TV Original Special explores how the demands of becoming eco-friendly has inspired a wide variety of designers to become even more creative.

Bruno Mars: Just the Way I Am

Bruno Mars has soared to fame from struggling songwriter to international superstar. Having performed at the 2014 Super Bowl halftime show alongside the Red-Hot Chili Peppers, Mars has cemented his status as a global icon. Mars began his journey at a young age, performing in his hometown Honolulu, Hawaii. Now, with over 45 million singles sold worldwide, Bruno Mars has gone from strength to strength. This is Bruno Mars and his fascinating story.

Carmen: Opera on Sydney Harbour

Carmen, sexy and capricious, taunts the men around her and enjoys their adulation. After attacking another woman at the cigarette factory she has to use her seductive skills on her guard, Don José, to escape going to prison. Passion between Don José and Carmen, and Escamillo, a celebrated toreador, leads to jealousy, violence and death.

Celebrity Conversations: Judd Apatow

Film critic David Poland sits down with the biggest names in entertainment for an in-depth conversation about their art, craft and life. Tonight, Judd Apatow talks about his work and his new film, Trainwreck.

Celebrity Conversations: Jake Gyllenhaal

Film critic David Poland sits down with the biggest names in entertainment for an in-depth conversation about their art, craft and life. Tonight, David talks to Jake Gyllenhaal

Celebrity Conversations: Antoine Fuqua

Film critic David Poland sits down with the biggest names in entertainment for an in-depth conversation about their art, craft and life. Tonight, David talks to Antoine Fuqua.

Celebrity Conversations: Salma Hayek

Film critic David Poland sits down with the biggest names in entertainment for an in-depth conversation about their art, craft and life. Tonight, David talks to Salma Hayek.

Celebrity Conversations: Djimon Hounsou

Film critic David Poland sits down with the biggest names in entertainment for an in-depth conversation about their art, craft and life. Tonight, David talks to Djimon Hounsou.

Celebrity Conversations: Laura Dern

Film critic David Poland sits down with the biggest names in entertainment for an in-depth conversation about their art, craft and life. Tonight, David talks to Laura Dern.

Celebrity Conversations: Eddie Redmayne

Film critic David Poland sits down with the biggest names in entertainment for an in-depth conversation about their art, craft and life. Tonight, David talks to Eddie Redmayne.

Celebrity Conversations: Emily Blunt

Film critic David Poland sits down with the biggest names in entertainment for an in-depth conversation about their art, craft and life. Tonight, David talks to Emily Blunt

Celebrity Conversations: Guillermo Del Toro

Film critic David Poland sits down with the biggest names in entertainment for an in-depth conversation about their art, craft and life. Tonight, David talks to Guillermo Del Toro

Celebrity Conversations: Ai Weiwei

Film critic David Poland sits down with the biggest names in entertainment for an in-depth conversation about their art, craft and life. Tonight, David talks to Ai Weiwei.

David Hockney - Time Reclaimed

He is a major figure in the pop art movement; one of the most popular and influential artists of his generation. The motifs and colors of his canvasses have been widely reproduced, and are now part of the 20th century art pantheon, changing the way we view the world.

Elton John: Music Man

Sir Elton John is one of the most successful Musicians of the past century. His career spans over four decades resulting in him selling more than 300 million albums worldwide. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him number 49 on its list of 100 influential musicians of the rock and roll era. In 2008, Billboard ranked him the most successful male solo artist on The Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists. He’s the winner of six Grammys, five Brit Awards, an Academy Awards and a Golden Globe.

Ford’s Theatre: America’s Playhouse

In this original documentary special, Ovation will celebrate the history of the Ford’s Theatre as one of the nation’s most iconic cultural institutions.

Freddie Mercury: The Ultimate Showman

It was the flare of eccentric visionary Freddie Mercury that lead the band Queen to conquer the world. Hear from close friends and colleagues that worked tirelessly to help push Freddie and Queen to become one of the most iconic rock bands in the history of music. Meet the man behind the voice and follow his journey from Zanzibar to international Super Stardom.

Hamilton: One Shot to Broadway

The remarkable story of how a group of inspired mavericks made an unlikely marriage of hip-hop and history the biggest musical show in America…and are getting ready to conquer the world!

Inside The Actors Studio: Paul Newman

Legendary actor Paul Newman talks to James Lipton about his remarkable life and body of work.

Inside The Actors Studio: Robin Williams

Anything goes as the always energetic and often insightful Robin Williams discusses his wild ride as a stand-up comic, television star and movie actor.

Inside The Actors Studio: Will Smith

Host James Lipton persuades some of the biggest names in show business to give up some surprisingly personal information during his chats with them in front of a worshipful audience of students of the Actors Studio Drama School. This show's guest was legendary actor Will Smith.

Inside The Actors Studio: Jennifer Lopez

Host James Lipton persuades some of the biggest names in show business to give up some surprisingly personal information during his chats with them in front of a worshipful audience of students of the Actors Studio Drama School. This show's guest was Jennifer Lopez.

Inside The Actors Studio: Halle Berry

Host James Lipton persuades some of the biggest names in show business to give up some surprisingly personal information during his chats with them in front of a worshipful audience of students of the Actors Studio Drama School. This show's guest was actress Halle Berry.

Inside The Actors Studio: Jim Carrey

Actor Jim Carrey talks about his life and career, and how he evolved from class clown to the star of blockbuster films.

Inside The Actors Studio: Bradley Cooper

Actor Bradley Cooper ("Limitless") gets emotional as he discusses his student days and his career since appearing as an audience member on the show.

Inside The Actors Studio: George Clooney

Actor George Clooney talks about his life and career, including his early days as Dr. Doug Ross on "ER" to his more recent acclaimed role as Matt King in "The Descendants."

Inside The Actors Studio: 250th Episode

Former guests return, including Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro, Jennifer Lopez, Christopher Walken, and Barbara Walters.

Inside The Actors Studio: Henry Winkler

Alec Baldwin interviews guest, Henry Winkler. Emmy winner, Henry Winkler, recounts his incredible career from his persona of “Fonzie” on Happy Days to his award-winning part on HBO’s Barry.

Inside The Actors Studio: David Oyelowo

Jane Lynch interviews David Oyelowo. From his acclaimed portrayal of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in “Selma” to starring alongside Tom Cruise in “Jack Reacher” Oyelowo shares how he went from the London stage to be one of Hollywood’s most sought after stars

Inside The Actors Studio: Willem Dafoe

Pedro Pascal interviews Willem Dafoe. 4-time Academy Award nominee, Willem Dafoe details the experience of being a young actor on Oliver Stone’s set of “Platoon” and what it was like to be courted by Martin Scorsese for “The Last Temptation of Christ.”

Inside The Actors Studio: Al Pacino

Ellen Burstyn interviews Al Pacino. Oscar winner Al Pacino shares stories from his celebrated career from studying acting with Lee Strasberg, to his iconic role in The Godfather, and his extensive stage, film, and television work.

Inside The Actors Studio: Alfre Woodard

LaTanya Richardson Jackson interviews guest Alfre Woodard. Alfre Woodard reflects on her training as an actor which led her to a prolific television career as well as critically acclaimed performances in Cross Creek, Passion Fish, and Miss Evers’ Boys.

Inside The Actors Studio: Laura Dern

Greta Gerwig interviews Laura Dern. Emmy winner Laura Dern recounts her impressive film and television career from her collaborations with David Lynch, to working with her mother Diane Ladd in Rambling Rose, to playing Renata in HBO’s Big Little Lies.

Inside The Actors Studio: James Burrows

The legendary masterclass Inside the Actors Studio returns with actors interviewing actors about the art of acting.

Inside The Actors Studio: Lupita Nyong'o

The legendary masterclass Inside the Actors Studio returns with actors interviewing actors about the art of acting.

Jeff Koons: Beyond Heaven

This Ovation TV original special highlights the work of American artist Jeff Koons. Includes interviews, a look at his work through the years, an exclusive tour of his studio, and notes his most recent museum installation in Chicago, Illinois.

La Traviata: Opera on Sydney Harbour

Violetta Valery is the most famous party girl in Paris. The famed courtesan falls in love with the dashing young Alfredo Germont against her better judgement, but their relationship is doomed on two counts: her illness, and society’s moral views of a courtesan’s place within the world.

Madama Butterfly: Opera on Sydney Harbour

Pinkerton arrives in Japan and inspects a house overlooking the harbour that he is leasing from the marriage broker, Goro. Goro finds him a Japanese bride, CioCioSan. It’s clearly a financial transaction, but on their wedding night their eyes meet & magic happens. Butterfly considers herself married forever, but Pinkerton doesn’t. Pinkerton returns to the US and finds an American wife, while Butterfly waits his return. Years later he returns and is surprised to find Butterfly has borne him a son

My Years As Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong is Chantz's (a 12-year-old Afro-American) and his mother's preferred role-model - an emblem of Black success. So it's settled: Chantz is to be a musician, dancer and performer! He also happens to be exceptionally gifted.

Nina Simone: The Legend

In this intimist portrait of the artist, family and friends reveal her strengths and weaknesses. Musical excerpts abundantly illustrate her rich repertoire.

Sammy Davis Jr: The Very Best of The Rat Pack

Rat pack singer Sammy Davis Jr performs all his greatest hits. Also features appearances by Frank Sinatra, Joey Bishop, and Peter Lawford. Full performances I Want to Be With You, Ethel, Baby, Too Close For Comfort, Something’s Got to Give, All of you, Hey There, You With The Stars In The Eyes, There’s A Boat Leavin’ Soon For New York, Oh Yes, I Remember It Well, Birth of the Blues, Sammy’s Impressions, All the Way, Shall We Dance, My Boy Bill, Be A Clown, Plus Many More!

Stealing Van Gogh

On 7th December 2002, two thieves broke into the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. They stole two paintings and disappeared into the night. The theft is listed by the FBI as one of top ten art crimes of all time. In late 2016, the paintings were discovered holed up behind a false wall in a hideout of the Camorra, the notorious Neapolitan crime syndicate.

Swan Lake

Master choreographer Graeme Murphy’s adaptation of SWAN LAKE, featuring acclaimed performances by principle artists Madeleine Eastoe, Robert Curran and Danielle Rowe.

Swan Lake by Martin Schläpfer (2018)

“Swan Lake” by Peter I. Tchaikovsky is the most famous ballet of all time. In 2018/19 the Ballett am Rhein presents Martin Schläpfer’s version on both its stages in Düsseldorf and Duisburg.

The Actors Studio: Mastering the Art Form

Featuring exclusive interviews with prominent members of The Actors Studio, this half-hour documentary delves into the formation and seven decade history of The Actors Studio, revealing how this one-of-a-kind institution keeps the membership of actors, directors and playwrights in top form and how this esteemed space gave rise to The Actors Studio Drama School and the long running hit series "Inside the Actors Studio."

The Art Of: Tattoo

(2013) Zulu. Profiles of two artists with different specialties – medical tattoos and tribal tattoos.

The Art Of: Graffiti

(2013) Joe Connolly. "The Art of Graffiti" profiles artists who explain how tagging and spray painting have evolved into complex and celebrated street art.

The Art Of: Hip Hop

(2013) Amy Campion, Rocco Katastrophe. Profiles of an artist on an independent hip hop label, a transgender rapper, and an urban dance group.

The Art Of: Mixology

(2013) Tricia Alley, Mitch Harris. "The Art of Mixology" profiles an entrepreneur who creates cutting edge cocktails using unique herbs and seasonal ingredients, a Barber Shop that serves prohibition style martinis and a woman who has turned her passion for mixology into a successful career.

The Art Of: Sushi

(2013) Chef Andy Matsuda, Nikki Gilbert. A look at creative fields that are outside the traditional definition of “art.” "The Art of Sushi" profiles a married couple whose restaurant has perfected the art of take- out sushi, a chef who started a sushi chef training school and a women who caters sushi parties .

The Art Of: Sneakers

(2013) Adriana Gutierrez, Nick Romero. A look at creative fields that are outside the traditional definition of “art.” "The Art of Sneakers" profiles a woman who has merged fine art and hip hop culture into her one of a kind custom painted sneakers, a shoe store that lets you customize and design your own pair of chuck Taylors and a Downtown LA consignment shop of rare and vintage kicks.

The Art Of: Animation

(2013) Michael Granberry, Darnell Williams, Rick Solomon. A look at creative fields that are outside the traditional definition of “art.” "The Art of Animation" profiles an artist who has been animating with stop motion since the age of 10, an expert in real time animation technologies and an artist whose company still practices traditional hand-drawn 2D animation.

The Art Of: Costume Design

“The Art Of” explores creative fields that fall outside the traditional definition of “art.” “The Art Of: Costume Design” looks at artists who outfit some of the biggest names in pop music and theater and also meets with a design company responsible for hundreds of spooktacular costumes in store this Halloween.

The Art Of: Fashion

(2014)“The Art Of” explores creative fields that fall outside the traditional definition of “art.” This week, “The Art Of: Fashion” looks at three celebrated designers who each take a unique and art-inspired approach to fashion, from eco-friendly couture to vintage rehab to plus-size style.

The Art Of: Hair

(2014) “The Art Of” explores creative fields that fall outside the traditional definition of “art.” "The Art Of: Hair” introduces three artists who bring design to the ‘do with towering hair sculptures, vintage looks and natural hair care styling and braiding techniques.

The Art Of: Dessert

“The Art Of: Dessert” looks at the sweet styles of three dessert artists with their 3D printed sugar sculptures, hand-painted chocolates and perfectly composed pastries.

The Art Of: Burlesque

(2014)“The Art Of: Burlesque” looks at the sultry style of artists who are revolutionizing the provocative and powerful world of burlesque with their acrobatic exhibitions, captivating cabaret and intimate photography of fearless performers.

The Art Of: Holidays

“The Art Of: Holidays” looks at the ice sculptors and architects responsible for creating The Ice Kingdom at "Chill," a frozen holiday adventure at the Queen Mary ship in Long Beach, CA.

The Art Of: Comics

(2014) “The Art Of: Comics” looks at artists whose strips entertain adults and kids alike, including a political cartoonist whose work explores Latino culture, a beloved comics publisher, and the man behind our favorite super heroes – Marvel and Pow! Entertainment’s, Stan Lee.

The Art Of: Pop Ups

(2014) The Art Of: Pop-Ups looks at a card creator whose intricate architectural origami jumps off the page, a chef who surprises diners with elaborately composed meals served in secret locations, and, a former fashion designer who stages one-night-only art shows in the most unexpected of places – the laundromat.

The Kaws Effect

The KAWS Effect’ profiles KAWS, one of the world’s leading contemporary artists, to uncover the impact the digital revolution has made on his art, fame and life. From teenage graffiti artist on the streets of New York, to creator of awe-inspiringly monumental sculptures, this film charts the rise to fame of the artist known only as KAWS. With a major exhibition currently pulling in the crowds at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, KAWS’s work is now in demand worldwide.

The Method: Kuma Films

In this episode of The Method, we go inside the world of filmmakers Todd and Joe Robins.

The Method: Creative Kids

In this episode of The Method, we look at the inspiring and artistic world of creative kids.

The Method: Hanksy Surplus Candy

Well-known street artist Hanksy, invites some of the biggest street artists from around the world to take over an abandoned mansion in in Los Angeles and Ovation was there to capture every brushstroke.

The Method: London - Art in the Streets

What goes into creating an exciting street performance? In this episode of “The Method,” we aim to find out. Ride along in a new Jaguar XE and experience some of London’s most innovative street artists performing in British cultural landmarks

The Method: Breathtaking Views - Alfa Romeo

Inspired by a brand new Alfa Romeo, landscape photographer Paul Seibert takes a road trip around beautiful northern California to seek out nature's most breathtaking views. His adventurous spirit and unstoppable desire to get the perfect shot mean Paul will go to great lengths to create stunning images of the natural world.

The Sound of New York: Bilal

Bilal came up in Germantown, a northwest neighbourhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A deep interest in jazz was fostered by his father, who took him to the city’s clubs, singing eventually became more than an interest. He attended New York’s new school for jazz and contemporary music, where he received voice training, as well as training in jazz and big-band arrangements. While some inspirations were detectable, his recordings were wholly modern and became increasingly creative. Bilal is noted

The Sound of New York: Greg Osby

Gerald Clayton has established himself as a leading figure in the up-and-coming generation of Jazz artists who are fluent in the range of styles that make up today’s Jazz lexicon.

The Sound of New York: Theo Croker

Theo Croker was raised in central Florida. At the age of eleven he heard his grandfather Doc Cheatham (a great jazz trumpeter) play. Doc died the following year, but Theo continued to listen to his music. In 2013 Croker returned to the US after seven-years in Shanghai, China, where he broadened his concept of jazz. He's new album doesn’t attempt to fit a single musical category, but draws upon the first principle of Jazz: to merge and interpret history, styles and ideas and create a unique sound

The Sound of New York: Gerald Clayton

Over the course of eight years, with three albums as a leader, several studio projects as a Sideman, and countless worldwide performances, Gerald clayton has established himself as a leading figure in the up-and-coming generation of jazz artists who are fluent in the range of styles that make up today’s jazz lexicon.

The Sound of New York: Mark Turner

A New York times profile of Mark Turner titled “the best Jazz player you’ve never heard” called him “possibly Jazz’s premier player”, noting his reputation among his peers and his influential stature in the Jazz world.

The Sound of New York: Damion Reid

Damion Reid hails from West Covina, California. He is the son of a well-respected bassist and astute operatic singer and teacher. Damion continued to cultivate his love for music through his high school and college. He then began performing and touring alongside: Greg Osby, Terence Blanchard, Robert Glasper, and many others. Adrian Kirchler, founder of AK Drums, has created “the Damion Reid signature snare”, inspired by the Damion Reid’s highly individual playing style and unmistakeable sound.

The Sound Of New York: Stefon Harris

Stefon Harris passionate artistry, energetic stage presence, and astonishing virtuosity have propelled him into the forefront of the current jazz scene. Widely recognized and lauded by both his peers and jazz critics, Harris is committed to exploring the rich potential of jazz composition and blazing trails on the vibraphone.

The Sound of New York: Vicente Archer

Vicente was born in Woodstock, NY, and here embraced the rich cultural arts of this historical town by listening to local Jazz artists. After earning a business degree, Vicente moved to New York City where he soon began performing and touring with the likes of Kenny Garret, Freddie Hubbard, Roy Haynes, Stefon Harris, and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, among many others. Vicente Archer has emerged as one of today’s profound new voices on the bass.

The Sound of New York: Matthew Stevens

Since graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2004, Stevens has established himself in the contemporary jazz scene performing and recording with numerous artists including Christian Scott, Terri Lyne Carrington and Esperanza Spalding. Regarded to be one of "most exciting up-and-coming jazz guitarists" in his generation, Stevens was placed in the Rising Star Guitar Category of the 63rd Annual DownBeat Critics Poll.

The Sound of New York: Luis Perdomo & Mimi Jones

Luis Perdomo has appeared on over two hundred records, and has become a first-class sideman to artists like Dave Douglas, David Sanchez, and other great musicians. He was a member of Ravi Coltrane’s Quartet for ten years and recorded on three Grammy-nominated CD’s. Mimi Jones has been a member of the Central America, and the Caribbean for the school jazz band. Jones has also been a member of the Tia Fuller Quartet. She became a jazz ambassador and toured the world for the US Department.

Turandot: Opera on Sydney Harbour

Dragana Radakovic stars as Turandot, the beautiful Chinese princess with a heart of ice. Riccardo Massi is Calaf, the mysterious prince who watches the princess behead a rival suitor and falls instantly in love. Hyeseoung Kwon is Liù, the slave girl in love with Calaf, who knows the secret that will destroy him. In a land of executioners, riddles and fear, can love conquer death?

Yannick Nezet-Seguin

In 2018 Yannick Nezet-Seguin will end his tenure with the Rotterdam Philharmonic for which he will stay Honorary Conductor to become Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera, New York.