Bass-baritone Bryn Terfel describes the joys and challenges of performing the title role in Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”

"It is a frightening piece. It’s a dangerous piece vocally." Bryn Terfel opens up about playing the title role in the New York Philharmonic’s staging. Plus, more footage from the show!

Tune in to Live From Lincoln Center on Friday, September 26 on PBS (check local listings)

Get ready for Bryn Terfel as Sweeney Todd and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett in the Live From Lincoln Center presentation of the New York Philharmonic’s acclaimed staging of Sondheim’s iconic musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, airing on PBS on September 26 (check local listings).(Photo: Chris Lee / New York Philharmonic)

Get ready for Bryn Terfel as Sweeney Todd and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett in the Live From Lincoln Center presentation of the New York Philharmonic’s acclaimed staging of Sondheim’s iconic musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, airing on PBS on September 26 (check local listings).

(Photo: Chris Lee / New York Philharmonic)

40 Years of Live From Lincoln Center

JUST ANNOUNCED: Live From Lincoln Center — the pioneering, award-winning performing arts series showcasing the best of the wide-ranging programming from the 30 iconic stages of the world’s largest performing arts center — today announced its 40th anniversary season on PBS. Kicking off the season is Sondheim’s iconic musical thriller Sweeney Todd, featuring Bryn Terfel, Emma Thompson and the New York Philharmonic on September 26, followed by The Nance with Nathan Lane on October 10, both part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival. Later broadcasts this season will include the School of American Ballet, the New York Philharmonic on New Year’s Eve, the annual Richard Tucker Music Foundation Opera Gala, and Lincoln Center’s American Songbook. Read the full press release here: http://bit.ly/LFLC40Announcment

Just announced! PBS will air two Live From Lincoln Center broadcasts this Fall, kicking of its 40th season, in their Arts Fall Festival, starting with “Sweeney Todd” with the New York Philharmonic and starring Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson on Friday, September 26 and “The Nance” starring Nathan Lane and produced by Lincoln Center Theater (broadcast date to be announced).

(Photos: Sweeney Todd, Chris Lee/New York Philharmonic; Nathan Lane, Joan Marcus/Lincoln Center Theater)

Another Chance at Live From Lincoln Center

Did you miss Jason Isbell on Live From Lincoln Center on PBS this past Friday? Don’t panic, you can still watch the performance here: http://to.pbs.org/1iUeWWJ

Tune in to PBS tonight to watch singer-songwriter Jason Isbell in concert on Live From Lincoln Center! Follow us on Twitter and join the conversation tonight with hashtag ‪#‎LFLC‬. Check local listings here.

Tune in to PBS tonight to watch singer-songwriter Jason Isbell in concert on Live From Lincoln Center! Follow us on Twitter and join the conversation tonight with hashtag ‪#‎LFLC‬. Check local listings here.

In this Live From Lincoln Center preview, Jason Isbell describes the freedom of writing songs from other people’s points of view. Tune in to PBS tonight to see him perform on Live From Lincoln Center

Singer/songwriter Jason Isbell shows off his main guitar, ahead of his appearance on Live From Lincoln Center on PBS tomorrow (check local listings)

We caught up with famed guitarist and roots rock singer-songwriter Jason Isbell on the road in Philadelphia. Jason is known for his exquisite songwriting: tales of life, love and loss that are at once heartbreaking and hopeful. In this piece, Jason shares with us the process of writing the perfect love song with the perfect partner, his wife Amanda.

See Jason Isbell on Live From Lincoln Center on PBS this Friday, April 11 (check local listings)

Live From Lincoln Center is on PBS tonight, hosted by Audra McDonald! Tony Award-winning actor and director James Naughton sings the iconic and witty songs of the great American songwriter Randy Newman. Read more about James Naughton and his approach to preparing for this event.Also, check your local listings, and don’t forget to follow along using hashtag #LFLC(Photo: Kevin Yatarola)

Live From Lincoln Center is on PBS tonight, hosted by Audra McDonald! Tony Award-winning actor and director James Naughton sings the iconic and witty songs of the great American songwriter Randy Newman. Read more about James Naughton and his approach to preparing for this event.

Also, check your local listings, and don’t forget to follow along using hashtag #LFLC

(Photo: Kevin Yatarola)