The Arts on TV: 'All About Eve' on TCM; Jason Alexander on 'The Artist Toolbox'
“Movie: All About Eve” (1950) 5 p.m. Thursday, TCM; Bette Davis, Anne Baxter. A broadway star takes a young and seemingly naive aspiring actress under her wing.
“The Artist Toolbox” 10 p.m. Friday, KVCR; American Ballet theater principal dancers Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky discuss the rigors of being a professional dancer.
“The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway” Noon Saturday and 11 p.m. Monday, HBO; The comic brings “Pee-wee's Playhouse” to life at the Stephen Sondheim theatre in New York City.
“Great Performances at the Met” 3 p.m. Sunday, KOCE; Don Carlo: Nicholas Hytner directs Verdi's epic set during the Spanish Inquisition.
“The Leading Gen” 4:30 p.m. Sunday, KVCR; A pair of retired men open an art gallery that becomes a national award winner.
“The Artist Toolbox” 9 p.m. Sunday, KLCS; Jason Alexander discusses the process of acting and building a character, and his work as artistic director of the Reprise Theatre Company in Los Angeles.
“Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One” 12:30 a.m. Sun.-Mon, KLCS; Latin Jazz percussionist Bobby Sanabria.
“Live With Regis and Kelly” 9 a.m. Monday, ABC; Chris Rock talks about his Broadway debut.
“Movie: Let's Get Lost” (1989) 10:15 a.m. Monday, Sundance; filmmaker Bruce Weber interviews jazz trumpeter Chet Baker and his family and shows Baker in old clips in this 1989 doc.
“Saving Jazz” 7:25 a.m. Tuesday, Sundance; Jazz photographer Herman Leonard returns to New Orleans where his studio, darkroom and part of his photographic archives were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
“Movie: Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl” (1982) 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, IFC; (R) John Cleese, Graham Chapman. Members of Britain's comedy troupe re-create some of their best-loved sketches on stage during a 1981 performance.
“Independent Lens” 10 p.m. Tuesday, KLCS; The Desert of Forbidden Art -- Banned Soviet art was stashed in the desert of Uzbekistan. (N)
-- Compiled by Ed Stockly
Photos: Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky. Credit: American Ballet Theatre
'The Artist Toolbox's' Jason Alexander and Stephanie J. Block perform in 2010. Credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times