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Arts on TV: 'H.M.S. Pinafore' 'Chess in Concert,' 'Black Swan'

October 13, 2011 |  5:45 am

The Guthrie Theater’s production of "H.M.S. Pinafore"
Movie: "The Goodbye Girl" (1977) Noon Friday, TCM: (PG) Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason. A divorced dancer and her daughter must room with an off-off-Broadway actor.

Movie: "Black Swan" (2010) 5:35 p.m. Friday, Cinemax: (R) Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis. A ballerina begins to lose her fragile grip on reality as a sultry newcomer threatens to usurp her position as the lead dancer in "Swan Lake."

"The Guthrie Theater Presents H.M.S. Pinafore" 9 p.m. Friday, KOCE: Joe Dowling directs a new production of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta in Minneapolis.

"Great Performances" 11 p.m. Saturday, KVCR: "Chess in Concert": A London concert revival of the 1986 cult musical "Chess." With Idina Menzel, Adam Pascal and Josh Groban.

"Vine Talk" 10:30 p.m. Sunday, KVCR: "Weighing Washington Chardonnays": Actress Jennifer Coolidge; music director Alan Gilbert, New York Philharmonic; chef Steven Raichlen.

"Independent Lens" 11 p.m. Sunday, KOCE (season premiere): "Wham! Bam! Islam!": A Kuwaiti psychologist launches a comic series of 99 superheroes based on the 99 virtues of Allah.

"Work of Art: The Next Great Artist" 9 and 11 p.m. Wednesday, Bravo: Art Movement: The artists must use Parkour as their inspiration.

-- Compiled by Ed Stockly

Photo: Robert O. Berdahl and the sailors from the cast of the Guthrie Theater’s production of "H.M.S. Pinafore."  Credit: Michal Daniel

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