Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Carol Burnett Will Tape White House Music Concert for PBS

News   Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Carol Burnett Will Tape White House Music Concert for PBS "A Celebration of American Creativity: In Performance at the White House," featuring Tony Award winners Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell, will be filmed Oct. 14 for an early 2016 broadcast on PBS.

According to PBS, the all-star tribute will celebrate "the cultural resonance of art and literatures in unique American musical forms."

The concert will also feature Buddy Guy, Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, Keb' Mo', Smokey Robinson, Trombone Shorty, Esperanza Spalding, James Taylor and Usher. Carol Burnett will offer special readings and remarks.

Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell

McDonald and Mitchell, who co-starred in Ragtime, will reunite next spring in the new Broadway production of Shuffle Along.

The event will also mark the first hip-hop performance in the "In Performance at the White House" broadcast series. The song selections for the evening will draw from American-originated musical genres, including hip-hop, blues and the American Songbook.

The hour-long program will air Jan. 8, 2016, at 9 PM ET on PBS stations nationwide.

The concert, including President Obama’s remarks, will be streamed live on whitehouse.gov/live and pbs.org/whitehouse.

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