Broadway comes to Bravo, the Film and Arts Network, the week of November 4-10.
The acclaimed cable network will offer a host of new and repeat broadcasts beginning with a look at the life of Petula Clark, the famed actress-singer who starred in the London production and the national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard. "Bravo Profiles: Petula Clark" will air Nov. 4 at 6 AM. Another highlight is a profile of "Mr. and Mrs. Broadway," actress Zoe Caldwell and her late husband, producer Robert Whitehead. "Bravo Profiles: Mr. and Mrs. Broadway" will be broadcast on Nov. 7 at 6 AM. Linda Eder, star of Jekyll & Hyde, will also receive the "Bravo Profiles" treatment on Nov. 8 (6 AM and 4 PM) as will Stockard Channing (Nov. 10 at 6 AM) and Nathan Lane (Nov. 10 at 7 PM).
The acclaimed "Inside the Actors' Studio" series, hosted by James Lipton, will present interviews with two-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters (Nov. 9 at 6 AM) and stage and screen star Kevin Kline (Nov. 10 at 8 PM and 12:30 AM and Nov. 17 at 11 AM).
"A Celebration of Musical Theatre," which marks the inauguration of the Cardiff International Festival of Musical Theatre, will be aired on Nov. 9 at 12:30 PM. The all-star concert features Petula Clark, Charlotte Church and a host of other performers who will interpret songs from Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, Sunset Boulevard and Les Misérables. Another star-studded concert, "Broadway's Best From Bravo" will be shown Nov. 7 at 8 PM with repeat broadcasts on Nov. 7 (11 PM), Nov. 8 (5 PM), Nov. 9 (2:30 PM) and Nov. 10 (midnight). "Broadway's Best" features performances from Linda Eder, Harvey Fierstein and more.
Other Broadway-related offerings include Les Misérables in Concert (Nov. 5 at 2 AM, Nov. 6 at 11 PM), the film of Mel Brooks' "The Producers" (Nov. 5 at 8 and 11 PM and Nov. 6 at 5 PM), the film of "Les Misérables" (Nov. 6 at 7 PM, Nov. 7 at 4 PM), the film of "Godspell" (Nov. 6 at 2 AM), the film of "The Graduate" (Nov. 8 at 8 and 10:30 PM and Nov. 9 at 4:30 PM), "My Fair Lady: Wouldn't It Be Loverly?" (Nov. 9 at 7 PM and 2 AM) and the film of "My Fair Lady" (Nov. 9 at 8 PM and Nov. 10 at 3 PM). Check local listings for broadcast times in your area.
—By Andrew Gans