Bravo, the arts and film network, will feature several premieres as part of its theatre-themed festival this year. Produced annually, the Bravo on Broadway festival runs Nov. 1-7 and will celebrate the recent resurgence of New York1s "cultural landmark."
The Bravo on Broadway festival begins Nov. 1 with a profile of Betty Buckley at 10 PM/ET.
On Nov. 2, the "first couple" of American theater, Robert Whitehead and Zoe Caldwell will be profiled at 10 PM/ET.
On Nov. 4 at 8 PM/ET, Bravo will present something of a festival crown jewel, the U.S. television premiere of D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus' behind-the-scenes documentary, "Moon Over Broadway," starring Carol Burnett and Philip Bosco. Described as a fresh, no-holds-barred look at producing a Broadway hit, "Moon Over Broadway" documents the development of the Broadway show Moon Over Buffalo, with Burnett and Bosco starring as "a low-rent Lunt and Fontaine hell-bent on rejuvenating their careers." The film also features Tom Moore (Grease, ‘Night Mother), Rocco Landesman, Elizabeth Williams and Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Crazy for You). [The timing of "Moon Over Broadway"'s premiere on Bravo dovetails nicely with Burnett's stage schedule on the Great White Way. She stars in Stephen Sondheim's musical review, Putting It Together, at the Barrymore Theater.
Bravo says its one-week festival features Agnes of God, starring Jane Fonda and Meg Tilly, premiering Nov. 6 at 8 PM/ET. Altogether Bravo will present some 20 hours of film adaptations and original productions, all based on a Broadway theme. -- By Murdoch McBride