Broadway Stars Among PBS' "Patriotic Broadway" Salute July 3

News   Broadway Stars Among PBS' "Patriotic Broadway" Salute July 3 Tony nominee Tom Wopat, who is currently starring in the hit revival of 42nd Street, will be among the stars singing the musical theatre's "great patriotic songs" in a new PBS special.

Entitled "Cincinnati Pops: Patriotic Broadway," the hour-long program will feature the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra under the direction of Erich Kunzel. Wopat will join his former "Dukes of Hazzard" co-star, John Schneider, as well as Denyce Graves, Nick Clooney, the U.S. Army Soldiers Chorus, the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets and the Cincinnati May Festival Chorus. WNET/Thirteen will air the program in the metropolitan area at 8 PM ET. Check local listings for air dates and times.

Tom Wopat received a Tony nomination for his role as Frank Butler opposite Bernadette Peters in the Broadway revival of Annie Get Your Gun, and now stars as Julian Marsh in the aforementioned 42nd Street revival. His other theatrical credits include I Love My Wife, Carousel, City of Angels and Guys and Dolls. Perhaps best known for his seven- season run on "The Dukes of Hazzard," Wopat has also released several albums with CBS and Capitol Records. John Schneider made his Broadway debut as the Baron in the Tommy Tune-directed Grand Hotel.