On Aug. 9 Great Performances will air "Broadway's Lost Treasures II" at 8 PM ET; check local listings. The series features musical segments from Tony Awards broadcasts throughout the years. Viewers can expect to see performances by Bea Arthur, Nell Carter, George Hearn, Gregory Hines, Michael Jeter, Angela Lansbury, Patti LuPone, Robert Morse, Jerry Orbach, Juliet Prowse, Chita Rivera, Colm Wilkinson and Shirley Verrett. Among the musicals spotlighted are Ain't Misbehavin', Anything Goes, Carousel, Chicago, Grand Hotel, Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Les Misérables, Mame, Man of La Mancha and Sweet Charity.
Tony Award winners Lauren Bacall, Bebe Neuwirth, Jerry Orbach and Brian Stokes Mitchell will host the broadcast, which is divided into three sections: "The Leads," "Revivals and Record Breakers" and "All Singing! All Dancing!"
The song list for the special follows:
Title song from Anything Goes performed by Patti LuPone & company
A medley of songs from Sweet Charity performed by Juliet Prowse and Chita Rivera
"Bosom Buddies" from Mame performed by Angela Lansbury and Bea Arthur
"I Believe in You" from How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying performed by Robert Morse
"The Impossible Dream" from Man of La Mancha performed by Richard Kiley
•"Revivals and Record Breakers"
"We Are What We Are" and "I Am What I Am" from La Cage aux Folles performed by George Hearn and Les Cagelles
"At the End of the Day" and "One Day More" from Les Misérables performed by Colm Wilkinson and the company
"You'll Never Walk Alone" from Carousel performed by Shirley Verrett the company
"All I Care About is Love" from Chicago performed by Jerry Orbach and company
•"All Singing! All Dancing!"
"The Ladies Who Sing," from Ain't Misbehavin' performed by Nell Carter and company
"We'll Take a Glass Together" from Grand Hotel performed by Michael Jeter and Brent Barrett
"That's How You Jam" from Jelly's Last Jam performed by Gregory Hines and company
"Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat" from Guys and Dolls performed by Walter Bobbie and company The initial airing of "Broadway's Lost Treasures" was the top-rated program of PBS's Summer Pledge Drive. The series is produced by Christopher J. Cohen, son of Alexander H. Cohen, who produced the Tony broadcasts from 1967-1986.