"Broadway's Lost Treasures III: The Best of the Tony Awards" will air in the metropolitan area on WNET/Thirteen on Sunday, Aug. 7 at 8 PM ET; check local listings. Encore broadcasts on WNET are scheduled for Aug. 8 at 12:30 AM, Aug. 9 at midnight, Aug. 9 at 1 PM and Aug. 13 at 8 PM. The program will feature footage from past Tony Awards telecasts, including performances by Gwen Verdon, Jerry Orbach, Ethel Merman, Julie Andrews, Robert Goulet, Audra McDonald, Alfred Drake and Kristin Chenoweth. Among the songs included on the upcoming broadcast are "We're in the Money," "Whatever Lola Wants," "Children Will Listen" and "Whatever Lola Wants."
The initial airing of "Broadway's Lost Treasures" was the top-rated program of PBS's 2003 Summer Pledge Drive. The second installment, "Broadway's Lost Treasures II," debuted in August 2004. The series is produced by Christopher J. Cohen, son of Alexander H. Cohen, who produced the Tony broadcasts from 1967-1986.
The line-up for "Broadway's Lost Treasures III" follows:
The company of the Tony-winning revival of 42nd Street performs “We’re in the Money”
Gwen Verdon performs “Whatever Lola Wants” from Damn Yankees
Vanessa Williams and the company of Into the Woods perform “Children Will Listen”
Jerry Orbach performs “She Likes Basketball” from Promises, Promises
Debbie Allen leads the company of West Side Story in “America”
The company of Fosse performs “Sing! Sing! Sing!”
Michel Bell leads the company of the revival of Show Boat in “Ol’ Man River”
“Step to the Rear” from How Now Dow Jones, performed by Tony Roberts and company
“Where is the Life That Late I Led” from Kiss Me, Kate performed by Alfred Drake
Julie Andrews performs a medley of the songs she made famous from My Fair Lady and Camelot
“I Can’t Be Bothered Now,” from Crazy for You performed by Harry Groener and company
“Where You Are” from Kiss of the Spider Woman performed by Chita Rivera and company
“Indian Love Call” from Rose Marie performed by Robert Goulet and Inga Swenson.
"Ain’t Nobody's Business If I Do” from Black and Blue performed by Ruth Brown and Thelma Hopkins.
Ethel Merman performs a medley of her greatest hits
“My New Philosophy” from You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown performed by Kristin Chenoweth
“Caldonia” performed by the company of Five Guys Named Moe
Brian Stokes Mitchell, Audra McDonald and company perform the title song from Ragtime