UPN-9 in the metropolitan area will air "Fame Comes Home" on Feb. 20 at 10:30 PM ET. Roland Smith and Pat Collins will host the special program, which will feature a behind-the-scenes look at the High School of Performing Arts and the musical it inspired, Fame on 42nd Street.
Conceived and developed by David De Silva, Fame is set in the 1980's and concerns the lives of up-n-coming performing artists attending New York's High School of Performing Arts. The musical features a book by Jose Fernandez and a score by Jacques Levy (lyrics) and Steve Margoshes (music). The title song — originally performed by Irene Cara in the film "Fame" — was written by Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore.
Drew Scott Harris directs the New York production with choreography by Lars Bethke. The creative team also includes Norbert Kolb (sets), Ken Billington (lights), Paul Tazwell (costumes) and Christopher "Kit" Bond (sound). Fame is being produced Off-Broadway by Richard Martini, Allen Spivak and Dodger Stage Holding by arrangement with The Father Fame Foundation.
Tickets for Fame on 42nd Street are priced $65-$75. The performance schedule at the Little Shubert (422 West 42nd Street) is Tuesdays at 7 PM, Wednesday-Saturday evenings at 8 PM with matinees on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. For more information, visit www.fameon42.com.
Student rush tickets are available day of performance, for $25 cash only, in person at the Little Shubert box office. Rush tickets will be on sale two hours prior to the performance, subject to availability.