Feinstein, Manilow, Jersey Boys and More to Perform on PBS' "A Capitol Fourth"; Smits Hosts

News   Feinstein, Manilow, Jersey Boys and More to Perform on PBS' "A Capitol Fourth"; Smits Hosts Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jimmy Smits, who made his Broadway debut in Anna in the Tropics, will host the annual PBS special "A Capitol Fourth."

Michael Feinstein
Michael Feinstein

The fireworks extravaganza — filmed live at the U.S. Capitol — will air on PBS stations around the country July 4 from 8-9:30 PM ET; check local listings.

The 90-minute special will boast performances by cast members from various U.S. companies of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys as well as Barry Manilow, Aretha Franklin, Natasha Bedingfield, Michael Feinstein, Andrew von Oeyen, the Muppets and the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Erich Kunzel.

The concert will be broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol and will conclude with a fireworks spectacular.

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