Jones, who plays Henry in the classic coming-of-age musical at the new Snapple Theater Center, will chat about his best-known work. Jones will be joined by Burke Moses, who will perform El Gallo's signature tune "Try to Remember." Martin Short will be on hand to discuss his new Broadway show, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, which plays the Jacobs Theatre. The show was conceived by Tony Award winner Short (Little Me) and Hairspray's Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. The production features music by Shaiman (who is also a cast member), lyrics by Wittman and Shaiman and direction by Wittman.
The cast of Off-Broadway's Shout! The Mod Musical will also be featured in the two-hour broadcast. Shout!, which plays the Julia Miles Theatre through Dec. 31, is described as "a non-stop journey through the infectious and soulful pop anthems and ballads" associated with Petula Clark ("Downtown"), Dusty Springfield ("Son of a Preacher Man") and Lulu ("To Sir With Love"), among others.
And, A Chorus Line composer Marvin Hamlisch will discuss his award-winning career. The weekly program will also include segments about singer-songwriter Obie Bermudez, the Barcelona-based duo the Pinker Tones, filmmaking in New York, producer Christine Vachon and Grammy winner Chris Botti.
"Breakfast with the Arts" airs from 8-10 AM ET on A&E. Karina Huber hosts. Check local listings or visit www.aetv.com for more information.