"In Performance at the White House" Airs Tonight With Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Carol Burnett

News   "In Performance at the White House" Airs Tonight With Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Carol Burnett "A Celebration of American Creativity: In Performance at the White House," featuring Tony Award winners Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell, airs Jan. 8 at 9 PM ET on PBS.
Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald

According to PBS, the all-star tribute will celebrate "the cultural resonance of art and literatures in unique American musical forms." Check local listings.

The concert also features Buddy Guy, Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, Keb' Mo', Smokey Robinson, Trombone Shorty, Esperanza Spalding, James Taylor and Usher. Carol Burnett will offer special readings and remarks.

Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell

McDonald and Mitchell, who co-starred in Ragtime, will reunite this spring in the new Broadway production of Shuffle Along.

The event marks the first hip-hop performance in the "In Performance at the White House" broadcast series. The song selections for the evening will draw from American-originated musical genres, including hip-hop, blues and the American Songbook.

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