UPN-9, a local New York TV station, goes backstage at the forthcoming Broadway musical High Society with a TV special to be broadcast in the NY area April 26, the night before the show's opening.
The special will be aired 8-10 PM, and will be hosted by UPN-9's entertainment editor, Pat Collins, with special reports by Dominick Dunne, Liz Smith and Peter Duchin.
The special includes an interview with pianist Bobby Short who will talk about the show's late composer, Broadway legend Cole Porter.
The special also will recall New York's high life of the 1930s, the period in which the musical is set, including commentary from author Barbara Goldsmith, Town and Country editor Pamela Fiori, and Avenue editor and David Patrick Columbia.
It's the latest installment in UPN-9's Emmy-winning series "Broadway Premieres," which has included opening-night coverage of The Sound of Music, Titanic, The Goodbye Girl and other major musicals.