"Arts" was provided access to the rehearsals for the recent all-star Sondheim salute, Children and Art, at the New Amsterdam Theatre. The program will air footage of the concert's rehearsals, including performances by Betty Buckley, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Patti LuPone, George Hearn, Neil Patrick Harris, Alice Ripley, Brian D’Arcy James, Virginia Sandifur, Kurt Peterson, Jason Daniely and Marin Mazzie. Excerpts from the concert will also be shown, including the vocals of Harvey Fierstein, David Hyde Pierce, Anne Hathaway, Barbara Cook, Donna Murphy and Dame Edna Everage as well as speaker Cynthia Nixon. Interviews with many of these stars, including their birthday wishes to Sondheim, will be aired as well. (Children and Art celebrated composer Sondheim's 75th birthday and benefited the organization he founded, Young Playwrights Inc.)
"Breakfast with the Arts" airs from 8-10 AM ET on A&E. Check local listings or visit www.aetv.com for more information.