Broadcast Dates Set for Stephanie Blythe, Carousel and Audra McDonald Concerts
12 Mar 2013
Photo by Michael Wilson
"Celebration: Stephanie Blythe Meets Kate Smith," part of the Live from Lincoln Center series, will air April 19 on PBS.
The 9 PM ET concert, hosted by Audra McDonald, features mezzo-soprano Blythe paying tribute to the late Kate Smith. Accompanied by Craig Terry, Blythe performs works famously sung during Smith’s legendary career, including “When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain,” “We’ll Meet Again,” “God Bless America” and “Look for the Silver Lining.”
Blythe is also featured in the April 26 broadcast of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel, which airs at 9 PM. The opera singer is joined by Kelli O’Hara and Nathan Gunn, among others.
The final broadcast of the season airs on May 24 at 9 PM with multiple Tony winner McDonald performing at a special gala concert.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.