"A Broadway Celebration: In Performance at the White House" Airs on PBS Oct. 20
By Adam Hetrick
"A Broadway Celebration: In Performance at the White House," featuring Tony Award winners Elaine Stritch, Audra McDonald, Idina Menzel and Nathan Lane, airs Oct. 20 on PBS.
Tony Award-winning director George C. Wolfe staged the concert, which was performed July 19 in the presence of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michele Obama. The television special airs at 9 PM ET on PBS stations nationwide.
In addition to Stritch (A Little Night Music, Company, At Liberty), McDonald (Ragtime, Master Class), Menzel (Wicked, Rent) and Lane (Guys & Dolls, The Addams Family), the PBS concert features appearances by Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, or Change, Jelly's Last Jam), Marvin Hamlisch (A Chorus Line, Sweet Smell of Success), Brian d'Arcy James (Next to Normal), Chad Kimball (Memphis), Karen Olivo (West Side Story), Constantine Rousouli and Danielle Arci. Rob Berman served as musical director.
The lineup for "A Broadway Celebration: In Performance at the White House" follows:
Opening Remarks from President Barack Obama
The 60-minute concert is produced by WETA Washington, DC, in association with Margo Lion, Ltd. and 101 Productions.
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