PBS' "Broadway's Lost Treasures" To Be Available on DVD/VHS with Bonus Footage

By Andrew Gans
July 31, 2003

The DVD and VHS versions of "Broadway's Lost Treasures" the upcoming television program saluting classic Tony Award ceremony performances will feature five additional numbers not seen on the PBS broadcast.

The five additional numbers include Ann Miller and Mickey Rooney performing a song from Sugar Babies; Patti LuPone belting out Evita's "Buenos Aires"; the original company of A Chorus Line singing "I Hope I Get It"; and two numbers from Annie: Dorothy Loudon's "Easy Street" and the company on a reprise of the show's anthem, "Tomorrow."

"Broadway's Lost Treasures," hosted by Angela Lansbury, Jerry Orbach and Chita Rivera, will air in numerous markets throughout the country next month. In the metropolitan area the special will be broadcast on WNET/Thirteen on Aug. 10 at 8 PM. The telecast will feature 17 performances. As part of the annual PBS pledge drive, viewers will also be able to purchase the DVD or video of the program with additional tunes.

Beginning Sept. 16, the video and DVD of "Broadway's Lost Treasures" will be available for sale on Playbill On-Line, and it will hit retail stores toward the end of October. Producer Christopher Cohen expects the video/DVD to be priced between $24 and $30.

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The PBS broadcast will be divided into four segments: Broadway Divas, Leading Men, Dancin' and Record Breakers. The list of performers and tunes follows:

Broadway Divas:
Vivian Blaine singing Guys and Dolls' "Adelaide's Lament"
Patti LuPone, Mandy Patinkin and Bob Gunton singing Evita's "A New Argentina"
Angela Lansbury singing Sweeney Todd's "Worst Pies in London"
Carol Channing singing Hello, Dolly!'s "Before the Parade Passes By"
Julie Andrews singing A Little Night Music's "Send in the Clowns"

Leading Men:
Zero Mostel singing Fiddler on the Roof's "If I Were A Rich Man"
Yul Brynner and Patricia Morison singing The King and I's "Shall We Dance"
John Raitt singing The Pajama Game's "Hey There"
Robert Preston singing The Music Man's "Trouble"
Richard Kiley singing Man of La Mancha's "The Impossible Dream"

Dancin':
Joel Grey in Cabaret's "Wilkommen"
Tommy Tune and Twiggy in My One and Only's "Kickin' the Clouds Away"
Gwen Verdon and Chita Rivera in Chicago's "All That Jazz" and "Nowadays"
Jerry Orbach in 42nd Street's "Lullaby of Broadway"

Record Breakers:
Andrea McArdle singing Annie's "Tomorrow"
Jennifer Holliday singing Dreamgirls' "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going"
Betty Buckley and the company of Cats singing "Jellicle Songs" and "Memory"