PBS' "Broadway's Lost Treasures" Offers Tony Award Highlights; Song List Announced

News   PBS' "Broadway's Lost Treasures" Offers Tony Award Highlights; Song List Announced
A new television special saluting classic Tony Award ceremony performances will be part of the August pledge drive on PBS stations across the country.

Entitled "Broadway's Lost Treasures" and hosted by Angela Lansbury, Jerry Orbach and Chita Rivera, the program will feature a compilation of performances from Tony Awards broadcasts from 1967 to 1986. Many of these performances have not been seen since their original broadcasts and will be presented with color-corrected footage and digitally re mastered music.

The programs sampled are those produced by late Broadway showman Alexander H. Cohen and his wife Hildy Parks, who were routinely applauded for the quality of the broadcasts they created.

The program 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"

Produced by Christopher A. Cohen to honor the Actors Fund of America, "Broadway's Lost Treasures" will air on WNET/Thirteen in New York Aug. 10 at 8 PM and on WGBH in Boston Aug. 11 at 7:30 PM. Check local listings for broadcast times.

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