A host of theatre-related programs are part of PBS' fall 2017 lineup. From October 21 through December 1, PBS will feature a weekly Friday-night salute to Broadway.
Great Performances will present broadcasts of three recent Broadway productions: She Loves Me (October 20), Holiday Inn (November 24), and the Kevin Kline-led revival of Present Laughter (November 3). The three titles were previously filmed for the streaming service BroadwayHD.
PBS watchers can also expect encore airings of In the Heights – Chasing Broadway Dreams (November 10) and Hamilton’s America (December 1).
The Roundabout Theatre Company production of She Loves Me opened on Broadway in spring 2016: the cast featured Tony winners Laura Benanti, Jane Krakowski, and Gavin Creel, as well as Tony nominee Zachary Levi.
Roundabout's Holiday Inn concluded its run at Studio 54 earlier this year. The musical, featuring the music of Irving Berlin, starred Bryce Pinkham, Corbin Bleu, Lora Lee Gayer, Megan Lawrence, and Megan Sikora.
The revival of Noël Coward's Present Laughter played its final performance at the St. James Theatre July 2. Kline won his third Tony Award for his performance as the suave Garry Essendine.
Also scheduled is a January 2018 broadcast of Tony Bennett: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize, a PBS music special taping this fall to honor the singer.