Great Performances: Celebrating 50 Years of Broadway's Best, hosted by two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster, premieres on PBS stations around the country May 12; check local listings. And we have advance video of numbers from the concerts. Watch Foster's rendition of Stephen Sondheim's "Being Alive" from Company above.
The special concert, marking the 50th anniversary of the PBS series, was filmed at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater March 23 and is also available for streaming via the PBS Video app.
The concert also features Corbin Bleu, Donna McKechnie, Robyn Hurder, André De Shields, Sara Bareilles, Chita Rivera, Shoshana Bean, Raúl Esparza, James Monroe Iglehart, Ledisi, Norm Lewis, Rob McClure, Patina Miller, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jessie Mueller, Mamie Parris, Solea Pfeiffer, Britton Smith, Jessica Vosk, and Vanessa Williams.
Check out additional performances below.
Sara Bareilles and Jessie Mueller sing "She Used to Be Mine" from Waitress:
Corbin Bleu sings "That's How You Jazz" from Jelly's Last Jam:
Originally launched as Theatre in America, Great Performances has long been one of the premiere television destinations for filmed theatrical performances. Past broadcasts have included the 1979 Broadway revival of The Most Happy Fella, the 1984 revival of You Can't Take It With You, the original production of Sweeney Todd filmed during its first national tour, Paper Mill Playhouse's 1989 revival of Show Boat, and a stage capture of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats, among any others.
The 50th anniversary concert is part of the series' 2023 season, and will be followed May 19 by Richard III, filmed last year at the Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park with Danai Gurira in the title role. To see the series' full schedule, visit PBS.org.