Listen to Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sara Bareilles, Adrienne Warren, Andrew Rannells, Kristin Chenoweth and others discuss what “Broadway” means to them.
Great Performances– Reopening: The Broadway Revivalis hosted by three-time New York Emmy Award-winning journalist and host of “On Stage” on Spectrum News NY1, Frank DiLella, and premieres Tuesday, January 18 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings), pbs.org/gperf and the PBS Video app as part of #PBSForTheArts.
Join the Tony Award-nominated creator of Topic’s acclaimed series The Accidental Wolf, Arian Moayed, with stars, Tony Award winning and Emmy Award nominated, Kelli O’Hara, Emmy Award nominated Marsha Stephanie Blake and New York’s prolific TV star, Mike Doyle, moderated by Emmy Award winning host of On Stage on Spectrum News NY1’s Frank DiLella for a special virtual conversation.
A London performance of Stephen Schwartz’s The Prince of Egypt musical has been captured on film for a future broadcast. Universal Pictures Content Group is running the project with Brett Sullivan directing filming and Dione Orrom producing. More release details, including a platform and date, will be announced later.
“Pergolesi” is a different sort of experiment. For it, Tharp has taken a duet that she choreographed for herself and Mikhail Baryshnikov in 1992, and set it on Robbie Fairchild, a former City Ballet principal and Tony-nominated lead for the Broadway musical “An American in Paris,” and Sara Mearns, a City Ballet principal known for stretching herself far beyond ballet. (During the program, Mearns performs in jazz shoes, pointe shoes and ballet slippers — an athletic tour de force, says Tharp.)”
LYNNE TAYLOR-CORBETT will direct DISTANT THUNDER, a contemporary musical set on the Blackfeet Reservation at the First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City. It will play from March 22nd to March 27th, 2022, produced by the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma and funded in part by Oklahoma’s 39 tribes.
Great Performances– Reopening: The Broadway Revivalpulls the curtain back on some of Broadway’s most popular shows, revealing how the New York theater industry undertook the monumental process of turning the lights back on after its longest hiatus in history due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A music-filled, intimate production told by the people who’ve been achieving the entertainment industry’s largest comeback, Great Performances– Reopening: The Broadway Revivalpremieres Tuesday, January 18 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings), pbs.org/gperf and the PBS Video app as part of #PBSForTheArts. Hosted by three-time New York Emmy Award-winning journalist and host of “On Stage” on Spectrum News NY1, Frank DiLella.
“Opening in Times Square the Museum of Broadway will showcase the history of its musicals, plays and theatrical productions through displays and interactive experiences.This history will be told through a visual timeline which will highlight the industry’s pioneers, landmark moments and most popular plays and musicals.
There will be a section entitled The Game Changers that will explore some of the most momentous musicals to change the landscape of Broadway through installations designed by leading contemporary visual artists and Broadway designers.A map room will allow visitors to experience the history and migration of New York City’s theatres through immersive video projections and a The Making of a New Broadway Show section will go behind the curtain to show the making of a show with a special exhibition honouring the onstage and offstage professionals that make it happen.”