BREAKING NEWS: Despite such continued uncertain times, more of the best of the Great Bright Way is heading to your TV screens this Fall. Beginning every Friday night starting November 6th-27th, 2020, the PBS Arts Fall Festival is proud to present the 4th Annual BROADWAY'S BEST series!!!! You can expect an exciting lineup of some of the hottest shows, documentaries, and powerhouse concerts like never before all part of PBS' Award winning series Great Performances. The lineup consists of the following….
The Tony Award winning comedy ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS airing November 6th, 2020 – Originally captured and filmed at London's legendary National Theatre back in 2011, this presentation captures Richard Bean's madcap play led by Late-Night talk show host James Corden in his breakout Tony Award winning performance. Under the direction of Tony and Olivier Award winner Nicholas Hytner, the play is an English adaptation of a 1743 Commedia dell'arte style comedy play by Italian playwright Carlo Goldoni. Set in Brighton in the year 1963, the story centers on Francis Henshall (Corden), a out-of-work skiffle who becomes hired to work by two men – a gangster and an high class idiot. However, Francis tries to keep the two men from meeting, in order to avoid being caught. In addition, complicated events happen,
FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES airing November 13th, 2020 – This is the long awaited television debut of the acclaimed documentary celebrating 50 years of one of the most timeless musicals in Broadway history – Fiddler on the Roof. Get ready to discover the behind the scenes journey creating an ultimate TRADITION. You will discover the road to adapting Sholem Aleichem's best selling novel TEVYE AND HIS DAUGHTERS into a full length musical and its road to Broadway in 1964 and it's legacy 50 years later,
LEA SALONGA IN CONCERT airing November 17th, 2020 – Discover THE MOVIE IN MY MIND and the stunning angelic voice of the Tony and Olivier Award winning star Lea Salonga. Filmed in Australia at the legendary Sydney Opera House, this concert will feature Salonga in all her Broadway glory accompanied by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra performing an unforgettable lineup of Musical Theater favorites and more. You can expect to hear Salonga belting out hits from her breakout performance in Miss Saigon and Les Miserables. In addition for all you Disney nerds out there, you may hear her singing her signature tunes where she made history as the first actress to be the singing voice of not just 1….. but 2 DISNEY PRINCESSES!!! Many of us know, Lea Salonga is the voice of "Princess Jasmine" in Aladdin and the title character in Mulan,
a special encore presentation of IRVING BERLIN'S HOLIDAY INN airing November 20th, 2020 – Originally captured and filmed at Broadway's legendary Studio 54 in 2017, get ready for an ultimate night of romance, thrills, and toe-tapping numbers from Roundabout Theatre Company based on the legendary 1942 Paramount film of the same name starring Tony nominee Bryce Pinkham, acclaimed stage and screen star Corbin Bleu, along with Broadway favorites Megan Sikora and Lora Lee Gayer. Under the direction of Gordon Greenberg with choreography by Denis Jones, the musical takes place in Connecticut in the year of 1946. The story centers on "Jim Hardy" (Pinkham), a song and dance man who has officially retired from show business to spend more quality time on his family farm. However, the start of his new life immediately makes him feel sad and lonely. One day, he meets "Linda Mason" (Gayer), an aspiring performer turned schoolteacher. Together, they transform the farmhouse into a festive inn with spectacular performances to celebrate each holiday, from Christmas to the Fourth of July, and Easter. The show features an unforgettable lineup of newly done arrangements of some of the greatest songs from the Irving Berlin songbook including STEPPIN' OUT WITH MY BABY, BLUE SKIES, HEAT WAVE, WHITE CHRISTMAS, YOU'RE EASY TO DANCE WITH, CHEEK TO CHEEK, EASTER PARADE, and so much more.
Who is ready for Broadway live on your television this Fall while we wait for Live Theater to officially return?!
What are you most looking forward to?
The PBS series Great Performances has announced the lineup for its fourth annual Broadway's Best November series.
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