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A Broadway Celebration: In Performance at the White House

A PBS music special in the East Room of the White House, hosted by the President and Mrs. Obama.  Taped on July 19, the evening features a series of performances by major Broadway artists and new talent, presenting selections from American musicals that reflect the spirit, energy and ambition of America.  The evening is emceed by Nathan Lane and includes Idina Menzel, Brian d’Arcy James, Audra McDonald, Elaine Stritch, Chad Kimball, Marvin Hamlisch, Karen Olivo, Tonya Pinkins, Assata Alston and a youth ensemble from the Joy of Motion Dance Center and Duke Ellingston School of the Arts.

Premieres Wednesday, October 20 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide, followed by an encore presentation at 10 p.m.  (Check local listings.)

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the start of “A Broadway Celebration: In Performance at the White House” in the East Room of the White House, July 19, 2010.

Credit: Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson.

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Nathan Lane and Brian d’Arcy James perform “Free” from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum during “A Broadway Celebration: In Performance at the White House” in the East Room of the White House, July 19, 2010.

Credit: Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson.

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Elaine Stritch performs during “A Broadway Celebration: In Performance at the White House” in the East Room of the White House, July 19, 2010.

Credit: Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson.

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