A Broadway Celebration: In Performance at the White House

Live Stream: Monday, July 19, 2010
PBS Broadcast: Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The President and First Lady continued their White House music series with "A Broadway Celebration" to honor the arts and demonstrate the importance of arts education.

The evening was hosted by Nathan Lane and included selections from American musicals that reflect the spirit, energy and ambition of America. PerformersBrookl included: Idina Menzel, Audra McDonald, Elaine Stritch, Brian d’Arcy James, Chad Kimball, Tonya Pinkins, Marvin Hamlisch, Karen Olivo, Assata Alston, Danielle Arci and Constantine Rousouli under the direction of George C. Wolfe.

Joining the Broadway vets, dance students from the local Duke Ellington School of the Arts and the Joy of Motion Dance Center worked with Tony Award winning choreographer Jerry Mitchell performing the finale, “You Can’t Stop the Beat” from Hairspray.

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