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IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE: A Broadway Celebration

Airs Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Students from the Joy of Motion Dance Center and the Duke Ellington School of the Arts perform "Can’t Stop the Beat" from "Hairspray" during "A Broadway Celebration: In Performance at the White House" in the East Room of the White House, July 19, 2010.

"In Performance At The White House: A Broadway Celebration" is a PBS music special featuring 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. President and Mrs. Obama hosted the event on Monday, July 19, 2010.

The special is emceed by Nathan Lane and includes Idina Menzel, Brian d’Arcy James, Audra McDonald, Chad Kimball, Marvin Hamlisch, Karen Olivo, Tonya Pinkins, Assata Alston and a youth ensemble from the Joy of Motion Dance Center.

The entire broadcast performance will be available for online viewing on Thursday, October 21, 2010.

A Broadway Celebration Preview

A PBS music special featuring 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.

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A Broadway Celebration Performers: What PBS Shows Did You Watch?

Above: Nathan Lane, Bryan d'Arcy James, Karen Olivo, Jerry Mitchell and others discuss the PBS shows that have inspired them as performers. "In Performance At the White House: A Broadway Celebration" -- coming to PBS October 20, 2010 -- is a one hour concert performed in the East Room of the White House and directed by George C. Wolfe.