The Playgoer: Obamas Still ♥ B'way

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Obamas Still ♥ B'way

Just in from the White House:

Press representatives for Mrs. Obama said on Wednesday that the White House would continue its concert series with a performance at 7 p.m. on Monday by a lineup of prominent Broadway talents, including Nathan Lane, Idina Menzel, Audra McDonald, Brian d’Arcy James, Chad Kimball, Tonya Pinkins, Marvin Hamlisch, Karen Olivo and Assata Alston, which will be preceded by remarks from the president. Earlier in the day 20 dance students from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts and the Joy of Motion Dance Center will take part in an educational workshop and rehearse a scene from “Hairspray” that will be supervised by the choreographer Jerry Mitchell....PBS will broadcast the concert as “A Broadway Celebration: In Performance at the White House” on Oct. 20.
So I guess we're talking just musicals?

Oh well it's something.


matt said...

PG, we have the White House actually acknowledging that theatre exists. Let us not get greedy.

Tom Shea said...

Like 'Broadway' has any other meaning to people any more.