FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2023 at 8:30PM
In celebration of Great Performances’ 50th anniversary season, the series raises the curtain on a starry “Broadway’s Best” schedule of programs featuring dazzling musical numbers and high drama. The lineup kicks off with a star-studded concert celebrating Broadway during the series’ 50 years on PBS spanning from the early 1970s to the present day.
Showcasing songs from Stephen Schwartz to Andrew Lloyd Webber, the concert is hosted by two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster and features performances by three-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera singing “All That Jazz,” two-time Tony Award nominee Sara Bareilles singing from her award-winning musical “Waitress,” Tony Award nominee Vanessa Williams performing from “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” and many more. For the “Broadway’s Best” grand finale, Sutton Foster returns in an encore broadcast of Anything Goes from London’s West End directed by Kathleen Marshall.