A brand new Nice Performances program, “Reopening: The Broadway Revival”—debuting tonight at 9 p.m. ET on PBS—will pull the curtain again on a few of Broadway’s hottest reveals, revealing how the New York theater trade undertook the monumental means of turning the lights again on after its longest hiatus in historical past as a result of Covid-19 pandemic.
Providing unique behind-the-scenes entry to reveals together with “Depraved,” “Aladdin,” “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical,” “Jagged Little Capsule,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Waitress” and others, the movie follows every manufacturing’s journey as forged and crew reunite, rehearse and re-stage for his or her long-anticipated reopening nights.
Hosted by three-time New York Emmy Award-winning journalist and host of “On Stage” on Spectrum Information NY1, Frank DiLella, the documentary is instructed by Broadway stars and legends, together with 2021 Tony Award winner for Greatest Actress in a Musical Adrienne Warren (“Tina: The Tina Turner Musical”), 2021 Tony Award winner for Greatest Actor in a Musical Aaron Tveit (“Moulin Rouge”), Tony and Emmy nominee Sara Bareilles (“Waitress”), Michael James Scott (“Aladdin”), Tony nominee Elizabeth Stanley (“Jagged Little Capsule”), Alexandra Billings (“Depraved”), Jawan M. Jackson (“Ain’t Too Proud”), Jeanna de Waal (“Diana: The Musical”), Rachel Tucker (“Come From Away”), Tony nominee Andrew Rannells, Tony nominee Norm Lewis (“Rooster and Biscuits”), Olivier Award winner Sharon D. Clarke (“Caroline, or Change”), Tony winner Lea Salonga, Tony winner and Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth, Tony winner Chita Rivera, Tony winner Laura Benanti, Tony winner David Rockwell and the legendary award-winning composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.
“When Broadway reopened this previous fall, our cameras have been granted unprecedented entry to those unbelievable reveals and the great actors who convey them to life eight occasions every week. This hour will take viewers on a journey even we by no means noticed coming,” stated Stu Weiss, chief inventive officer at Studio Metropolis/PXL and govt producer of this system.
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