PBS Sets Air Dates for Angela Lansbury-Led Little Women, Tony Bennett Tribute With Josh Groban, and More

Film & TV News   PBS Sets Air Dates for Angela Lansbury-Led Little Women, Tony Bennett Tribute With Josh Groban, and More
 
The Bennett tribute will also feature appearances by Tony winners Brian Stokes Mitchell and Savion Glover.
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PBS has set air dates for its Winter/Spring 2018 programming, which features several programs of interest to theatre fans.

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Josh Groban, Tony-nominated for his Broadway debut in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, will be part of Tony Bennett: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, which air January 12, 2018, at 9 PM ET. The all-star tribute to Bennett is hosted by Bruce Willis and features additional performances by Michael Bublé, Michael Feinstein, Chris Botti, Wé McDonald, Vanessa Williams, Lukas Nelson, Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, Tony winner Savion Glover, Gloria Estefan, and Stevie Wonder, with Wynton Marsalis as a presenter.

Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart, which explores the life and work of the A Raisin in the Sun playwright and activist, will make its debut January 19 at 9 PM ET. LaTanya Richardson Jackson narrates the two-hour program with Tony winner Anika Noni Rose as the voice of Hansberry. Both appeared in the 2014 Broadway revival of the play.

Louisa May Alcott's Little Women will be brought to life Sundays, May 13 and 20 at 8 PM. The star-studded cast features Tony winner Angela Lansbury, Emily Watson, Dylan Baker, and Michael Gambon with Maya Hawke as Jo, Willa Fitzgerald as Meg, Annes Elwy as Beth, Kathryn Newton as Amy, and Jonah Hauer-King as Laurie.

Read: ANGELA LANSBURY AND MICHAEL GAMBON WILL STAR IN LITTLE WOMEN FOR PBS

The previously announced Live From Lincoln Center Presents at The Appel Room, a four-part special presentation, will air Fridays in spring 2018 with broadcast dates to be announced. The series of concerts features Falsettos Tony nominee Stephanie J. Block, two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster with special guest Tony nominee Jonathan Groff, Hamilton Tony winner Leslie Odom, Jr., and Falsettos and The Book of Mormon Tony nominee Andrew Rannells.

Read: JONATHAN GROFF AND SUTTON FOSTER WILL JOIN FORCES FOR PBS SPECIAL

For additional details on the upcoming season, visit PBS.org.

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