"A Broadway Celebration: In Performance at the White House" is a PBS music special in the East Room of the White House. President and Mrs. Obama hosted the event on Monday, July 19, 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. The evening is emceed by Nathan Lane and includes Idina Menzel, Brian d'Arcy James, Audra McDonald, Chad Kimball, Elaine Stritch, Marvin Hamlisch, Karen Olivo, Tonya Pinkins, Assata Alston and a youth ensemble from the Joy of Motion Dance Center and Duke Ellington School of the Arts, with Danielle Arci and Constantine Rousouli. The sixty-minute television special, part of the Emmy Award-nominated PBS "In Performance at the White House" series, premieres Wednesday, October 20 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide, followed by an encore presentation at 10 p.m.

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