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First lady brings ‘Great White Way’ to White House

 

First lady Michelle Obama stands with Mariam Safdar, daughter of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, speaks during an event in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. Obama announced a new partnership to further adolescent girls' education in Pakistan as a part of the Let Girls Learn initiative that aims to help adolescent girls around the globe attend and complete school. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

First lady Michelle Obama stands with Mariam Safdar, daughter of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, speaks during an event in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. Obama announced a new partnership to further adolescent girls’ education in Pakistan as a part of the Let Girls Learn initiative that aims to help adolescent girls around the globe attend and complete school. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is giving her regards to Broadway with a TLC special set for Thanksgiving Day broadcast.

“Broadway at the White House,” a one-hour special on the history of the “Great White Way” and the craft of theater, is to be taped Monday, November 16.

Kristin Chenoweth and Matthew Morrison are the hosts, with Mrs. Obama as the special guest.

Music from “Finding Neverland,” ”Fun Home,” ”An American in Paris,” ”On Your Feet!” ”School of Rock” and “Something Rotten” will be featured.

Students from public arts high schools and after-school arts programs have been invited to participate in theater-related workshops and a Q&A session with a panel of artists before the taping.

Whoopi Goldberg, Gloria Estefan, Christian Borle and Cicely Tyson are among the artists expected to participate.

 

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