June 26, 2022

PBS’s ‘A Capitol Fourth’ to Embody ‘West Aspect Story’ Tribute

The annual televised Independence Day live performance, A Capitol Fourth, is about to honor West Aspect Story’s sixty fifth anniversary, with Tony Award winner Chita Rivera headlining the celebrations.

In line with Deadline, Rivera, who originated the function of Anita within the unique Broadway manufacturing of West Aspect Story, will lead the anniversary celebration because the Nationwide Symphony Orchestra performs a musical tribute. Rivera, additionally identified for her roles in Chicago and Kiss of the Spider Girl, is a three-time Tony Award recipient, together with one for Lifetime Achievement.

The occasion can be broadcast on PBS and hosted by nation music star Mickey Guyton. Along with Rivera and the Nationwide Symphony Orchestra, the night may even embrace performances by Darren Criss, Yolanda Adams, Gloria Gaynor, Keb’ Mo’, Emily Bear, Loren Allred, and Guyton herself.

Elsewhere, Rachel Platten will carry out her music “Stand By You” in tribute to navy heroes and their households; Adams will carry out “Battle Hymn of the Republic” as a part of the centennial salute to the Lincoln Memorial; and the night time will conclude with the Capitol fireworks show, together with a efficiency from The U.S. Military Band “Pershing’s Personal,” additionally marking its one hundredth anniversary.

The occasion, which is open to the general public after two years of COVID-restricted digital celebrations, will air on PBS from 8 pm ET to 9:30 pm ET. It is going to additionally air on the Armed Forces Community and NPR member stations. As well as, viewers can stream the celebration on YouTube and PBS.org from July 4 to July 18.

Michael Colbert of Capital Concert events and WETA-TV will co-produce the occasion.

A Capitol Fourth, Monday, July 4, 8 pm et, PBS