PBS ‘Broadway Best’ 2020 list of shows announced
Productions include a world premiere concert, documentaries and Tony Award-winning shows.
The upcoming lineup for PBS’ annual ‘Broadway Best’ series has been announced. Available to watch from November 6-27, this season will include four shows, as well as additional programming of Shakespeare plays including Macbeth and Much Ado About Nothing.
Audiences can relive James Corden’s Tony Award-winning performance in One Man Two Guvnors, premiering on November 6. Corden plays Francis Henshall, who becomes a bodyguard-minder to a London crook. One Man Two Guvnors received seven Tony Award nominations in 2012, including Best New Play.
Documenting the musical Fiddler on the Roof, Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles will receive its world premiere on November 13. The documentary will include exclusive interviews with the musical’s creative team Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, as well as archival footage and commentary from actors including Harvey Fierstein and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
FIlmed live at Studio 54 in 2016, the Christmas spirit will be well and truly alive when Holiday Inn airs from November 20. Irving Berlin’s beloved musical follows Jim and Linda as they transform a farmhouse into a seasonal inn, starring Bryce Pinkham, Lora Lee Gayer, Megan Lawrence, Danny Rutigliano, Megan Sikora and Corbin Bleu.
The season will end with the world premiere of Lea Salonga in Concert. Singing with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Tony Award-winning actress will perform songs from Miss Saigon, Aladdin and Mulan. Most recently, Salonga returned to Broadway in the 2017 revival of Once on this Island. Lea Salonga in Concert is available from November 27.
Photo credit: Corbin Bleu, Lora Lee Gayer, Bryce Pinkham in Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn – The Broadway Musical (Photo by Joan Marcus, courtesy of Grand Communications)