ALADDIN's James Iglehart to Co-Host Broadway Spring Preview on WABC, Today
Big name stars, blockbuster musicals, riveting revivals and brand new dramas - "Broadway Backstage: Spring Preview" gives you a taste of them all. This half-hour special airs on Saturday, May 30 at 7 p.m. and is hosted by WABC-TV's Reporter/Anchor, Michelle Charlesworth and James Monroe Iglehart, the Genie in Disney Aladdin and winner of the Tony last year for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.
You'll see highlights from the shows and hear from a bevy of current stars, including; Kristin Chenoweth, Jim Parsons, Kelli O'Hara, Peter Gallagher, Carey Mulligan, Kelsey Grammer, Tyne Daly, David Hyde Pierce, Chita Rivera, Bill Nighy, Brian D'Arcy James, Vanessa Hudgens, Ken Watanabe, Christian Borle, Julie White, Steven Boyer, Ben Miles, and many more.
We take you behind the scenes to meet a top theatrical photographer whose iconic images appear in numerous Broadway posters, newspapers and magazines. You'll learn how to speak like a theater professional with TDF's Theatrical Dictionary and hear the surprising secrets behind how the stars "gear up" for those grueling two show days.
"Broadway Backstage: Spring Preview" will have an encore telecast on Sunday morning May 31 at 5:30 a.m. on WABC-TV.