CAROUSEL to Air on PBS Live from Lincoln Center 4/26; Dates Set for Kristin Chenoweth: The Dames of Broadway...All of 'Em!!!; Kander & Ebb Tribute & More...

· Live From Lincoln Center series host and five-time Tony Award-winning actress and singer Audra McDonald takes the stage as featured performer for a special one night-only gala concert. McDonald is no stranger to Lincoln Center, having studied at The Juilliard School and performed on virtually every Lincoln Center stage over the course of her acclaimed career. Audra McDonald in concert will air on PBS, Friday, May 24, 2013, at 9 p.m. (ET) (check local listings).

Now in its 37th season on PBS, Live From Lincoln Center has received 13 Emmy Awards to date and is a cornerstone of arts broadcasting. The series has made the world's greatest artists on Lincoln Center's renowned stages accessible to millions of viewers in virtually every corner of the United States.

Live From Lincoln Center has enhanced its broadcasts this season to further connect and engage with arts lovers. New features for viewers include expanded behind-the-scenes segments such as interstitial and ancillary content, as well as multi-platform engagement with streamed broadcasts online after the original air date (via PBS.org) and social media integration, all designed to bring the performer and performance closer to the audience. Live From Lincoln Center has also signed a licensing agreement for international distribution in the years to come though CABLEready.

The six upcoming Live From Lincoln Center broadcasts follow this season's three earlier presentations: the New York Philharmonic's Opening Night Concert with special guest violin superstar Itzhak Perlman; the annual Richard Tucker Music Foundation Gala featuring a dazzling array of opera's most exciting stars; and the New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve tribute to the late Marvin Hamlisch. The executive producer is Andrew C. Wilk. Lincoln Center's Chief Media and Digital Officer, Elizabeth W. Scott, is executive in charge of the series' production.

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