A CAPITOL FOURTH

About A CAPITOL FOURTH will kick off the country’s 238th birthday with a musical extravaganza like no other, topped off by the most dazzling display of fireworks anywhere in the nation! The multi-award winning event will air live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network and on NPR member stations nationwide.

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VIDEO: Watch Chita Rivera, Renee Fleming, Brandon Victor Dixon, & More in PBS' A CAPITOL FOURTH VIDEO: Watch Chita Rivera, Renee Fleming, Brandon Victor Dixon, & More in PBS' A CAPITOL FOURTH
by TV News Desk - July 05, 2018

Broadcast live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the 38th annual A Capitol Fourth puts viewers front and center for America's biggest birthday party with the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation. ... (more...)
BWW's Guide to 4th of July TV Celebrations - Chita Rivera, Brandon Victor Dixon, Renee Fleming, & More! BWW's Guide to 4th of July TV Celebrations - Chita Rivera, Brandon Victor Dixon, Renee Fleming, & More!
by TV News Desk - July 04, 2018

With the celebration of America's birthday just around the corner, BWW brings you a guide to this year's Fourth of July television specials, featuring performances by Broadway Icon Chita Rivera, Opera Legend and CAROUSEL on Broadway star Renee Fleming, and more! As always, we will be bringing you vi... (more...)
Broadway on TV: Idina Menzel, Josh Groban, & More for Week of July 2, 2018 Broadway on TV: Idina Menzel, Josh Groban, & More for Week of July 2, 2018
by TV News Desk - July 02, 2018

From stage to screen, Broadway will be represented on TV for the week of July 2, 2018!... (more...)
Chita Rivera, Andy Grammer, and Kyla Jade Join the Lineup for A CAPITOL FOURTH on PBS Chita Rivera, Andy Grammer, and Kyla Jade Join the Lineup for A CAPITOL FOURTH on PBS
by TV News Desk - June 19, 2018

Joining the all-star line-up for the 38th annual edition of PBS' A CAPITOL FOURTH, the country's longest-running live national July 4 TV tradition, are theatrical icon and triple-threat Broadway legend Chita Rivera, multi-platinum pop singer and songwriter Andy Grammer, and THE VOICE Season 14 final... (more...)
John Stamos to Return to A CAPITOL FOURTH As Host On PBS John Stamos to Return to A CAPITOL FOURTH As Host On PBS
by TV News Desk - May 31, 2018

This July 4th, America's national Independence Day celebration kicks off our country's 242nd birthday, as A CAPITOL FOURTH on PBS welcomes back Emmy Award-nominated actor and producer John Stamos (FULLER HOUSE, SCREAM QUEENS) to host the festivities. Broadcast live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U... (more...)
The Cast of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE, Renee Fleming, & More to Perform at A CAPITOL FOURTH on PBS The Cast of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE, Renee Fleming, & More to Perform at A CAPITOL FOURTH on PBS
by TV News Desk - May 31, 2018

This July 4th, America's national Independence Day celebration kicks off our country's 242nd birthday, as A CAPITOL FOURTH on PBS welcomes back Emmy Award-nominated actor and producer John Stamos (FULLER HOUSE, SCREAM QUEENS) to host the festivities.  Broadcast live on PBS from the West Lawn of the ... (more...)
Capital Concerts Celebrates Wins At The 2018 New York Festivals' International TV & Film Awards Capital Concerts Celebrates Wins At The 2018 New York Festivals' International TV & Film Awards
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2018

Two world-renowned television programs produced for PBS, the NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT and A CAPITOL FOURTH, won Silver and Bronze World Medals respectively at this year's New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards honoring theWorld'sBest TV & Films. Both programs were produced by Capital... (more...)
VIDEO: BANDSTAND's Laura Osnes Performs Patriotic Medley on A CAPITOL FOURTH VIDEO: BANDSTAND's Laura Osnes Performs Patriotic Medley on A CAPITOL FOURTH
by TV News Desk - July 05, 2017

Star of BANDSTAND on Broadway, Laura Osnes performed a medley of patriotic songs at the 2017 A Capitol Fourth on PBS to help ring in America's 241st birthday! Check out the performance in full below!... (more...)
BWW's Guide to 4th of July TV Celebrations - Laura Osnes, Leslie Odom Jr., Heather Headley & More! BWW's Guide to 4th of July TV Celebrations - Laura Osnes, Leslie Odom Jr., Heather Headley & More!
by Caryn Robbins - July 03, 2017

With the celebration of America's birthday just around the corner, BWW brings you a guide to this year's Fourth of July television specials, featuring performances by BANDSTAND's Laura Osnes, Tony Award winner Leslie Odom, Jr, and the World Premiere of new music from award-winning composer Alan Menk... (more...)
BANDSTAND's Laura Osnes to Perform on PBS' A CAPITOL FOURTH BANDSTAND's Laura Osnes to Perform on PBS' A CAPITOL FOURTH
by BWW News Desk - June 26, 2017

Joining the all-star line-up for the 37th annual edition of PBS' A CAPITOL FOURTH, broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, are acclaimed country music singer and songwriter Kellie Pickler, Grammy-nominated gospel legend Yolanda Adams and Broadway star and two-time Tony Award nominee L... (more...)
Broadway's Phillipa Soo to Perform on PBS' A CAPITOL FOURTH; John Stamos to Host Broadway's Phillipa Soo to Perform on PBS' A CAPITOL FOURTH; John Stamos to Host
by BWW News Desk - June 06, 2017

Emmy Award-nominated actor and producer John Stamos (FULLER HOUSE, SCREAM QUEENS) is set to host the 37th annual edition of PBS' A CAPITOL FOURTH, broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.... (more...)
Christopher Jackson, Auli'i Cravalho & More Set for PBS' NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT Christopher Jackson, Auli'i Cravalho & More Set for PBS' NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Joining the all-star line-up for PBS' NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT,broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, are acclaimed actor Robert Patrick (SCORPION) and Tony-nominated actress and star of TV's IN PLAIN SIGHT and THE WEST WING, Mary McCormack.... (more...)
Laurence Fishburne Joins Joe Mantegna to Co-Host PBS' NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT Laurence Fishburne Joins Joe Mantegna to Co-Host PBS' NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT
by TV News Desk - April 27, 2017

Oscar nominee and Emmy and Tony-Award winner Laurence Fishburne (BLACK-ISH) will join Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna (CRIMINAL MINDS) to host the 28th annual edition of PBS' NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT.... (more...)
PBS Travels the Globe for 'Summer of Adventure' Seasonal Features PBS Travels the Globe for 'Summer of Adventure' Seasonal Features
by TV News Desk - April 19, 2017

PBS travels the globe, from China to Havana and beyond, to give viewers a sweeping look at many of the most fascinating places on Earth... (more...)
Lillias White, Brian Stokes Mitchell & More Set for New Season of AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC Lillias White, Brian Stokes Mitchell & More Set for New Season of AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - April 07, 2017

The fourth season of the award-winning music series, AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC, hosted for the first time by multi-platinum-selling entertainer Michael Feinstein, will make its New York Metro-area premiere on Sunday, April 9th on at 12:30 p.m. THIRTEEN... (more...)
Photo Flash: Sutton Foster, Christopher Jackson, ON YOUR FEET! Cast & More on A CAPITOL FOURTH Photo Flash: Sutton Foster, Christopher Jackson, ON YOUR FEET! Cast & More on A CAPITOL FOURTH
by BWW Special Coverage - July 05, 2016

Sutton Foster, Christopher Jackson, the cast of Broadway's ON YOUR FEET!, GLEE's Amber Riley and more performed on last night's A CAPITOL FOURTH celebration on PBS. Check out photos from the show and backstage below!... (more...)
VIDEO: ON YOUR FEET Cast, Amber Riley & Alisan Porter Perform on A CAPITOL FOURTH VIDEO: ON YOUR FEET Cast, Amber Riley & Alisan Porter Perform on A CAPITOL FOURTH
by TV News Desk - July 05, 2016

On last night's A CAPITOL FOURTH celebration on PBS, Ana Villafañe, Ektor Rivera and the cast of Broadway's ON YOUR FEET performed a rousing medley of songs from the hit musical.... (more...)
VIDEO: Sutton Foster Opens PBS's A CAPITOL FOURTH with Patriotic Medley VIDEO: Sutton Foster Opens PBS's A CAPITOL FOURTH with Patriotic Medley
by TV News Desk - July 05, 2016

Tony Award winner Sutton Foster opened the 2016 A CAPITOL FOURTH on PBS with a rousing patriotic medley last night.... (more...)
VIDEO: Christopher Jackson Performs 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight' on A CAPITOL FOURTH VIDEO: Christopher Jackson Performs 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight' on A CAPITOL FOURTH
by TV News Desk - July 05, 2016

On last night A CAPITOL FOURTH special on PBS, HAMILTON star and Tony nominee Christopher Jackson performed THE LION KING ballad, 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight.'... (more...)
VIDEO: Sara Bareilles Performs 'What the World Needs Now' on NBC 4th OF JULY Special VIDEO: Sara Bareilles Performs 'What the World Needs Now' on NBC 4th OF JULY Special
by TV News Desk - July 05, 2016

Tony nominee Sara Bareilles performed the Broadway for Orlando song 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' on NBC's annual MACY'S 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR.... (more...)
Sutton Foster, Amber Riley & ON YOUR FEET! Cast Perform Tonight on PBS's A CAPITOL FOURTH Sutton Foster, Amber Riley & ON YOUR FEET! Cast Perform Tonight on PBS's A CAPITOL FOURTH
by TV News Desk - July 04, 2016

This July 4th, America's national Independence Day celebration kicks off our country's 240th birthday, as A CAPITOL FOURTH on PBS welcomes back Emmy Award-winning television personality Tom Bergeron (DANCING WITH THE STARS) to host the festivities.... (more...)
BWW's Guide to 4th of July TV Celebrations - Sutton Foster, Christopher Jackson & More! BWW's Guide to 4th of July TV Celebrations - Sutton Foster, Christopher Jackson & More!
by Caryn Robbins - July 02, 2016

With the celebration of America's birthday just around the corner, BWW brings you a guide to this year's Fourth of July television specials!... (more...)
Scoop: GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Week of 7/4 on ABC Scoop: GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Week of 7/4 on ABC
by TV Scoop - July 01, 2016

Get all the scoop on GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Week of 7/4, airing on ABC... (more...)
HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson Set for Patriotic Performance on PBS' A CAPITOL FOURTH HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson Set for Patriotic Performance on PBS' A CAPITOL FOURTH
by BWW News Desk - June 29, 2016

Christopher Jackson, who stars as George Washington in the Broadway smash hit musicalHAMILTON, winner of 11 Tony Awards, is set to perform at PBS' A CAPITOL FOURTH.... (more...)
PBS' A CAPITOL FOURTH to Feature Inspiring Olympic Tribute & Celebrate USO's 75th Anniversary PBS' A CAPITOL FOURTH to Feature Inspiring Olympic Tribute & Celebrate USO's 75th Anniversary
by TV News Desk - June 28, 2016

This July 4th, America's national Independence Day celebration kicks off our country's 240th birthday with a special salute to our Olympians and Paralympians as they prepare for Rio.... (more...)