Broadway Backstage: Spring Preview

March 29, 2008 7:36:38 PM PDT
On March 29th 2008, WABC-7 presented a half-hour special celebrating the coming spring season on the Great White Way. Eyewitness News anchor, Michelle Charlesworth and Broadway legend, Harvey Fierstein, star of the new musical, "A Catered Affair" hosted our show.

There are more than a dozen new shows on the boards with something for everybody. Spring marks the return of traditional musicals like the revivals of "Gypsy" and "South Pacific." For a musical experience with an edge there's "Passing Strange" "In the Heights" and from the John Waters film, "Cry Baby."

Dramas are well represented this spring with the first all African- American cast of "Cat in a Hot Tin Roof," and Patrick Stewart starring in "Macbeth." There's comedy too and innovative staging of some Broadway classics.

We take you to rehearsals, go behind-the-scenes and talk to this season's brightest stars. We'll also follow a Broadway "dresser," check out one of the Great White Way's most unique dressing rooms and learn how a choreographer works with his dancers.

Plus, the latest news on cast changes, comings and goings, and all the Broadway buzz.

Watch "Broadway Backstage: Spring Preview" right here on in the media player above.

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