STARS ON STAGE AT WESTPORT COUNTRY PLAYHOUSE: Brandon Victor Dixon
Premieres Friday January 21, 2022 at 9 p.m. and Sunday January 23 at 2 p.m. on KPBS 2 / On Demand
Brandon Victor Dixon electrified viewers with his performances in ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ and ‘Rent: Live’ and also starred in numerous Broadway shows including ‘Hamilton’, ‘The Color Purple’ and ‘Motown: The Musical’ .
In this rousing new concert special, the Tony, Emmy and Grammy nominee brings his stunning voice and artistry to a celebration of Broadway, classic pop and soul. Featured are songs made famous by many of Dixon’s personal favorites, including Marvin Gaye (“Mercy Mercy Me”), Donny Hathaway (“A Song for You”) and Stevie Wonder (“Heaven Help Us All”).
Other highlights include a haunting rendition of Stephen Sondheim’s “Being Alive” and Dixon’s original song, “Maybe.” With guest singers Crystal Monee Hall, Kristina Nicole Miller and Anastasia Talley. Directed by Annette Jolles with Michael O. Mitchell as musical director.
Episode 3 Preview | Brandon Victor Dixon
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Episodes will be available on-demand concurrently with the broadcast and will be available on all station-branded PBS platforms, including PBS.org and the PBS Video app, available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Samsung Smart TV, Chromecast and VIZIO.
About the series:
Celebrate three of Broadway’s biggest stars in these new concert specials, featuring Tony and Olivier Award winner Gavin Creel (premiering Friday, Jan. 7 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2); Billboard chart-topping artist Shoshana Bean (premieres Friday, Jan. 14 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2); and Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award-nominated Brandon Victor Dixon (premieres Friday, Jan. 21 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2).
Overview | STARS ON STAGE AT WESTPORT COUNTRY PLAYHOUSE
Andrew Carl Wilk is the creator of the series. Executive producers are Andrew Carl Wilk, Annette Jolles and Donald H. Thoms. The responsible executive for PBS is Zara Frankel. “Gavin Creel” is directed by Andrew Carl Wilk, with Mary-Mitchell Campbell as musical director. “Shoshana Bean” is directed by Annette Jolles with David Cook as musical director. “Brandon Victor Dixon” is directed by Annette Jolles with Michael O. Mitchell as musical director. Scenography by Travis George. Lighting design by Alan Adelman.