If I've done this right, I'll be able to make this even easier for folks and will embed the Concert for America streaming the encore presentation below.
And here's where an adjusted list of some of the highlights should show up during the broadcast. Or reasonably thereabouts. I think. This is approximate, but will at least give you a general order.
Opening -- Idina Menzel singing what I believe is called "I See You."
:14 -- Chita Rivera recreates "I Like to Be in America" that she sang in the original Broadway production of West Side Story. It’s fun and great to see, though the duet performance with actor Juan Carlos Espinosa is a little sloppy. But she even throws in a bit of choreography, which is impressive for being 85.
:51 -- "The Apple Doesn't Fall (Too Far From the Tree)". This was a song from the Kander & Ebb musical The Rink, which was performed in the original Broadway production by Chita Rivera sung with Liza Minelli who played her daughter. In this clip, Rivera recreates the number, singing with her real-life daughter, Lisa Mordente.
1:21 -- Audra MacDonald singing, "Climb Every Mountain" (which she performed in the live TV production of The Sound of Music.
1:39 -- a funny, charming, serious speech by Tina Fey
2:12 -- Brian Stokes Mitchell, who starred in the stage musical version of Ragtime (which I saw in its second U.S. production pre-Broadway) recreates his showstopping, "On the Wheels of a Dream" which he sings here in duet with Audra MacDonald.
2:17 -- Keala Settle repeats her performances of the Oscar-nominated song, "This is Me," which she sang in the film The Greatest Showman.
2:25 -- Patrick Wilson (who I recently featured in a duet of the National Anthem with Stephen Colbert), begins the finale of "Let the Sunshine In" for Hair, followed by co-host James Wesley and then the entire cast joins them on stage.
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