THE SCREENING ROOM: Broadway Gets Patriotic for the Fourth of July (Video)

By Playbill Staff
July 4, 2013

America celebrates its birthday July 4, and Playbill.com has collected some of our favorite patriotic performances in honor of the occasion.



From "The Star Spangled Banner" to the songs of George M. Cohan and The Music Man, here are some patriotic highlights.

Shortly after her Evita run, Patti LuPone took time out to sing the National Anthem for the NY Rangers.

A look at Bette Midler's take on "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" over the years.

Kristin Chenoweth performs the National Anthem for the 2010 Opening Day at Yankee Stadium.

Judy Garland, in tramp costume, sings "America the Beautiful."

The Color Purple star Fantasia Barrino sings "The National Anthem."

The original Broadway production of Ragtime performs at the 1998 Tony Awards.

The cast of Jersey Boys sings "God Bless America."

Tony winner Joel Grey performs from George M! at the 1974 Tony Awards.

The opening of the Broadway revue Tintypes.

Judy Kuhn and Dick Latessa, from the cast of the short-lived Broadway musical Rags, perform on the 41st Annual Tony Awards.

"Dreamgirls" Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson's National Anthem at the Super Bowl.

The cast of Jersey Boys performs "God Bless America":

 

"76 Trombones" from the film of The Music Man.

Constantine Maroulis performs "The National Anthem."