"LIVE with Kelly and Michael" Will Spotlight Kinky Boots, Pippin, Matilda, Cinderella, Motown July 22-26

By Andrew Gans
July 19, 2013

The nationally syndicated morning talk program "LIVE with Kelly and Michael," which airs in the New York metropolitan area on ABC-TV at 9 AM ET, will celebrate Broadway July 22-26.

The week will kick off July 22 when co-host Kelly Ripa goes behind-the-scenes at the Music Box Theatre, current home of the Tony-winning Best Revival Pippin. Ripa will visit co-stars Matthew James Thomas and Tony Award winner Patina Miller, and she will challenge herself to master all of the various elements in the show (acrobatics, Fosse dancing, acting and singing).

The July 23 broadcast will feature the cast of Motown The Musical performing the Temptations' classic song "My Girl." On July 24 Ripa will meet the cast and crew of the Broadway debut of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella; viewers can also expect a performance of "Stepsister's Lament."

Co-host Michael Strahan will spotlight the Tony-winning Best Musical Kinky Boots on the July 25 broadcast.

The week will conclude July 26 with a performance from the award-winning new musical Matilda. For the first time on U.S. TV, the four girls who share the title role — Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro — will perform the song “Naughty” together.