Zee Cafe celebrates 'Spirit Of Broadway'

MUMBAI: Fans of Broadway musicals are in for a treat! In an effort to add variety, English general entertainment channel Zee Café will air the special The Spirit of Broadway as a festival Special on 5 November 2005 at 9 pm.

The Spirit of Broadway, the channel says, is a glamorous, high-energy international Broadway extravaganza featuring an international cast of sensational singers and the highest kicking chorus girls this side of New York. The live show took place in Mumbai from 23-23 October 2005. The show is marked by Lavish costumes, lighting and a talented cast.

Zee Café business head Neil Chakravarti says, "The Spirit of Broadway is yet anther initiative to provide our viewers the best in international entertainment. Given the relatively shot run of the live show, we wanted to showcase the event for viewers across the country, so that they might get the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate this spectacular production."

Zee says that the magic of Broadway's musicals has been popular across generations and the hit songs have entertained audiences of all ages. The cast will bring viewers songs from hit musicals such as Chicago, Cabaret, Grease, 42nd Street, Les Miserables, Cats, Phantom Of The Opera, Chorus Line, Mamma Mia and The Rocky Horror Picture Show..

The Spirit of Broadway, the channel adds, has played in over 20 countries and has been watched by over 15 million people. Every night ends with a standing ovation as the cast featuring the most talented singers and dancers take to the stage performing Broadway's best with Pizzazz and Razzle Dazzle. All the singers have played on Broadway and also in the London's West end, playing lead characters in various productions. The cast have performed in numerous countries around the world and spend much of their life jetting between venues.

As had been reported earlier by Zee Cafe signed a deal with international entertainment and lifestyle channel E!. E!News airs on Zee Cafe at 11 pm from Monday-Friday, a day after being screened in the US. It repeats at 5:30 pm the next day. This gives viewers the news about celebrities and the latest happenings in Hollywod. As the channel says this is probably the only show in India that keeps viewers upto speed with the latest developments in Hollywood.

This, the channel says, is an effective way of connecting with viewers who increasingly want entertainment in snippets. It will also shortly commence airing another show which focusses on 100 memorable moments from the worlds of film and television. One of them is the host of The Apprentice Donald Trump uttering the famous line "You're fired".

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