Elaine Stritch, Nathan Lane and Chad Kimball performed at the White House in Washington Monday in "A Celebration of the Music of Broadway."
About 200 guests, including President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, attended the standing-room-only event in the White House's East Room.
The show is to air as "In Performance at the White House" Oct. 20 on PBS stations in the United States.
Obama noted that many of Broadway's biggest stars arrived in this country as poor immigrants and said that, at their best, Broadway musicals have not just served as entertainment, but also raised social consciousness, challenged stereotypes and helped shape "our opinions about race and religion, death and disease, power and politics."
LOS ANGELES, July 5 (UPI) -- "The Last Airbender," a fantasy adventure from writer-director M. Night Shyamalan, opened at No. 2 in U.S. theaters this Independence Day weekend.
"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" remains No. 1, taking in an estimated $176 million.
The following collection shows the top highest grossing movies of the summer.
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