Pre-Recorded at Washington’s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
ABC rebroadcasts the all-star tribute celebrating the unveiling of the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) with a two-hour program of music, dance and the spoken word, “Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories That Changed America, airing Wednesday, June 24 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT) 00:00 A.M GMT. McClurkin joins influential entertainers
such as: Christina Aguilera, Alvin Ailey dancers, Patti Austin, Angela Bassett, Jon Batiste, Mary J. Blige, Shirley Caesar, Dave Chappelle, Chloe x Halle, Chuck D, Gary Clark Jr., Common, Cynthis Erivo, Fantasia, Jamie Foxx, Doug E. Fresh, Robert Glasper, Savion Glover, Dave Grohl with Trouble Funk, Herbie Hancock, Tom Hanks, Samuel L. Jackson, Quincy Jones, Rashida Jones, Elijah Kelley, Gladys Knight, John Legend, Mary Mary, Janelle Monae, Ne-Yo, Jada Pinkett, Will Smith, Octavia Spencer, Chris Tucker, Usher, Jesse Williams, Oprah Winfrey and Stevie Wonder.
The production was filmed on Sept. 23, 2016, and originally broadcast on ABC nationwide on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. The executive producers were Don Mischer and Quincy Jones, along with Don Mischer Productions’ Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare.