White House Meets the Great White Way

Broadway on Thanksgiving.

On Thanksgiving night, TLC will give viewers a chance to find out what happens when 40 high school students are invited to the White House for a daylong immersion into the world of theater with its hourlong special, Broadway at the White House.

The show documents the students’ experience throughout the day as they take classes in acting, directing, composition and design, and incorporates musical performances from the casts of current shows like Fun Home, School of Rock and Something Rotten.

The special is hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Matthew Morrison, and features Michelle Obama and a guest lineup that include actors Whoopi Goldberg, Gloria Estefan, Christian Borle and Cicely Tyson and composers Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Schwartz. It airs on TLC Thursday at 8 p.m ET.