Today, in conjunction with BroadwayWorld's special summer-long series BRIDGING TV & THEATRE: DROP DEAD DIVA, we have the distinct privilege of world premiering a musical performance from Sunday night's episode, "Mother's Day"! This exclusive clip features DROP DEAD DIVA headliner Brooke Elliott alongside Broadway babies Sharon Lawrence and Faith Prince, performing a spunky and more-than-slightly funky karaoke version of the classic Bill Withers country/gospel/rock anthem "Lean On Me". In Sunday's episode, Lawrence returns as bubbly Bobbie Dobkins and Prince as Jane's dotty mother, Elaine, just in time for some familial and celebratory Mother's Day festivities - yet there are some surprises in store. What antics will the Ladies Bingum cook up and what secret does Bobbie Dobkins have to reveal? Plus, what is this rumor of a new romance between Bobbie and the firm's head partner, Parker? Be sure to tune in to DROP DEAD DIVA Sunday night at 9 PM on Lifetime to get briefed!
Also, be sure to check back this weekend for the newest entry in our BRIDGING TV & THEATRE: DROP DEAD DIVA interview series with an illuminating career-spanning conversation with stalwart stage and screen performer Sharon Lawrence all about her roles onstage - CABARET, ZORBA, CHICAGO, the new Teresa Rebeck play and beyond - and onscreen - such as NYPD BLUE, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES and LAW & ORDER: SVU - as well as insights into DROP DEAD DIVA then and now, acting alongside the greats, honing one's craft over the course of a career and much, much more! Don't miss it!
Here is the synopsis for the "Mother's Day" episode of DROP DEAD DIVA airing Sunday at 9 PM on Lifetime:
"Jane finds herself with a double dose of mother woes when Jane's mom, Elaine, is arrested for exiting an airplane via the emergency slide after being stuck on a tarmac for 6 hours. Meanwhile, Grayson convinces Deb's mom, Bobbi, to sue a local casino for illegally using Deb's image on a cheesy ad campaign. Jane has even more to worry about when she discovers Bobbi and Parker are going on lunch dates together."
Now, without further ado, click below for the world premiere video of DROP DEAD DIVA's "Lean On Me"!