Broadway is shut down, but you can still enjoy the tremendous talents of its stars!
Theater performers are the latest to turn to online streaming in these times of quarantine, bringing famous songs straight into your living room.
The Actors Fund announced yesterday, March 16, that they would be producing online mini-Broadway shows every day to help entertain those stuck inside while also helping to raise money for the nonprofit organization (the videos are free to watch, but they are also asking viewers to consider donating to The Actors Fund).
The shows will be produced DAILY at the traditional theater times of 2 and 8 pm ET. And each star will be “singing a mix of their hit songs and/or something unexpected.” You can watch LIVE on their YouTube channel here!
Kelli O’Hara (from Kiss Me, Kate; South Pacific; The Kind and I, and many more) performed yesterday evening:
And other confirmed participants include: Iain Armitage, Sara Bareilles, Shoshana Bean, Laura Benanti, Sierra Boggess, Wayne Brady, Betty Buckley, Laura Bell Bundy, Andréa Burns, Kerry Butler, Norbert Leo Butz, Ann Hampton Callaway, Liz Callaway, Carolee Carmello, Kristin Chenoweth, Gavin Creel, Melissa Errico, Raul Esparza, Christopher Fitzgerald, Kathryn Gallagher, Ana Gasteyer, Mandy Gonzalez, Justin Guarini, Debbie Gravitte, James Monroe Iglehart, Rachel Bay Jones, Jeremy Jordan, Marc Kudish, Judy Kuhn, Anika Larsen, Linda Lavin, Beth Leavel, Telly Leung, Beth Malone, Melissa Manchester, Lesli Margherita, Lindsay Mendez, Idina Menzel, Varla Jean Merman, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jessie Mueller, Julia Murney, Rosie O’Donnell, Kelli O’Hara, Christine Pedi, Alice Ripley, Adam Pascal, Faith Prince, Keala Settle, Marc Shaiman, Kate Shindle, Jennifer Simard, Elizabeth Stanley, Patrick Wilson, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Scott Wittman, and many more will be announced!
Plus Broadway couples that live together will be doing duets, like Sebastian Arcelus and Stephanie J. Block, Will Chase and Ingrid Michaelson, Jen Cody and Hunter Foster, Jenn Colella and Chilina Kennedy, Colin Donnell and Patti Murrin, Santino and Jessica Fontana, Andy Karl and Orfeh, Liz Larsen and Sal Viviano, Audra McDonald and Will Swenson, Steven Pasquale and Phillipa Soo.
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