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Norman Lear, Mackenzie Phillips & Valerie Bertinelli Set For ‘One Day At A Time’ Live Benefit Reunion

Norman Lear will reunite with the surviving cast members of the original One Day At A Time – Valerie Bertinelli, Mackenzie Phillips, Michael Lembeck and Glenn Scarpelli – to support The Actors Fund.

The One Day gang, along with producer Patricia Fass Palmer, will be live-from-home guests on this Thursday’s episode of Stars in the House, the YouTube series hosted by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley.

In April, Lear appeared on Stars in the House with the cast of Pop TV’s One Day re-do with cast members Rita Moreno, Justina Machado, Todd Grinnell, Isabella Gomez, Marcel Ruiz and Stephen Tobolowsky.

A CHORUS LINE Will Celebrate 45th Anniversary On STARS IN THE HOUSE With Donna McKechnie, Ronald Dennis and More

Kay Cole, Ronald Dennis, Trish Garland, Nancy Lane, Baayork Lee, Robert LuPone, Donna McKechnie and Don Percassi Will Reunite

A-Five, six, seven, eight! 45 years to the day after the curtain first rose on "A Chorus Line," Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced today that many members of the original cast of the singular sensation will come together on "Stars In The House" LIVE Saturday, July 25th at 8 PM ET on the Stars In The House YouTube channel and on starsinthehouse.comKay Cole (Maggie), Ronald Dennis (Richie), Trish Garland (Judy), Nancy Lane (Bebe), Baayork Lee (Connie), Robert LuPone (Zach), Donna McKechnie (Cassie), and Don Percassi (Al) will look back on what they did for love as they share secrets from the making of one of Broadway's most beloved musicals in support of The Actors Fund. Fans who submit questions or donate to The Actors Fund might just make the cut to have their names read by the stars on air. And of course, like every episode of "Stars in The House," there will be LIVE music! And speaking of music, Fran Leibergall, Marvin Hamlisch's right-hand person, and the pianist who is so featured on the original cast album, will join as well. Who could forget her signature piano vamp intro to "Hello, 12" or the beautiful opening piano notes of "What I Did For Love"?

‘Rent’ Original Cast Members Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal and Daphne Rubin-Vega Reminisce About the Groundbreaking Broadway Musical

It’s been much longer than five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes since “Rent” stars Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal and Daphne Rubin-Vega have last reunited, but they caught up Wednesday to reminisce about their experience working on Jonathan Larson’s hit Broadway show.

The actors joined Sirius XM host Seth Rudetsky and producer James Wesley for a conversation about their time on the groundbreaking musical. The live-streamed event was held to support The Actors Fund.

Debbie Allen, Lee Curreri, Laura Dean and More From FAME to Appear on

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Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced today that the High School of Performing Arts class of 1980, better known as the original stars of "Fame," will celebrate their 40 year reunion on "Stars In The House" LIVE Thursday, July 23nd at 8 PM ET on the Stars In The House YouTube channel and on starsinthehouse.comDebbie Allen (Lydia), Lee Curreri (Bruno Martelli), Laura Dean (Lisa Monroe), Antonia Franceschi (Hillary Van Doren), Michael Gore (Composer), and Dean Pitchford (Lyricist) will remember (remember, remember) what it was like to bring this iconic story and score to life in support of The Actors Fund. Fans tuning in can ask the questions they've always wanted answered in real time, and donate to The Actors Fund for the chance to have their names read by the stars on air. And of course, like every episode of "Stars in The House," there will be LIVE music!

Lisa Kudrow & 'The Comeback' Cast to Reunite on 'Stars in the House'!

Lisa Kudrow‘s The Comeback is coming back!

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced on Friday (July 17) that Lisa will join the cast and creators of The Comeback as they stage a comeback of their own to support The Actors Fund on Stars In The House, streaming live on Tuesday (July 21) at 8 p.m. ET on the Stars In The House YouTube channel and on starsinthehouse.com.

Lisa will be joined by executive producer Michael Patrick KingDan Bucatinsky (Executive Producer/Billy), Laura Silverman (Jane), Lance Barber (Paulie G), and Damian Young (Mark) to discuss the cult hit.

Fans can ask questions in real time and donate to The Actors Fund for the chance to have their names read on air.

Scandal stars are reuniting for coronavirus relief

Kerry Washington, Tony Goldwyn, Bellamy Young and more cast members from the Shonda Rhimes ABC drama will appear on Stars in the House next Wednesday to benefit The Actors Fund.

Cast of cult HBO classic 'The Comeback' reuniting to support artists in need

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The cast and creators of the Emmy-nominated cult HBO classic "The Comeback" will reunite on July 21 at 8 p.m. ET as part of the "Stars In the House" daily live-streamed concert series. Guest will include the show's creator and star Lisa Kudrow, director and executive producer Michael Patrick King (who also directed "Sex In the City"), executive producer and co-star Dan Bucatinsky (most recently seen in ABC's "Baker And The Beauty") as well as actors Laura SilvermanLance Barber and Damian Young.

"Stars In the House" is hosted by SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and producer James Wesley. New shows air almost every day, distantly uniting cast members of popular TV shows, movies and Broadway shows (such as the casts of "Star Trek: Voyager," "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" and "Melrose Place.") It debuted on March 16 to support the Actors Fund, which supports artists as theatres on and off-Broadway closed their doors in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has also raised funds for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

Ben Stiller to remember dad in livestream

Ben Stiller is to share family memories about his late father Jerry during an episode of live-streaming series Stars In The House.

Ben will join a host of stars who have sung, shared stories, to help raise money for The Actors Fund to help arts workers hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic by appearing on next Tuesday’s (July 7, 2020) episode of the show.

The episode will feature the Zoolander actor discussing how his family inspired his entertainment career, two months after his beloved dad, Jerry, who starred as Frank Costanza in Seinfeld, passed away, aged 92.

Casts of 30 ROCK, CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND and More to Appear on STARS IN THE HOUSE

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced this week's lineup for "Stars in the House":

"Broadway Record Breakers": On Tuesday, July 14th at 8 PM ET, Seth and James are joined by members of one of theatre's most elite clubs, the Broadway Record Breakers:

Marlene Danielle, a "Cats" cast member for its entire 18 year Broadway run

Alton Fitzgerald White, who played 4,308 performances as Mufasa in "The Lion King"

Donna Marie Asbury, the Guinness World Record holder for the longest career playing the same character in a Broadway show after 20 years in the cast of "Chicago"

"30 Rock" Reunion: On Wednesday, July 15th at 8 PM ET, Tina FeyJane Krakowski, and more surprise guests will celebrate the upcoming one-night-only return of "30 Rock" with favorite stories and behind-the-scenes secrets from the show!

"Crazy Ex- Girlfriend" Reunion: On Friday, July 17th at 8 PM ET, Rachel Bloom (Rebecca Bunch), Skylar Astin (Greg), Donna Lynne Champlin (Paula), Scott Michael Foster (Nathaniel), Pete Gardner (Darryl), David Hull (Josh Wilson), Vella Lovell (Heather), Vincent Rodriguez III (Josh Chan), and Gabrielle Ruiz (Valencia) will reunite for the first time since last year's finale.

Tina Fey reveals how the 30 Rock special came about while Jane Krakowski and others share new stories on Stars In The House

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The cast of 30 Rock returns on Thursday night with 30 Rock: A One-Time Special on NBC, with Tina Fey revealing how the special came to be.  Fey, who starred in and co-created the series with Robert Carlock, returns as Liz Lemon in the special, along with the rest of the 30 Rock cast.  Fey was joined by Jane Krakowski, Scott Adsit, Keith Powell, composer Jeff Richmond (who is also Fey's husband) and Maulik Pancholy on Stars In the House on Wednesday, to discuss how the show came to be.

RECAP: Andrea Martin, Audra McDonald, Will Swenson, and More Joined STARS IN THE HOUSE to Celebrate James Wesley's Birthday

Stars in the House continued Monday night (8pm) for Seth's Virtual Birthday Party for James with some surprise guests! This episode was in support of The Actor's Fund.

 

Norm LewisChita RiveraLisa MordenteFaith Prince, and Rosie Perez joined to wish James a happy birthday.

Next, Andrea Martin joined and shared her first impression of James. "When I first met you, you were just dating Seth and you came to my apartment with Julie and I think she was five or six...and I thought when I first met you, the first thing I thought was what a wonderful father you were. You were so attentive...you were so focused on her and making her feel safe...The greatest gift I've gotten from you and Seth is the privilege of being Julie's Godmother so I think of you as family. I love you both."

Ben Stiller To Share Family Memories and Behind-The-Scenes Stories On

STARS IN THE HOUSE

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced today that Ben Stiller will join them LIVE for a very special edition of "Stars In The House," streaming Tuesday, July 7th at 8 PM ET on the Stars In The House YouTube channel and on starsinthehouse.com. Stiller will reminisce on growing up with his legendary parents and his own impressive career as an actor and director in support of The Actors Fund. Fans tuning in will be able to interact with Stiller in real time, ask questions, and donate to The Actors Fund for the chance to have their names read on air. And of course, like all episodes of "Stars in the House" - there will be LIVE music!

Stars in the House Welcomes Vasthy Mompoint, Christopher Gattelli, Joseph Benincasa, Tom Viola

Stars in the House, the daily live streamed concert series created by Playbill correspondent and SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and producer James Wesley, welcomes Actors Fund President and CEO Joseph Benincasa, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Executive Director Tom Viola, Tony-winning choreographer Christopher Gattelli (Newsies), and actor Vasthy Mompoint (The Prom) July 1 at 8 PM ET.

Watch the stream above.

Money raised during the stream will go to The Actors Fund.
Stars in the House launched March 16 to promote support for The Actors Fund and its services in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. It has also raised funds for the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Broadway Is Dark Until 2021 but You Can Still See Live Theater—Here's How

The show must go on, even if only from your couch instead of a theater. On June 29, the Broadway League announced that performances in New York City will be suspended for the rest of the year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Broadway shows are one of the many things canceled or postponed since March this year.

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Part of Stars in the House's online content is its Plays in the House series, in which "luminaries of stage and screen read classics and new works" to raise money for the Actors Fund to help entertainment professionals in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Past performers on the show since it began on March 16 have included Jason Alexander, Kristen Chenoweth, Jeremy Jordan and Audra McDonald, to name a few. Upcoming performances include a reading of Die, Mommie, Die! on Wednesday, July 1 at 2 p.m. It will be available online until Saturday, July 4 at 2 p.m. The series can be live-streamed daily on its YouTube channel and StarsInTheHouse.com daily at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Producer James Wesley, co-creator of Stars in the House, told Newsweek that theater is something audiences need now more than ever. "There are two things that make theater magical and transformative: It's live, and it's interactive—whether through applause, laughter or gasps. And we need that now more than ever. I'd like to think that we provide that in our own way during COVID—we're always live (where anything can happen and usually does) and viewers can write comments that we share with the stars on our show and with our audience."

Charles Busch Brings DIE, MOMMIE, DIE! Back to Life in Upcoming Reading on STARS IN THE HOUSE

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced today that Charles Busch will reprise his iconic performance as Angela Arden in a reading of his classic comedy "Die, Mommie, Die!" on Wednesday, July 1st at 2 PM ET as part of "Stars In The House's" "Plays In The House" series. Carl Andress will narrate the story and direct a killer cast, including Busch, Brandon Contreras (Lance Sussman), Jennifer Cody (Edith Sussman), Willie Garson (Sol Sussman), Ruth Williamson (Bootsie Carp), and BD Wong (Tony Parker), in support of The Actors Fund. Fans can watch live on the Stars In The House YouTube channel and on starsinthehouse.com, and will be able to donate to The Actors Fund during the performance. Those who can't join the live audience will still be able to enjoy the show online until 2 PM ET on Saturday, July 4th.

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Marlo Thomas Hosts Free to Be… You and Me Episode of Stars in the House June 26

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Stage and screen star Marlo Thomas hosts a special Free to Be… You and Me episode of Stars in the House, the daily live streamed concert series created by Playbill correspondent and SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and producer James Wesley, June 26. Watch the stream above beginning at 8 PM ET.

Guests include Rosie O’Donnell, Marlee Matlin, Sara Bareilles, Harry Belafonte, Drew Barrymore, Audra McDonaldBenj PasekDebra Messing, Free to Be Foundation Co-Founder Gloria Steinem, Michael McElroy, and more who will talk about the impact that Free to Be…You and Me had on their lives as a groundbreaking project that celebrated individuality.

'Stars in the House' Recruits Drew Barrymore, Debra Messing and More to Honor Marlo Thomas' 'Free to Be … You and Me'

The special is dedicated to the inclusive children's work and will feature a cover of the Grammy- and Emmy Award-winning song by Sara Bareilles.

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley have recruited a star-studded lineup for a special episode of their Stars in the House pandemic series inspired by Marlo Thomas and Free to Be … You and Me, her iconic children's entertainment project that she conceived, created and produced.

The special is set for June 26 at 5 p.m. PT (8 p.m. ET) when it will stream on the Stars in the House YouTube channel and on the official website. Thomas, who envisioned the work as a way to present anti-racist, anti-sexist entertainment for children, will join Rudetsky and Wesley to talk about the work and its impact.

Marlo Thomas Set For ‘Free To Be…You And Me’ Special On ‘Stars In The House’

Marlo Thomas will join Stars In The House creators and hosts Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley Friday on their YouTube series to celebrate the actress’ groundbreaking 1970s TV special Free To Be…You and Me. The Stars In The House episode will also feature a new version of the Free To Be.. theme song sung by Sara Bareilles.

Bareilles will join Thomas and the hosts, as will Harry Belafonte, Drew Barrymore, Audra McDonald, Benj Pasek, Debra Messing, Gloria Steinem and Michael McElroy.

Viewers will will be able to interact with guests in real time, ask questions, and donate to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

“During this turbulent time of quarantine and social injustice,” Thomas said, “freedom for children as well as adults is on the line like never before. Also, in order to better embrace the non-binary community, we changed a lyric that referred to ‘boys’ and ’girls’ growing up to be ‘men’ and ‘women.’ The line now proclaims, ‘Every child in this land, may you all understand, that you’re proud and you’re strong and you are right where you belong.’”

65th Annual Drama Desk Awards Take Place June 13

The 65th annual Drama Desk Awards take place June 13. The proceedings had twice been shifted: first due to the coronavirus pandemic, which moved the event from New York City's Town Hall May 31 to online. The ceremony was then put on hold that day in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

Special Awards will be given to The Actors Fund, Seth Rudetsky, and James Wesley for their coronavirus relief efforts (particularly their Stars in the House series); The Public Theater's Mobile Unit; WP Theater and the late Julia Miles; and intimacy director Claire Warden. Additionally, the ceremony will posthumously honor Harold Prince as the inaugural recipient of a namesake lifetime achievement distinction.

'Stars in the House' brings Broadway's best inside your home

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Even though New York City Theater District remains dark, a webcast called "Stars in the House" makes it possible to hear the best of Broadway without leaving your house.

Twice a week, the brightest stars shine live from their homes, and it costs nothing to log on.

It's a way for both actors and audience to stay engaged, but it's also raising money for those in need.

Since Kelli O'Hara kicked off the series in the middle of March, the stars in this house have been as varied as show business itself, and folks from all around the world are watching.

"It puts people in a great mood and it relaxes them because there's a lot of anxiety out there," says Seth Rudetsky, who conceived the show as a way for him and his husband, James Wesley, to stay busy and help others during the dark days after the lights went out.

While the live show is free on You Tube, viewers are encouraged to donate to the Actors Fund.

VIDEO: Ramin Karimloo, Sierra Boggess, Norm Lewis, Howard McGillin, and Hugh Panaro on STARS IN THE HOUSE

The Actors Fund has teamed with SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, to produce a daily online show, entitled Stars in The House, featuring stars of stage and screen singing and performing live (from home!) on social media to promote support for The Fund's services.

Stars in the House continued yesterday with a special Phantom-themed episode, featuring Ramin KarimlooSierra BoggessNorm LewisHoward McGillin, and Hugh Panaro.

Watch the full episode below!

RECAP: Wilson Cruz Talked About Being the First Openly Gay Actor to Play an Openly Gay Series Regular on Primetime Television on STARS IN THE HOUSE

Stars in The House continued Friday night (8pm) with Wilson Cruz.

Wilson talked about getting the role of Ricky in MY SO-CALLED LIFE in the 90's. "Winnie Holzman wrote this pilot and in the pilot, she wrote this character, Ricky Vasquez, who was half black and half Puerto Rican. She has said she went to the casting director Mary Goldberg at the time and said 'we're going to have a hard time finding this person.' So they thought they were going to have to go outside the normal casting but no, I showed up."

"I was the first openly gay actor to play an openly gay series regular role on Primetime TV...I knew I had to step up and be the person I had always wanted to see and to be that for young people and to be a vessel really for that story. To expand people's minds. There is not a day that someone does not reach out to me...to tell me what that role meant to them. It never gets old and I cry every time because it meant something to me."

Audra McDonald, Adrienne Warren, Brandon Victor Dixon and More to Appear on STARS IN THE HOUSE

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced three exciting upcoming episodes of "Stars In The House," featuring theatre and dance legends who are tirelessly advocating for change in their communities:

The founding members of Black Theatre United, a new coalition to combat systemic racism in theatre, will appear on Thursday, June 18th at 8 PM ET. Audra McDonald, LaChanze, Brandon Victor DixonBrian Stokes Mitchell, and Lillias White will speak with Seth and James about the organization's first initiatives and plans to empower the theatre community through activism.

VANESSA WILLIAMS TO APPEAR ON AN ALL-NEW “STARS IN THE HOUSE” TO BENEFIT THE NAACP LEGAL DEFENSE FUND

NEW YORK (June 17, 2020) – Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced today that stage and screen favorite Vanessa Williams will join them LIVE on “Stars In The House” on Wednesday, June 24th at 8 PM ET on the Stars In The House YouTube channel and on starsinthehouse.com. Vanessa will share favorite stories from her illustrious career in support of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the charity Stars In The House has been raising money for throughout June. Janai Nelson, Associate Director-Counsel of LDF, will appear as a special guest to share why viewers’ support of the fund means more now than ever. Fans tuning in will be able to interact with Vanessa and Janai in real time, ask questions, and donate to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund for the chance to have their names read by Vanessa on air. And of course, like all episodes of “Stars in the House” – there will be LIVE music!

VIDEO: Watch Christine Daae Day on STARS IN THE HOUSE

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, has teamed with SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, to produce a daily online show, entitled Stars in The House, featuring stars of stage and screen singing and performing live (from home!) on social media to promote support for The Fund's services.

Stars in the House continued tonight with Christine Daaé Day with Sierra BoggessPatti CohenourAli EwoldtRebecca Luker and Gay Willis.

RECAP: Norm Lewis, Telly Leung, Renée Elise Goldsberry, and Michael McElroy Talked About BROADWAY INSPIRATIONAL VOICES on STARS IN THE HOUSE

Stars in the House continued Monday night (8pm) with Guest Host Andréa Burns with guests Broadway Inspirational Voices founder Michael McElroy, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Telly Leung and Norm Lewis.

Michael McElroy of BROADWAY INSPIRATIONAL VOICES talked about the origins of the choir. "There wasn't anything that was really speaking to the heart, to the spirit, that part of you that could not reconcile what was happening to our community [during the AIDS epidemic]...so I grew up in church, I grew up with this incredible music legacy...I knew how much this music meant to me. I knew how much this music healed me. So I wanted to bring it to the theatre community so I asked like 11 friends and we did an evening of Gospel music as a benefit for Broadway Cares and the response was amazing. It was overwhelming because we created a space that was diverse...it was a welcoming space for everybody and people had an opportunity to come and to laugh and to grieve and to cry and to celebrate in their way in an environment that was inclusive and celebrated everybody so that was the first year."

Patrick Page and More to Star in MACBETH Presented by PLAYS IN THE HOUSE

Tony nominated Hadestown star Patrick Page will star opposite Hannah Yelland (Brief Encounter, Nicholas Nickleby) in a special livestream of MACBETH this Saturday, June 13th beginning 2pm EDT presented by PLAYS IN THE HOUSE. The virtual production, directed by Gary Sloan, will be available for four days on YouTube following its live performance.

Seth Rudetsky’s Broadway Concert Series to Debut as Weekly Virtual Event

Producer Mark Cortale has announced that Seth Rudetsky’s internationally acclaimed Broadway concert series that first began in Provincetown at The Art House in 2011 will debut as a weekly virtual series entitled The Seth Concert Series. Hosted by beloved musical director and Sirius XM Star Seth Rudetsky, the first event will take place on Sunday, May 31 and will feature Tony award-winning actress Kelli O’Hara. Stage and screen favorites Jeremy Jordan and Jessie Mueller will headline the following two weeks. Each weekly show will premiere Sunday nights at 8PM EST with a second showing Mondays at 3PM EST for viewers in other time zones like the UK. Tickets are available at www.thesethconcertseries.com for $20.00 (early bird) and $25.00 each.

RECAP: Former Phantoms Talk About How They Booked the Part & Backstage Secrets on STARS IN THE HOUSE

Stars in the House continued Saturday night (8pm) with a special Phantom-themed episode, featuring Ramin KarimlooSierra BoggessNorm LewisHoward McGillin, and Hugh Panaro. This episode was in support of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Hugh PanaroRamin KarimlooHoward McGillin, and Norm Lewis talked about how they got the role of Phantom in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.

Hugh Panaro began, "I had just finished doing SHOWBOAT for Hal [Prince] in London and he said that the gentleman playing the Phantom at present was going to take a leave of absence and said 'do you want to do six months?' That was my first time in 1999 and I didn't know how much joy it would bring me. "

Stars in the House Welcomes Mary Wilson

Stars in the House, the daily live streamed concert series created by Playbill correspondent and SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and producer James Wesley, welcomes entertainment icon Mary Wilson, the co-founder and co-star of The Supremes whose theatrical credits include Beehive and Grandma Sylvia's Funeral, June 4 at 8 PM.

Wilson, who has performed with orchestras and symphonies around the world, is also the author of Dreamgirl: My Life as a Supreme, Supreme Faith: Someday We'll be Together, and Supreme Glamour. Watch the stream above.

Money raised during the stream will go to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the leading nonprofit legal organization fighting to protect voting rights and equality for all.

Stars in the House Presents Free Speech: Performing Artists and the Power of the Spoken Word, Benefiting NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Stars in the House, the daily live streamed concert series created by Playbill correspondent and SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and producer James Wesley, presents Free Speech: Performing Artists and the Power of the Spoken Word June 3 at 2 PM with Gilbert Bailey, Gabriel Brown, Andréa Burns, Michelle Liu Coughlin, Darian Dauchan, Samy Figerado, Ann Harada, Orville Mendoza, Ines Nassara, Nova Peyton, Christopher Richardson, Awa Sal Secka, Pearl Sun, Jason Veasey, and Nik Walker. Watch above.

The reading is the latest presentation of the Plays in the House spinoff series, which continues every Saturday and Wednesday at 2 PM until Broadway reopens. Director-writer Peter Flynn serves as the online reading coordinator for Plays in the House.

RECAP: Schele Williams Talked About the Legal Defense Fund on STARS IN THE HOUSE

Stars in The House continued Monday night (8pm) with Schele Williams and Robin de Jesús. This episode was in support of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Schele began, "The Legal Defence Fund is the first and foremost civil rights organization in this country...started by Thurgood Marshall. They have been fighting the good fight for so long...they're in all the right places, saying all the right things, defending people, speaking out and it is an incredible place to invest if you believe in this movement."

Kate Mulgrew reflects on Star Trek: Voyager’s 25th anniversary ahead of virtual reunion event

Star Trek: Voyager is celebrating its 25th anniversary and the cast will be reuniting online tonight to raise money for the Actors Fund, an organization dedicated to assisting performing arts and entertainment professionals. Kate Mulgrew spoke with TrekMovie.com recently to discuss reuniting with her castmates during the COVID-19 pandemic, how quarantine has affected her life and the idea of returning to the screen in the role of Captain Janeway.

The cast members of The CW’s The Flash got together for an evening of Stars in the House! with Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley. Grant Gustin, Danielle Panabaker, Candice Patton, Tom Cavanagh, Carlos Valdes, Danielle Nicolet, Hartley Sawyer, and Victor Garber got together in support of The Actors Fund.

Katharine McPhee, Megan Hilty & More Will Break Down the Making of BOMBSHELL on STARS IN THE HOUSE

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced today that, ahead of the "Bombshell In Concert" stream and "SMASH" cast reunion, Katharine McPhee (Karen Cartwright), Megan Hilty (Ivy Lynn), Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman (Score), Neil Meron (Producer) and Robert Greenblatt (Producer) will visit "Stars In The House" to break down the musical phenomenon. This companion event, which, like the concert, is being held in support of The Actors Fund, will stream LIVE on Sunday, May 17th at 8 PM ET on the Stars In The House YouTube channel and on starsinthehouse.com. Members of Team Karen and Team Ivy alike can tune in to interact with the guests in real time, ask questions, and donate to The Actors Fund for the chance to have their names read on air. And of course, like all episodes of "Stars in the House" - fans can sing along at home to LIVE musical performances of their favorite songs from the show!

Broadway SiriusXM Radio Host Seth Rudetsky and Friends Insist “The Show Must Go On” With Entertaining New Series “Stars in the House”

While many of us are baking bread, and cooking hearty stews, and soups, and filling our homes with the aroma of these home-made delicacies, two creative guys are producing new “comfort TV” programs.

In an attempt to help all of us who are craving live performances on Broadway and other fresh entertainment content, the creative team of Sirius XM radio host Seth Rudetsky and his Broadway producer-husband James Wesley created Stars in the House.

The new YouTube streaming show is keeping us highly entertained during this global health pandemic. Stars in the House, which launched shortly after Broadway theaters closed due to COVID-19, is a twice-daily dose of sheer delight, (2 p.m. and 8 p.m. ET), that brings fresh new entertainment content right to our computers, phones, and tablets.

Richard Dreyfuss and Marsha Mason Warmly Remember Their Classic 1977 Romantic Comedy ‘The Goodbye Girl’

“How The Goodbye Girl came to be is such a convoluted story,” Marsha details at the Stars in the House: The Goodbye Girl Reunion Supporting the Actors Fund event. “Neil wrote a script that was not called The Goodbye Girl and we did a reading of it. It was called Bogart Slept Here and Richard and myself, [producer] Ray Stark and Neil sat down one day in an office and read the script. After it was over, Neil said, ‘Ah, I know what’s wrong. Give me three or four weeks and I can fix it.’ And Bogart Slept Here is where The Goodbye Girl ends. He realized nobody was really interested in a story about somebody being successful, so he took the characters back to when they were struggling.”

Andrew Barth Feldman and Samantha Williams Read Lauren Gunderson's I and You on Stars in the House Live Stream

Stars in the House, the daily live streamed concert series created by Playbill correspondent and SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and producer James Wesley, presents a reading of Lauren Gunderson's I and You, featuring Jimmy Award winner and former Dear Evan Hansen star Andrew Barth Feldman and Caroline, or Change's Samantha Williams, May 17 at 2 PM. Watch the live stream above.

The reading is the first in the new Plays in the House Jr. series, executive produced by Wesley and Rudetsky with artistic direction by Tony nominee Anika Larsen. The series of readings of plays for young people, performed by young people, will stream Sundays at 2 PM, hosted by Juli Rudetsky Wesley followed by a Q&A with the playwright.

“As a mother of two young boys, I’m so thrilled be able to help bring this series to fruition for young people across the country (and the world),” Larsen said. “I was feeling helpless during this challenging time, until I started doing Q&As with students via Zoom to help support educators trying to teach the arts remotely. Seth and James got wind of that, and thought I’d be the right person to use their incredible platform to bring theatre to young people, and to model ways of doing live-streamed theatre while schools and youth theatre groups are unable to have large gatherings safely. To raise money for extraordinary non-profits is the cherry on top!”

Emmy and Tony-winning Leslie Uggams tapped for virtual reading of Noël Coward’s ‘Blithe Spirit’ to benefit The Actors Fund

Showbiz legend Leslie Uggams is on board to lead the cast of virtual reading of Noël Coward’s classic play ‘Blithe Spirit’ on Saturday at 2 p.m. EDT.

Produced by Broadway luminaries Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley and directed by Schele Williams, the online event is part of their Stars In The House’s “Plays In The House” series.

Matt Bomer & 'White Collar' Cast To Reunite For Stars In The House Special Tomorrow!

The cast of White Collar will be reuniting this week!

 

Matt Bomer and series creator Jeff Eastin revealed the news to fans on social media today.

“Had a great convo with @MattBomer. We have a plan to bring #WhiteCollar back,” Jeff shared on Twitter. “So, as Mozzie might say, ‘To quote Steve Harvey, “The dream is free. The hustle is sold separately.”‘ It’s time to hustle.”

The Cast Of WHITE COLLAR Will Reunite On STARS IN THE HOUSE

The cast of "White Collar" will reunite on an all-new "Stars In The House," airing live on Thursday, May 7th at 8 PM ET on the Stars In The House Youtube channel and on starsinthehouse.com.

On this special edition, Matt Bomer (Neal Caffrey), Tim DeKay (Peter Burke), Sharif Atkins (Clinton Jones), Hilarie Burton (Sara Ellis), Willie Garson (Mozzie), Marsha Thomason (Diana Berrigan), and Tiffani Thiessen (Elizabeth Burke) will give Seth and James an inside look into their six seasons catching WHITE COLLAR criminals together in support of The Trevor Project. Fans who have missed this crew of special agents and con artists will be able to interact with the cast in real time, ask questions, and donate to The Trevor Project, the world's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people, for the chance to have their names read on air.

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Watch Cast of The Prom, Including Beth Leavel, Christopher Sieber, Caitlin Kinnunen, More, Reunite on Stars in the House
Stars in the House, the daily live streamed concert series created by Playbill correspondent and SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and producer James Wesley, reunites members of the cast of the 2018 Tony-nominated musical The Prom—including Tony nominee Caitlin Kinnunen (The Bridges of Madison County), Tony winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone), Tony nominee Brooks Ashmanskas (Gypsy), Tony nominee Christopher Sieber (Shrek the Musical), and Angie Schworer (Something Rotten!)—May 3 at 2 PM. Watch the stream above.
The Stars in the House series launched March 16 with Tony winner Kelli O'Hara and promotes support for The Actors Fund and its services in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Wesley and Rudetsky are recipients of honorary Drama Desk Awards this year, recognizing their efforts to aid the theatre community.

‘Hollywood’ Cast Reuniting For ‘Stars In The House’ Livestream

Good news if you’ve already burned through Ryan Murphy’s Hollywood — the stars of the new Netflix series are about to give you more content to watch. The Hollywood cast is reuniting tonight for a livestream episode of Stars In The House to support The Actor’s Fund, Deadline reports.

Stars from One Day At a Time, The Facts of Life and The Love Boat Unite for Coronavirus Relief

The stars join a long line of guests that have come together on Stars in The House to help entertainment professionals amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Child stars Mindy Cohn from The Facts of Life, Jill Whelan from The Love Boat and One Day At a Time's Mackenzie Phillips and Glenn Scarpelli are coming together for coronavirus relief efforts.

On Thursday, the actors will make an appearance on Stars in the House — a daily series to support and raise funds for entertainment professionals affected by the  COVID-19 pandemic.

Watch 'Melrose Place' cast reunite 21 years after the show's finale

And hear what Heather Locklear has to say about the idea of bringing Amanda back again.

As part of the “Stars in the House” YouTube series, which raises money for The Actors Fund, Marcia Cross (Kimberly Shaw), Heather Locklear (Amanda Woodward), Courtney Thorne-Smith (Alison Parker), Andrew Shue (Billy Campbell), Laura Leighton (Sydney Andrews), Grant Show (Jake Hanson), Josie Bissett (Jane Mancini), Thomas Calabro (Michael Mancini), Doug Savant (Matt Fielding), and Daphne Zuniga (Jo Reynolds) joined forces for a look back at the show, which ended 21 years ago.

The best live theater to stream online on April 29

Theaters are closed for now, but you can find great stage stars and events live online today

2pm: Plays in the House: Motherhood Out Loud
Twice a week, the invaluable Stars in the House series, which usually features interviews and musical interludes, presents one-time-only live performances of plays in their entirety. Previous efforts—including The Heidi Chronicles, Fully Committed and Fuddy Meers—have come off smashingly. Now the series revisits Motherhood Out Loud, a 2010 anthology of vignettes about maternity, conceived by Susan Rose and Joan Stein and delivered here by Jane Kaczmarek, Jayne Atkinson, Andréa Burns, Justin Guarini, Michael Gill and original 2011 Off Broadway cast member Saidah Arrika Ekulona. Fourteen writers contributed to the script, including Brooke Berman, David Cale, Beth Henley, Claire LaZebnik, Lisa Loomer, Michele Lowe, Theresa Rebeck and Cheryl L. West. (Unlike other Stars in the House offerings, this will not be available on video later.)

The Cast of Melrose Place Just Reunited For the First Time in 8 Years

The gang's all here. 

"This is the first time everyone's gotten together in like, 8 years," hosts of Stars In The House Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley said during today's episode when referencing fans' response to Melrose Place reunion. 

For the first time since 2012, the cast of iconic 90s show is coming together in support of The Actors Fund during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to Watch The ‘Melrose Place’ Reunion

The stars of the soapy 1990s prime-time drama “Melrose Place” — Josie Bissett, Thomas Calabro, Heather Locklear, Marcia Cross, Laura Leighton, Doug Savant, Grant Show, Andrew Shue, Courtney Thorne-Smith and Daphne Zuniga — will reunite on Tuesday for the first time in years to reminisce about their time at the notorious West Hollywood apartment complex. The reunion is part of “Stars in the House,” an online show hosted by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley. Viewers will be able ask questions and interact with the hosts and cast in real time, and the event supports The Actors Fund.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: The Stars in the House YouTube channel

How to Watch The ‘Melrose Place’ Reunion

The series may have ended in 1999, but in 2020 Melrose Place is coming back. For one night only, the cast of the  popular Fox soap opera will come together again for a special reunion as part of the Actor’s Fund series, Stars in the House.
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What To Watch April 21st To Take Away The Blues

 

The 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards has partnered with “Stars in the House” to live stream this year’s Nominations. The announcement will take place today at 2pm ET. Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, the hosts of the virtual daily talk show, will announce the nominees. Tune in at StarsintheHouse.com. Following the live stream, the complete list of nominees will be available on DramaDeskAwards.com.

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‘Dallas’, ‘China Beach’, ‘Difficult People’ & Pop’s ‘One Day At A Time’ Actors Set For ‘Stars In The House’ Virtual Get-Togethers

EXCLUSIVE: Cast members from the original DallasChina Beach, Pop’s One Day at a Time and Hulu’s Difficult People will zoom into next week’s livestream Stars in the House series to raise money for The Actors Fund’s COVID-19 efforts.

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'GLEE' CAST REUNION STREAMING: HOW TO WATCH THE 'STARS IN THE HOUSE' SPECIAL ONLINE
Gleeks everywhere will soon see some of the show's biggest stars getting together (virtually) to celebrate the groundbreaking Fox show. The Stars in Your House series this week will air a Glee reunion featuring cast members like Chris Colfer, Amber Riley and Darren Criss discussing the series and singing a song or two from the show.
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Frasier and Taxi casts to reunite, This Is Us stars to sing for Actors Fund relief

The reunions are part of the new Stars in the House livestream series to help those impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.

The coronavirus shutdown hasn't stemmed them the enthusiasm for cast reunions. The stars of Frasier and Taxi will reunite next week — while still practicing proper social distancing, of course — on the live-stream series Stars in the House, EW has learned. The cast of This Is Us also will anchor an upcoming installment.

Tony Winner Billy Porter Joins Stars in the House Live Stream for The Actors Fund

The daily benefit series, created by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, offers mini concerts and conversations in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Tony and Emmy winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots, Pose) is the latest artist to be part of Stars in the House, the new daily live streamed concert series created by Playbill correspondent and SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and producer James Wesley.

Stars in the House: Broadway stars share music and laughter amid coronavirus shutdown

Up with the curtain! Broadway stars are still putting on a show, even though theaters in New York and across the country are closed to help "flatten the curve" and stop the coronavirus from spreading. 

Twice a day, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. ET, the curtain rises on "Stars in the House," a new live-streamed YouTube show hosted by SiriusXM's Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, from their home in upstate New York. 

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