Seth Rudetsky & James Wesley to Host STARS IN THE HOUSE 3rd Anniversary Show at the Drama Book Shop
Stars in the House will celebrate its 3rd anniversary on Thursday March 16th at 7:30 PM ET with a special show from the Drama Book Shop celebrating theater books! Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley will host and the show will have highlights from the last three years of the fundraising livestream, as well as live readings from three Broadway authors; Tony Award winner Rupert Holmes will read from his new best-selling "Murder Your Employer: The McMasters Guide To Homicide", Tony Award nominee Brenda Braxton will read from her must-have "The Little Black Book of Backstage Etiquette" and Seth will read from his just-released "Musical Theatre For Dummies", already in its second printing! All three authors will also be interviewed by Seth and James...with James interviewing Seth and giving insight into what it was like to live with Seth as he missed deadline after deadline.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world,” said Margaret Mead. “Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” And Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley have taken that to heart.
These writers, producers and insanely talented theater artists created Stars in the House which began on March 16, 2020, at the start of the pandemic. Hosted in Rudetsky and Wesley’s home, Stars in the House has not only raised over $1.1 million dollars for the Actors Fund’s COVID Relief program, it has also garnered hundreds of thousands for other nonprofits, including the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund and the Waterkeeper Alliance.
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‘Stars In The House’ Helped Broadway Through The Dark, And Now Seth Rudetsky Steps Back Into A Spotlight Of His Own – Deadline Q&A
With Seth Rudetsky resuming his Off Broadway solo show and also returning this Sunday to his acclaimed series of livestream special-guest concerts, one is tempted to begin an article like this by playing on the ubiquitous “Broadway’s Back!” slogan. But “Rudetsky’s Back!” doesn’t work. He never really went away.
During the entire Broadway shutdown, when it seemed just about everyone had gone into hibernation, Rudetsky and husband James Wesley kept the lights on through their very popular, very effective and very busy Stars in the House livestream series, raising well more than $1 million for The Actors Fund’s pandemic efforst by, among other things, reuniting Broadway casts from Annie and Dreamgirls to Jagged Little Pill and Beetlejuice.
Shortly after the onset of the COVID pandemic, Broadway veterans Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley launched “Stars in the House,” a talk show on YouTube that has raised $1 million for The Actors Fund with the help of a star-studded guest list. Now, to celebrate the reopening of New York City, Rudetsky and Wesley, who are married, will host the first in-person edition of “Stars in the House” on June 30 at Asylum NYC, with appearances by Kristin Chenoweth, Chita Rivera, Beth Leavel, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Marc Shaiman and Nina West. Here, Rudetsky and Wesley tell Variety about some of their favorite moments from the show’s virtual run.
"Stars in the House" celebrates raising $1 million for actors fund
"Stars in the House" is the livestream show that launched at the start of the pandemic featuring appearances and performances from celebrities around the country. The group recently held its first in-person show to celebrate its success. Our own Dr. Jon LaPook played a special role.
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Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo and The Kids Are All Right Cast to Reunite on Stars In The House
The kids are better than ever!
"Can't wait to see James and Seth again on Stars In The House to benefit The Actors Fund," Bening said. "Joining us will be my family from THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Josh Hutcherson and Mia Wasikowska."
Stars in the House: Recomposing Broadway history during its darkest moments
As the reality of the Broadway shutdown set in, Seth Rudetsky figured he'd go online holding his phone up to the camera as Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara sang a few songs and they would attract some donations for The Actors Fund.
Luckily with some intervention from his husband James Wesley and a team of friends behind the scenes, the technology angle worked out a little better, but the spirit of using their talents to give back lives on.
Hundreds of episodes of "Stars in the House" later, "some donations" has turned into more than $715,000 for the entertainment industry assistance organization, as well as more than $200,000 for other charities. The pair, career creators, producers, performers and advocates, offered the live-streamed show twice-daily for months before settling into their current schedule of 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
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‘The West Wing’, ‘Thirtysomething’, ‘Little House On The Prairie’ Reunions Set For Stars In The House Anniversary Week
To mark its one-year anniversary on March 16, the Actors Fund benefit YouTube series Stars in the House will feature a special all-new week-long series of its popular reunion episodes, bringing together the casts of The West Wing, thirtysomething, Little House on the Prairie, Broadway’s Head Over Heels and other surprises.
Since launched by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley last year following Broadway’s Covid shutdown, more than 375 episodes of Stars In The House has raised over $715,000 for The Actors Fund, and an additional $200,000 for other charity organizations needing support throughout the pandemic.
Scandal Reunion! Tony Goldwyn, Bellamy Young and More to Reunite in Support of The Actors Fund
Gladiators, mark your calendars — the Scandal cast is reuniting!
This Saturday, multiple stars of the beloved ABC drama will come together for a live, virtual reunion on the daily series Stars in The House, PEOPLE can exclusively reveal.
The livestream will feature Tony Goldwyn (President Fitzgerald Grant), Bellamy Young (President Mellie Grant), Scott Foley (Jake Ballard), Jeff Perry (Cyrus Beene), Katie Lowes (Quinn Perkins), Guillermo Díaz (Huck), Josh Malina (David Rosen), Kate Burton (Vice President Sally Langston), and Dan Bucatinsky (James Novak).
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Cicely Tyson Tribute To Kick Off Black Theatre United
February Takeover Of ‘Stars In The House’
Stars in the House, the popular YouTube series known for reuniting classic TV and Broadway casts, will be hosted every Tuesday in February by prominent members of the Black theatre community, kicking off tonight with a tribute to the late Cicely Tyson.
The monthlong weekly takeover by the group Black Theatre United was announced today by Stars in the House creators and hosts Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley. Proceeds from the special Black History Month episodes will benefit BTU.
Among the February hosts are Lillias White (The Life, Fela!), Chicago‘s NaTasha Yvette Williams, sound designer Carin Ford and stage manager Lisa Dawn, and Shuffle Along‘s Darius de Haas. Viewers of the livestream will be able to ask questions live.
Chandra Wilson, Camilla Luddington and More
Grey's Anatomy Stars to Unite for the Actor's Fund
Fans of Grey's Anatomy are getting a special treat in the new year.
On Thursday, some cast members of the beloved medical drama will join Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley for an episode of Stars in the House to talk all things Grey's Anatomy in support of The Actor's Fund, PEOPLE can exclusively announce.
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‘The Waltons’ Cast To Bring In New Year For ‘Stars In The House’
Nearly every one of the surviving original cast members will join Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley for the January 7 episode of the Actors Fund benefit series on YouTube. Set for the virtual get-together are Richard Thomas (John-Boy Walton), Michael Learned (Olivia Walton), Mary Beth McDonough (Erin Walton), Eric Scott (Ben Walton), Kami Cotler (Elizabeth Walton) and Judy Norton (Mary Ellen Walton). That leaves just two absentee brothers: Jon Walmsley, who played Jason Walton, and David W. Harper, who played Jim-Bob Walton.
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'Family Ties' cast discuss whether the show would work now
(CNN)The cast of "Family Ties" reunited for charity Tuesday and discussed whether the show would survive in the current political climate.
The cast of the beloved 1980s NBC sitcom, including Michael J. Fox (Alex P. Keaton), Meredith Baxter (Elyse Keaton), Michael Gross (Steven Keaton), Tina Yothers (Jennifer Keaton). Marc Price (Irwin "Skippy" Handelman), Scott Valentine (Nick Moore) and Brian Bonsall (Andrew "Andy" Keaton), all joined virtually. The reunion was hosted by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley.
Gross talked the political side of the series centered on the Keaton family, with liberal parents and their conservative Republican son, Alex P. Keaton, played by Fox.
"I just want to say one thing and that is, I loved the time that we were together. I think as you'll all agree, a kinder, gentler politics," Gross said, adding that the Keaton family "hammered out our compromises in the family and I think that's one of the things that people loved about us."
The pop culture that helped us get through 2020 — here are 10 highlights
“Kellyoke," Zoom reunions and Netflix made the list.
As difficult as 2020 was, there were plenty of pop culture moments that brought us comfort throughout the year. From heartwarming reunions to zeitgeisty streaming shows, here are some of the highlights that lifted our spirits.
The reunion will include Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross, Michael J. Fox, Tina Yothers, Marc Price and Scott Valentine
The Keaton family is back!
Hosted by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, the reunion — held in support of The Actors Fund — will feature multiple original cast members, including Michael J. Fox (Alex P. Keaton), Meredith Baxter (Elyse Keaton), Michael Gross (Steven Keaton), Tina Yothers (Jennifer Keaton), Marc Price (Irwin "Skippy" Handelman), and Scott Valentine (Nick Moore).
"We're so thankful that our audiences continue to generously donate to StarsInTheHouse.com, which goes directly to The Actors Fund, helping anyone in the artistic community with essential needs like financial support to buy groceries, pay rent and pay doctor's bills," Rudetsky and Wesley said in a statement. "We're overwhelmed with gratitude that we raised over $15,000 during Tuesday's all-day 'Vote-a-thon' broadcast."
REMEMBER THEIR NAMES! THE CAST OF THE “FAME” TV SERIES
TO REUNITE ON “STARS IN THE HOUSE”
Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley Host September 26th in Support of The Actors Fund
NEW YORK (September 25, 2020) – Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced today that the cast of the hit TV series “Fame” will join them LIVE on Saturday, September 26 at 8 PM ET for “Stars in the House.” Debbie Allen, Jesse Borrego, Michael Cerveris, Loretta Chandler, Lee Curreri, Erica Gimpel, Valerie Landsburg, and PR Paul will dust off their dancing shoes and instruments to revisit the hallowed halls of the New York City High School for the Performing Arts. The multi-talented group will reminisce about their time on the TV show and of course, there will be live music! The 1982 “Kids from Fame” album saw huge success in the United States, but even more so oversees, where it spent 46 weeks on the UK charts, 12 of them at #1!
The episode will stream LIVE on the Stars In The House YouTube channel, and StarsInTheHouse.com, and fans tuning in will be able to ask questions and donate to The Actors Fund for a chance to have their names read by the stars on air and, of course, there will be live singing.
Take a trip back in time this week to the picturesque cul-de-sac of Seaview Circle for a virtual reunion with the original cast of “Knots Landing.”
Stars of the hit soap opera — including Michele Lee (Karen MacKenzie), Donna Mills (Abby Cunningham), Joan Van Ark (Valene Ewing) and Ted Shackleford (Gary Ewing) — will join hosts Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley for a live episode of the pandemic-era web series “Stars in the House” Friday at 5 p.m. Pacific on YouTube and StarsintheHouse.com.
A spinoff of the smash series “Dallas,” “Knots Landing” followed the complicated relationships and major life challenges of residents living in the Southern California suburbs.
Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's 'Stars in the House' Sets Election Day Telethon
The Nov. 3 "Vote-a-Thon" will feature Annette Bening, Vanessa Williams, Megan Hilty and Jessie Mueller in support of the Actors Fund.
Audiences in search of Election Day entertainment now have another option. Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced today their Stars in the House series is mounting a 10-hour "Vote-a-Thon" on Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Annette Bening Gets Teary During Stars in the House Vote-a-Thon: “You’re Making History”
Election Day arrived and Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley weren’t far behind. The married duo and the engine behind the pandemic series Stars in the House mounted their most ambitious event of the year today with a 10-hour “Vote-a-Thon” in support of the Actors Fund.
Election Day arrived, and Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley weren’t far behind.
The married duo and the engine behind the pandemic series Stars in the House mounted their most ambitious event of the year today with a 10-hour “Vote-a-Thon” in support of the Actors Fund. It kicked off early, at 9 a.m. ET, and continues through 7 p.m. and features well-known stars of stage and screen alongside voter interviews and poll workers from the Poll Hero Project as a way to entertain, inspire and educate.
“This is going to be a mishmash of all sorts of wonderful things,” Wesley said in opening the live show that streamed on the Stars in the House YouTube channel in three parts thus far. And it was.
VIDEO: Watch a Special Birthday Celebration on Stars in the House
Juli turns 20 on today's special surprise episode.
Stars in the House continues tonight (8pm) with a special celebration! Seth and James' daughter, Juli, turns 20 with special surprise guests to join for her birthday milestone!??
CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA RETURN
POSTED ON SEP 18, 2020 IN NEWS AND PREVIEWS
Inspired by Gingold Theatrical Group’s 2019 production of Bernard Shaw’s Caesar and Cleopatra, David Staller will direct and host this FREE virtual online benefit on Sunday September 27th at 2 pm to benefit The Actors Fund.
Stars in the House Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley will present the production featuring original cast members Mirirai Sithole, (School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play (Lortel Award), The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, Mother Courage and Her Children), Jeff Applegate (National Tours of Mamma Mia!, Cheers: Live on Stage), Rajesh Bose (Henry VI, The Seagull – NAATCO, Pygmalion – Bedlam), Brenda Braxton (Broadway: Chicago, Smokey Joe’s Café – Tony Award nomination, Jelly’s Last Jam, Cats, Legs Diamond), Robert Cuccioli (Broadway: Jekyll & Hyde – Tony Award nomination, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Les Miserables), Dan Domingues (Wild Goose Dreams – Public Theater; The Undertaking – The Civilians; The Cherry Orchard – Atlantic Theater), and Jonathan Hadley (Broadway: Jersey Boys; Finian’s Rainbow – Irish Rep; A Class Act – MTC).
VIDEO: STARS IN THE HOUSE Honors Ruth Bader Ginsburg With Special Episode
Special guests on the episode include Audra McDonald, Kelli O’Hara, Rob McClure and more.
"We're all sad but posting "We're doomed" etc doesn't honor her memory," Rudetsky wrote. "She'd want us to be powerful!!!! Fill out the census, double-check that you're registered to vote and spread the word about PollHero.org to get young people working the polls on election day!"
The Cast of Be More Chill to Reunite This Week on
Stars in the House
Some fan-favorite reunions are in store for this week's episodes of Stars in the House, a daily online series from SiriusXM On Broadway personality Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley. The series goes live daily at 8PM ET on The Actors Fund's YouTube channel. A schedule of this week's appearances can be found below.
Tuesday, September 8
9:30PM ET: Be More Chill reunion with Joe Iconis, George Salazar, Will Roland, Jason Tam, Britton Smith, Tiffany Mann, Katie Carlson, Lauren Marcus, Gerard Canonico, Jason SweetTooth Williams, Cameron Bond, Troy Iwata, Talia Suskauer, Joel Waggoner and Stephanie Hsu.
Harry Hamlin, Jimmy Smits, and Blair Underwood to reunite with L.A. Law castmates for Stars In The House
Harry Hamlin, Jimmy Smits, and Blair Underwood will reunite with their L.A. Law castmates for Stars In The House's benefit for The Actors Fund, which streams Tuesday night at 8pm EST.
Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley host the virtual reunion - which will also feature Corbin Bernsen, Susan Dey, Jill Eikenberry, Michele Greene, Alan Rachins, and Michael Tucker.
The talented ensemble cast portrayed staff from the fictional Los Angeles-based law firm McKenzie, Brackman, Chaney, and Kuza.
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.
‘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.
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 King, Dan 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
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 Silverman, Lance 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.
Tina Fey reveals how the 30 Rock special came about while Jane Krakowski and others share new stories on Stars In The House
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.
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.
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.
Stars in the House
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."
'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.’”
'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.
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!
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.
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.
“Star Trek: Voyager” Turns 25, Time for a Reunion!
Love it or hate it, “Star Trek: Voyager” is about to pass a huge milestone in the world of science fiction television. The fourth live-action series in the Gene Roddenberry created franchise turns 25 years old this year.
Apparently this notable anniversary has caught the attention of various cast and crew, and we’re getting a “Voyager” reunion later this month! Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley of “Stars In The House” revealed this information, and ComicBook broke the news.
“This reunion will be both gratifying and novel: we are all alive, we are all congenial, and we are all still actors!” said Captain Janeway herself, Kate Mulgrew.
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.
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.”
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.”
‘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.
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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.
Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced today that the cast of “Melrose Place” will reunite on a very special edition of “Stars In The House,” airing Tuesday, April 28th at 8 PM ET on the Stars In The House YouTube channel. For the first time since 2012, Josie Bissett (Jane Mancini), Thomas Calabro (Michael Mancini), Marcia Cross (Kimberly Shaw), Laura Leighton (Sydney Andrews), Heather Locklear (Amanda Woodward), Doug Savant (Matt Fielding), Grant Show (Jake Hanson), Andrew Shue (Billy Campbell), Courtney Thorne-Smith (Alison Parker) and Daphne Zuniga (Jo Reynolds) will reminisce with Seth and James on their years in West Hollywood’s most iconic apartment complex. The reunion supports The Actors Fund; fans can donate while they watch. Viewers will also be able to join in on the fun, ask questions and interact with Seth, James, and the cast in real time throughout the evening.
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.
‘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 Dallas, China 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.
Casts Of ‘Glee’, ‘SCTV’, ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ & ‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert’ Set For ‘Stars In The House’
EXCLUSIVE More great bookings for the livestream Stars in the House: Next week’s remote line-up includes cast members and others from Glee, SCTV, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist and a reunion of NBC’s 2018 Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert event with, among others, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Alice Cooper.
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.
Reunited ‘Desperate Housewives’ & ‘Jessie’ Casts, ‘Young Sheldon’ & ‘Barry’ Stars Set For Livestreamed ‘Stars In The House’ COVID-19 Fundraisers
EXCLUSIVE The casts of Young Sheldon, Desperate Housewives, Jessie and Barry will reunite for next week’s livestream episodes of Stars in the House, the series hosted by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley to raise donations for The Actors Fund’s COVID-19 efforts.
Eva Longoria (Gabrielle), Marcia Cross (Bree), Vanessa Williams (Renee), Dana Delany (Katherine)and Brenda Strong (Mary Alice) all came together on the web series "Stars in the House" to raise money for The Actors Fund during the pandemic — and talk about their show, "Desperate Housewives," which ran from 2004 to 2012.
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.
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.
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.
by Alexandra Villarreal
...Theater legend and radio host Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, his producer husband, quickly organized twice-daily at-home performances to fundraise for the Actors Fund. A long list of Broadway A-listers immediately signed up. Kristin Chenoweth was all dressed up when she appeared on the web series from her bathroom over the weekend, and on Saturday, Lea Salonga will call in to sing at 2am Manila time.
“Now more than ever, people in our community are depending on the fund’s vital services,” said fund chairman Brian Stokes Mitchell. “It’s critical that we be there for those in need, in particular our seniors and the immunocompromised individuals who need our help, as well as those in financial distress.”
"New shows will be produced DAILY at the traditional theater times of 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. ET. Each star will be singing a mix of their hit songs and/or something unexpected. Between each song, Seth will interview the star as he does on SiriusXM, leading them to give fun, inside stories about their careers."