Plays In The House
Plays in the House is a spinoff of Stars in the House, the daily benefit series created by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. These readings are available to view as a live-stream and then will be available for 4 days. Jane Abramson is Artistic Director and Streaming Director for Plays In The House is Hudson Flynn.
PLAYS IN THE HOUSE: OUR FINAL BOW!! Hosted by Andréa Burns and Peter Flynn with appearances by Jelani Alladin, Joan Allen, Charles Busch, Peter Friedman, Santino Fontana, Dell Howlett, Rob McClure, Krysta Rodriguez, David Staller, Tiffany Rachelle Stewart, Nik Walker and Schele Williams!
Past Performances Include:
THE HEIDI CHRONICLES: By Wendy Wasserstein. Featuring its original 1989 Broadway company: Joan Allen, Joanne Camp, Amanda Carlin, Peter Friedman, Boyd Gaines, Anne Lange, Drew McVety and Cynthia Nixon.
THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE: By Charles Busch. Starring Charles Busch, Nehal Joshi, Richard Kind, Andrea Martin and Faith Prince.
FULLY COMMITTED: By Becky Mode. Starring Mark Setlock.
FUDDY MEERS: By David Lindsay-Abaire. Starring original cast members Patrick Breen, Marylouise Burke, J. Smith-Cameron, Lisa Gorlitsky, Mark McKinney Keith Nobbs and Robert Stanton. Originally directed by David Petrarca.
THE DIVINE SISTER: By Charles Busch. Starring original cast members Charles Busch, Alison Fraser, Julie Halston, Amy Rutberg, Jennifer Van Dyck and Jonathan Walker. Narrated by Carl Andress. Originally directed by Carl Andress.
BAKERSFIELD MIST: By Stephen Sachs. Starring Brooke Adams and Tony Shalhoub. Narrated by Maria-Christina Oliveras.
THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED: By Douglas Carter Beane. Starring Julie White, Johnny Galecki, Neal Huff and
Shaw's ARMS AND THE MAN: By Bernard Shaw with Gingold Theatrical Group's David Staller. Starring Daniel Davis, Santino Fontana, Alison Fraser, Tom Hewitt, Daniel Jenkins, Lauren Molina, and Phillipa Soo. Narrated and directed by David Staller.
MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD: Conceived by Susan R. Rose and Joan Stein. Starring Jayne Atkinson, Andréa
Burns, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Michael Gill, Justin Guarini and Jane Kaczmarek.
TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS: Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed. Adapted for the Stage by Nia Vardalos.
Starring Teddy Cañez, Hubert Point-Du-Jour, Nia Vardalos and Natalie Woolams-Torres.
BLITHE SPIRIT: By Noël Coward (c) N.C. Aventales AG 1941. With thanks to the Noël Coward Foundation
for permission to present the play. Starring Angel Desai, Montego Glover, Renee Elise Goldsberry, William Jackson Harper, Kendyl Ito, Thom Sesma and Leslie Uggams. Directed by Schele Williams.
THE CONFESSION OF LILY DARE: By Charles Busch. Starring Nancy Anderson, Christopher Borg, Charles Busch, Howard McGillin, Kendal Sparks, Jennifer Van Dyck with an introduction by Julie Halston. Directed by Carl Andress.
HAPPY DAYS: By Samuel Beckett. Starring Brooker Adams and Tony Shalhoub.
CANDIDA: By George Bernard Shaw. Starring Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Andréa Burns, Santino Fontana, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jay O. Sanders and Michael Benjamin Washington. Narrated and directed by David Staller.
ALL IN THE TIMING: SURE THING, THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE, VARIATIONS ON THE DEATH OF TROTSKY: By David Ives. Starring Nancy Opel and Robert Stanton.
EVER SO HUMBLE: By Tim Pinckney. Starring Reed Birney, Andréa Burns, Brandon Contreras, Montego Glover, Adam Heller and Michael Urie.
BLITHE SPIRIT: By Noël Coward (c) N.C. Aventales AG 1941. With thanks to the Noël Coward Foundation for permission to present the play. Starring Merle Dandridge, Angel Desai, Montego Glover, William Jackson Harper, Kendyl Ito, Thom Sesma and Leslie Uggams with stage directions by Tavia Jefferson. Directed by Schele Williams.
FREE SPEECH: Performing Artists and the Power of the Spoken Word with James Alexander, Masi Asare, Valerie David, Jennifer Nelson, Awa Sal Secka, Nandita Shenoy, Riki Stevens, Janelle Lawrence and Bil Wright. Hosted by Devanand Janki.
MACBETH: By William Shakespeare. Starring Donna Bullock, Rachel Crowl, Sherman Howard, Ty Jones, Linda Kenyon, Patrick Page, Gary Sloan, Owen Sloan, David Yelland and Hannah Yelland with host Andre De Shields. Directed by Gary Sloan.
MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION: By Bernard Shaw. Starring Midori Francis, David Huynh, Tonya
Pinkins, James Monroe Iglehart, Raphael Nash Thompson and Thom Sesma. Directed and narrated by David Staller.
BEAUTIFUL THING: By Jonathan Harvey. Starring Natalie Toro, Kennedy Kanagawa, Cheech Manohar, Kuhoo Verma and Jason Veasey. Directed by Devanand Janki.
DIE, MOMMIE, DIE!: By Charles Busch. Starring Charles Busch, Jennifer Cody, Brandon Contreras, Willie Garson, Ruth Williamson and BD Wong. Directed and narrated by Carl Andress.
MISALLIANCE: By Bernard Shaw. Starring Marc delaCruz, Dan Domingues, Midori Francis, Peter Francis James, Teresa Avia Lim, Jamie Sanders, Thom Sesma, Ryan Spahn, and Sharon Washington, narrated and directed by David Staller.
STICK FLY: By Lydia R. Diamond. Starring Jelani Alladin, Crystal Monee Hall, Caroline Innerbichler, Keith Randolph Smith, Tiffany Rachelle Stewart, Daniel J. Watts and Renika Williams. DIRECTOR: Dell Howlett. ASSISTANT DIRECTOR & STAGE MANAGER: Kayla Coleman. Live music by Crystal Monee Hall. Hosted by Antoine Smith.
THE SMELL OF THE KILL: By Michele Lowe. Starring Krysta Rodriguez, Courtney Reed, Olivia Puckett, Jason SweetTooth Williams. Directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt.
Shaw's CAESAR & CLEOPATRA: Starring Brenda Braxton, Robert Cuccioli, Mirirai Sithole, Jeff Applegate, Jonathan Hadley, Dan Domingues and Rajesh Bose. Directed and adapted by David Staller.
COASTAL DISTURBANCES: By Tina Howe. Starring Annette Bening, Jonas Abry, Timothy Daly, Jean De Baer, Angela Goethals, Ronald Guttman, Heather Mac Rae, Mary Kay Place and Ed Begley Jr. Directed by Annette Bening.
MAN & SUPERMAN: By George Bernard Shaw. Directed and adapted by David Staller with Gingold Theatrical Group. Starring Santino Fontana, Nikki M. James, Lauren Molina, Vishaal Reddy, Robert Cuccioli, Christine Toy Johnson, Rob McClure, John-Andrew Morrison, Lenny Wolpe and Claybourne Elder.
THE PROMPTER: By Wade Dooley. Directed and Hosted by Scott Schwartz. Starring Wade Dooley, Julia Moytka, Adam Petherbridge and Brenda Vaccaro.
SUPER SHAW!: By Bernard Shaw. Starring Brenda Braxton, Mechael Cerveris, Joel Grey, Marsha Mason, Patrick Page, Tonya Pinkins, Renee Taylor, Karen Ziemba, G.B.S. Adapted, hosted and directed by David Staller.
INTELLIGENCE: By Jacqueline E. Lawton. Starring Kelly AuCoin, Leila Buck, Crystal Dickinson, Marin Ireland, Natalie Lall, Jacqueline E. Lawton, Daniella Topol, Bernard White. Hosted by Jacqueline E. Lawton and Daniella Topol. Directed by Daniella Topol.
PLAYS IN THE HOUSE: OUR FINAL BOW!! Hosted by Andréa Burns and Peter Flynn with appearances by Jelani Alladin, Joan Allen, Charles Busch, Peter Friedman, Santino Fontana, Dell Howlett, Rob McClure, Krysta Rodriguez, David Staller, Tiffany Rachelle Stewart, Nik Walker and Schele Williams.
We wish to express our gratitude to the Performers’ Unions:
ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION
AMERICAN GUILD OF MUSICAL ARTISTS
AMERICAN GUILD OF VARIETY ARTISTS
through Theatre Authority, Inc. for their cooperation in permitting the Artists to appear on this program.