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.
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."