On Seth Rudetsky fabulous series Stars in the House the show that has two performances everyday. At 2pm: Broadway Cast Reunion: Caroline, Or Change with Sharon D. Clarke and at 8pm ET: Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Cast members of the NBC series including Skylar Astin, Peter Gallagher, Lauren Graham, Jane Levy, Alex Newell, Mary Steenburgen, John Clarence Stewart, and creator/executive producer Austin Winsberg and producer/choreographer Mandy Moore
5pm: Watch Me Work: Suzan-Lori Parks Sign up by 3pm each day and you will be sent a link at 4:30pm to log in to the class at 5pm*.
5:30pm: Lincoln Center at Home: The Villalobos Brothers
6pm: Broadway Jackbox
7pm: Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney on Broadway from the November 2019 Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney on Broadway concert be streamed to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund.
Ryan McCartan (Frozen) will host the event from his family’s basement, conducting interviews with Disney on Broadway stars from their respective homes.
The concert featured 79 performers, including Jelani Alladin (Hercules), Sierra Boggess (The Little Mermaid), Christian Borle (Mary Poppins), Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins), Kerry Butler (Beetlejuice), Gavin Creel (Hello, Dolly!), Merle Dandridge (Tarzan), Susan Egan (Beauty and the Beast), Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen), Bradley Gibson (The Lion King), Whoopi Goldberg (The View), Mandy Gonzalez (Hamilton), James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin), Norm Lewis (Once on This Island), Kara Lindsay (Newsies), Ashley Park (Mean Girls), Adam Pascal (Rent), Krysta Rodriguez (Hercules), Michael James Scott (Aladdin), and Sherie Rene Scott (The Little Mermaid).
The show also marked a reunion of 18 Newsies from the show’s Broadway and national touring productions and a performance from Broadway Inspirational Voices.
Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney on Broadway was held at the New Amsterdam Theatre and raised $570,426 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
The COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund, which is being administered by The Actors Fund, is providing those onstage, backstage, in the orchestra pit, and behind the scenes urgent health care and immediate financial support during this pandemic. Donations can be made at BroadwayCares.org/help2020.
8pm: Ghostlight Records has announced that Soft Power – Original Cast Recording is available on digital and streaming formats today, Friday, April 17. The album is based on the new musical’s recent New York premiere production at The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham). Soft Power features book and lyrics by Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang and music and additional lyrics by Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori, with choreography by Tony nominee Sam Pinkleton. A co-commission and co-production with Center Theatre Group, Tony nominee Leigh Silverman directed this groundbreaking new musical. The album is produced by Jeanine Tesori and Matt Stine, with The Public Theater and Kurt Deutsch serving as executive producers. To stream or order Soft Power, please visit ghostlightrecords.lnk.to/softpower
The Public Theater will host a live virtual listening party on Friday, April 17 at 8:00 PM Eastern to celebrate the cast album recording of Soft Power. The cast and creative team will participate. Funds will be raised to support The Public Theater and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund(www.aaldef.org) during the event. Tune in at the Public’s YouTube page HERE.
Soft Power was nominated for five 2020 Lucille Lortel Awards, including “Outstanding Musical.”
8pm: LIVESTREAM The Producers Perspective Live with Kate Rockwell.
The Early Night Show with Joshua Turchin- Virtual Edition (Corona Cabaret) continues with the release of a new episode featuring special guests: Makayla Connolly (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, White Christmas) and Luke Naphat (Trevor the Musical). You can watch the video here: https://youtu.be/levkWeh3nYU