On this week’s episode, Broadway professionals unite to help in the coronavirus pandemic, a new streaming series benefits The Actors Fund, and Kristen Chenoweth goes wild for ‘Tiger King.’
Javier Munoz Leads Broadway Relief Project to Help With the Government's Need For Surgical Gowns
Many Broadway industry professionals have used their time away from the stage to assist in fulfilling the growing need of personal protective equipment for hospitals and medical staff. Actors, seamstresses, wardrobe unions and more have joined forces to create surgical masks and gowns needed in New York City as part of The Broadway Relief Project. Actor Javier Munoz, known for starring in the title role of Hamilton, is leading the charge to connect all parties involved in the project, including the more than 600 volunteers that have offered their sewing services.
The Actors Fund Announces Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley Present "Stars in the House"
There are many streaming options online for Broadway fans right now - musicals on Netflix and Amazon, Instagram Live performances by your favorite stars, and much more. Now, there’s a new series available airing each day at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sirius XM host Seth Rudetsky and his husband James Wesley have launched Stars in the House to benefit The Actors Fund, which provides resources and support for entertainment professionals. Tune in to The Actor’s Fund YouTube channel to catch Broadway greats like Kelli O’Hara, Jessie Mueller, Audra McDonald and many more.
Cat's Outta the Bag! Watch the World Premiere Music Video for Kristin Chenoweth and Andrew Lippa's Tiger King Anthem
Move over CATS - there’s another fantastic feline musical in the works. Well… sort of. Like so many others in quarantine, Broadway composer Andrew Lippa recently binged the Netflix hit docuseries “Tiger King” and was captivated by the unexpected mayhem of it. Fairly quickly, he decided that it needed a musical parody. With the help of a few fellow Broadway friends, Lippa already has two stage-worthy songs from “Tiger King: The Musical,” including “Little Pieces,” performed by Kristin Chenoweth, and “Tigers and Young Men,” written by Ingrid Michaelson and performed by Will Chase.