On this week’s episode, a number of British Stage Legends star in a virtual fundraiser, the Broadway Podcast Network launches its first digital soap opera, and a stage manager launches a new project.
Judi Dench, Derek Jacobi, Ian McKellen, and Maggie Smith Set for Virtual Fundraiser For One Knight Only
On Sunday, November 29, a number of British stage acting legends will sit down for an evening of conversation in a streaming fundraising event in partnership with the virtual Lockdown Theatre. Titled For One Knight Only, guests include Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi and Maggie Smith and will be hosted by Sir Kenneth Branagh. The fundraiser will raise money for Acting For Others, a charity that dates back to the 1960s and provides financial assistance to those in the entertainment industry suffering from illness, disability, or who are caring for children with special needs. Tickets are selling for 45 pounds each and all proceeds will benefit Acting For Others. For more information, visit R-T-F-lockdown dot com and tune in to For One Knight Only Sunday, November 29 at 1 p.m. central time.
Comedy Podcast ‘As The Curtain Rises’ Recruits Theater Headliners For Broadway’s First Digital Soap
As The Curtain Rises is a brand-new digital soap opera from the Broadway Podcast Network that hit airwaves in late October. The first show of its kind, As The Curtain Rises tells the story behind the scenes of a Broadway show - and we all know how dramatic that can be! When a “Broadway Disher” leaks news of a top secret, in-the-works, new mega musical, the Broadway community goes batty. Two episodes have already been released and can be found wherever you listen to podcasts. With a star-studded cast including James Monroe Iglehart, Alex Brightman, Michael Urie, Ashley Park and more - this is definitely a show you don’t want to miss!
Stage Door Candle Co.
With Broadway shuttered until at least June of 2021, those who work in the entertainment industry have been finding new, creative ways to make ends meet. Caskey Hunsader lost his job as a stage manager for the Broadway tour of Miss Saigon and quickly started looking for his next project - settling on high quality, hand-poured candles and other fragrance products inspired by Broadway’s favorite characters. With collections like “The Two Best Friends,” “The Greek Wedding,” and “The Sun and Moon,” you’ll see some of Broadway’s most popular shows represented in this innovative project - and just in time for the holidays!
Check out stagedoorcandles.com for more information.