Crossovers will focus on the ways in which theatre artists transition into film and television work on camera and off, as well as how theatre influences and informs other media.
The New York City-based talk show will film in front of a live studio audience of aspiring young actors at Harlem Stage. In addition to the interview segment with Diggs and his guests, Crossovers will open up the conversation to take questions from the audience.
The first three guests on the series include actors Billy Magnussen (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Into the Woods, American Crime Story) and Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah, Baby!; Jerry’s Girls; Deadpool; Empire), as well as actor and producer Tamara Tunie (Oh, Kay!; Spring Awakening; Law & Order: SVU).
It has not been announced who will succeed Diggs as host of the series following the initial three episodes.
Previews of Crossovers will be available on STAGE’s free service, which launches in August. Full episodes will premiere on the subscription-based platform in October.
Crossovers was created by Tom Wiggin and is executive-produced by Wiggin and Jennifer Dumas, in cooperation with STAGE Network.
STAGE joins BroadwayHD in the theatrical streaming market, with plans to launch a free platform in August, with a more robust subscription-based platform to follow in October. The network’s planned slate includes original scripted series, in addition to variety and reality series, as well as live theatre, documentaries, talk shows, concerts, Broadway shows, films, and international theatre.