It's Variety Thursday! on Stars in the House, the daily live streamed concert series created by Playbill correspondent and SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and producer James Wesley, April 30 at 2 PM. Guests include Sing Street's Brenock O'Connor, singer-comic Elaine Brier, violinist-songwriter Christian Hebel, cartoonist Jim Keefe, and drag artist Miss Richfield 1981. Watch the stream above.
The Stars in the House series launched March 16 with Tony winner Kelli O'Hara and promotes support for The Actors Fund and its services in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Wesley and Rudetsky are recipients of honorary Drama Desk Awards this year, recognizing their efforts to aid the theatre community.
New shows air daily at 2 PM and 8 PM ET, featuring performances by stars of stage and screen, in conversation and song with Rudetsky and Wesley. Streaming direction is by Peter Flynn. Click here to watch previous Stars in the House presentations.
The April 30 8 PM stream will feature former child stars Mackenzie Phillips (Julie Cooper on One Day at a Time), Glenn Scarpelli (Alex Handris on One Day at a Time), Mindy Cohn (Natalie Green on The Facts of Life), and Jill Whelan (Vicki Stubing on The Love Boat).
As the situation surrounding the coronavirus outbreak continues to evolve, The Actors Fund will provide services online and via phone. These services include Artists Health Insurance Resource Center, The Career Center, Housing Resources, Addiction & Recovery, HIV/AIDS and Senior Services, Counseling and Emergency Financial Assistance, as well as The Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts in New York City.
To make a tax-deductible donation to The Actors Fund visit ActorsFund.org/Donate. Since its launch, Stars in the House has raised over $200,000 to benefit The Actors Fund.