Stars in the House, the daily live streamed concert series created by Playbill correspondent and SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and producer James Wesley, presents a reading of Noël Coward's Blithe Spirit May 9 at 2 PM ET. The cast features Tony winner Leslie Uggams as Madame Arcati, Tony winner Renée Elise Goldsberry as Elvira, Thom Sesma as Dr. Bradman, Angel Desai as Violet Bradman, Tony nominee Montego Glover as Ruth, Kendyl Ito as Edith, Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell as the Narrator, and William Jackson Harper as Charles Condomine. Schele Williams directs; Tara Rubin Casting assembled the lineup. Watch the live stream above.
The reading is the latest presentation of the Plays in the House spinoff series, which continues every Saturday and Wednesday at 2 PM until Broadway reopens. Director-writer Peter Flynn serves as the online reading coordinator for Plays in the House. The stream will be available for viewing through May 13 at 2 PM ET only.
Stars in the House, which launched March 16 with Tony winner Kelli O'Hara, 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 8 PM live stream May 9 will feature Tony winner Chita Rivera and friends.
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.