Stars in the House, the twice-daily live streamed concert series created by Playbill correspondent and SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and producer James Wesley, presents a benefit for You Gotta Believe—featuring Tony nominee Kerry Butler (Xanadu, Beetlejuice), Willie Garson (Sex and the City, White Collar), Luke Islam (America's Got Talent), Tony nominee Anika Larsen (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Xanadu), Tony nominee Beth Malone (Fun Home, Angels in America), Alec Mapa (Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives), and Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Tiny Beautiful Things)—May 21 at 8 PM. Watch above.
You Gotta Believe helps to facilitate adoptions for older kids and youth. Its mission is to work toward the day when no young person leaves foster care without the unconditional lifetime commitment of a family.
Since March 16, Stars in the House has promoted 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 episodes.
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.