BROADWAY ON DEMAND TO LIVE STREAM “THE MDA KEVIN HART KIDS TELETHON” – TOMORROW, SATURDAY, OCT. 24 AT 8:00 PM ET
FOR THE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
BROADWAY ON DEMAND
TO LIVE STREAM
THE MDA KEVIN HART KIDS TELETHON
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24 AT 8:00 PM ET
HOSTED BY KEVIN HART
FEATURING A STAR-STUDDED LINEUP THAT INCLUDES
GABRIELLE UNION WADE, DANIEL LEVY, USAIN BOLT, JILLIAN MERCADO, MICHAEL B. JORDAN, JACK BLACK, KELLY ROWLAND, DJ KHALED, AND MORE
TO BENEFIT THE
MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION
HELP FROM THE HART CHARITY
New York, NY (October 23, 2020) – Broadway On Demand, the theater-focused streaming platform, today announced that The MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon, a two-hour special, hosted by actor and comedian Kevin Hart, will air tomorrow Saturday, October 24 from 8:00 – 10:00 PM ET on BroadwayOnDemand.com.
The MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon will benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Help From the Hart. For more than 70 years, the Muscular Dystrophy Association has funded research and care for more than 300,000 people in the United States living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases.
The MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon will be a reimagined event featuring entertainment, comedy, musical performances, and MDA’s Let’s Play For A Cure gaming elements. The special will give viewers the opportunity to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Help From the Hart Charity, as well as offering an inside look at the essential work of the organization through impactful profiles on families, research, care, and advocacy.
The telethon will feature an unparalleled lineup of renowned actors, musicians, athletes and more, including: Garcelle Beauvais, Aloe Blacc, Jack Black, Usain Bolt, Don Cheadle, Common, Bryan Cranston, Cindy Crawford, Whitney Cummings, Stephen Curry, Adam Devine, Fat Joe, Josh Gad, Liz Gillies, Aldis Hodge, Edwin Hodge, Michael B. Jordan, DJ Khaled, Daniel Levy, Zachary Levi, Loni Love, Leslie Mann, Jillian Mercado, Kelly Rowland, Robin Thicke, Gabrielle Union Wade, and John David Washington.
Additionally, there will be one hour of extended programming immediately following the telethon, called Telethon Showcase, which will highlight and celebrate the members of the neuromuscular community. The extended show will be hosted by Nancy O’Dell and Jann Carl, featuring appearances from other celebrity guests and will also be available on BroadwayOnDemand.com.
For more information please visit mda.org/telethon.
To make direct donations to The MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon go to mdagive.org.
For more information on the history of the MDA Telethon, click here.
Muscular Dystrophy Association
For 70 years, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) has been committed to transforming the lives of people living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases. We do this through innovations in science and innovations in care. As the largest source of funding for neuromuscular disease research outside of the federal government, MDA has committed more than $1 billion since our inception to accelerate the discovery of therapies and cures. Research we have supported is directly linked to life-changing therapies across multiple neuromuscular diseases. MDA’s MOVR is the first and only data hub that aggregates clinical, genetic, and patient-reported data for multiple neuromuscular diseases to improve health outcomes and accelerate drug development. MDA supports the largest network of multidisciplinary clinics providing best-in-class care at more than 150 of the nation’s top medical institutions. Our Resource Center serves the community with one-on-one specialized support, and we offer educational conferences, events, and materials for families and healthcare providers. MDA Advocacy supports equal access for our community, and each year thousands of children and young adults learn vital life skills and gain independence at summer camp and through recreational programs, at no cost to families. During the COVID-19 pandemic, MDA continues to produce virtual events and programming to support our community when in-person events and activities are not possible. MDA’s COVID-19 guidelines and virtual events are posted at mda.org/COVID19. For more information, visit mda.org.
BROADWAY ON DEMAND
Broadway On Demand is the industry-leading livestream platform housing performance and theatre education programming, and the preferred choice of top Broadway artists, producers, educators and professionals. In addition to a growing list of live-captured Broadway shows that can be viewed on demand, Broadway On Demand is partnering with individual artists, concert series, brick-and-mortar performance venues, and producing entities around the world to be able to continuously offer the widest array of archived and live streaming events, including everything from exclusive performances to backstage access to masterclasses, and much more. Thanks to a unique licensing interface, ShowShare, approved middle school, high school, college, community and professional theatre productions utilize the platform to stream to their audiences.
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