PATTI LuPONE AND MORE STARS ANNOUNCED FOR THE ONE-NIGHT-ONLY RETURN OF “THE ROSIE O’DONNELL SHOW” IN SUPPORT OF THE ACTORS FUND
FOR RELEASE ON FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020
MORE STARS ANNOUNCED FOR THE ONE-NIGHT-ONLY RETURN
“THE ROSIE O’DONNELL SHOW”
IN SUPPORT OF
THE ACTORS FUND
SUNDAY, MARCH 22 AT 7:00PM ET
BROADWAY.COM AND YOUTUBE
SHOSHANA BEAN, ANNETTE BENING, ANDREW BURNAP, BRANDON VICTOR DIXON, CYNTHIA ERIVO, JORDAN FISHER, CHRISTOPHER JACKSON, PATTI LUPONE, ALI STROKER, AND LESLIE UGGAMS
ADDED TO THE STAR-STUDDED LINEUP
New York, NY (March 20, 2020) – With a nod to Stephen Sondheim on his 90th Birthday, Company star Patti LuPone has joined the star-studded roster for the one-night-only return of the legendary, 25-time Emmy Award-winning “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” broadcast live on Sunday, March 22nd at 7:00pm ET on the theater world’s premier online content provider, Broadway.com, and will also be livestreamed on Broadway.com’s YouTube channel.
Also added to the star-studded lineup are Shoshana Bean, Annette Bening, Andrew Burnap, Brandon Victor Dixon, Cynthia Erivo, Jordan Fisher, Christopher Jackson, Ali Stroker, and Leslie Uggams.
This special event, produced by O’Donnell and actor/producer Erich Bergen and presented in partnership with Revelations Entertainment and Broadway.com, has been conceived as a LIVE streaming fundraiser for The Actors Fund, in order to help in this time of crisis.
Associate Producers for this special event include Jim Caruso, Tess Ferrell, Julie Garnye, and Kim Swann.
The complete line-up for Sunday’s “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” will now feature performances and appearances by some of the biggest names in all of entertainment, all participating live from their comfort of their own home, including Sebastian Arcelus, Skylar Astin, Shoshana Bean, Beth Behrs, Annette Bening, Erich Bergen, Nate Berkus, Stephanie J. Block, Matthew Broderick & Sarah Jessica Parker, Tituss Burgess, Norbert Leo Butz, Kristin Chenoweth, Gavin Creel, Darren Criss, Brandon Victor Dixon, Cynthia Erivo, Gloria Estefan, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Harvey Fierstein, Jordan Fisher, David Foster, Morgan Freeman, Neil Patrick Harris, Megan Hilty, Christopher Jackson, Judith Light, Patti LuPone, Barry Manilow, Rob McClure, Audra McDonald, Katharine McPhee, Alan Menken, Idina Menzel, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kelli O’Hara, Lauren Patten, Ben Platt, Billy Porter, Randy Rainbow, Andrew Rannells, Chita Rivera, Seth Rudetsky, Lea Salonga, Miranda Sings, Jordin Sparks, Ali Stroker, Leslie Uggams, Ben Vereen, Adrienne Warren, James Wesley, and more!
Grammy Award® and two-time Emmy Award winner John McDaniel, the original Music Director/Composer/Producer of “The Rosie O’Donnell Show,” to also return.For six remarkable seasons, “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” remained the hottest thing in daytime televison. From its first season to its final episode, which culminated in a giant Broadway medley, “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” devoted more airtime to promoting theatrical productions than any other national program in television history. Even after ending her show, O’Donnell has remained a tireless supporter of Broadway, as a performer, a producer, an outspoken fan, and a three-time host of the Tony Awards. In 2014, the Tony Awards honored O’Donnell with its Isabelle Stevenson Award in recognition of her commitment to arts education.
The Actors Fund services remain available for everyone in the performing arts and entertainment community. 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, visit give.actorsfund.org/Rosie
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. Through offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Fund serves everyone in film, theater, television, music, opera, radio and dance with programs including social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and secondary employment and training services.
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