“STARS IN THE HOUSE” IN SUPPORT OF THE ACTORS FUND ANNOUNCES GUEST HIGHLIGHTS FOR THIS WEEK
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
UPCOMING EPISODES FOR THIS WEEK ANNOUNCED FOR
“STARS IN THE HOUSE”
PRESENTED BY SETH RUDETSKY AND JAMES WESLEY
STREAMS DAILY AT 2PM EST AND 8PM EST
IN SUPPORT OF
THE ACTORS FUND
AND THEIR SERVICES FOR THOSE IN NEED IN
PERFORMING ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
New York, NY (April 13, 2020) – “Stars in the House”, the daily online show to benefit The Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, announced a preview of this week’s lineup of guests. To view a complete guest schedule, visit starsinthehouse.com.
Monday, April 13 at 8pm, ET
Marc Shaiman & Friends
Tuesday, April 14 at 2pm, ET
Tuesday, April 14 at 8pm, ET
Cast reunion of the hit Fox TV show “Glee,” including Matthew Morrison, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch, Kevin McHale, Amber Riley and Jenna Ushkowitz.
Wednesday, April 15 at 2pm, ET
“Plays in The House” presents The Divine Sister by Charles Busch. With Charles Busch, Alison Fraser, Julie Halston, Amy Rutberg, Jennifer Van Dyck, Jonathan Walker. Directed by Carl Andress.
Wednesday, April 15 at 8pm, ET
Cast members from the hit Canadian sketch comedy TV show “SCTV,” including Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara and Martin Short.
Friday, April 17 at 8pm, ET
NBC’s “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” with cast members: Skylar Astin, Peter Gallagher, Lauren Graham, Jane Levy, Alex Newell, Mary Steenburgen, John Clarence Stewart, creator/executive producer Austin Winsberg and producer/choreographer Mandy Moore.
“Stars in The House” will continue to share music, plays and behind-the-scenes stories—all while raising money for The Actors Fund’s Emergency Financial Assistance Program in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic—thanks to a generous donation from the Berlanti Family Foundation.
“Stars in the House”, which officially kicked off on March 16th is a daily series that features stars of stage and screen singing and performing live (from home!) to promote support for The Fund’s services for those most vulnerable to the effects of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Joining Seth and James for the shows is Dr. Jon LaPook, chief medical correspondent for CBS News. Visit starsinthehouse.com to donate to The Actors Fund, watch previous episodes, learn about upcoming guests and more. Since the first show, “Stars in the House” has raised more than $188,800 to benefit The Actors Fund.
In addition to its regular twice-a-day streaming and ability for viewers to watch it on their own time “Stars in the House” has teamed up with SiriusXM. SiriusXM will be the exclusive audio broadcasting partner delivering the show to listeners daily on Volume (channel 106) and On Broadway (channel 72). SiriusXM subscribers can catch “Stars in the House” weekday mornings at 9:00 a.m. ET on Volume channel 106, with favorite program excerpts airing throughout the day on SiriusXM’s On Broadway channel 72. Listeners can also follow Seth on Seth Speaks and Seth’s Big Fat Broadway, two regularly scheduled programs that air on SiriusXM’s On Broadway channel. “Stars in the House” will air commercial-free on SiriusXM. The program is available to subscribers nationwide on SiriusXM radios, and those with streaming access can listen on demand on the SiriusXM app, and at home on a variety of connected devices. For more info to activate your streaming access or to sign up for a trial subscription, go to www.SiriusXM.com/AtHome.
With shutdowns on Broadway and in film and television, theater, concerts, dance, music and many other areas of entertainment, the need is great and growing. Since March 18th, The Actors Fund has provided more than $3,465,000 in emergency financial assistance to over 2,830 people who work in performing arts and entertainment. This emergency financial assistance is helping our most vulnerable and those in financial crisis with assistance for basic living expenses such as essential medications, to help prevent evictions, and to pay for food or utilities.
As the situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, The Actors Fund has temporary transitioned to online and phone-based services, which 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 to The Actors Fund, visit www.actorsfund.org/Donate.
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.
Seth Rudetsky has been helping raise money for the Actors Fund since 2001 when he began his yearly concerts that included Dreamgirls with Audra McDonald, Heather Headley, Lillias White and Billy Porter, Funny Girl with Sutton Foster and Idina Menzel, Chess with Josh Groban and Adam Pascal and more. James Wesley and Seth have been married since 2012 and have been working together constantly on projects to raise money and awareness for a number of social justice organizations. In 2016, they formed their 501c3 called Your Kids, Our Kids with its initial mission being to directly help one of the most vulnerable populations in our society — children — through creative means. Voices for the Voiceless: Stars for Foster Kids is one of their yearly projects, raising millions for You Gotta Believe which helps find families for older foster youth. These concerts have starred celebs like Tina Fey, Rosie Perez and Chita Rivera. In June of 2016, they organized Broadway for Orlando in the wake of the massacre at the Pulse Nightclub. Uniting the Broadway community to sing “What the World Needs Now is Love” (in the style of “We Are the World”), the single featured over 50 Broadway stars like Bernadette Peters, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Sara Bareilles and charted on Billboard’s Hot 100, selling over 50,000 copies and raising over $100,000 for the Orlando LGBT community. On January 20, 2017, they presented the first edition of Concert for America, which premiered at The Town Hall in NYC, raising money and awareness for civil rights organizations, as well as infusing Americans with hope and inspiration and the desire to become more active citizens. To date, there have been 13 editions performed around the country, including in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Atlanta. James and Seth are the proud recipients of the 2016 National Leadership Award from the LGBTQ Task Force for their work on Broadway for Orlando’s What the World Needs Now is Love. In 2018, Seth and James also received the NYCLU Liberty Award for their contributions to the LGBT community.