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With in-person theatre out of commission for the foreseeable future, many Broadway performers are sharing their talents online. This weekend is particularly star-studded and, considering Sunday marks the joint birthday of Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber, expect plenty of celebratory songs in their honor. Here are five must-watch live-streams on March 21 and 22.
On Saturday, March 21 at 2 p.m. EST, one of Broadway's most glorious couples, Audra McDonald and Will Swenson, will sing songs and dish with SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky on Stars in the House. This twice daily series supports The Actors Fund, and you can watch at youtube.com/user/actorsfundorg.
On Saturday, March 21 at 8 p.m. EST, Tony-winning dynamo Kristin Chenoweth will sing songs and chat with SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky on Stars in the House. This twice daily series supports The Actors Fund, and you can watch at youtube.com/user/actorsfundorg.
On Sunday, March 22 at 2 p.m. EST, SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky salutes Sondheim on his 90th birthday on Stars in the House. Part one features guests Len Cariou and Liz Callaway. This twice daily series supports The Actors Fund, and you can watch at youtube.com/user/actorsfundorg.
On Sunday, March 22 at 4 p.m. EST, Guild Hall will stream Melissa Errico's Sublime Sondheim concert, and there will be a chat sidebar where the Tony-nominated singer will answer questions about the performance and the composer. Tune in at guildhall.org/melissaerrico.
On Sunday, March 22 at 7 p.m. EST, one of Broadway's biggest champions, Rosie O'Donnell, resurrects her eponymous TV talk show online with a galaxy of stars so famous, many you know just by their first names: Patti, Idina, Chita, Audra and Kristin. Read our article for the full list of celebs and then tune in on Broadway.com's YouTube page.
On Sunday, March 22 at 9:30 p.m. EST, post-Rosie show, Seth Rudetsky hosts his second Sondheim birthday celebration of the day, with a mock opening night for Broadway's gender-swapped Company, which had been scheduled to open on this day. The complete guest list hasn't been announced, but we expect Company stars Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone, and Jason Alexander, who appeared in Sondheim's cult classic Merrily We Roll Along, is confirmed to drop by. This twice daily series supports The Actors Fund, and you can watch at youtube.com/user/actorsfundorg.
Remember to check out our roundup of performances you can watch online anytime, including prerecorded performances at the Metropolitan Opera and the 92nd Street Y.
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Top image: Audra McDonald in Shuffle Along on Broadway. Photo by Joan Marcus.