Stars in the House, the daily live streamed concert series created by Playbill correspondent and SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and producer James Wesley, welcomes the original cast of William Finn and James Lapine's Off-Broadway hit Falsettoland—including Tony winners Michael Rupert and Faith Prince, Tony nominee Stephen Bogardus, Danny Gerard Lanzetta, Janet Metz, Heather MacRae, and Chip Zien—May 30 at 8 PM. Watch above.
The 1990 musical Falsettoland—the final part of Finn's Marvin trilogy (In Trousers, March of the Falsettos, and Falsettoland)—centers around the planning of a bar mitzvah for Marvin and Trina's son Jason, while Marvin's lover Whizzer becomes stricken with a then-mysterious, fatal disease. Falsettoland would become the second half of the musical Falsettos (March of the Falsettos was the first act) when it opened on Broadway in 1992 with Rupert, Bogardus, MacRae, and Zien returning to the show.
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 and recovery help, HIV/AIDS and senior services, counseling and emergency financial assistance, as well as medical care at 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 $300,000 to benefit The Actors Fund.