Watch: 'The Light in the Piazza,' 'Dreamgirls: In Concert' Casts Reunite on 'Stars in the House' to Benefit The Actors Fund

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Stars in the House, the live-streamed series led by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley to benefit The Actors Fund, hosted the stars of the original 2005 Broadway production of Adam Guettel's The Light in the Piazza on Friday, and a 20th anniversary celebration of the 2001 Actors Fund benefit concert performance of Dreamgirls, of which Rudetsky was the musical director, on Saturday. You can watch both here.

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Stars in the House, the live-streamed series to benefit The Actors Fund, hosted two very Nonesuch cast reunions over the weekend, as the stars of the original 2005 Broadway production of Adam Guettel's The Light in the Piazza joined hosts Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley on Friday's episode, and a 20th anniversary celebration of the 2001 Actors Fund benefit concert performance of Dreamgirls, of which Rudetsky was the musical director, on Saturday. You can watch both below.

To reminisce about The Light in the Piazza—which earned Tony Awards for composer Adam Guettel and actress Victoria Clark—were original cast members Clark, Kelli O’Hara, Matthew Morrison, Patti Cohenour, Michael Berresse, and Sarah Uriarte Berry. They can all be heard on the original cast album, which the New York Times called "sublime ... the most intensely romantic score of any Broadway musical since West Side Story," here.

The one-night-only Dreamgirls concert, itself a 20th anniversary celebration of the original Tony Award–winning musical, took place at The Ford Center for the Performing Arts in New York City on September 24, 2001, and raised over $1 million for The Actors Fund. The line-up for the Stars in the House reunion episode includes stars Audra McDonald, Lillias White, Heather Headley, Norm Lewis, Darius de Haas, and Tamara Tunie, and director/choreographer Brenda Braxton. You can hear the Nonesuch recording of the event here.

For more on Stars in the House, go here; for more on The Actors Fund, go here.

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'The Light in the Piazza,' 'Dreamgirls: In Concert': 'Stars in the House,' June 2021
  • Monday, June 14, 2021
    Watch: 'The Light in the Piazza,' 'Dreamgirls: In Concert' Casts Reunite on 'Stars in the House' to Benefit The Actors Fund

    Stars in the House, the live-streamed series to benefit The Actors Fund, hosted two very Nonesuch cast reunions over the weekend, as the stars of the original 2005 Broadway production of Adam Guettel's The Light in the Piazza joined hosts Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley on Friday's episode, and a 20th anniversary celebration of the 2001 Actors Fund benefit concert performance of Dreamgirls, of which Rudetsky was the musical director, on Saturday. You can watch both below.

    To reminisce about The Light in the Piazza—which earned Tony Awards for composer Adam Guettel and actress Victoria Clark—were original cast members Clark, Kelli O’Hara, Matthew Morrison, Patti Cohenour, Michael Berresse, and Sarah Uriarte Berry. They can all be heard on the original cast album, which the New York Times called "sublime ... the most intensely romantic score of any Broadway musical since West Side Story," here.

    The one-night-only Dreamgirls concert, itself a 20th anniversary celebration of the original Tony Award–winning musical, took place at The Ford Center for the Performing Arts in New York City on September 24, 2001, and raised over $1 million for The Actors Fund. The line-up for the Stars in the House reunion episode includes stars Audra McDonald, Lillias White, Heather Headley, Norm Lewis, Darius de Haas, and Tamara Tunie, and director/choreographer Brenda Braxton. You can hear the Nonesuch recording of the event here.

    For more on Stars in the House, go here; for more on The Actors Fund, go here.

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