The Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, announced today that SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, will also produce and host Plays in the House as part of its weekly lineup of Stars in the House, a daily online show at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. ET. Plays in the House will begin today, Wednesday, April 1st at 2:00 p.m. and will continue every Saturday and Wednesday matinee at 2:00 p.m. until Broadway reopens.
The episodes will feature actors doing live readings of classic, award-winning plays. Today’s line-up will star the complete cast of the original Broadway production of the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning The Heidi Chronicles by Wendy Wasserstein including Joan Allen, Peter Friedman, Boyd Gaines, Ellen Parker, Joanne Camp, Anne Lange, Drew McVety, and Cynthia Nixon. This one-time only event has been granted with permission from André Bishop and Ben Wasserstein.
The Saturday, April 4th matinee will feature The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife starring playwright and Tony Award-nominee Charles Busch as “Marjorie” with more to be announced. Future plays will star Harvey Fierstein, Tony Shaloub, Brooke Adams and more. Director/writer Peter Flynn (Smart Blonde, Rhapsody in Seth starring Seth Rudetsky) serves as the online reading coordinator for this series. The producers also wish to thank Theatre Authority and Actors’ Equity Association for their support. www.starsinthehouse.com