Published: Tue, March 24, 2020
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

"The Rosie O'Donnell Show" Returning for One-Night-Only Fundraiser Event


Actors Fund Chairman Brian Stokes Mitchell said, "Because social distancing is so important right now, this wonderful benefit is an incredible show of support to lift spirits, bring us all together virtually and help The Actors Fund help those in need. And, with a line-up like this, I dare you not to tune in".

The comedian and former talk show host is known to be an avid Broadway fan, and in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, she said that Broadway has served as the lifeblood of New York City for generation after generation. "After all Broadway has given to the world, now - in this time of tremendous need - it's our turn to give something back", O'Donnell, a 12-time Emmy Award victor and Tony Award recipient, said in a statement to PEOPLE before the fundraiser.

Several of the entertainment industry's biggest names will join in on the charity livestream, and the list of actors does not lie. Slated to look on the present are quite a few visitors who're no stranger to Broadway together with Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, Harvey Fierstein, Darren Criss, Neil Patrick Harris, Tituss Burgess, Judith Gentle, and Neil Patrick Harris.

The Actors Fund is a national human services organization serving 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.

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With all Broadway, Off-Broadway, and any type of performance suspended through at least April 12th, Broadway.com is bringing back The Rosie O'Donnell Show for one night to benefit The Actors Fund.

If you were around in the 1990s, then I'm sure you have probably seen or heard of The Rosie O'Donnell Show.

Since Broadway has shut down as a result of Coronavirus pandemic, there are numerous actors and others who work throughout the trade who're out of labor. The show went off the air in 2002 after six seasons. From Rosie O'Donnell and Jersey Boys' Erich Bergen, this special event will broadcast live at 7 p.m. ET on both Broadway.com and Broadway.com's YouTube channel. She said, "The Broadway community has always been vital in my career". The leader of O'Donnell's house band, John McDaniel, will also return for the one-night-only revival.

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