Broadway Catch Up: March 31 - Original FUN HOME Kids Pay Tribute, and More!
While Broadway remains shut down, BroadwayWorld is keeping up with your favorite stars and giving you a peek at what they have been up to! Check out today's highlights from over the weekend, from stars including the kids of Fun Home, Ethan Slater, Leslie Odom, Jr., Ashley Park, and more!
The Broadway Catch Up is a daily series. Check back every day for a new roundup of posts from the day before!
The original Fun Home kids perform a tribute song!
The original kids of Fun Home have created a touching tribute to the heroes working during the current health crisis.
Thank you to the #heroes of this crisis!! We didn't have enough syllables to mention all of the heroes we are grateful for but thank you to the nurses, doctors, caretakers, EMTs, all of the healthcare and medical workers, as well as all of the essential workers making sure we can still get food, groceries, packages, etc.!! We are indebted to all of you!! The OG #FunHome kids were so happy to get together (remotely) for this tribute (as seen tonight on @starsinthehouse )! Everybody donate to the #actorsfund to help people struggling during this crisis! @oscar_williams_actor @zellsteele @gabriellapizzolo a??i??a??i??a??i??a??i??
A post shared by Sydney Lucas (@sydneylucasnyc) on Mar 29, 2020 at 6:48pm PDT
Jeremy Schonfeld shares an inspirational song!
The composer/lyricist and performer posted a video to Facebook, of himself playing a new song to help people cope with the trying times.
He also offered some inspirational words. "Was thinking about arts and artists and anybody else who faces the darkness, especially in dark times such as these," he said. "Wrote this tune for us. Don't give up hope."
Ashley Park offers words of inspiration!
New York City Center has cancelled its production of Thoroughly Modern Millie, due to the current health crisis. The production was set to star Ashley Park, who released a heartfelt statement regarding the cancellation on Twitter.
"I have SUCH hope & faith that all that is being taken from us right now, is merely paving a way to birth new doors and opportunities for us all," she writes.
Ashley Park (@ashleyparklady) March 30, 2020
Jessica Vosk sings some Sara Bareilles!
The performer took to Instagram to post a video of herself singing 'Orpheus' by Sara Bareilles.
No shower, no pants, no problem. It's a rainy day today. You feeling ok fam? It's hard to live in the chaos. But we are in it together. Let's not give up today, alright? ?#orpheus #orpheusandeurydice #sarabareilles
A post shared by Jessica Vosk (@jessicavosk) on Mar 29, 2020 at 1:52pm PDT
The Lopez Family sings 'Let It Be'!
Academy Award-winning songwriters, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, hit social media today with their children to show off some more impressive four-part harmony on The Beatles classic, "Let It Be"
John Leguizamo and more sing 'The Social Distancing Song'!
Ethan Slater and the cast of Assassins hold a virtual rehearsal!
Ethan Slater took to Instagram to post a video of himself and his fellow cast members rehearsing for their currently on-pause production of Assassins.
We're all stuck inside. But life doesn't stop just because we can't go out. Which is why @theactorsfund is so important. And why a bunch of our @classicstage company of Assassins made this little rehearsal video from home. Along with @todaytix we are trying to raise money for @theactorsfund so if you can donate, please do. Thanks. Stay inside! This is The Ballad of Czolgosz (with a Booth intro). Video edited by Alex Bonoff Piano/Orchestration Greg Jarrett (@gmjarrett ) Actor/musicians: @bradford_ag @katrinayaukey @therobmorrison @whitkleeasv @mreddiecooper @biancahorn14
A post shared by Ethan Slater (@ethanslater) on Mar 30, 2020 at 10:00am PDT
Leslie Odom Jr. performs 'Go Crazy'!
The performer was a guest on Monday, March 30's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan. Joining them via Skype, Odom Jr. performed his single "Go Crazy" from home!
The Barricade Boys and more sing 'Bring Him Home'!
With a heartfelt message to "Stay at home and support the NHS so they can bring your loved ones home", The Barricade Boys have joined forces with some very special guests to put together a stunning rendition of "Bring Him Home" from Les Misérables.