Tonight on Broadway the doors may still be shuttered and the lights dimmed, but Broadway’s Best Shows is going on(line) with show. Launching today at 8pm EST/5pm PST, the weekly one-night-only “Spotlight On Plays” series will benefit The Actors Fund. The first play is David Mamet’s November starring John Malkovich, Patti LuPone, Dylan Baker, Ethan Phillips and Michael Nichols. It will be followed by Joshua Harmon’s acclaimed play Significant Other, reuniting the original Broadway cast, on Thursday May 14th and A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters starring Bryan Cranston and Sally Field on Thursday May 21st.
The events will be livestreamed on The Actors Fund YouTube channel, and Broadway’s Best Shows YouTube and Facebook channels. These online productions will only be available at the designated streaming time and are free to access. Donations to The Actors Fund are encouraged.
Tonight – Thursday May 7th at 8pm EST/5pm PST
Starring John Malkovich, Patti LuPone, Dylan Baker, Ethan Phillips and Michael Nichols
Written and Directed by David Mamet
Set a few days before the election, NOVEMBER follows the misadventures of a day in the life of U.S. president Charles Smith.
Executive Produced by Jeffrey Richards, NOVEMBER is produced by Broadway’s Best Shows, Jim Glaub and Jacob Soroken Porter.
Thursday May 14th at 8pm EST/5PST
Starring Gideon Glick, John Behlman, Sas Goldberg, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Lindsay Mendez, Luke Smith and Barbara Barrie
Directed by Trip Cullman
Written by Joshua Harmon
All of Jordan Berman’s best friends are setting a date…and he can’t even get one. Now when he needs brunch plans, emergency dating advice, or just someone to commiserate and eat carbs with, he has to compete for attention with their new significant others. Of course he’s so happy for them, but Jordan is struggling to keep up with how fast everyone else is changing.
Executive Produced by Jeffrey Richards and Rebecca Gold, SIGNIFICANT OTHER is produced by Broadway’s Best Shows, Jim Glaub and Jacob Soroken Porter.
SIGNIFICANT OTHER was originally produced Off-Broadway by Roundabout Theatre Company at the Laura Pels Theatre.
Thursday May 21st at 8pm EST/5pm PST
Starring Bryan Cranston and Sally Field
Directed by Jerry Zaks
Written by A.R. Gurney
LOVE LETTERSis a funny and emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love. Andrew Makepeace Ladd III wrote his first letter to Melissa Gardner to tell her she looked like a lost princess. They were both seven years old. For the next fifty years, through personal triumphs and despair, through wars and marriages and children and careers, they poured out the secrets of their hearts to each other.
Executive Produced by Jeffrey Richards, LOVE LETTERS is produced by Broadway’s Best Shows, Jim Glaub and Jacob Soroken Porter.
For more details visit www.BroadwaysBestShows.com.