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Broadway Does Mother's Day

“Broadway Does Mother’s Day” Digital Variety Show to Air on Mother’s Day

In the age of social distancing, people everywhere are needing to adapt their plans and routines in order to support their health and the health of their communities. Events and holidays continue to be affected by these parameters, and Mother’s Day is no exception. Many families will be celebrating their Mother’s Day in unconventional settings or even apart from one another, virtually. 

Executive Producers Megan Loughran and Stanley Bahorek recently announced their upcoming event, Broadway Does Mother’s Day, as their way of encouraging the celebration of mothers everywhere during this difficult time. The digital variety show will feature sketches, performances, and appearances from stars including Vanessa Williams, Harvey Fierstein, Laura Benanti, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Victoria Clark, LaChanze, Judy Kaye, Carolee Carmello, Beanie Feldstein, James Monroe Iglehart, Mandy Gonzalex, Betsy Wolfe, Eden Espinosa, Lesli Margherita, Celia Rose Gooding, Claybourne Elder, and more. The event will also feature performances by the casts of more than ten Broadway shows including Moulin Rouge!, SIX, Jagged Little Pill, Company, and Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, among others.

The writing team for Broadway Does Mother’s Day includes Hannah Friedman (Comedy Central), Megan Loughran (F Theory), Jessica Poter (Modern Family), Jill Twiss (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver), Kate Wetherhead (Submissions Only), and Jed Resnick (Avenue Q). The show is directed by Ashley Rodbro (Hamilton, Moulin Rouge!), features music supervision by Andy Einhorn (Hello, Dolly!), and is produced by Stephanie Cowan and Erica Rotstein alongside general managers Heather Shields and Kyle Bonder with casting by Jason Styres, CSA and Andrea Zee, CSA.

Broadway Does Mother’s Day will stream live on Sunday, May 10 at 3:00 PM EDT on the Broadway Does Mother’s Day website. Broadway Does Mother’s Day will also partner with seniorly.com to ensure aging mothers in senior living communities and in their homes across the country are provided access to the online event.

The broadcast will benefit the Broadway Cares’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund. The Broadway Cares’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund provides urgent health care and immediate financial assistance to theater and entertainment professionals impacted by the pandemic. Every donation helps those who are struggling to get urgent medical care, buy groceries, pay their rent and receive help with insurance during this pandemic and work shutdown. Donations can be made here.