Disney on Broadway’s 25th Anniversary to be streamed for COVID-19 fundraiser

By tsell on April 6, 2020
Beauty and the Beast
402319 21: Actress Sarah Litzsinger (C), as Belle, asks ensemble player Christopher Monteleone (R), as Cake Server, to cut the cake to celebrate the 3225th performance of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast March 13, 2002 in New York City. Beauty and the Beast joins the list of Broadway’s top ten longest running shows. (Photo by Lawrence Lucier/Getty Images)

Watch Disney on Broadway’s 25th Anniversary show streamed right from the comfort of your home

By Trent Sell

The Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney on Broadway concert was performed back in November 2019. The taped concert is scheduled to be streamed on Monday, April 13 at 7pm ET. The re-airing of the show is in effort to raise money for the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund.

In addition to the taped concert, Ryan McCartan (Frozen, Liv and Maddie) will host the stream from his family’s basement. Ryan will be interviewing Disney on Broadway stars from their respective homes throughout the event. The stream is said to be available on Playbill and on BroadwayCares.org.

What to Expect

The November 4, 2019 performance was a huge success in the world of Disney and Broadway fans. The magical experience featured a 79 person cast and a 15-piece orchestra that was set on the stage. The performance will surely be entertaining for your family and friends, showcasing some of your favorite Disney movies and characters. The celebration includes characters like Hercules, Aladdin, Little Mermaid, and Beauty in the Beast. The original performance of Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney on Broadway was held at the New Amsterdam Theatre in New York City. It raised $570,426 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

What does the fund support you may be wondering?

The Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund, administered by The Actors Fund, is helping those onstage, backstage, and behind the scenes impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

“The event last November was such an unforgettable evening. We are so grateful to all our friends at Disney Theatrical Productions for generously joining us in sharing this evening again, supporting our entertainment industry friends and colleagues who are out of work and facing serious health and personal challenges due to this devastating coronavirus pandemic.” – Tom Viola (Broadway Cares Executive Director)



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