TONIGHT, Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, in partnership with Americans for the Arts and Theatre Communications Group, will bring together some of the stage and screen’s brightest stars in an effort to help “Save The Arts,” LIVE on “Stars in the House” at 8 PM ET on the Stars In The House YouTube channel and on starsinthehouse.com.
As performance venues and film & television production houses remain closed nationwide, this is a dire time for American artists. Annette Bening, Alex Brightman, Justin Guarini, Kenny Leon, Marlee Matlin, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Rosie Perez, Randy Rainbow, Marc Shaiman, Sarah Silverman, and more surprise guests will join Seth and James to share stories and give LIVE musical performances, reminding us just how deeply the arts affect our daily lives and how crucial it is for our country to ensure that the entertainment industry has the resources it needs to survive the pandemic.
“At this crucial time in our nation’s history, we feel compelled to answer the call to action facing the arts industry,” said Seth and James. “We deeply admire the arts advocacy work of Theatre Communications Group and Americans for the Arts, and are honored to partner with them as we unite some of our favorite artists to help protect the community that gives so much to us all.”
“Historically, support for the arts in the United States has been a bi-partisan concern,” said Teresa Eyring, executive director and CEO of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre. “In the upcoming pandemic relief plan, it is essential that Congress consider the power of the arts and creative expression, not only as a productive human endeavor that benefits all corners of our nation, but as a formidable economic engine that provides jobs, supports other small businesses, and enhances community vibrancy overall. Arts organizations need access to an expanded and recapitalized Paycheck Protection Program, freelance artists need extended pandemic unemployment assistance, and Congress should support the arts and work of artists as essential infrastructure investments.”
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We hope you can join us tonight! watch as Laurie Baskin represents TCG and our arts advocacy efforts!