Disney fans, rejoice! You can soon watch Disney on Broadway from the comfort of your couch.
Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney on Broadway—a one-night-only benefit originally performed in November—will now be streamed live on Monday, April 13. The concert raised $570,426 as 79 performers from all around Broadway came together to sing hit Disney songs.
Now, the fundraiser will be streamed live to raise money for the organization’s COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund, which helps those who normally work onstage, backstage and behind the scenes that have been impacted by the pandemic.
According to the Broadway Cares website, Frozen’s Ryan McCartan will host the stream from his family’s basement and will interview special Disney on Broadway stars throughout the night.
“The event last November was such an unforgettable evening of Disney on Broadway magic,” Broadway Cares Executive Director Tom Viola said in a statement. “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.”
Viewers can watch the Disney on Broadway stream on April 13 at 7 p.m. ET at broadwaycares.org. The stream will also be available on the company’s Facebook and YouTube channels, as well as through media partners Playbill.com, abc7ny.com and the sites of the ABC Owned Television Stations around the country.
We definitely could all use a little bit of Disney (and Broadway) in our lives right now.