Tina Fey to host Best of Broadway special on NBC
Tina Fey is celebrating Broadway's best with a two-hour NBC event.
The star will host One Night Only: The Best of Broadway, featuring songs from some of the Great White Way’s biggest productions, including Chicago, Jagged Little Pill, Jersey Boys, Mean Girls, and Rent. The event, which will benefit Broadway Cares, will feature performances from Patti LaBelle, Kelly Clarkson, and Brett Eldredge.
“I'm so happy to be a part of this night, raising money for Broadway Cares, and to watch these mega talented people do what they do best,” Fey said in a statement.
Donations raised throughout the event will help provide groceries, medication, health care, and emergency financial assistance to those in the Broadway community who are struggling through the coronavirus pandemic.
The showcase comes as New York stage productions remain shut down amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“With Broadway being crippled by current events, it’s never been more vital to showcase these incredible performers and remind audiences of their extraordinary talents for when they return to the stage,” said Doug Vaughan, Executive Vice President, Special Programs, NBC Entertainment in a press release. “We’re proud to partner with Broadway Cares and do our part to help those in that tight-knit community during these difficult times.”
Celebrity guests set to make appearances include Annaleigh Ashford, Lance Bass, Kristen Bell, Ron Cephas Jones, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Peter Gallagher, Josh Groban, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sean Hayes, Nathan Lane, Camryn Manheim, Alanis Morissette, Jerry O’Connell, Leslie Odom Jr., Billy Porter, John Stamos, Aaron Tveit, Blair Underwood, Vanessa Williams, Susan Kelechi Watson, and more.