John Malkovich, Patti LuPone, Bryan Cranston & Sally Field

John Malkovich, Patti LuPone, Bryan Cranston, Sally Field & more set for Spotlight On Plays

Broadway's Best Shows launches new weekly one-night-only "Spotlight On Plays" series to benefit The Actors Fund.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

A host of Broadway's top stars will be coming together over the next weeks for a new series of one-night-only livestreams of popular plays presented by Broadway's Best Shows. Entitled Spotlight On Plays, these theatrical events are presented in support of The Actors Fund and can be accessed at this link each Thursday evening from 8pm (ET).

Here is the current schedule:

THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2020 - November

Written and directed by David Mamet, November is set a few days before the election (and will be livestreamed on the eve of President Harry Truman's birthday). The play follows the misadventures of a day in the life of U.S. president Charles Smith.

The cast features John Malkovich, Patti LuPone, Dylan Baker, Ethan Phillips and Michael Nichols.

THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2020 - Significant Other

The original Broadway cast and director Trip Cullman will reunite for an online revival of Joshua Harmon's Significant Other.

All of Jordan Berman's best friends are setting a date...and he can't even get one. Now when he needs brunch plans, emergency dating advice, or just someone to commiserate and eat carbs with, he has to compete for attention with their new significant others. Of course he's so happy for them, but Jordan is struggling to keep up with how fast everyone else is changing.

The cast includes Gideon Glick, John Behlman, Sas Goldberg, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Lindsay Mendez, Luke Smith and Barbara Barrie.

THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2020 - Love Letters

Written by A.R. Gurney and directed by Jerry Zaks, Love Letters is a funny and emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love. Andrew Makepeace Ladd III wrote his first letter to Melissa Gardner to tell her she looked like a lost princess. They were both seven years old. For the next fifty years, through personal triumphs and despair, through wars and marriages and children and careers, they poured out the secrets of their hearts to each other.

The cast features Bryan Cranston and Sally Field.

Additional plays will be announced in the coming weeks.

(Photos by Manuel Harlan / Joan Marcus / Jan Versweyveld / Johan Persson)


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