Stars in the House—the live-streamed concert series created by Playbill correspondent and SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and producer James Wesley—spotlights Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews' Witness Uganda (An American Musical) April 14.
Guests include creators Gould and Matthews as well as Tyrone Davis, Jr., Emma Hunton, and Loren Smith. Watch the stream above beginning at 8 PM ET.
Inspired by true events, Witness Uganda documents Matthews' journey on a volunteer mission to Uganda, during which he builds an unlikely bond with a ragtag group of teenage students, discovering community where they least expect it.
The work had its world premiere at American Repertory Theater in 2014, followed by an Off-Broadway run (then titled Invisible Thread) at Second Stage in 2015. A revised version of the musical directed by Matthews and reverting to its original title played Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in 2019. Sony Masterworks Broadway released a studio cast recording.
Stars in the House launched March 16, 2020, and has raised more than $1 million to support The Actors Fund and its services in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. It has also raised funds for the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund in support of the Black Lives Matter movement as well as Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
New shows feature performances by stars of stage and screen, in conversation and song with Rudetsky and Wesley. Peter Flynn serves as streaming director.
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