Star-Studded Fundraisers

(Above: ‘In Our America’ will raise funds for the Biden/Harris campaign)

The virtual social season heats up in New York and Los Angeles over the next couple of days as the Public Theater, Broadway for Biden, and Holocaust Museum LA host star-studded fundraising events. And, unlike a normal year’s charity galas, you don’t need to buy a ticket to get in.

Tuesday, October 20

Forward Together, 8 pm ET on the web, YouTube and Facebook

Biden-Harris fundraiser

The Public Theater’s “evening of songs and stories” will include Antonio Banderas, Laura Benanti, Danielle Brooks, Elvis Costello, Daniel Craig, Alicia Keys, John Leguizamo, John Lithgow, Audra McDonald, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Kelli O’Hara, David Hyde Pierce, Phylicia Rashad, Liev Schreiber, Martin Sheen, Sting and others. See the complete list at

Wednesday, October 21

In Our America: A Concert for the Soul of the Nation, 8 pm ET on YouTube, Facebook and right here:

This is a big one: More than 75 artists performing original material created for the evening, never-before-seen stagings of Broadway musical numbers, previews of Broadway-bound productions, and, of course… speeches. Participants, from A to Z, will include Stacey Abrams, Laura Benanti, Glenn Close, John Goodman, Jennifer Hudson, David Hyde Pierce, Samuel L. Jackson, Norman Lear, John Leguizamo, Judith Light, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Rita Moreno, Faith Prince, Chita Rivera, Jimmy Smits, Leslie Uggams, Marlon Wayans, Karen Ziemba and others. See the complete list at

45 Minutes of inspiration, 5:45 pm PT / 8:45 pm ET

On the web, YouTube and right here:

Hosted by Melissa Rivers, with Jason Alexander, Mayim Bialik, Jack Black, Billy Crystal, Beanie Feldstein, Morgan Freeman, Josh Gad, Gal Gadot, Tiffany Haddish, Richard Lewis, Ben Platt, Paul Shaffer, Ben Stiller, Henry Winkler and others. See the complete list at Holocaust Museum LA.

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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