A host of Broadway celebrities and performers are taking to social media to spread joy when attending the theatre is not an option. The videos began appearing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is forcing nations around the world to self-quarantine.
To keep folks entertained, Donnie Osmond returned to Joseph and the Amazing Techicolor Dreamcoat; Sing Street star Zara Devlin covered Dusty Springfield's "I Only Want to Be With You;" Norbert Leo Butz sang to "Daffodils" from Big Fish; and Broadway Sings For Pride reminded us of the time Beautiful tour star Kennedy Caughell covered Rihanna (with a Barbara Streisand twist).
Check them out below, and keep coming back for more videos!
Sing Street's Zara Devlin sang "I Only Want to Be With You" by Dusty Springfield. Devlin is slated to play Raphina in the upcoming Broadway musical.
Donny Osmond, who played Joseph in the 1999 recorded staging of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, sang "Any Dream Will Do." The performer sang along to a video of Andrew Lloyd Webber playing the music on the piano.
Two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz sangs the song "Daffodils" from Big Fish to...a bunch of daffodils.
Kennedy Caughell, star of the Beautiful — The Carol King Musical national tour, sings Rihanna's "S&M" in the style of Barbara Streisand's performance of "Don't Rain on My Parade." The 2018 performance was posted by @BroadwaySingsForPride.
Looking for more videos? Check out Playbill's self-tape series here.