Leading actors, singers and religious scholars, including Henry Winkler, Idina Menzel, Andy Cohen, Josh Groban and Billy Eichner virtually meet from their quarantined homes for an all-star online Seder.
The guest list is impressive for “Saturday Night Seder,” a free event this Saturday (8 p.m. ET / 5 PT) on the fourth Passover evening to celebrate the holidays with comedy and music. In addition to telling the biblical story of Exodus, the seder will also raise funds to help first responders with the coronavirus.
“In a period of confinement and uncertainty, a team of Jews and Jewish Passover enthusiasts felt that it was more important than ever to channel creative energies and bring the community together,” said the writer. chief Alex Edelman in a statement. “We are delighted to reinterpret the timeless story of liberation and renewal while raising funds for those on the front lines who endure – and fight – a veritable scourge.”
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Other participants in the Virtual Seder include Ben Platt, Alan Menken, Darren Criss, Cynthia Erivo, Jason Alexander, Skylar Astin, Senator Chuck Schumer, Finn Wolfhard, Mayim Bialik, Rachel Brosnahan, D’Arcy Carden, Fran Drescher, Shoshana Bean, Beanie Feldstein, Stephen Schwartz, Harvey Fierstein, Dan Levy, Judith Light, Isaac Mizrahi, Busy Philipps, Ilana Glazer, Richard Kind and Milo Manheim.
The online celebrity service will be broadcast on SaturdayNightSeder.com and on Tasty’s YouTube page, and viewers will be able to donate to the CDC Foundation’s COVID-19 emergency response fund.