Tina Fey will host a two-hour Broadway television special on NBC this December.
The special entitled “One Night Only: The Best of Broadway” will air Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. and feature performances by the cast of several Broadway shows including “Ain’t Too Proud,” “Chicago,” “Jagged Little Pill,” “Mean Girls” and “Diana,” as well as an appearance by the cast of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” The event will also feature Broadway shows scheduled to open in 2021 as well as performances from”Jersey Boys” and “Rent.”
The special is intended as a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. NBCUniversal will be making its own donation to the cause.
“With Broadway being crippled by current events, it’s never been more vital to showcase these incredible performers and remind audiences of their extraordinary talents for when they return to the stage,” Doug Vaughan, executive vice president, special programs, NBC Entertainment. “We’re proud to partner with Broadway Cares and do our part to help those in that tight-knit community during these difficult times.”
The event will also feature performances by Kelly Clarkson, Brett Eldredge and Patti LaBelle and include appearances from Annaleigh Ashford, Lance Bass, Kristen Bell, Ron Cephas Jones, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Peter Gallagher, Josh Groban, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sean Hayes, Nathan Lane, Camryn Manheim, Alanis Morissette, Jerry O’Connell, Leslie Odom Jr., Billy Porter, John Stamos, Aaron Tveit, Blair Underwood, Vanessa Williams and Susan Kelechi Watson.
“I’m so happy to be a part of this night, raising money for Broadway Cares, and to watch these mega talented people do what they do best,” Fey said.