Stars in the House Raises Over $55,000 for Entertainment Community Fund During Labor Day Special | Playbill

On the Rialto Stars in the House Raises Over $55,000 for Entertainment Community Fund During Labor Day Special

Seth Rudetsky, James Wesley, and Annette Bening presented Monday's event, featuring numerous special guests.

Annette Bening, Henry Winkler, Seth Rudetsky, and James Wesley. Nina Prommer

The Entertainment Community Fund announced that the September 4 Stars in the House Labor Day Special has raised more than $55,000 so far, bringing the total amount raised for the Fund to over $1,253,780 since March 2020. 

Monday's event was presented by SiriusXM host and Playbill columnist Seth Rudetsky, his husband, producer James Wesley, and Entertainment Community Fund Chair Annette Bening

The total includes a $25,000 matching donation from Broadway Cares in honor of Bening, along with an ongoing matching gift donation of up to $50,000 from John Cryer and Lisa Joyner. To help meet the match, visit to donate.

Special guests included Dylan Adler, Jason Alexander, Atsuko, Jensen Atwood, Dan Bucatinsky, Kate Burton, D’Arcy Carden, Josh Colley, Jon Cryer, Lisa Edelstein, Juan Pablo Espinosa, Patrick Fabian, Joely Fisher, Fisher and Thames, Spencer Garrett, Greg Germann, Matt Gould, Marilu Henner, Cheyenne Jackson, Lisa Joyner, John Kassir, Andrew Leeds, Maureen McCormick, Paul McCrane, Donna Mills, Rory O'Malley, Michael Orland, Jack Plotnick, Caroline Rhea, Gabrielle Ruiz, Cody Saintgnue, Sarah Silverman, Jean Smart, John Tartaglia, Lauren Tom, Steven Weber, Henry Winkler, Noah Wyle, and Matt Zarley.

“Seth and James have done it again!" says Entertainment Community Fund President and CEO Joe Benincasa. "Our deepest thanks to everyone who made the Stars In The House Labor Day special so successful—including our remarkable Chair, Annette Bening, and the multitude of guests who spent their holiday in support of the Fund. And of course, our thanks to the hundreds of people who donated so generously to help those in need in our industry."

Since May 1, the Fund has raised over $7.6 million from more than 9,500 donors to support film and television workers. As of September, the Fund has distributed more than $6 million to more than 2,885 film and TV workers.

The Labor Day special and other episodes can be viewed at

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