While red carpets and in-person galas have been put on hold because of COVID-19, star-studded virtual events — most are benefits for charity — are being produced and streamed on a daily basis.
Here, Variety gives you a guide to what is happening when and where and who will be there. In other words, sit back, log on and enjoy.
Tuesday, May 19
24th Annual Webby Awards “Webbys from Home”
Patton Oswalt returns to host the award show that celebrates all things internet (with winners accepting honors with the show’s hallmark ‘5-Word Speeches’). But this year the virtual Webbys will give special recognition to those who have used the internet to respond to the impact of COVID-19. Presenters include Dr. Anthony Fauci, Hannibal Buress, Arianna Huffington, FKA Twigs, Imogen Heap, Questlove and more.
How to Stream: https://www.webbyawards.com/
Time: 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT
Wednesday, May 20
Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s Virtual Hot Pink Evening
Elton John, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Edie Falcon, Elizabeth Hurley and more join the star-studded Broadway tribute to “Hamilton“ star Mandy Gonzalez, who shared earlier this year that she’d been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2019.
How to Stream: Donate to receive RSVP code and watch live at http://hotpinkevening.org/
Time: 7:45 p.m. ET
Roar for Women: A Feminist Block Party
Gloria Steinem joins the Ms. Foundation for Women to celebrate women during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a DJ-hosted dance party to follow.
How to Stream: live.forwomen.org
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Friday, May 29
“Laughter in Lockdown” Comedy Fundraiser
NY Laughs, in partnership with The Actors Fund, presents the 2-hour streaming benefit featuring performances by Wanda Sykes, Judd Apatow, Ray Romano, Roy Wood Jr., Carl Reiner, Craig Robinson, Dave Attell and more. Mo Amer hosts.
How to Stream: nylaughs.org/lockdown
Time: 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
Saturday, May 30
#OurIdentity: Project Blue Marble Benefit
Far East Movement co-organized the livestream relief celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, uniting Asian artists and leaders for the fight against COVID-19 and the xenophobia affecting Asian communities. Performers and guests include Rupi Kaur, Andrew Yang, Yuna, Raja Kumari, Sung Kang, Ronny Chieng, Prabal Gurung, Philip Lim and Jeremy Lin, with proceeds benefiting the United Way and their Asia Pacific affiliates.
How to Stream: Twitch.tv/AmazonMusic
Time: 2 p.m. PT
Sunday, May 31
East West Players Visionary Awards Dinner
East West Players (EWP) hosts its 54th annual Visionary Awards Dinner & Silent Auction as a virtual gala fundraiser, honoring Dan Mayeda, Adele Lim and the Aratani Foundation
How to Stream: Facebook and YouTube
Time: 5 p.m. PT
Monday, June 1
The Public Theater “We Are One Public”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson hosts the one-night-only virtual performance to support the Public Theater honoring Audrey & Zygi Wilf and Sam Waterston. The event — directed by Kenny Leon — will feature Antonio Banderas, Laura Benanti, Danielle Brooks, Glenn Close, Claire Danes, Danai Gurira, Anne Hathaway, Oscar Isaac, John Leguizamo, Audra McDonald, Sandra Oh, Trudie Styler and Sting.
How to Stream: The Public’s website, YouTube channel and Facebook.
Time: 7:15 p.m. ET
Thursday, June 18
Care for the Homeless’ “Virtual Vereen and Friends”
Care for the Homeless ambassador Ben Vereen hosts the hour-long benefit event for the organization’s COVID-19 relief efforts for homeless New Yorkers. Vereen will perform at the event with special guests Bryan Cranston, Wayne Brady, Brian Stokes Mitchell and David Copperfield.
How to Stream: Tickets can be purchased at https://www.careforthehomeless.org/events/virtualvereen/
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Saturday, June 20
MCC Theater’s Miscast20
The MCC Theater’s annual Miscast gala — in which Broadway’s hottest stars take the stage and perform songs from roles in which they would not traditionally be cast — will be presented as a free viewing experience for its 20th event. MCC will donate 10% of the money raised during the broadcast to the Mental Health Coalition. Performers to be announced.
How to Stream: MCC Theater’s YouTube channel
Time: 8 p.m. ET