Virtual New York Talk Show: CROSSOVERS LIVE! (Brian Stokes Mitchell, Host)

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by Gregory Bernard on December 1, 2021

in Theater-New York,Virtual


The season finale of Brian Stokes Mitchell’s innovative talk show Crossovers Live! will take place on December 20. Brian’s guests for the Holiday Finale will be Audra McDonald and Ariana DeBose. The new episode — a night of unheard stories and unmatched holiday cheer — will air live on Monday, December 20 at 8 pm and will also be available on demand. Crossovers Live! is an exciting and innovative live streaming talk show featuring stars who’ve made the jump from stage to film, television or music. Cheeky, thought-provoking, and wildly entertaining; iconic artists share rarely heard stories and elaborate on their transition between different types of stardom. Candid discussions and unexpected laughs are just further reasons why Crossovers Live! is can’t-miss entertainment.

Previous guests have included Vanessa WilliamsDaniel J. WattsMarc ShaimanMegan Hilty, Bernadette Peters, Kristin Chenoweth and David Hyde Pierce, all of which are still available to stream.

The immensely-talented; highly-decorated; rightfully-celebrated Audra McDonald is a consummate artist if there ever was one, this Julliard-trained soprano has won more Tonys for acting than any other performer. In fact, McDonald is one letter short of the coveted E.G.O.T —we’re looking at you “The Academy”— as well as a recipient of the National Medal of Arts. While her musical bona fides are undeniable (RagtimePorgy and BessLady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill), her prowess on stage and screen (A Raisin in the SunThe Good Fight) have made her a multi-hyphenate “to rule them all”.

Joining McDonald is actress, singer, and dancer Ariana DeBose. From her debut as a contestant on So You Think You Can Dance, the Emmy-nominated DeBose has gone on to star in major Broadway productions (Summer: The Donna Summer MusicalHamilton) as well as film and television (The PromSchmigadoon!). The North Carolina native stars as Anita in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story which opens this month.

A minimum of 10% of net proceeds from Crossovers Live! will benefit The Actors Fund. Additional donations to The Actors Fund can be made HERE.

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