Stars of the stage and screen gathered online Monday for "A Night of Covenant House Stars," a benefit concert to raise funds for Covenant House. Hosted by longtime supporter of the charity, six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald, the virtual event features appearances and performances from, Dolly Parton, Meryl Streep, Diane Keaton, Jon Bon Jovi, Dionne Warwick, Stephen Colbert, Stephanie J. Block, and Tony Shalhoub.
Actors like Streep and Diane Keaton read letters from kids about their experiences with homelessness, while musicians and Broadway talent performed together (remotely). There wasn’t a dry eye in the virtual house as Dolly performed “Try,” a cut from her 2014 album "Blue Smoke." She sang while also playing acoustic guitar.
“A Night Of Covenant House Stars” was part of the initial slate of programming for the new streaming service called Broadway On Demand.