Monday, May 20, 2024

Exclusive: Rosie O’Donnell’s Theater Kids First-Ever Music Video


Rosie O’Donnell’s Theater Kids raised $850,000 last night with the help of Z100’s Elvis Duran, Fox5’s Rosanna Scotto, and the kids and instructors from Rosie’s amazing pet project, The Maravel Arts Center, on West 45th St. The kids–the sixth year of kids who’ve passed through Rosie’s incredible program–made their first music video ever recently, written and directed by Broadway and TV star B.D. Wong. The video is in our main page player at the bottom of the home page. Rosie’s Kids are a knock out as usual. The program has not only saved lives, but changed them. A great night at the Marriott Marquis, as usual. And Rosie’s Kids are still threading their way through the New York City school system. Bravo! Watch the video. PS The economy may be coming back. The MM Ballroom was very full, the fullest I’ve seen it in three years. Maravel is a marvel!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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