Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon And Steven Colbert Are Hosting A Live TV Event With A Lineup Of A-List Stars To Raise Funds To Fight Coronavirus
Lady Gaga, Alanis Morissette, Elton John, Lizzo, Paul McCartney and John Legend are just a few of the big names involved with this show!
On April 18, “One World: Together at Home” will air between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET on NBC, ABC and CBS as well as on some international networks. It will also stream online via platforms including Amazon Prime Video, Apple, Facebook, Hulu and Instagram.
Produced by “The Voice” and “Songland” executive producer Audrey Morrissey and her production company Live Animals in partnership with Global Citizen and the World Health Organization (WHO), the special show will raise funds for the WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, which supports the organization’s work to track and understand the spread of the virus as well as get information and essential supplies to patients and frontline workers and to assist in the development of vaccines, tests and treatments.
The special program will be headlined by late-night hosts Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert. Curated by Lady Gaga, the show will feature performances and appearances from a number of celebrities, including Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Lizzo, Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas, Billie Joe Armstrong, Burna Boy, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Eddie Vedder, Elton John, Idris, and Sabrina Elba, J. Balvin, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Maluma, Paul McCartney, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Shah Rukh Han, Stevie Wonder and friends of Sesame Street.
“It’s a historic, first-of-its-kind global broadcast event to celebrate the heroic efforts of community health workers, and to support the World Health Organization in the global fight to end COVID-19,” Global Citizen explained in a statement. “Viewers around the world can take action by visiting www.globalcitizen.org/togetherathome to call on corporations, governments and philanthropists to fund critical COVID-19 response efforts, including support for frontline healthcare workers.”
The “Together at Home” series has recently featured virtual performances from Chris Martin and John Legend, and Lady Gaga says that the effort has already raised $35 million for WHO.
“The World Health Organization is committed to defeating the coronavirus pandemic with science and public health measures, and supporting the health workers who are on the frontlines of the response,” Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of WHO, said in a statement. “We have to be apart physically for a while, but we can still come together virtually to enjoy great music. The ‘One World: Together at Home’ concert represents a powerful show of solidarity against a common threat.”
This story originally appeared on Simplemost.