first_img View Comments In case you’ve been living under a rock there’s been a lot of homophobic pushback happening in Russia. In light of these events the Broadway community gathered for a parody video from Jason Michael Snow (Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man) and Jason Walton West (NEWSical the Musical)—AKA the minds that brought you Downton Abbey the musical. Their latest musical short, Russian Broadway Shut Down, is a star-studded caper following the “Russian Broadway” community uniting for a one-night-only production of Harvey Fierstein’s new (fictional) musical Love & Punishment. Check out the video to see Andrew Rannells sporting a ushanka, Michael Urie with an excellent Russian accent, Laura Benanti and Stephanie J. Block playing women in love (and in space), Jeremy Jordan and Jonathan Groff as Olympic athletes who choose each other over gold and so many more. The who’s who of Broadway also features Rebecca Luker, John Tartaglia, Danny Burstein, Laura Osnes, Lilla Crawford, Victoria Clark, Joanna Gleason, Annaleigh Ashford, Santino Fontana, Jennifer Barnhart, Sierra Boggess, Christina Bianco, Michael Cerveris, Christine Pedi, Michael Rosen, Andrea McArdle, Harriet Harris, Ann Harada, Lena Hall, Andy Karl, Jackie Hoffman, Mary Testa, Brad Oscar, Leslie Kritzer, Cady Huffman, Kate Loprest and Stephen Schwartz amongst others!last_img read more