Thirty years after the untimely loss of Muppets creator Jim Henson, four legendary Muppets performers will reunite online Saturday, May 16, in a livestream event to help raise funds for frontline workers who have battled the Covid-19 virus.
Bill Barretta, Fran Brill, Dave Goelz and Frank Oz will take part in the live discussion, which also invites fans to submit questions in advance that may be answered during the event. The reunion of the Muppet performers, who also appeared in Oz’s acclaimed documentary "Muppet Guys Talking: Secrets Behind the Show the Whole World Watched," is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Eastern Time.
The event is free and open to anyone around the world who remains inspired by Henson and his unique brand of creativity, entrepreneurship and leadership. While there is no charge to participate, virtual attendees will be encouraged to make a donation to a selected Covid-19-related cause.
Joe Donahue speaks with Frank Oz - whose indelible characters include Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Cookie Monster and Grover.