FILE PHOTO: An Elmo muppet is seen on the Sesame Street float during the 86th Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade in New York November 22, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Elmo and Cookie Monster are reaching out to young children confused at being stuck at home during the coronavirus epidemic with a special “Sesame Street” episode airing next week.
“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and actors Anne Hathaway and Tracee Ellis Ross will be celebrity guests in the 30-minute “Sesame Street: Elmo’s Playdate” that is aimed at entertaining kids and their families during uncertain times, broadcaster WarnerMedia and Sesame Workshop said on Wednesday.
“We hope ‘Sesame Street: Elmo’s Playdate’ will entertain and delight families at a moment when so many are feeling isolated and overwhelmed by current events,” said Steve Youngwood, president of Sesame Workshop.
The April 14 show, in a video conferencing style that has become familiar due…
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