In 2011, a very-limited run of the Stephen Sondheim musical, Company, was presented in New York with an all-star cast (largely of TV performers) in a semi-staged concert version, along with the New York Philharmonic. Among the actors participating were Neil Patrick Harris, Patti LuPone, Jon Cryer and Stephen Colbert. Christina Hendricks also had a small role.
Because of their schedules, the cast wasn't able to get together for most of the rehearsals, so they did it in a unique way -- largely over (for lack of a better description) teleconferencing. Only at the very end did they get together.
The show was also performed for one night nationally where people went to a participating theater and saw it live on a movie screen.
Here's a 17-minute segment that mainly features Harris, Colbert and Martha Plimpton. It's two videos edited together, which should play back-to-back automatically. There are two songs in the sequence, though Colbert's comes around 4:30 into the second video (13:30 into the whole thing.)
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