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Sunday, June 26
Theater of War Productions: The Nurse Antigone
On Sunday at 6 p.m. ET, Theater of War Productions, a company that uses classical texts to address contemporary issues, presents The Nurse Antigone, excerpts from Sophocles' tragedy that help illuminate what nurses have gone through during the pandemic. The performance features professional actors Tracie Thoms, Kathryn Erbe, Jason Isaacs and Keith David alongside real-life nurses and New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams. Afterward, director-adapter Bryan Doerries will facilitate an open discussion about the cost of silencing and marginalizing caregivers, especially during times of crisis. Register to receive the free viewing link.
Live from Feinstein's/54 Below: Sondheim Unplugged
On Sunday at 7 p.m. ET, even though Feinstein's/54 Below has reopened for in-person performances, the swanky cabaret club continues to stream select shows live from its stage. Tonight, enjoy the latest installment of Sondheim Unplugged, cabaret impresario Phil Geoffrey Bond's stripped-down concert series celebrating the late songwriting legend. Talented vocalists will croon Sondheim tunes accompanied solely by piano alongside special guests Sarah Rice (Sweeney Todd's original Johanna), Mark Lambert (A Little Night Music's original Henrik) and Ramona Mallory (Anne in the Broadway revival of A Little Night Music). Tickets are $25. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.
The Green Room 42: Carla R. Stewart: Revelation
On Sunday at 9:30 p.m. ET, lauded cabaret club The Green Room 42 is now streaming many of its in-person performances to at-home audiences. Tonight, catch Tina and The Color Purple alum Carla R. Stewart in a life-affirming cabaret about how she's navigated the ups and downs of being a performer. Tickets are $19. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.
Live from Feinstein's/54 Below: 54 Sings Sad Girl Songs
On Sunday at 9:45 p.m. ET, even though Feinstein's/54 Below has reopened for in-person performances, the swanky cabaret club continues to stream select shows live from its stage. Tonight, bring tissues and sympathy as Broadway vets such as Samantha Pauly, Morgan Dudley and Joy Woods belt out sad girl songs by Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish and Lorde. Tickets are $15. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.
American Songbook at NJPAC: Melissa Errico
WNET kicks off the fifth season of its American Songbook at NJPAC concert series with Tony nominee Melissa Errico. Known for her crystalline soprano and nuanced interpretations of songs by Stephen Sondheim and Michel Legrand, Errico has also starred in classic shows such as My Fair Lady, Finian's Rainbow and Do I Hear A Waltz? This hour-long performance features songs from her career as well as personal favorites, and was recorded live onstage earlier this year at the NJ Performing Arts Center. Musical theatre maven Ted Chapin hosts. Watch for free on WNET's website.
Mint Theater Company: Conflict
Off Broadway's esteemed Mint Theater Company, which has been unearthing forgotten plays since 1992, presents a recording of Miles Malleson's Conflict, a love triangle set in the roaring '20s, with one woman torn between two candidates for Parliament. Jenn Thompson helmed this 2018 production featuring Jeremy Beck, Henry Clarke, Graeme Malcolm, James Prendergast, Jessie Shelton, Jasmin Walker and Amelia White. Watch for free until Sunday, July 10 on the Mint's website by clicking the video and entering your email address, no password required. Closed captions are available.
TheatreSquared: Miss You Like Hell
Arkansas' TheatreSquared is currently presenting an in-person production of Miss You Like Hell, but you can also watch a recording at home. Seen Off Broadway in 2018, this powerful musical by Quiara Alegría Hudes and Erin McKeown follows an undocumented Latina mother who reconnects with her estranged teenage daughter for a cross-country road trip that will determine their future. Chance encounters with eclectic characters along the way bring them closer to understanding what sets them apart, and what bonds them forever. A timely musical meditation on family. Tickets start at $25 and the recording is viewable until Sunday, July 17.
Gingold Theatrical Group: Mrs. Warren's Profession
Last chance! Last fall, master George Bernard Shaw interpreter David Staller directed a revival of the playwright's provocative 1893 comedy Mrs. Warren's Profession Off Broadway, and now you can watch a recording online. Controversial in its time, the show was banned in London for a decade and ran just one night on Broadway in 1905, resulting in obscenity charges! In an era when women had no legal rights and few job prospects, Mrs. Warren (Tony winner Karen Ziemba) has made a fortune and some powerful friends running an international string of high-class brothels. But she's kept her profession hidden from her daughter, Vivie, who's just graduated from university. When the truth is revealed, it rocks both their worlds and their relationships. Tony nominee Robert Cuccioli costars as Mrs. Warren's lecherous business partner. Tickets are $27 and the recording is viewable until Sunday.
Disney+: Trevor the Musical
This musicalization of Celeste Lecesne's Oscar-winning short of the same name ran Off Broadway last fall, and now you can watch a recording on Disney+. The moving story of a theatrical 13-year-old boy grappling with his sexual orientation in 1981, Trevor the Musical is written by Dan Collins and Julianne Wick Davis, who previously adapted another landmark LGBTQ movie for the stage: Southern Comfort. Talented 13-year-old newcomer Holden William Hagelberger from Sugarland, Texas stars as the title character, a Diana Ross-obsessed middle schooler who goes through some really tough times before learning how to love himself. Disney+ subscribers can watch for free.