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With in-person theatre out of commission for the foreseeable future, many Broadway performers are sharing their talents online. Below are performances featuring stage stars that you can watch today, Thursday, March 26 from the comfort of your couch for free.
To honor playwright Terrence McNally, who passed away on Tuesday due to coronavirus complications, the 92nd Street Y is sharing his star-studded 80th birthday celebration from its archives. The 2018 event features tributes and performances by Christine Baranski, Nathan Lane, Michael Urie, Christy Altomare and Chita Rivera, as well as a candid interview with McNally. Bonus: You can catch Every Act of Life, a 2019 documentary about the five-time Tony winner, for free on pbs.org.
At 2 p.m. EST, Kinky Boots Tony winner, Pose Emmy winner and fashion groundbreaker Billy Porter takes over (inevitably) Stars in the House. This twice daily series hosted by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley supports The Actors Fund, and you can watch on the organization's YouTube channel.
At 7:30 p.m. EST, the Metropolitan Opera continues its Wagner week with Siegfried, starring Deborah Voigt, Jay Hunter Morris, Gerhard Siegel, Bryn Terfel, and Eric Owens, and conducted by Fabio Luisi. The 2011 production was filmed for the company's Live in HD series, and is available to watch for 23 hours after the start time at metopera.org. You can still stream yesterday's opera, Die Walküre, until 6:30 p.m. today.
At 8 p.m. EST, couples week on Stars in the House continues as spouses Stephanie J. Block (The Cher Show) and Sebastian Arcelus (Elf) drop by along with special guest Eric McCormack from Will & Grace. The stars will chat and sing on Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's twice daily series, which supports The Actors Fund. Watch on the organization's YouTube channel.
And if you missed Rosie O'Donnell's three-hour, star-studded benefit for The Actors Fund on Sunday night, you can watch a recording on Broadway.com's YouTube page.
Remember to check out our roundup of performances you can watch online anytime.
Raven Snook is the Editor of TDF Stages. Follow her at @RavenSnook. Follow TDF at @TDFNYC.
Top image: Billy Porter in Shuffle Along on Broadway. Photo by Julieta Cervantes.