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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, Tuesday, March 24, from the comfort of your couch for free.
At 2 p.m. EST, Newsies Tony nominee and Supergirl star Jeremy Jordan will sing songs and chat with SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky on Stars in the House. This twice daily series supports The Actors Fund, and you can watch at youtube.com/user/actorsfundorg.
At 4 p.m. EST, instead of just watching the stars croon, you can sing at Marie’s Crisis Virtual Piano Bar. The West Village show tune haven has gone virtual, with pianists live-streaming daily from 4 to 9:30 p.m. They even take requests! Join the Maries Group page on Facebook to watch and sing from home. Tipping is encouraged.
At 6 p.m. EST, catch the second installment of The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues, a six-hour series of solos about how we're living today. Every 15 minutes from 6 p.m. until midnight, stars—including Hamilton Tony winner Daveed Diggs, Noah Galvin from Dear Evan Hansen, Oscar nominee Michael Shannon and Tony nominee Dylan Baker—will perform tailor-made monologues, all penned and filmed within the last 24 hours. Participating playwrights include Pulitzer Prize winners Stephen Adly Guirgis and David Lindsay-Abaire, and Off Broadway favorites Will Arbery, Clare Barron, Eric Bogosian, Bekah Brunstetter, Jonathan Marc Sherman and Charly Evon Simpson. Watch on Instagram at instagram.com/24hourplays. Ben Brantley raved about the first edition in the Times.
At 7:30 p.m. EST, the Metropolitan Opera continues its Wagner week with Das Rheingold, starring Wendy Bryn Harmer, Stephanie Blythe, Richard Croft, Gerhard Siegel, Dwayne Croft, Bryn Terfel, Eric Owens and Hans-Peter König, and conducted by James Levine. The 2010 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, Tristan und Isolde, until 6:30 p.m. today.
At 8 p.m. EST, four-time Tony nominee and former Law & Order: SVU star Raúl Esparza will sing songs and chat with SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky on Stars in the House. Annette Bening is also scheduled to drop by. This twice daily series supports The Actors Fund, and you can watch at youtube.com/user/actorsfundorg.
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: Raúl Esparza in Seared at MCC Theater. Photo by Joan Marcus.