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With in-person theatre out of commission for the foreseeable future, many performers are sharing their talents online. Below are performances featuring stage stars—including Alvin Ailey dancers and a two-time Tony winner—that you can watch today, Monday, March 30, from the comfort of your couch for free.
London's Hampstead Theatre launches its #HampsteadTheatreAtHome series with a recording of its 2016 production of Mike Bartlett’s Wild, a pitch-black comedy inspired by the Edward Snowden saga. Watch it for free anytime between now and Sunday, April 5 on the company's website.
At 2 p.m. EST, get ready for witty banter! Longtime collaborators and BFFs Charles Busch and Julile Halston, whose hilarious shows include The Divine Sister, Red Scare on Sunset and Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, are the guests on Stars in the House. Kid theatre critic and Young Sheldon star Iain Armitage will also drop by. 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 p.m. EST, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater kicks off its Ailey All Access series with an online screening of its classic ballet Revelations, introduced by company artistic director Robert Battle and featuring dancer commentary. Watch for free on Alvin Ailey's website.
At 7 p.m. EST, Yiddish theatre champion Avi Hoffman, whom we interviewed a few months back, performs his autobiographical solo show A Life in Yiddish Theatre live online. Watch for free on National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's Facebook page.
At 7:30 p.m. EST, the Metropolitan Opera shares its 2011 mounting of Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites, starring Starring Isabel Leonard, Adrianne Pieczonka and Karita Mattila, and conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The 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, Tannhäuser, until 6:30 p.m. today.
At 8 p.m. EST, Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley host a cast reunion for the beloved sitcom Taxi on Stars in the House. All the guests scheduled to drop by have also starred on Broadway, including two-time Tony winner Judd Hirsch, Tony nominee Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner, Tony Danza, Christopher Lloyd and Carol Kane. This twice daily series supports The Actors Fund, and you can watch on the organization's YouTube channel.
Remember to check out our roundup of performances you can watch online anytime.
Top image: Charles Busch in The Confession of Lily Dare. Photo by Carol Rosegg.