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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, Monday, March 23, from the comfort of your couch for free.
At 2 p.m. EST, Tony winner Laura Benanti (She Loves Me, Gypsy) brings her ethereal soprano and quick wit to Seth Rudetsky's Stars in the House. Sierra Boggess (School of Rock) and Ramin Karimloo (Anastasia) are also scheduled to drop by virtually. This twice daily series supports The Actors Fund, and you can watch at youtube.com/user/actorsfundorg.
At 6 p.m. EST, Company cast members Rashidra Scott and Greg Hildreth are the guests on #InComesCompany, a new series on the Broadway production's Instagram page. Watch on Instagram Live at instagram.com/companybway via the mobile Instagram app.
At 6 p.m. EST, Christina Bianco, a beloved impersonator with powerhouse pipes, will perform songs from Funny Girl in honor of the TDF Gala, which had been scheduled for this evening. Catch her crooning on Instagram as she encourages donations to TDF.
At 7:30 p.m. EST, the Metropolitan Opera kicks off its Wagner week with Tristan und Isolde, starring Nina Stemme, Ekaterina Gubanova, Stuart Skelton, Evgeny Nikitin, and René Pape, and conducted by Simon Rattle. The 2016 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.
At 8 p.m. EST, Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell (Ragtime, Man of La Mancha) will sing songs and chat with SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky on Stars in the House. This twice daily series supports The Actors Fund, of which Stokes is the chairman. Watch at youtube.com/user/actorsfundorg.
Something for dance fans: Paul Taylor American Modern Dance has posted the Oscar-nominated 1998 documentary Dancemaker about its legendary founder online. Watch the film anytime at ptamd.org/dancemaker.
And if you missed Rosie O'Donnell's three-hour, star-studded benefit for The Actors Fund last 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: Laura Benanti in My Fair Lady at Lincoln Center Theater. Photo by Joan Marcus.