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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 and one class featuring stage stars that you can watch today, Wednesday, March 25, from the comfort of your couch for free.
At 1 p.m. EST, the new live-streamed series R&H Goes Live! kicks off with host Laura Osnes and guest Jeremy Jordan, who know each other well from starring together in Broadway's Bonnie and Clyde. Jordan will croon an acoustic version of "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'" from Oklahoma! and then answer questions from Osnes and the audience. Tune in on the Rodgers and Hammerstein YouTube channel.
At 2 p.m. EST, comic genius Tina Fey and her composer husband Jeff Richmond, who both earned Tony nominations for their work on Mean Girls, drop by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's Stars in the House. This twice daily series supports The Actors Fund, and you can watch on the organization's YouTube channel.
At 3 p.m. EST, legendary jazz pianist and singer Billy Stritch and his Tony-winning BFF/neighbor Linda Lavin will perform a live concert online. Last Wednesday's set lasted 40 minutes, and their friendship, banter and American Songbook standards feel incredibly soothing in this uncertain time. Watch on Billy Stritch's Facebook page.
At 4 p.m. EST, two-time Tony nominee and Fame star Debbie Allen is teaching a free virtual salsa class. So put on your heels and get ready to sweat by tuning into Debbie Allen's Instagram Live via the mobile Instagram app.
At 6:30 p.m. EST, cabaret haven Feinstein's/54 Below launches its #54BelowatHome series showcasing previously recorded performances. It kicks off with Two Player Game, a concert by Be More Chill BFFs Joe Iconis (who wrote the Broadway musical) and George Salazar (who starred). Watch it on Feinstein's/54 Below's YouTube channel.
At 7:30 p.m. EST, the Metropolitan Opera continues its Wagner week with Die Walküre, starring Deborah Voigt, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Stephanie Blythe, Jonas Kaufmann, Bryn Terfel and Hans-Peter König, and conducted by James Levine. 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, Das Rheingold, until 6:30 p.m. today.
At 8 p.m. EST, another Broadway couple joins Seth Rudetsky and his husband James Wesley on Stars in the House. Patti Murin of Frozen on Broadway fame and her spouse Colin Donnell (Anything Goes, Violet) will sing songs and chat on this series, which supports The Actors Fund. Watch on the organization's YouTube channel.
At 9 p.m. EST, the hilarious Josh Lamon turns his podcast Josh Swallows Broadway into a live-streaming event as he welcomes the stars of the 2009 Broadway revival of Hair: Caissie Levy, Gavin Creel, Will Swenson and Darius Nichols. Watch it on the Broadway Podcast Network'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: Tina Fey.