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Top 10 Stage Performances to Stream June 28 to July 7

By: Raven Snook
Date: Jun 26, 2024


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Even though in-person theatre and dance are back in full swing, in the name of accessibility we're continuing to round up performances to watch online from the comfort of home. Because we're off the week of July 4, this curated list spotlights the 10 best options to stream from Friday, June 28 to Sunday, July 7 for free or at low cost.

Live From 54 Below: Sondheim Unplugged

Live-streaming on Sunday, June 30 at 7 p.m. ET for $28.50.

Enjoy a Pride-themed installment of Sondheim Unplugged, a stripped-down concert series celebrating the late songwriting legend. Talented vocalists, all part of the LGBTQ+ community, croon Sondheim tunes accompanied solely by piano alongside special guest Jeff Blumenkrantz from the original Broadway production of Into the Woods. Live-streaming from 54 Below's swanky stage. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.


PBS: A Capitol Fourth

Live-streaming on Thursday, July 4 at 8 p.m. ET for FREE. A recording will be available until Thursday, July 18.
TV personality and Broadway alum Alfonso Ribeiro (he was in The Tap Dance Kid) hosts this annual holiday concert from our nation's capitol. The starry lineup includes Broadway favorites Fantasia and Darren Criss, as well as the legendary Smokey Robinson, whose songs have been featured in many musicals (Ain't Too Proud, Motown the Musical).


Live from 54 Below: Liz Callaway and Jason Graae: Happily Ever Laughter

Live-streaming Saturday, July 6 at 7 p.m. ET for $28.50
Broadway Baby Liz Callaway and Jason Graae have been involved for decades—not romantically but as friends and collaborators. They met in college, made their Off-Broadway debuts together and have one Tony nomination, 11 Broadway productions and more than 100 recordings between them. They celebrate their platonic relationship in this comedic concert of love songs and backstage stories. Streaming live from 54 Below's swanky stage. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.


Live From 54 Below: Leslie's Musical Odyssey: A Journey Through Genres

Live-streaming on Sunday, July 7 at 9:45 p.m. ET for $28.50.

Newly minted Hell's Kitchen Tony winner Maleah Joi Moon guest stars at Leslie Baez's 54 Below debut, an eclectic concert featuring a variety of genres, including show tunes, pop, R&B and soul. Live-streaming from 54 Below's swanky stage. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.


Pittsburgh Public Theater: The Coffin Maker

Streaming until Sunday, July 14 for $19.
The celebrated Pittsburgh Public Theater launches its new streaming service with a recording of its recent hit The Coffin Maker. Inspired by the epic plays of August Wilson, Mark Clayton Southers' world premiere is set in 1849 in the west, where Lawrence Ebitt, a free Black man, and his wife prepare bodies for burial. But when a bounty hunter comes knocking at their door with a valuable corpse in tow, their lives change forever. A comedic-western-revenge tale, the play is recommended for mature audiences due to violence and racially charged language.


The Wilma Theater: Hilma

Streaming until Sunday, July 21 for $29.
Philadelphia's acclaimed Wilma Theater, which just won the 2024 Regional Theatre Tony Award, recently wrapped its in-person production of Hilma, but you can watch a recording online. A history-inspired opera about the queer mystic and artist Hilma af Klint, it features a score that spans classical, pop and musical theatre as it explores her singular life, work and spiritual longings.


Bonnie & Clyde: The Musical

Streaming for $10 with ads, $15 without.
Even though it was a Broadway flop, Bonnie & Clyde is a favorite part for Jeremy Jordan, who earned rave reviews for his intense turn as an on-the-run outlaw. Over the years, the musical has become a cult favorite, with many singing the praises of Frank Wildhorn and Don Black's score. Jordan is certainly a fan: In 2022, he reprised the role in a lavish concert staging of the show in London opposite Olivier nominee Frances Mayli McCann as his literal partner in crime. Now you can stream that performance as you watch these stars "Raise a Little Hell" in this iconic tale of one of America's most infamous couples.


Theater of War Productions: An Enemy of The People: Extinction Rebellion

Streaming on YouTube for FREE.
Earlier this month, Theater of War Productions, a company that uses classical texts to illuminate contemporary issues, presented an in-person performance of scenes from An Enemy of the People, Ibsen's trenchant and timely drama about collective responsibility versus individual interests. Now you can watch a recording at home. The company partnered with environmental group Extinction Rebellion, who disrupted the recent Broadway revival of the play, for this special Times Square event, featuring Bill Murray, Kathryn Erbe, Taylor Schilling, Peter Francis James and Jay O. Sanders alongside a chorus of climate activists, scientists, journalists and elected officials. Afterward, there's a town hall-style discussion about the show's themes moderated by director-adapter Bryan Doerries.


PBS Great Performances: Holland Taylor in Ann

Streaming for FREE.

This summer, the great Holland Taylor has returned to NYC theatre in N/A at Lincoln Center. To celebrate, PBS Great Performances is streaming a past stage triumph: Ann, Taylor's one-woman bio play about the late Ann Richards, an outspoken Democrat who served as Governor of Texas from 1991 to 1995. Taylor earned a Tony nomination for her compelling portrait of a woman who captivated as a politician and as a person.


National Theatre at Home: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Streaming for $10.

In 2020, London's lauded National Theatre launched its own streaming service featuring professional stage captures of its productions. While you can buy a subscription, shows are also available to rent individually. To celebrate the new season, we recommend this enchanting 2019 mounting of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare's beloved romantic comedy about young lovers and magical sprites crossing paths in the woods. Game of Throne's Gwendoline Christie stars as Titania, Queen of the Fairies. A 72-hour rental costs $10 and captions are available. It's just one of many fantastic National Theatre shows you can stream, so be sure to browse the entire list.


Raven Snook is the Editor of TDF Stages. Follow her on Facebook at @Raven.Snook. Follow TDF on Facebook at @TDFNYC.