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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. Our carefully curated list spotlights the five best options to stream this weekend, Friday, April 21 to Sunday, April 23, for free or at low cost.
Streaming beginning on Sunday, April 23 for FREE
American Ballet Theatre principal dancer and choreographer James Whiteside collaborated with filmmaker Kylie Juggert on Daytripper, a romantic dance film about two men falling for each other on Fire Island. Martha Graham Dance Company's Lloyd Knight and Gibney's Jake Tribus star.
Live-streaming Sunday, April 23 at 6 p.m. for FREE
To celebrate the Bard's 459th birthday, Gingold Theatrical Group presents a participatory Shakespeare party with pros and amateurs performing snippets of his work. The lineup includes Broadway bigwigs Tyne Daly, Laila Robins, Stephen Schwartz, Mary Testa, Renée Taylor and Robert Cuccioli, but you are invited to share the Bard's words, too, or you can just watch. Specify your preference when you sign up to receive the Zoom link.
Live-streaming Sunday, April 23 at 7 p.m. ET for $21.50
This concert presentation of a new indie-pop musical about the friendship between a ballerina and a mime features Broadway vets Jordan Donica and Holly Gould (both currently in Camelot), Heath Saunders from Company and Marina Pires from On Your Feet! Live-streaming directly from The Green Room 42 in Midtown. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.
Live-streaming Sunday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. for $25-$50
NYC's Red Bull Theater, which revitalizes undersung classics, presents an in-person reading of Shakespeare's bloodiest play that will also be streamed to at-home audiences. Tony nominee Patrick Page is the title character, Rome's greatest general whose soldiers vanquish the Goths. That's when their defeated queen, Tamora (Elizabeth Marvel) and her lover Aaron the Moor (Dion Johnstone) cook up a diabolical revenge plot. Jesse Berger directs this tasty tragedy. Busy on Sunday night? A recording will be available to watch on demand from Monday, April 24 to Sunday, April 30.
Streaming for $4
During the shutdown, Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist and celebrated educator Paula Vogel launched Bard at the Gate, a play reading series showcasing timely, under-the-radar scripts. The initiative is now being presented by New Jersey's lauded McCarter Theatre Center and its latest offering is Cut: A Blasphemy, Nikki Massoud's fresh, darkly comic take on the old Samson and Delilah story. Pirronne Yousefzadeh directs.
Top image: Patrick Page stars in Red Bull Theater's reading of Titus Andronicus. Photo by Nathan Johnson.