Read about NYC's best theatre and dance productions and watch video interviews with innovative artists
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 28 to Sunday, April 30, for free or at low cost.
Streaming until Friday, April 28 for £15, approximately $19
The UK's Orange Tree Theatre presents this evocative portrait of post-Arab Spring Cairo, as six young folks grapple with identity, forbidden love and rebellion. Winner of The Women's Prize for Playwriting, You Bury Me was penned by an anonymous dramatist under an alias and centers a generation coming of age after revolution.
Live-streaming Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 at 2 p.m. EST for £15.99, approximately $20
Directed and conceived by visionary theatre artist Simon McBurney and his boundary-breaking Complicité company (The Encounter, The Chairs), Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead is based on Olga Tokarczuk's novel of the same name about a series of murders in a remote Polish village. The one thing the victims have in common? They're all hunters. This eco-thriller is live-streaming directly from The Lowry in England.
Streaming on NBC for FREE to cable subscribers
If you missed this glorious tribute to beloved stage and screen funny lady Carol Burnett that aired on Wednesday, you can watch it online. The 90-minute celebration in honor of the Tony winner's 90th birthday includes musical performances by Broadway favorites Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter and Kristin Chenoweth that pay homage to Burnett's career, as well as archival footage from her Broadway appearances, including her star-making turn in Once Upon a Mattress.
Streaming on All Arts for FREE
NJ PBS' American Songbook at NJPAC concert series presents Showstoppers, an hour-long evening featuring Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Tom Wopat and other stage stars putting their own stamp on legendary show tunes, including "There's No Business Like Show Business," "If I Loved You" and "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."
Streaming until Monday, May 1 for FREE
Catch the online premiere of The Golden Cage, a new musical fable by Grammy nominee Deborah Henson-Conant about Boris, a human-bird hybrid on a quest to locate the legendary Golden Cage in the hope of having a secure place to live. When he finally finds it, he discovers a creature already imprisoned inside, who begs to be let out. A whimsical tale for all ages about our self-imposed cages of isolation and how connection sets us free.
Top image: Carol Burnett before the filming of her special.