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Top 5 Stage Performances to Stream This Weekend February 3-5

By: Raven Snook
Date: Feb 01, 2023
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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, February 3 to Sunday, February 5, for free or at low cost.

American Tap Dance Orchestra in Concert

Streaming on Friday, February 3 at 7 p.m. ET for $5

The rhythm is gonna get you when you watch this 1991 performance by the American Tap Dance Orchestra. Recorded live on stage at The Joyce Theater, the presentation includes "Strike Up the A-Train," "Buff Loves Basic Blues" and the "All Blues Tacit Latin," all choreographed by the troupe's artistic director Brenda Bufalino.

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Live from 54 Below: No… Maybe… Why Not: An Evening with John-Andrew Morrison

Live-streaming Saturday, February 4 at 7 p.m. ET for $25

Last year, John-Andrew Morrison earned a Tony nomination for A Strange Loop, in which he played multiple parts, including the lead character's equally endearing and infuriating mom. In his new solo cabaret show, he continues to explore the complexity of love, this time the romantic kind, through personal stories and a wide array of songs from Broadway and beyond. Streaming live from the cabaret club's swanky stage. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.

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Second Stage Theater: Between Riverside and Crazy

Live-streaming Friday, February 3 at 8 p.m., Saturday, February 4 at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday, February 5 at 3 p.m. for $68

See a Broadway performance from the comfort of your living room! Second Stage live-streams its critically acclaimed production of Between Riverside and Crazy directly from the stage of the Hayes Theatre. Stephen Adly Gurgis' hilariously profane Pulitzer Prize-winning play centers on Pops (a riveting Stephen McKinley Henderson), a curmudgeonly-cuddly ex-cop widower holding court in his palatial, rent-controlled, Riverside Drive apartment as his ex-con son Junior (Common in his Broadway debut), a sultry church lady, his ex-partner and other eclectic characters angle to get what they need from him, whether that's love, money, a place to crash or a lawsuit dropped. Austin Pendleton directs this delicious ensemble comedy. Henderson is a shoo-in for a Tony nomination (at least) and his lovable, lived-in performance sticks with you.

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9 Parts of Desire

Streaming until Sunday, February 12 for $25
Heather Raffo's award-winning solo show, 9 Parts of Desire, is reimagined for the 21st century twenty years after its acclaimed runs in London and Off Broadway. Uprooted after her father's death during the pandemic, an Iraqi-American woman goes to grieve at the site of the oldest Iraqi church in North America. There, she is joined by a host of her fellow Iraqi women, who share stories about their lives, both ordinary and extraordinary, painful and joyful. Mike Mosallam directs performer-playwright Raffo in this tour de force.

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Bard at the Gate: Tent Revival

Streaming all weekend 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 Tent Revival, Majkin Holmquist's '50s period drama about a farmer-turned-preacher who carts his family around Kansas, spreading the gospel along with false hope. Michael Crane, Lisa Joyce and Susannah Perkins star.

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Top image: Stephen McKinley Henderson and Elizabeth Canavan in Between Riverside and Crazy, which is live-streaming from Broadway this weekend. Photo by Joan Marcus.

Raven Snook

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