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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 9 to Sunday, February 11, for free or at low cost.
Live-streaming Friday, February 9 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, February 10 at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, February 11 at 2 p.m. ET for $49.
Philadelphia's Wilma Theater is live-streaming its acclaimed in-person production of My Mama and the Full-Scale Invasion, Ukrainian playwright Sasha Denisova's fantastical meditation on the Russo-Ukrainian War inspired by Zoom chats with her octogenarian mother. As the conflict escalates, a concerned daughter exiled in another country worries about her family in Kyiv and copes with the stress by imagining her mom strategizing with President Volodymyr Zelensky, combatting Russian drones with jars of pickles and arguing with God. Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company coproduces this rolling world premiere, which is being broadcast by The League of Live Stream Theater.
Airing on TV on PBS Thirteen on Sunday, February 11 at noon ET for FREE. Not available to stream.
Composer Anthony Davis' powerful take on the story of Civil Rights leader Malcolm X, which imagines the activist as an everyman, premiered in 1986, but its long overdue Metropolitan Opera debut came decades later in 2023. Tony-nominated director Robert O'Hara (Slave Play) stages this groundbreaking work, which was recorded live on stage at the Met and stars Will Liverman. Can't watch on Sunday? See when it's airing on other PBS channels.
Live-streaming on Sunday, February 11 at 7 p.m. ET for $28.50.
Broadway vet Alton Fitzgerald White (The Lion King, The Color Purple, Ragtime) celebrates Valentine's Day a little early with a heartwarming concert of love songs. Enjoy cherished tunes by Sondheim, Seal and Alan Menken delivered in White's gorgeous baritone. Live-streaming from 54 Below's swanky stage. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.
Streaming for FREE through the end of the year.
PBS Great Performances presents Ann, Holland 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.
Streaming for $10.
If you didn't snag a ticket to see Taylor Mac's latest breathtaking spectacle, Bark of Millions, which is only playing at BAM this week, console yourself by streaming The Hang, Mac's fabulous jazz opera about a gathering of iconoclasts around Socrates' deathbed. Cowritten by and starring the Pulitzer finalist as the doomed philosopher, it's a thought-provoking and eye-popping extravaganza celebrating community, queerness and the power of connection. With music by Mac's frequent collaborator Matt Ray and jaw-dropping design by Machine Dazzle, this is a must-see. The URHERE site is a little tricky to navigate, but once you create a log in, just hover over the circles to figure out where to go. The Hang is available to watch for $10 though monthly subscriptions are also available if you want to check out all the gems in the archive, including Basil Twist's phenomenal Symphonie Fantastique.