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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 holiday weekend, Friday, January 12 to Monday, January 15, for free or at low cost.
Live-streaming Friday, January 12 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, January 13 at 1 p.m. ET for $26.50
Stage vet Felicia Finley presents a brand-new cabaret show that traces her rise from the backwoods of North Carolina and Louisiana to the bright lights of Broadway, and how country icon Patsy Cline inspired her every move. Expect numbers from Finley's career (The Wedding Singer, Aida, Mamma Mia) complemented by Cline's iconic hits. Live-streaming directly from The Green Room 42 in Midtown. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.
Live-streaming on Friday, January 12 at 9:30 p.m. ET for $25.
Last month, the Tony-nominated Callaway sisters—jazz singer Ann Hampton Callaway, who wrote and performed the beloved theme to The Nanny, and Broadway Baby Liz Callaway, who voiced a number of cinematic princesses—had a series of Christmas concerts planned, but COVID got in Ann Hampton's way. So, she's kicking off 2024 with a brand-new show of tunes by the songwriters who inspire her, and Liz is her special guest! Enjoy hits by Carole King, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and Paul Simon, as well as songs Ann Hampton cowrote with Alan Bergman, Melissa Manchester and Amanda McBroom, Streaming live from the cabaret hub's swanky stage. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.
Live-streaming Saturday, January 13 at 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, January 14 and Monday, January 15 at 7 p.m. ET for $26.50
After hit runs in Los Angeles and San Francisco, this outrageous musical comedy about the mythic murderous mom comes to NYC. Written by John Fisher, it's a backstage farce about a misguided director who tries to reframe Euripides' ancient Greek tragedy Medea as a commentary on 21st-century LGBTQ culture... and the actors aren't having any of it! Live-streaming directly from The Green Room 42 in Midtown. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.
Streaming until Sunday, February 4 for $15
Recorded live on stage at the lauded Jacob's Pillow last summer, this spectacular Martha Graham Dance Company performance features the classics Errand into the Maze (1947) and Cave of the Heart (1946), two Greek-themed works by the troupe's namesake choreographer, alongside Hofesh Shechter's exhilarating CAVE (2022), inspired by the collective energy of the rave dance scene.
Streaming for FREE
The annual The Fire This Time Festival, which has helped launch the careers of a slew of superb Black playwrights, including Dominique Morisseau, Jocelyn Bioh and Marcus Gardley, kicks off its 15th edition next week in the East Village. To celebrate this milestone anniversary, All Arts is streaming the seven short plays that made up last year's fest. Check out timely, ten-minute playlets about colorism, racism, toxic masculinity and other hot-button topics from exciting up-and-coming playwrights.