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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, January 13 to Monday, January 16, for free or at low cost.
Live-streaming Saturday, January 14 at 7 p.m. ET for $25
Jersey Boys Tony winner John Lloyd Young returns to 54 Below to croon a diverse array of tunes from the '50s and '60s, including hits by Roy Orbison, The Platters, the Righteous Brothers, Elvis, Tom Jones, Paul McCartney and The Four Seasons (natch). Streaming live from the cabaret club's swanky stage. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.
Live-streaming Sunday, January 15 at 7 p.m. ET for $25
In this intimate concert, Tony nominee Ann Hampton Callaway pays tribute to one of the greatest vocalists of all time: Miss Peggy Lee. The acclaimed jazz singer celebrates this trailblazing artist who gave the world "Fever" throughout her six-decade career, from her Big Band days to her movie performances to her lauded recordings. In addition, Callaway will croon tunes by '70s icons such as Carole King, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Billy Joel and John Lennon. Streaming live from 54 Below's swanky stage. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.
Streaming until Tuesday, January 31 for FREE
PBS Great Performances presents Sutton Foster in P.G. Wodehouse and Cole Porter's effervescent musical comedy Anything Goes, which was recorded live on stage in London in 2021. After winning a 2011 Tony Award for her brassy performance as nightclub singer Reno Sweeney in director-choreographer Kathleen Marshall's critically acclaimed revival of this classic, Foster reprised the role on the West End opposite Tony winner Robert Lindsay, Felicity Kendal and Gary Wilmot. Marshall again oversaw this zany tale of romance and intrigue on the high seas featuring iconic songs, including "I Get a Kick Out of You," "You're the Top" and the title tune.
Streaming indefinitely for $4
Best known for the solo show Bright Colors And Bold Patterns, the hilarious and irreverent Drew Droege once again pokes fun at modern-day queer culture in Happy Birthday Doug, about a gay man turning 41 and the dramatic party he throws. Recorded live on stage and clocking in at just under an hour, this comedy is packed with pithy punch lines and kooky characters. If you're looking for laughs, don't miss this invite!
Streaming indefinitely for $10
Frank Wildhorn and Leslie Bricusse's long-running musical adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's novella was filmed live on Broadway with its final leading man: David Hasselhoff. Revisit this camp classic about good versus evil featuring power ballads, over-the-top emotions and Hasselhoff dueting with himself.
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Top image: Sutton Foster and company in Anything Goes, which is streaming on PBS for FREE through the end of the month. Photo by Tristram Kenton.