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Top 5 Stage Performances to Stream This Weekend January 19-21

By: Raven Snook
Date: Jan 17, 2024


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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 19 to Sunday, January 21, for free or at low cost.

The Green Room 42: Miss Natalie is Twerking

Live-streaming Friday, January 19 at 7 p.m. ET for $26.50

Broadway vet (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), cabaret star and original Bare: A Pop Opera showstopper Natalie Joy Johnson and her longtime pianist Brian Nash share songs and outrageous stories in an anything-can-happen evening of belting and debauchery. Live-streaming directly from The Green Room 42 in Midtown. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.


The Green Room 42: Alysha Umphress Swings Jeff Blumenkrantz

Live-streaming Saturday, January 20 at 7 p.m. ET for $26.50

Broadway favorites and longtime pals Alysha Umphress (On the Town, Bring It on the Musical) and Tony nominee Jeff Blumenkrantz (Bright Star, Urban Cowboy, Murder for Two) join forces for this concert of reimagined songs. Tony nominee Kenita R. Miller (for colored girls..., Once on This Island) joins them for a few trios. Live-streaming directly from The Green Room 42 in Midtown. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.


FlawBored: It's a MotherF**king Pleasure

Live-streaming Saturday, January 20 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, January 21 at 9 p.m. ET for $25

FlawBored, a disability-led theatre company based in the UK, is currently presenting It's a Motherf**king Pleasure as part of Soho Playhouse's International Fringe Encore Series. To make the production accessible to folks who can't make it to the theatre, all performances are also being live-streamed to at-home audiences. An outrageous satire about the commodification of marginalized identities, the show was a sold-out smash at last year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe and asks the loaded question: What if folks leveraged their disabilities for money? It's an edgy, in-your-face hour! Captions are available. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.


Live from 54 Below: Brenda Braxton: Stars Tonight! Featuring Charlotte D'Amboise and Bianca Marroquín

Live-streaming Sunday, January 21 at 7 p.m. ET for $25
Tony nominee Brenda Braxton (Smokey Joe's Cafe, Chicago) presides over this talk-show-meets-cabaret, as she welcomes fellow performers for candid conversation and spirited crooning. This edition's special guests are Chicago vets, just like Braxton: Tony nominee Charlotte D'Amboise (Cats, A Chorus Line, Pippin) and Bianca Marroquín (The Pajama Game, In the Heights). Expect lots of Kander and Ebb classics! Streaming live from 54 Below's swanky stage. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.


The Wilma Theater: Fat Ham

Streaming until Sunday, January 28 for $29
Originally presented as a digital production during the shutdown at Philadelphia's Wilma Theater, Fat Ham won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and went on to have hit runs at The Public Theater and on Broadway. In 2023, the play finally returned home to Philly with an in-person run at the Wilma; now you can stream that triumphant mounting at home. A modern-day response to Shakespeare's Hamlet, Fat Ham centers on a Black and queer Southern college student who decides to break the cycle of generational trauma and violence. James Ijames' dark comedy offers plenty to chew on, including hearty laughs, surrealistic sequences and family drama.


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