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Top 5 Stage Performances to Stream This Weekend July 7-9

By: Raven Snook
Date: Jul 06, 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, July 7 to Sunday, July 9, for free or at low cost.

Live from 54 Below: Liz Callaway: Screen Gems

Live-streaming Saturday, July 8 at 7 p.m. ET for $25
Tony nominee Liz Callaway (Baby, Miss Saigon) may be best known as the singing voice for many movie princesses (Anastasia, The Swan Princess, Belle in Beauty and the Beast). In this brand-new concert, she croons some of the greatest cinematic songs, including the Oscar-nominated gem "Journey to the Past," which she introduced! Expect tunes from classic MGM musicals and Disney films as well as new flicks. Streaming live from 54 Below's swanky stage. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.


Live from 54 Below: Brenda Braxton: Stars Tonight!

Live-streaming Sunday, July 9 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 a fellow performer for candid conversation and spirited crooning. This edition's special guest is Mario Cantone of Sex and the City and stand-up fame. Expect a hilarious, high-energy evening! Streaming live from 54 Below's swanky stage. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.


PBS' A Capitol Fourth

Streaming all weekend for FREE
Keep the celebration going! If you missed the 43rd edition of this annual concert on July 4, it's still available to stream. TV personality and Broadway alum Alfonso Ribeiro (he was in The Tap Dance Kid) hosts and the starry lineup includes many Broadway favorites, including Tony winners Adrienne Warren and Ruthie Ann Miles, Tony nominee Renée Fleming and a performance by the cast of A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical



Streaming all weekend for FREE
Celebrate the legacy of actor Treat Williams, who died tragically in a recent motorcycle crash, with director Milos Forman's 1979 film adaptation of the musical Hair. He was already a Broadway vet (Grease, Over Here!, Once in a Lifetime) when he made the film, but Hair marked his debut as a movie lead, and he's an incredibly charismatic Berger, the leader of a band of anti-war hippies cavorting around NYC.



Streaming until Saturday, August 12 for $18
Attention avant-garde theatre lovers: After three decades, the New Ohio Theatre is closing, which means this is the final Ice Factory ever. This Obie-winning fest is all about emerging artists taking risks, with NYC companies invited to present their latest works in progress over four days. The subjects are timely and the offerings diverse, and the second performance of each show will also be available to live-stream at home, with a recording available through the last day of the festival. This week, you can watch DEADCLASS, OHIO online, about young folks conducting a séance at a Jewish cemetery in the Midwest, a piece inspired by Polish artist Tadeusz Kantor's seminal 1975 theatre work Dead Class.


Top image: Tony nominee Liz Callaway, who is performing an in-person concert at 54 Below on Saturday that will also be live-streamed to at-home audiences.

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