Read about NYC's best theatre and dance productions and watch video interviews with innovative artists
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, March 3 to Friday, March 5 for free or at low cost.
Live-streaming Saturday, March 4 at 7 p.m. ET for $25
Two incredible singers team up for one fabulous concert! Tony nominee Ann Hampton Callaway, a renowned jazz vocalist who also wrote and sang the theme to The Nanny, and crooner Amanda McBroom, who penned "The Rose" for Bette Midler, will perform standards by Rodgers and Hart, Cole Porter and the Gershwins as well as their own popular songs. Streaming live from the cabaret hub's swanky stage. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.
Airing on TV on PBS Thirteen on Saturday, March 4 at 9 p.m. for FREE
NYC stage favorites including Tony nominee Norm Lewis, Nikki Renée Daniels, Corbin Bleu, Stephanie Mills and Amber Iman celebrate Black Broadway history in this two-hour special, which was recorded live last fall at Howard University. The American Pops Orchestra backs the singers as they perform numbers from Porgy and Bess, Carmen Jones, Shuffle Along, Purlie, St. Louis Woman, The Wiz and Smokey Joe's Café. If you can't watch on Saturday night, the program is airing at other times next week.
Live-streaming Sunday, March 5 at 9:45 p.m. ET for $25
Let's hear it for the leading ladies! A dozen Broadway divas show off their talent in this powerhouse concert. The lineup includes Adrianna Hicks, currently starring as Sugar in Some Like It Hot, Shereen Pimentel, who portrayed Maria in Ivo van Hove's West Side Story and former Wicked Glinda Kara Lindsay. Streaming live from the cabaret hub's swanky stage. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.
Streaming until Sunday, March 5 for $29
Philadelphia's acclaimed Wilma Theater is well known for streaming groundbreaking plays—the theatre presented the world premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Fat Ham online during the shutdown. Through Sunday, you can watch the theatre's latest production, Kiss, which was recorded live on stage earlier this year. In Guillermo Calderón's dramedy, some American actors come to realize the limits of their own cultural fluency as they attempt to perform a Syrian soap opera.
Streaming on PBS's website until Friday, March 24 for FREE
Jessye Norman and Kathleen Battle's 1990 Carnegie Hall concert is legendary... but what was going on behind the scenes? This new documentary features footage from that famed evening along with interviews and reminiscences from those who were there as well as artists who were impacted by the landmark evening, including producer Peter Gelb, soprano Angel Blue, Harlem Gospel Singers' founder Queen Esther Marrow and diva Jocelyn B. Smith.
Top image: Norm Lewis, one of many beloved singers performing in Black Broadway: A Proud History, A Limitless Future, which is airing on PBS Thirteen.