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 31 to Sunday April 2, for free or at low cost.
Live-streaming Saturday, April 1 at 9:45 p.m. ET for $25
Bianca Marroquín is a real bilingual Broadway baby. The first Mexican woman to star in a Broadway show, she's best known for appearing in Chicago as both Roxie and Velma, and for portraying Chita Rivera in the TV series Fosse/Verdon. This triple threat returns to 54 Below with Where You Are, which traces her career across continents and cultures with an eclectic song list in English and Spanish. Streaming live from the cabaret hub's swanky stage. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.
Streaming beginning on Sunday, April 2 for FREE
Multidisciplinary indie theatre diva Diana Oh and some of their talented pals perform an intimate and unpredictable concert for seven generations of Oh's family. A fascinating deep dive into Oh's creative process as a storyteller, performer and songwriter, as well as a moving exploration of their relationship with their mother, June.
Live-streaming Sunday, April 2 at 7 p.m. ET for $21.50
The luminous Broadway soprano Melissa Errico has a biting wit she's displayed in many a New York Times essay. In her new solo cabaret, she explores her contradictions while chronicling her career in song, the highs (a Tony nomination for Amour, My Fair Lady), the lows (Dracula) and all the promising workshops in between. From ingenue to intellectual, Errico sings her life, including tunes by Lerner and Loewe, Kurt Weill, Cole Porter, Michel Legrand and her late friend Stephen Sondheim. Live-streaming directly from The Green Room 42 in Midtown. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.
Streaming for $10
In 2020, London's lauded National Theatre launched its own streaming service featuring professional stage captures of its productions. While you can buy a subscription, shows are also available to rent individually. New to the roster is Jack Absolute Flies Again, a laugh-out-loud comedy cowritten by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris about a '40s British pilot officer trying to win back his lady in increasingly riotous ways. Recorded live on stage at the National, the production stars Caroline Quentin and Richard Fleeshman. A 72-hour rental costs $10 and captions are available. It's just one of many fantastic National Theatre shows you can stream, so be sure to browse the entire list.
Streaming on Marquee TV
During the shutdown, Virginia's lauded Signature Theatre produced and recorded Simply Sondheim, a revue showcasing the oeuvre of the iconic songwriter, and it's back for an encore stream. Featuring more than 30 numbers from Sunday in the Park with George, Company, Follies and Sweeney Todd as well as lesser-known musicals, the performance stars Broadway vets Norm Lewis, Solea Pfeiffer, Conrad Ricamora and Emily Skinner backed by a 16-piece orchestra. Simply Sondheim is free to stream for Marquee TV subscribers. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a seven-day free trial.
Top image: Melissa Errico, who's live-streaming ger autobiographical concert this Sunday. Photo by Jenny Anderson.