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, May 19 to Sunday, May 21, for free or at low cost.
Live-streaming Friday, May 19 at 7 p.m. ET for $21.50
Brassy Broadway belter Farah Alvin (It Shoulda Been You, Grease!, Saturday Night Fever) croons the tunes she grew up with in On Vinyl, a concert celebrating the release of her first solo album. Featuring '70s hits by Elton John, Joni Mitchell, Queen and Stevie Wonder, it's a rollicking retrospective of the decade of her youth. Live-streaming directly from The Green Room 42 in Midtown. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.
Airing on TV on PBS Thirteen on Friday, May 19 at 9 p.m. ET for FREE. Available to stream online until Friday, June 16.
Great Performances presents Danai Gurira in Robert O'Hara's radically inclusive Richard III, which was filmed live on stage last summer at The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park. The Black Panther star is riveting as the power-hungry and ruthless title villain, who's determined to become king at all costs. The diverse ensemble also includes Oklahoma! Tony winner Ali Stroker as Richard's conquest Anne, Heather Alicia Simms as Queen Elizabeth, Tina Tony nominee Daniel J. Watts, Gregg Mozgala and Michael Potts.
Live-streaming Saturday, May 20 at 7 p.m. ET starting at $20
Who do superheroes call when they need help? That's the intriguing premise of this new Company of Fools show about the title character, who's losing control of her powers in the wake of her mentor's suicide. Can her friends help her navigate her grief and trauma before it's too late? Live-streaming from The Tank in Midtown Manhattan.
Live-streaming Saturday, May 20 at 7 p.m. ET for $25
Members of the acclaimed New York City Gay Men's Chorus celebrate the divas they adore in this one-night-only concert of showstoppers. Temple Grandé and Gigi St. Croix host the evening, a tribute to the fabulous females who inspire these singers. Streaming live from the cabaret hub's swanky stage. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.
Live-streaming Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21 at 7 p.m. ET for $21.50
Into the Woods' original Little Red, Danielle Ferland, shares songs and backstage stories in Sing for Your Ghosts. She's been in showbiz since the age of 12 and worked with lots of legends, including Stephen Sondheim (more than once!). In this charming musical memoir, she chronicles the ups and downs of her life in the spotlight. Live-streaming directly from The Green Room 42 in Midtown. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.
Top image: Danai Gurira in Richard III at The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park, which begins streaming this weekend. Photo by Joe Sinnott.