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Top 5 Stage Performances to Stream This Weekend May 3-5

By: Raven Snook
Date: Apr 30, 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 curated list spotlights the five best options to stream this weekend, Friday, May 3 to Sunday, May 5, for free or at low cost.

La MaMa: Exagoge

Live-streaming Friday, May 3 at 7 p.m. for $10 and up
The always intriguing Untitled Theater Company No. 61 is presenting an opera-play-Passover seder at La MaMa in the East Village, but this one performance is also being live-streamed to at-home audiences. Based on Exagōgē, the oldest known Jewish play written by Ezekiel the Tragedien in the second century BCE, this show centers on an opera composer who brings his nonpracticing Muslim girlfriend to his family's seder. Meanwhile, opera performers sing an adaptation of the ancient Greek interpretation of the Book of Exodus. It will certainly be an unforgettable evening!


The Green Room 42: Josie de Guzman: Back Where I Started

Live-streaming on Saturday, May 4 at 7 p.m. ET for $26

After making an auspicious Broadway debut in Runaways and going on to earn Tony nominations for her performances in Guys and Dolls and West Side Story, Josie de Guzman left her native NYC for Houston, Texas, where she's played a wide variety of roles at the city's lauded Alley Theatre. Now she's back in her hometown performing a cabaret filled with songs from her eclectic career. Forbidden Broadway mastermind Gerard Alessandrini directs. Live-streaming directly from The Green Room 42 in Midtown. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.


Live from 54 Below: Come Celebrate with Marilyn Maye

Live-streaming Sunday, May 5 at 7 p.m. ET for $28.50
Cabaret legend Marilyn Maye marks her 96th birthday in song! Backed by her world-class jazz ensemble, the nifty nonagenarian will put her indelible stamp on American songbook standards and Broadway show tunes while sharing stories from her eight-decade career (she started performing professionally at 14!) Streaming live from 54 Below's swanky stage. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.


MCC Theater: Miscast24

Streaming until Sunday, May 12 for $45 and up

Don't miss an evening of unexpected songs with MCC Theater's Miscast24 benefit. Every year, the Off-Broadway theatre hosts a gala featuring stage stars performing numbers from roles they would never play. In years past, videos of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Raúl Esparza singing "A Boy Like That" from West Side Story and Tina Fey and Tituss Burgess one-upping each other in "You're Nothing Without Me" from City of Angels have gone viral. While the in-person event took place last month at Hammerstein Ballroom, you can watch a recording of the entire Miscast24 revue through Sunday. This year's stellar lineup includes Ben Platt singing "I Can Do Better Than That" from The Last Five Years, Kelli O'Hara singing "Wondering" from The Bridges of Madison County, Nicholas Christopher singing "One Night Only" from Dreamgirls, Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer singing "Franklin Shepherd, Inc." from Merrily We Roll Along, Lauren Patten singing (and playing acoustic guitar on) "One Song Glory" from Rent, Brian d'Arcy James singing "I Miss the Mountains" from Next to Normal, Vanessa Williams singing "A Lot of Livin' to Do" from Bye, Bye Birdie, Lea Salonga singing "Edelweiss" from The Sound of Music and Gavin Creel singing a Mamma Mia! medley. A surprise-filled must-see for musical lovers!


The Shotgun Players: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Streaming until Sunday, May 5 for $20
Berkeley, California's acclaimed Shotgun Players recently mounted a spirited production of Shakespeare's beloved romantic comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream, and you can watch a recording online through Sunday. Kick off summer a month early with this seasonal favorite!


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