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Top 5 Stage Performances to Stream This Weekend May 31-June 2

By: Raven Snook
Date: May 29, 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 31 to Sunday, June 2, for free or at low cost.


PBS Great Performances: Rodgers & Hammerstein's 80th Anniversary

Airing on TV on PBS Thirteen on Friday, May 31 at 9 p.m. ET for FREE. Streaming online until Friday, June 28.

Last December, musical theatre stars from both sides of the pond gathered at London's Theatre Royal Drury for a special one-night-only concert celebrating the songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Now the performance is available to stream courtesy of PBS Great Performances. Directed and choreographed by Tony winner Christopher Gattelli, the tribute features six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, Moulin Rouge! The Musical Tony winner Aaron Tveit, two-time Tony nominee Patrick Wilson, three-time Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman, two-time Olivier Award winner Michael Ball and Olivier nominee Julian Ovenden, plus special guests Rita Moreno and Andrew Lloyd Webber. A glorious, 40-piece orchestra accompanies the performers.

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Allegiance

Streaming on Broadway on Demand for $10 all weekend.

Broadway on Demand presents Allegiance, a landmark Broadway musical about an American family forced by the US government into a Japanese internment camp during World War II. The show is loosely based on the life of Star Trek's George Takei, who stars alongside Katie Rose Clarke, Telly Leung and Tony winner Lea Salonga.

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Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters

Streaming for FREE all weekend.

This 2024 Peabody Award-winning documentary chronicles the history and legacy of Bill T. Jones' powerful 1989 ballet D-Man in the Waters, which explores the fear, fury, grief and resilience the choreographer and his colleagues experienced at the height of the AIDS crisis as the virus claimed the lives of their friends and collaborators. Harrowing yet hopeful.

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The Wind in the Willows: The Musical

Streaming on Broadway on Demand for $10 all weekend.

Broadway on Demand presents The Wind in the Willows: The Musical—no, not the flop 1985 Broadway show. Award-winning Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes penned the book and George Stiles and Anthony Drewe wrote the songs for this 2016 UK stage adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's beloved novel about the adventures of Mole, Rat and Mr. Toad.

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Julie Taymor's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Streaming on All Arts for FREE all weekend.

Celebrate the season with Julie Taymor's enchanting mounting of A Midsummer Night's Dream, which was recorded live on stage at Brooklyn's Theatre for a New Audience. Stage stalwarts Tina Benko, David Harewood and Max Casella lead the cast of Shakespeare's beloved romantic comedy about young lovers and magical sprites crossing paths in the woods. Taymor puts her creative stamp on the classic, which features projections, puppets and more than a dozen children as fairies.

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