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, November 10 to Sunday, November 12, for free or at low cost.
Streaming on PBS until November 19 for FREE. Also airing on TV on PBS Thirteen on Friday, November 12 at noon ET.
Six-time Grammy Award–winning composer Terence Blanchard (Fire Shut Up in My Bones) returns to The Metropolitan Opera with Champion, inspired by the life of closeted bisexual boxer Emile Griffith, a hatmaker turned renowned prizefighter. Bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green stars as Griffith in his youth, with bass-baritone Eric Owens as the pugilist in his older years as he faces the ghosts of his past, including an opponent he killed in the ring. James Robinson directs and Tony nominee Camille A. Brown choreographs.
Live-streaming Sunday, November 12 at 7 p.m. ET for $26.50
Tony nominee Justin Cooley, Alli Mauzey and other cast members from the Tony Award-winning musical Kimberly Akimbo perform alongside emerging songwriters from Hear Your Song, a nonprofit that empowers youth with serious illnesses to express themselves by making music. The evening includes numbers from Kimberly Akimbo as well as tunes by the talented adolescents Hear Your Song serves. Live-streaming directly from The Green Room 42 in Midtown. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.
Streaming for FREE
In August 2023, famed Berkshires dance festival Jacob's Pillow celebrated the 50th anniversary of hip hop with a week of panels and performances. This doc looks back at the festivities, including performances by Rennie Harris Puremovement, Rokafella and Kwikstep, and the Ladies of Hip-Hop.
Streaming for $15
Filmed live on stage during its sold-out Edinburgh Festival Fringe run this past summer, Dusk, a musical spoof of the Twilight movie franchise, is now streaming. If you love camp, vamps, belting and laughs, take a bite out of this parody, which began its undead life on TikTok.
Streaming for FREE
In September, Theater of War Productions, a company that uses classical texts to address contemporary issues, presented a hybrid performance of two tales exploring power and control, domestic violence and family dynamics, and now you can watch a recording online. Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, Fleishman Is in Trouble), Maev Beaty (Beau is Afraid) and Araya Mengesha read the "Patient Griselda" from Boccaccio's 14th-century Decameron. In response, Margaret Atwood performs her story "Impatient Grisleda," written in 2020. Afterward, director-adapter Bryan Doerries facilitates a guided discussion about the themes raised.