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In-person shows have been back for over a year now, but sometimes we want to get our theatre fix at home. Thankfully, there are still wonderful stage performances to watch online. Our carefully curated list spotlights the five best performances to stream this weekend, Friday, November 11 to Sunday, November 13, for free or at low cost.
Live-streaming on Friday, November 11 at 7 p.m. ET for $19
Broadway vet (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), cabaret star and original Bare: A Pop Opera showstopper Natalie Joy Johnson returns to NYC with a cheeky, NC-17-rated concert. Accompanied by her longtime pianist Brian Nash, Johnson will share songs and hilarious stories about everything she's been up to, including performing in the Broadway-aimed musical Lempicka. Live-streaming directly from The Green Room 42 in Midtown. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.
Live-streaming on Friday, November 11 at 9:45 p.m. ET for $15
Theatre-obsessed kids flock to French Woods Festival for the Performing Arts every year. That's because this half-century-old camp produces more than 50 full-scale musicals every summer! (Full disclosure: my teen was in Nine there this past August.) Tonight, current campers and alums gather to celebrate this one-of-a-kind program with stories and songs. The lineup includes Nya (the recent revival of Caroline, or Change), Fergie L. Philippe (Hamilton) and a slew of working stage and screen actors. Streaming live from the cabaret hub's swanky stage. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.
Live-streaming on Sunday, November 13 at 8 p.m. ET for $25
Even though show-tune savant Seth Rudetsky is back doing shows in person, he hasn't completely abandoned the virtual realm. In fact, he's relaunched his weekly live-streamed concert series! Tonight his guest is Andrea McArdle, a beatific belter who rocketed to fame as the title orphan in the original Broadway production of Annie, earning a Tony nomination for her plucky performance. Her other Main Stem credits include Les Misérables, Starlight Express and Beauty and the Beast, plus a fabulous turn as a young Judy Garland in the TV movie Rainbow. Expect songs from her career as well as lots of amazing Annie anecdotes.
Live-streaming on Friday, November 11 at 7 p.m., Saturday, November 12 at 3 p.m. and Sunday, November 13 at 7 p.m. starting at $10
Enjoy cutting-edge Off-Off Broadway theatre from the comfort of home! Indie theatre incubator The Tank is presenting an in-person production of the provocatively titled dark comedy Fukt, which is also being live-streamed to at-home audiences. Written by Emma Goldman-Sherman, it begins as a solo show that's suddenly invaded by two new characters demanding to have their own say. Arguments, zombies and a striptease ensue as one woman grapples with her recollections and outside perspectives. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.
Streaming for FREE until Sunday, December 4
Off Broadway's esteemed Mint Theater Company, which has been unearthing forgotten plays since 1992, presents a recording of The New Morality by Harold Chapin, who died tragically in World War I at age 29. Filmed live on stage in 2015 and set in 1911 England, this production stars Brenda Meaney as Betty Jones, a woman who refuses to back down when she gets into it with a neighbor, despite the men around her pressuring her to apologize. What is it they saw about a woman scorned? Closed captions are available.
Raven Snook is the Editor of TDF Stages. Follow her at @RavenSnook. Follow TDF at @TDFNYC.
Top image: Andrea McArdle, Broadway's original Annie, joins Seth Rudetsky for a live-streamed concert on Sunday evening.