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, October 13 to Sunday, October 15, for free or at low cost.
Streaming until Friday, October 13 at 7 p.m. ET for £15, approximately $18
Niamh Cusack recently starred in Orange Tree Theatre's acclaimed revival of Polly Stenham's searing family drama That Face, and you can watch a recording online. Matriarch Martha is much more attached to her son than her daughter, who just got kicked out of boarding school. But when her estranged husband also returns home, a delicate balance is upended.
Live-streaming Friday, October 13 at 7 p.m. ET for $25
Many musicals with Broadway dreams end up closing out of town. Theatre journalists Robert W. Schneider and Charles Kirsch host this concert featuring numbers from these long-lost shows and behind-the-scenes stories from performers who were there. Broadway vets Major Attaway (Disney's Aladdin), John Bolton (Anastasia, Spamalot, Curtains), John Cariani (Something Rotten!, The Band's Visit), Rachel Dratch (Saturday Night Live, POTUS), Marc Kudisch (Thoroughly Modern Millie, 9 to 5), lyricist and director Richard Maltby Jr. (Baby, Starting Here, Starting Now), Christine Pedi (Forbidden Broadway) and more sing songs and spill tea! Streaming live from the cabaret club's swanky stage. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.
Live-streaming Sunday, October 15 at 9:30 p.m. ET for $26
Hadestown star Reeve Carney, who wraps up his run on Broadway next month, presents an intimate concert featuring numbers from his career (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Fox's The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again) as well as original songs from his solo album Youth Is Wasted. Live-streaming directly from The Green Room 42 in Midtown. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.
Live-streaming Sunday, October 15 at 9:45 p.m. ET for $25
Backed by a full band, Hamilton and Camelot alum Fergie L. Philippe shares a jazzy evening of comforting standards, including "It's Only A Paper Moon," "You Make Me Feel So Young," "Nature Boy" and "It's Not Easy Being Green." Streaming live from the cabaret club's swanky stage. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.
Streaming for $10 indefinitely
In 2020, London's lauded National Theatre launched its own streaming service featuring professional stage captures of its productions. While you can buy a subscription, shows are also available to rent individually. New to the roster is Best of Enemies about the landmark 1968 debate during the lead-up to the presidential election between conservative intellectual William F. Buckley Jr. (David Harewood from Homeland) and haughty liberal Gore Vidal (Star Trek star and Broadway vet Zachary Quinto). Written by Tony-nominated playwright James Graham (Ink), the play was filmed live on the West End last year. A 72-hour rental costs $10 and captions are available. It's just one of many fantastic National Theatre shows you can stream, so be sure to browse the entire list.
Live-streaming on Thursday, October 19 at 2 p.m. ET for FREE
To celebrate its 60th anniversary, London's National Theatre is streaming its well-received 2022 production of Othello for FREE. Clint Dyer directs Giles Terera, Rosy McEwen and The Inheritance Tony nominee Paul Hilton in Shakespeare's powerful tragedy about jealousy, manipulation and racism. Can't watch live on Thursdays? The recording will be added to National Theatre at Home's library soon.