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Top 5 Stage Performances to Stream This Weekend October 28-30

By: Raven Snook
Date: Oct 25, 2022


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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, October 28 to Sunday, October 30, for free or at low cost.

Theater of War Productions: The Long-Term Care Trilogy: The King Lear Project

Live-streaming Friday, October 28 at 7 p.m. ET for FREE but advance registration is required
Theater of War Productions, a company that uses classical texts to examine contemporary issues, is presenting The Long-Term Care Trilogy throughout the week, which wraps up on Friday with The King Lear Project. Canadian politician Adrienne Clarkson, Oscar-nominated actor David Strathairn and other public figures will read scenes from Shakespeare's heartbreaking tragedy, followed by a facilitated town hall-style discussion about the challenges of caring our elders.


Live from 54 Below: Jeanna de Waal Sings Musical Theatre Hits

Live-streaming Saturday, October 29 at 7 p.m. ET for $25
Diana: The Musical may have been a flop but lead Jeanna de Waal became an instant Broadway star with her charismatic and uncanny performance as the People's Princess. Now she brings her clarion belt to 54 Below to croon songs from her career, which includes roles in Broadway's Kinky Boots and American Idiot. Jazz pianist Charlie Savage provides accompaniment. Streaming live from the cabaret hub's swanky stage. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.


Live from 54 Below: Into Sweeney Todd's Woods

Live-streaming Sunday, October 30 at 7 p.m. ET for $25
This mash-up of monstrous Sondheim musicals returns for its ninth Halloween edition. Broadway favorites including Ali Ewoldt, Stephen DeRosa and T. Oliver Reid share their spooky takes on songs from Into the Woods and Sweeney Todd. Don't miss this "Last Midnight" before October 31! Streaming live from the cabaret hub's swanky stage. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.


Red Bull Theater: The Relapse Starring Michael Urie

Streaming for $25 until Sunday, October 30

On Monday, NYC's Red Bull Theater presented an in-person reading of The Relapse, and you can watch a recording through Sunday. Subtitled "Virtue in Danger," John Vanbrugh's riotous Restoration romp centers on multiple philandering lovers, including the flamboyant Lord Foppington (the always hilarious Michael Urie). Cutups Arnie Burton, Stephen DeRosa, Jacob Ming-Trent and Reg Rogers costar.


I Put a Spell on You: Alive at Sony Hall

Streaming from Sunday, October 30 at 7 p.m. to Thursday, November 3 at 8 p.m. ET for $35

For almost a decade, Broadway scene-stealer Jay Armstrong Johnson (Hands on a Hardbody, On the Town) has been resurrecting the bewitching Sanderson Sisters from the cult classic Hocus Pocus for a high-tech Halloween spoof. After two years of virtual festivities, the spooktacular returned in person last weekend, and you can watch a recording starting on Sunday. Johnson (in the Bette Midler role) and his sorceress siblings Allison Robinson and Amanda Williams Ware are on the hunt for eternal beauty, youth and immortality. Joining them on this kooky, campy journey are a slew of Broadway stars, including Major Attaway (Aladdin), Nick Rashad Burroughs (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical), Gavin Creel (Into the Woods), Robyn Hurder (A Beautiful Noise), Tamika Lawrence (Caroline or Change), Krysta Rodriguez (Into the Woods) and Alysha Umphress (On the Town). Expect larger-than-life performances, over-the-top costumes and jaw-dropping theatrical magic. A portion of the proceeds will go to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS


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

Top image: Allison Robinson, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Amanda Williams Ware as the Sanderson Sisters. Photo by Roberto Araujo.

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