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Top 5 Stage Performances to Stream This Weekend October 6-9

By: Raven Snook
Date: Oct 04, 2023


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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 carefully curated list spotlights the five best options to stream this holiday weekend, Friday, October 6 to Monday, October 9, for free or at low cost.

Live from 54 Below: For Once in My Life: The Songs of Ron Miller

Live-streaming Sunday, October 8 at 9:45 p.m. ET for $25

Ron Miller may not be a household name but you've definitely heard some of the Grammy-winning songwriter's hits, such as "For Once in My Life," "Touch Me in the Morning," "Heaven Help Us All" and "A Place in the Sun." His daughter, singer-songwriter Lisa Dawn Miller, oversees this tribute to her late dad's talent featuring an impressive lineup of powerhouse performers, including Broadway's Major Attaway (Aladdin) and Kalonjee Gallimore (A Beautiful Noise). Streaming live from the cabaret club's swanky stage. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.


The Green Room 42: Natalie Joy Johnson: Heauxcumming Queen

Live-streaming on Monday, October 9 at 7 p.m. ET for $26

Broadway vet (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), cabaret star and original Bare: A Pop Opera showstopper Natalie Joy Johnson and her longtime pianist Brian Nash share songs and outrageous stories in an anything-can-happen evening of belting and debauchery. Live-streaming directly from The Green Room 42 in Midtown. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.


Red Bull Theater: Don Quixote

Streaming until Sunday, October 8 for $30

NYC's Red Bull Theater, which revitalizes undersung classics, presented an in-person reading of Don Quixote on Monday and you can watch a recording through Sunday. Long before he sang "I Dreamed a Dream," Miguel de Cervantes' iconic windmill-tilting knight was first brought to the stage by Hispanic Golden Age playwright Guillén de Castro. Broadway's Jacob Ming-Trent (Hands on a Hard Body, Merry Wives) portrays the title character with the hilarious Carson Elrod as his loyal sidekick Sancho Panza.


Leap for Joy! Dance Performance

Streaming until Saturday, October 14 for $11.50
Florida's Stage Aurora presents an exuberant online dance performance featuring a wide array of genres, including tap, hip-hop, salsa and ballet. Dancers include Complexions Contemporary Ballet cofounder Desmond Richardson, Tony-nominated choreographer Hope Clarke (Jelly's Last Jam Broadway) and Stage Aurora cofounder Darryl Reuben Hall, seen in Broadway's Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella.


Macbeth Starring Patrick Stewart

Streaming on Amazon Prime for $4

In honor of the release of Patrick Stewart's memoir as well as the start of the spooky season, we recommend you (re)watch the legendary actor's thrilling Macbeth, which was seen on Broadway in 2008 and nominated for six Tony Awards. Rupert Goold directs this foul is fair cinematic adaptation of Shakespeare's bloody tragedy, shot on location in the eerie Welbeck Abbey in Nottinghamshire.


Top image: Patrick Stewart in the cinematic adaptation of Rupert Goold's Tony-nominated Macbeth.

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