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Top 5 Stage Performances to Stream This Weekend September 8-10

By: Raven Snook
Date: Sep 07, 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 weekend, Friday, September 8 to Sunday, September 10, for free or at low cost.

The Green Room 42: Josie de Guzman: Back Where I Started

Live-streaming on Friday, September 8 and Sunday, September 10 at 7 p.m. ET for $26

After making an auspicious Broadway debut in Runaways and going on to earn Tony nominations for her performances in Guys and Dolls and West Side Story, Josie de Guzman left her native NYC for Houston, Texas, where she's played a wide variety of roles at the city's lauded Alley Theatre. Now she's back in her hometown making her Green Room 42 debut with a cabaret filled with songs from her eclectic career. Forbidden Broadway mastermind Gerard Alessandrini directs. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.

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WABC-TV: Curtain Up: LIVE from Broadway

Airing on TV on WABC on Sunday, September 10 at 11 a.m. ET

This Friday through Sunday, Playbill is partnering with The Broadway League and the Times Square Alliance for Curtain Up!, a three-day festival on two Times Square stages featuring a variety of free events for theatre fans, including sing-alongs, workshops and performances. The big finale is on Sunday when Eric McCormack (Will & Grace, The Cottage) hosts Curtain Up! LIVE from Broadway, a 90-minute concert featuring performances by a slew of Broadway shows, including & Juliet, A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical, Aladdin, Back to the Future: The Musical, The Book of Mormon, Chicago, Hadestown, Harmony, Here Lies Love, How to Dance in Ohio, Kimberly Akimbo, The Lion King, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Shucked, SIX, Some Like It Hot, Spamalot and Wicked. If you can't be there in person, the performance is airing on WABC-TV. Note: As of press time, ABC is blacked out for Spectrum customers due to a carriage dispute. If it's not resolved by Sunday, you can also catch the concert on Playbill's website.

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National Theatre at Home: Dixon and Daughters

Streaming for $10 all weekend

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 Dixon and Daughters, Deborah Bruce's acclaimed and bracing play about a matriarch who returns after a prison stretch and how her family copes with the reunion. 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.

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Cirque du Soleil: Volta

Streaming on Tubi for FREE all weekend
Cirque du Soleil won't be back in NYC until Christmas, but you can get your circus fix now with Volta, a 2017 eye-popping spectacle inspired by extreme sports. In addition to traditional acts such as unicyclists, tumblers and aerialists, this extravaganza features BMX biking and bungee jumping.

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Fiddler on the Roof

Streaming on Tubi for FREE all weekend
You don't need to be a rich man to watch the 1971 cinematic adaptation of Fiddler on the Roof—it's streaming for FREE. Nominated for eight Academy Awards including best picture, this epic movie musical stars Topol as Tevye, a real mensch of a dad grappling with his headstrong daughters and anti-Semitism in Czarist Russia. Almost every song is a classic, including "Matchmaker, Matchmaker;" "Sunrise, Sunset;" "To Life" and "If I Were a Rich Man."

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Top image: Eric McCormack, who's hosting the Curtain Up: LIVE from Broadway concert on Sunday.

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