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As of now, there are no plans to live-stream Broadway productions. However, some nonprofit institutions beyond Broadway as well as individual artists are finding ways to entertain audiences online. Below is a list of institutions and New York artists offering performances on various websites, often live. Watching is usually FREE, but donations are encouraged. We'll be updating this list frequently, so be sure to check back.
92nd Street Y plans to live-stream performances and talks beginning this week. You can also view previously recorded events in its archive. Watch for FREE at 92Y.org.
The Actors Fund is launching the daily performance/talk show Stars in the House, hosted by SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and his husband producer James Wesley. Broadway luminaries will sing and chat from their homes, and new episodes will be live-streamed daily at 2 and 8 p.m. on The Actors Fund YouTube channel for FREE. The series kicks off on Monday, March 16 with Tony winner Kelli O’Hara.
BroadwayWorld is hosting daily Living Room Concerts, a series of one-song performances recorded by Broadway stars in their respective homes. Watch for FREE anytime at broadwayworld.com/topic/LIVING-ROOM-CONCERTS.
La MaMa plans to start live-streaming performances soon. Visit lamama.org/livestreams for info and updates.
The Metropolitan Opera is streaming previously recorded presentations from its Live in HD series every night until the venue reopens. Each opera starts at 7:30 p.m. and stays up for 20 hours. Watch for FREE at metopera.org.
National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene kicks off its Folksbiene LIVE!: An Online Celebration of Yiddish Culture this week. Performances and events will be streamed on Folksbiene's Facebook page for FREE. Find the schedule at facebook.com/folksbiene.
PBS Great Performances series is streaming select titles for free, including The Public's Shakespeare in the Park's Much Ado About Nothing headlined by Danielle Brooks and Red starring Alfred Molina. See the complete lineup on PBS's website, but note not all episodes are free.
The Tank has launched CyberTank, a weekly, virtual, multidisciplinary arts gathering that is publicly shared. Live-streams are done on Twitch and you can find more info on The Tank's website.
Dave Malloy, the Tony-nominated creator of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, just posted a full-length recording of the 2015 mounting of his musical Ghost Quartet online. Watch it for FREE on his YouTube channel.
Katsura Sunshine, whose "sit-down comedy show" Rakugo at New World Stages has been suspended until June, will live-stream performances on Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. Watch for FREE on his Facebook page.
And if you don't have a subscription to BroadwayHD, now might be the time to splurge. The service offers a wealth of theatre-related content, including recordings of productions on and beyond Broadway, foreign shows, TV series and documentaries, and you can test it out with a free seven-day trial.