Broadway shows may be closed through the rest of the year, but theatre companies, artists, and more are showing no signs of slowing down their virtual offerings in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic—including one of the hottest tickets heading to the small screen.
Below is just a selection of the streams presented June 29–July 3. For more, check out Playbill’s Streaming Calendar, presented in partnership with Broadway Podcast Network.
Monday, June 29
7:30 PM ET: Daniel J Watts’ The Jam: Love Terrorists
Watts (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical) will be joined by Tony nominees Derrick Baskin and Ephraim Sykes, Emmy nominee Tituss Burgess, Taharqa Patterson, Michael Thurber, and Jennifer “Flo” Florentino for the evening of music, dance, and spoken word, airing on BET Plus. Proceeds will go to the Ali Forney Center.
9:15 PM: The Muny’s Leading Ladies
The St. Louis Muny continues its Muny Magic in Your Home virtual slate of programming with Our Leading Ladies, a concert featuring Danielle Bowen, Ali Ewoldt, Stephanie Gibson, Gertie Cummings, and Elena Shaddow.
Tuesday, June 30
4:30 PM: Stream Stealers With Merle Dandridge
Dandridge (Once On This Island, Tarzan, Rent) chats with Playbill about her work on stage and screen ahead of the premiere of the HBO Max series The Flight Attendant.
7:30 PM: Ballet Hispánico’s Celebrity-Packed Noche Unidos
The event will include seven virtual world premiere performances by dancers in the company, as well as celebrity appearances by the likes of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gloria Estefan, and Rita Moreno. Though the pre-recorded show is free to watch, viewers are encouraged to donate to support artists, students, and communities of color.
Wednesday, July 1
7 PM: To be Young, Gifted, Black…and cast
The 70-minute discussion, presented by Douglas Lyons’ The Next Wave Initiative, will feature Broadway veteran Carly Hughes (Chicago, Pippin), director Zhailon Levingston, Harold Lewter of CLA Partners, and producer Mychael Chinn. Watch at DirectorsCompany.org.
7:30 PM: The Nose
Tony Award winner Paulo Szot stars in the Shostakovich satire, which will stream for free at MetOpera.org as part of the company’s continuing Nightly Met Streams series.
Thursday, July 2
4:30 PM: Dan Fogler on Spelling Bee, The Argument, More
Stream Stealers continues on Playbill with an interview with the Tony-winning performer, whose screen credits include Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Walking Dead, and the upcoming film The Argument.
Friday, July 3
3 AM: Hamilton
At last, the filmed capture of the Tony- and Pulitzer-winning musical drops on Disney+, preserving the performances of the original Broadway principal cast.
4 PM: A Concert From a Disco Duo
Stephen Trask and Peter Yanowitz, co-creators of the musical This Ain’t No Disco, will offer a virtual concert of new and old tunes for Atlantic Theater Company. RSVP here.
More Streaming Options
- In addition to The Nose, the Metropolitan Opera will stream La Fille du Régiment (June 29), Die Walküre (June 30), Carmen (July 2), and Don Giovanni (July 3).
- Upcoming Stars in the House guests include guest host Andréa Burns, who will welcome Donna Lynne Champlin and Gabrielle Ruiz of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend June 29.
- The 2014 Broadway play Act One, starring Tony winners Tony Shalhoub, Santino Fontana, and Andrea Martin, is available on Lincoln Center’s YouTube through July 3.