With in-person theater still scarce, many companies and artists from Broadway and beyond are showcasing their work online. Below are performances that you can watch on Monday August 23 and Tuesday August 24 for free or at low cost.
Live at Waldorf: The Ladies of Freestyle Love Supreme Academy
Monday at 7:30 p.m. ET, the new series online Living at the Waldorf, which is broadcast live from the stage of the legendary hall, kicks off with an interactive performance from the famous New York hip-hop improvisation school Freestyle Amour Supreme Academy. This event honors the talented ladies of the institution, including the beatboxer Kaila mullady and rap master Aneesa bends, who both appeared on Broadway in Supreme Love Freestyle facing the co-founder of the Lin-Manuel Miranda troupe. Get ready to shout (or type) suggestions to get their creative rhymes flowing. Tickets cost $ 10.
Rattlestick Playwright’s Theater: Ni Mi Madre
Mondays at 7:30 p.m. ET, NYC is acclaimed Rattlestick Playwright’s Theater presents a hybrid season, with its productions produced in person but also broadcast continuously to a home audience. The first is Arturo Luis Soriathe autobiographical-inspired personal exhibition of Ni Mi Madre, about the complex relationship between an exaggerated Brazilian woman and her gay son as they grapple with identity and what it means to be an immigrant family in America. Tickets are $ 35 for streaming and in-person performances at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater.
Christophe Lloyd in King Lear
Tuesday at 10 a.m. ET, Obie and Emmy Award-winning actor Christophe lloyd (Taxi, Back to the future) is currently headlining King Lear To Shakespeare & Company in the Berkshires, but you can also stream the show at home. Realized by Nicole ricciardi, the production was filmed live on stage earlier in the race. Tickets cost $ 25 and registration is visible for 72 hours from start time.
Irish repertory theater: George M. Cohan tonight!
Tuesdays at 7 p.m. ET, the venerable of NYC Irish representative present George M. Cohan tonight!, theater historian Deffaa chipCelebration of the Irish-American artist, songwriter and self-styled “Father of American Musical”. A success for the theater in 2006, this shortened version of this one-man show presents Jon peterson reprising his award-winning role of Cohan as he sings some of the icon’s most beloved tunes including “Over There”, “Forty-Five Minutes From Broadway”, “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “All Aboard for Broadway “. “Tickets are required to receive the free viewing link; a $ 25 donation is suggested.
New York theater workshop: Pretending
Earlier this month, Off Broadway is priceless New York theater workshop reopened with Pretending, a theatrical experience filmed by writer-director Obie Award Whitney White examine how black women are viewed. Now a streaming version of this show is available, getting viewers to think about how they see and interact with black women. Nikiya mathis (Skeleton crew) embodies all the characters. Tickets cost $ 10.
Great PBS Performance: Broadway: beyond the golden age
PBS Great Performances presents Broadway: beyond the golden age, the long-awaited sequel to the 2003 documentary Broadway: the golden age, by the legends that were there, written, directed and produced by the late Rick McKay. Twice nominated for Tony Jonathan groff, this new film focuses on Broadway between 1959 and 1980, and features a star-studded lineup of artists sharing memories of the original productions of Once Upon a Mattress, Bye Bye Birdie, Pippin, A Chorus Line, Ain’t Misbehavin ‘ and other beloved shows. Enjoy interviews with Alec Baldwin, Carol Burnett, Glenn Close, André De Shields, Jane Fonda, Robert Goulet, Liza Minnelli, Chita Rivera, Dick Van Dyke and Ben vereen alongside rare vintage clips. Watch for free through Saturday, September 11 on the PBS Thirteen website.
Jacob’s Pillow: Dallas Black Dance Theater
Rented Berkshires Jacob’s pillow The dance festival resumed its in-person performances this summer, but some events are also being broadcast to homes. Watch a new work commissioned by the choreographer Darrell Grand Moultrie for 45 years Dallas Black Dance Theater. RSVP to receive the free viewing link although donations are encouraged. Check-in is visible until Thursday, September 2 at 6 p.m. ET.
Jacob’s pillow: Life encounters: Archie Burnett
Rented Berkshires Jacob’s pillow The dance festival resumed its in-person performances this summer, but some events are also being broadcast to homes. To catch Life encounters, a celebration of the evolution of New York’s underground dance scene choreographed by ballroom legend Archie burnett. Guest artists include former director of the Martha Graham Dance Company Abdiel, performance artist Princess Lockerooo and winner of the Bessie Prize Ephrat Asherie. RSVP to receive the free viewing link although donations are encouraged. Registration is visible until Thursday.
Signature Theater: Detroit ’67
Virginie is rented Signature Theater present Detroit ’67, the Tony-nominated playwright’s first opus Dominique morisseau‘s Detroit Project explores different periods in the history of his beloved hometown. This powerful family drama about two black siblings arguing over how to move forward is set against the backdrop of the Detroit Rebellion, as tensions rise inside and out. Realized by Candis C. Jones, this production was filmed live on stage. Tickets cost $ 35, but if you’re a TDF member, log into your account to purchase them at a reduced price. Registration is visible until Thursday, September 16.
Untitled theater company n ° 61: Alma Baya
Untitled Theater Company # 61 presents an in-person series of Alma Baya which was also filmed for a home audience. In this absurd sci-fi drama, Alma and Baya struggle to survive on a hostile planet. But when a refugee arrives begging for shelter, he is faced with a moral dilemma. Two different actors perform this stimulating play, written and directed by Edward Einhorn. Tickets cost $ 25, but if you’re a TDF member, log into your account to purchase them at a reduced price. Registration is visible until Sunday, September 19.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
The biggest art festival in the world, Scotland Edinburgh Festival Fringe, is back in person this year, but there are also plenty of offers streaming for an adventurous home audience. See performances by artists from around the world, including cutting edge comedy, experimental theater, wacky musicals and the indefinable. Some shows cost money, others are free; some are available on request, others have specific start times. Browse the options to see what piques your interest.
Top image: Kaila Mullady and Aneesa Folds from Freestyle Love Supreme Academy, who will be performing a hip-hop improvisation show on Monday night.