The present disaster has had a devastating impact on the performing arts. Broadway has shut down for at the least the remainder of 2020, and the ban on gatherings in New York extends to all different efficiency areas as nicely. So the present should log on—and streaming video makes that doable. Listed below are a few of the greatest theater, opera, dance and cabaret occasions you’ll be able to watch at the moment with out leaving dwelling, a lot of which can assist you to assist artists and charities. Performances that go stay at the moment are on the high of the record; scroll previous the day by day listings to search out occasions that may nonetheless be seen for a restricted time and, under that, a bonus part of movies with no expiration dates. We replace this web page on daily basis, so bookmark it for the newest info.    

On-line@theSpaceUK
Saturday 5am EDT / 10am BST (via August 30) 
Tradition abhors a vacuum, so theSpaceUK—which runs most of the venues that normally home reveals on the famed Edinburgh Pageant Fringe—has created a web based pageant of its personal. Greater than 80 reveals are concerned, all of which had been written through the lockdown interval and have operating instances of underneath 45 minutes. The overwhelming majority have been prerecorded and are being rolled out in three batches, at the moment and on the following two Saturdays, however 12 of the reveals are being break up into payments to be carried out stay on Saturdays at 2pm EDT (7pm BST). As soon as the location, the occasions stay viewable free of charge via August 30. Among the many reveals going up at the moment are Christopher Tajah’s BLM-themed Underneath Heaven’s Eyes, Bubble Laboratory’s soap-blowing Bubble Present with Dr Bubble and Milkshake, Swell Theatre Firm’s theater-people comedy Rehearsal Etiquette, That is Not a Theatre Firm’s immersive audio expertise Play in Your Bathtub and Anne Rabbitt’s Bookshelf Ballad, a poem created from the titles of books in her dwelling. 

Bubble Present with Dr Bubble and Milkshake | {Photograph}: Courtesy of the artists

P.A. Tokyo: WeSongCycle
Saturday 8:45am EDT / 3:45pm BST
The Japanese performing-arts manufacturing firm P.A. Tokyo presents a tune cycle about heroism that represents the fruits of a multiweek collaboration amongst musical-theater writers, composers, administrators and performers within the U.S., the U.Okay., Australia, Japan, Canada and South Korea. (The undertaking featured mentorship by Rob Rokicki, Telly Leung, Stafford Arima and Mariko Kojima, who’ve labored on Broadway in varied capacities.) Makiko Shibuya directs a world solid of 16.

Makiko Shibuya | {Photograph}: Courtesy of the artist

Ice Manufacturing unit: The Transit Ensemble: Who’s There?
Saturday 10am EDT / 2pm BST (stay solely)
Want a break from the summer time warmth? The cool curatorial heads of the New Ohio Theatre’s Ice Manufacturing unit pageant at all times present a welcome breeze. In its month-long 27th version, the fest is providing 4 new productions, carried out nearly for runs of three or 4 days every. The third is the Transit Ensemble’s Who’s There, a devised work concerning the intersections of race, class, gender and otherness within the age of web activism. The piece is carried out stay by artists in america, Singapore and Malaysia; Sim Yan Ying “YY” and Alvin Tan direct a various solid of six that features YY herself together with Ghafir Akbar, Sean Devare, Rebekah Sangeetha Dorai, Neil Redfield and Camille Thomas. Reservations are required; the tickets are pay-what-you-will with a urged value of $10. Immediately is the ultimate efficiency.

Sim Yan Ying “YY” | {Photograph}: Courtesy of the artist

Stars within the Home: Free to Be…You and Me
Saturday 2pm EDT / 7pm BST
Showtune savant and SiriusXM host Seth Rudetsky (Catastrophe!) and his husband, producer James Wesley, are the animating forces behind this formidable and really entertaining sequence, during which they play host to theater stars in stay, chatty interviews interspersed with clips and songs. Dr. Jon LaPook, the chief medical correspondent for CBS Information, supplies periodic updates on public well being; shock digital guests are widespread as nicely. Donations at the moment profit the NAACP Authorized Protection and Instructional Fund. Immediately’s present—an edited encore of an episode that initially aired in late June—celebrates Marlo Thomas’s beloved early-70s cross-media undertaking Free to Be…You and Me, which helped educate a era of youngsters about sexual equality, self-actualization, generosity and basic human goodness. Along with Thomas, visitors embrace Gloria Steinem, Harry Belafonte, Audra McDonald, Drew Barrymore, Benj Pasek, Debra Messing and Marlee Matlin—plus Sara Bareilles, who has launched a canopy model of the title tune, and Michael McElroy and the Broadway Inspirational Voices, who cowl “Sisters and Brothers.” 

Sara Bareilles | {Photograph}: Shervin Lainez

Theater for the New Metropolis: Liberty or Simply Us: A Metropolis Park Story
Saturday 2pm EDT / 7pm BST (stay solely)
Theater for the New Metropolis usually takes its annual Road Theater Firm present on the highway, bringing spunky, family-friendly musical agitprop to out of doors websites all through the 5 boroughs. As an alternative, this 12 months’s 44th version, Liberty or Simply Us: A Metropolis Park Story, is being carried out stay remotely twice a weekend although September 13, with nods to the areas that had been initially deliberate. Crystal Discipline and Joseph Vernon Banks’s inclusive oratorio celebrates the lengthy historical past of social activism in New York Metropolis parks, from the protests that adopted the Triangle Shirtwaist hearth to the Occupy Wall Road motion. Sequence veteran Michael-David Gordon leads the big and numerous solid. Performances are free and viewers are invited to sing alongside from dwelling. 

Michael-David Gordon | {Photograph}: Jonathan Slaff

The Highway Theatre Firm: Summer time Playwrights Pageant
Saturday 5pm and 9pm EDT / 10pm and 2am BST (accessible for 24 hours)
Los Angeles’s Highway Theatre Firm takes its 11th annual Summer time Playwrights Pageant on-line, providing 26 readings of latest performs and shorts over the course of three weeks. A donation of $15 is usually recommended per occasion, and may be contributed right here. The pageant continues at the moment with two reveals: Cheri Magid’s The Extensive Yawning Infinity (5pm), during which a cocktail party goes existentially awry, and Franky D. Gonzalez’s Even Flowers Bloom in Hell, Typically (9pm), which appears on the world from the standpoint of incarcerated folks and their households.  

Franky D. Gonzalez | {Photograph}: Courtesy of the artist

Marie’s Disaster Digital Piano Bar
Saturday 5pm–10:30pm EDT / 10pm–3:30am BST
The beloved West Village establishment retains the present tunes rolling merrily alongside each night time of the week. Learn all about it right here. Be a part of the Maries Group web page on Fb to observe from dwelling, and don’t neglect to tip the pianist and employees via Venmo. Tonight’s scheduled pianists are Franca Vercelloni (@Franca-Vercelloni) and Michael James Roy (@MichaelJames-Roy). 

Play-PerView: Dutchman
Saturday 7pm EDT / midnight BST (stay solely)
The charitable virtual-theater initiative Play-PerView presents a one-time, live-only Zoom reunion studying of the 2007 Off Broadway revival of Amiri Baraka’s brutal 1964 racial allegory, whereby a white lady and a black man share a extremely fraught encounter on a New York Metropolis subway practice. Robert Barry Fleming directs the studying which stars Dulé Hill (The West Wing) and Jennifer Mudge (Fiasco’s into the Woods). “Rather a lot has allegedly modified since Amiri Baraka’s incendiary hour-long play, a few white temptress seducing a bourgeois black man on a practice, made its debut at this similar theater in 1964,” wrote Raven Snook in her Time Out assessment. “However the searing feelings that Dutchman stirs up really feel disturbingly present.” Tickets price $5 and up, and proceeds profit Newark Arts. 

Dulé Hill | {Photograph}: Courtesy of the artist

The Metropolitan Opera: Agrippina
Saturday 7:30pm EDT / 12:30am BST (accessible for 23 hours)
The Met continues its immensely in style free rollout of previous performances, principally recorded in excessive definition. A distinct archival manufacturing goes stay at 7:30pm every night time and stays on-line for the following 23 hours. Tonight’s choice is a placing 2020 manufacturing of Handel’s Agrippina, with Joyce DiDonato because the ruthless mom of the Roman emperor Nero. Harry Bicket conducts the efficiency, whose solid additionally contains Brenda Rae, Kate Lindsey, Iestyn Davies, Duncan Rock and Matthew Rose. 

Agrippina | {Photograph}: Marty Sohl

Theater Breaking Via Boundaries: Voices from the Nice Experiment
Saturday 7:30pm EDT / 12:30am BST
Theater Breaking Via Boundaries, whose productions prominently function artists with disabilities, presents the second version of its Digital Playmakers’ Intensive. The corporate shares a brand new quick play each night from tonight via August 10. Tonight’s choice is Jeff Tabnick’s What If You Learn My Performs, directed by Richard M. Rose and that includes Alyssa M. Chase and David Harrell. 

MetLiveArts: Nativity Reconsidered: El Niño
Saturday 7:30pm EDT / 12:30am BST
The Metropolitan Museum streams a 2019 recording of soprano Julia Bullock singing her new association John Adams and Peter Sellars’s Christmas oratorio El Niño, which contains textual content from the King James Bible in addition to sources together with gnostic gospels, a Martin Luther sermon and  fashionable poetry. This site-specific efficiency within the Fuentidueña Chapel on the Cloisters marked the NYC debut of the American Trendy Opera Firm; Bullock is joined by three different vocalists—mezzo J’nai Bridges, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo and bass-baritone Davoìne Tines—and a dozen instrumentalists. 

Nativity Reconsidered: El Niño | {Photograph}: Paula Lobo

Stanford TAPS: Cerulean
Saturday 8pm EDT / 1am BST (stay solely)
Director Kari Barclay and 9 college students from Stanford’s Division of Theater and Efficiency Research current a brand new play that they’ve collectively devised with Zoom efficiency in thoughts. The story facilities on the founding father of a social-media platform that emphasizes vulnerability. The present is free however reservations are required; that is the final of the present’s three streams. 

Cerulean | {Photograph}: Courtesy of the artist

Riant Theatre: Forger
Saturday 8pm EDT / 1am BST (stay solely)
The Riant Theatre, greatest recognized for its Strawberry One-Act Pageant, gives a Zoom studying of Simon Bowler’s Forger as a part of its ongoing Jocunda Music, Movie and Theatre Pageant. The play relies on the true story of the infamous Dutch painter Han Van Meegeren, who—to keep away from a treason cost within the aftermath of World Conflict II—needed to show that he had solid a Vermeer that was bought to Hermann Goering. Van Dirk Fisher directs a solid of eight led by Steve Sherman. Tickets price $15 and advance reservations are required; a dialog with Bowler and the solid follows the efficiency.

Steve Sherman | {Photograph}: Courtesy of the artist

Stars within the Home: Save the Arts 3
Saturday 8pm EDT / 1am BST 
See Saturday 2pm. On tonight’s version, Broadway stars lend their voices to the refrain of advocates for emergency authorities assist for the humanities business.

Metropolitan Playhouse: The Poor Man’s Butcher
Saturday at 8pm EDT / 1am BST (accessible for 3 days)
In lieu of its standard Saturday-night readings of vintage American quick performs, the East Village’s Metropolitan Playhouse presents Jared Houseman’s The Poor Man’s Butcher, a solo piece from its oral-history sequence, Alphabet Metropolis.

Performs within the Home Teen Version: Woman Liberty and the Doughnut Lady
Sunday 2pm EDT / 7pm BST (accessible for 4 days)
Stars within the Home takes the thought behind its profitable Performs in Home studying sequence and extends it to teenagers in a Sunday-matinee sequence for younger folks. This week’s providing is Eric Lane’s Woman Liberty and the Doughnut Lady, directed by Jacob Daniel Smith and starring Simone Clotile and Donovan Rogers. Donations profit the Theatre Lab College of the Dramatic Arts.

Theater for the New Metropolis: Liberty or Simply Us: A Metropolis Park Story
Sunday 2pm EDT / 7pm BST (stay solely)
See Saturday 2pm. 

Bristol Riverside Theatre Summer time Music Fest: A Night time on the Motion pictures
Sunday 3pm EDT / 8pm BST (stay solely)
Pennsylvania’s Bristol Riverside Theatre gives a digital version of its annual live performance sequence, Summer time Music Fest. Every of the three reveals is recorded and broadcast 3 times. This month’s choice is A Night time on the Motion pictures, during which singers Demetria Joyce Bailey, Rebecca Robbins and Sean Thompson add their vocal polish to silver-screen tunes from “Stormy Climate” to “Moon River” and past. Keith Baker serves as host and music director; tickets price $35, which can assist the Bucks County firm acquire some much-needed bucks.

Marie’s Disaster Digital Piano Bar
Sunday 4pm–9:30pm EDT / 9pm–2:30am BST
See Saturday 5pm. Tonight’s scheduled pianists are Adam Michael Tilford (@Adam-Tilford-1) and Dan Daly (@DanDalyMusic).  

The Highway Theatre Firm: Summer time Playwrights Pageant
Sunday 5pm and 9pm EDT / 10pm and 2am BST (accessible for 24 hours)
See Saturday 5pm. SPF continues at the moment with two readings: Scott C. Sickles’s Marianas Trench (5pm), a futuristic thriller about two boys who turn into pen friends in a no-longer-United States that has break up into separate red-state and blue-state international locations; and Turbulence (9pm), a group of quick performs by William Mastrosimone (Extremities).

William Mastrosimone | {Photograph}: Courtesy of the artist

Theater of Conflict: Antigone in Ferguson
Sunday 8:30pm EDT / 1:30am BST (stay solely)
Directed and tailored by Bryan Doerries in response to Michael Brown’s 2014 loss of life, Antigone in Ferguson combines choral music, group discussions and readings from Sophocles’ tragedy: the story of a Theban lady confined to a cave by a tyrant who feels she protests an excessive amount of. The solid contains Oscar Isaac, Tracie Thoms, Ato Blankson Wooden, Willie Woodmore, Marjolaine Goldsmith and New York Metropolis Public Advocate Jumaane Williams The occasion is free, however tickets should be reserved upfront. This can be the streaming-theater occasion of the month. You may learn extra about it right here.

Oscar Isaac (jn Hamlet on the Public) | {Photograph}: Carol Rosegg

Metropolitan Opera: Don Giovanni
Sunday 7:30pm EDT / 12:30am BST (accessible for 23 hours)
See Saturday 7:30pm. The Met’s 21st week of free operas concludes with Mozart’s Don Giovanni, starring Simon Keenlyside because the debauched title character and Hibla Gerzmava, Malin Byström and Serena Malfi as his trio of donnas. Fabio Luisi conducts this 2016 efficiency of Michael Grandage’s manufacturing; the supporting solid contains Paul Appleby and Adam Plachetka. 

Don Giovanni | {Photograph}: Marty Sohl

Theater Breaking Via Boundaries: Voices from the Nice Experiment
Sunday 7:30pm EDT / 12:30am BST
See Monday 7:30pm. TBTB’s digital pageant continues this night with Tatiana G. Rivera’s (Untitled), directed by downtown-theater icon Everett Quinton and that includes Veronica Cruz, Christopher Imbrosiano, Patrick O’Hare and Estrella Tamez-Penney.

Playdate: Hangups and Aut Viam Inveniam Aut Faciam
Sunday 8pm EDT / 1am BST (stay solely)
The brand new virtual-theater firm Playdate, dedicated to the event of latest works within the Covid period, presents the final of three live-only double payments of performs by rising writers, with casts that embrace a number of tv notables. This version contains Sarah Groustra’s Hangups, starring Marcus Scribner and Hayley Orrantia as a pair making an attempt to outline their relationship, and Roseanna Zerambo’s Aut Viam Inveniam Aut Faciam, with Meg DeLacy and Rebecca Creskoff as a scholar and instructor in a quarantine quandary. Tickets begin at $5; proceeds profit Shade of Change and LA YWCA’s COVID-19 Reduction Fund. 

Marcus Scribner | {Photograph}: Courtesy of the artist

The Seth Live performance Sequence: Liz Callaway
Sunday 8pm EDT / 1am BST (stay solely)
Seth Rudetsky’s intimate chat-and-sing sequence on the Artwork Home in Provincetown has drawn high Broadway stars to the tip of the Cape for almost a decade. He is aware of precisely what tales and songs folks want to listen to from every of his A-list visitors, and now he brings the magic on-line in a weekly sequence that makes use of a brand new method to sound design to make it doable to accompany his visitors in actual time. Becoming a member of him for this episode is the sunny Liz Callaway, whose gleaming Broadway belt has brightened such reveals as Cats, Child and Miss Saigon. Digital tickets price $20; tonight’s stay version at 8pm will probably be recorded and rerun tomorrow at 3pm.   

Liz Callaway | {Photograph}: Invoice Westmoreland

Kritzerland: Sing Joyful—The Songs of Kander and Ebb
Sunday 8pm EST / 1am BST 
The actor, author and producer Bruce Kimmel has been a necessary font of present tunes for many years, notably because the drive behind the labels Bay Cities, Varese Sarabande, Fynsworth Alley and now Kritzerland. Since 2010, he has additionally assembled and hosted month-to-month cabaret reveals with very high-level casts, most just lately at Feinstein’s Upstairs at Vitello’s. The solid of this digital model—which celebrates the songs John Kander and Fred Ebb, the songwriting workforce behind Cabaret, Chicago and a lot extra—contains Brent Barrett, Debbie Gravitte, Karen Ziemba, Karen Mason, Kerry O’Malley, Peyton Kirkner, Hartley Powers, Sami Staitman, Robert Yacko and that comedian dynamo Jennifer Simard. Proceeds profit NoHo theaters in monetary jeopardy.

Jennifer Simard | {Photograph}: Courtesy of the artist

Riant Theatre: Fiama’s Finale
Sunday 8pm EDT / 1am BST (stay solely)
The Riant Theatre’s Jocunda pageant continues with a studying of Carrie Gibson and Elizabeth Welles’s Fiama’s Finale, directed by Gibson. Shirley Jordan, of the zombie audio drama We’re Alive, leads the solid of 10 as a former magnificence queen who causes a large site visitors pileup. Tickets price $15 and advance reservations are required; a dialogue with the playwrights and solid follows the studying.

Shirley Jordan | {Photograph}: Joanna DeGeneres

Brian Nash
Sunday 8pm EDT / 1am BST 
A wizard on the piano and an ace musical director, Brian Nash can also be an exuberant showman when he takes the mic himself—as he normally does on Sunday nights on the Duplex within the West Village, the place he has held courtroom for the previous decade or so. Tonight he brings the magic to Fb Stay in a weekly digital live performance. In lieu of a tip jar, you’ll be able to Venmo him at @BrianJNash. (If you happen to do it upfront, be at liberty to incorporate a request.)

Brian Nash | {Photograph}: Robb Sapp/Soiled Sugar

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