Stage Shows To Watch At Home – With the explosion of stage shows being streamed online by theatres we have compiled a rolling calendar to allow you to keep track of what on and when.
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Last updated 1 March 2021
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Too many names to mention performing a huge number of solo concerts. Fans of musical theatre performers prepare to gorge yourself on this amazing pool of exceptional talent.
25 YEARS OF RENT 2-6 March 2021
On March 2, 2021, join us for our biggest fundraising event of the year, 25 YEARS OF RENT: MEASURED IN LOVE. This virtual celebration of RENT and its impact on the collective cultural consciousness will feature a selection of iconic songs by some of today’s most beloved recording and theatre artists, exclusive content uncovering how RENT came to life, and reflections on the driving force of Jonathan’s legacy in the American theatre.
25 YEARS OF RENT: MEASURED IN LOVE will be held virtually on March 2 at 8pm EST, and will be available to stream on-demand through March 6th at 8pm EST.
With performances by: Gilles Chiasson · Wilson Jermaine Heredia · Rodney Hicks · Christopher Jackson · Kristen Lee Kelly · Tamika Lawrence · Jesse L. Martin · Idina Menzel · Aiko Nakasone · Eva Noblezada · Adam Pascal · Ben Platt · Billy Porter · Anthony Rapp · Daphne Rubin-Vega · Ali Stroker · Tracie Thoms · Byron Utley · Fredi Walker-Browne
HYMN – Almeida Theatre Online
Two men meet at a funeral. Benny is a loner anchored by his wife and children. Gil longs to fulfil his potential. They form a deep bond but as cracks appear in their fragile lives they start to realise that true courage comes in different forms.
Following a sold-out run of live-streamed performances, this recording of Hymn will only be available to stream on-demand until Tuesday 9 March.
THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY
16 – 31 March 2021
In a profile pic-obsessed, filter-fixated world where online and reality blur, influencer Dorian Gray makes a deal. For his social star never to fade. For the perfect self he broadcasts to the world to always remain. But as his mental health starts to decline, as corruption and murderous depravity start to creep into his world, the true and horrific cost of his deal will soon need to be met.
From the team behind the New York Times Critic’s Pick, five-star “game-changer” (Telegraph) online production of What a Carve Up! comes a brand-new adaptation that brings Oscar Wilde’s Faustian tale kicking and screaming into a world of Instagram, Facebook and dating apps.
TREASON IN CONCERT
Treason The Musical will be filmed live at the Cadogan Hall, and will be streaming from Friday 12 – Sunday 14 March 2021. The world premiere of this exclusive musical concert will be performed by some of the West End’s most gifted actors including Lucie Jones (Legally Blonde, Waitress), Oliver Tompsett (& Juliet, Kinky Boots), Daniel Boys (Falsettos, Nativity Rocks!), Waylon Jacobs (Hamilton, Memphis), Bradley Jaden (Les Misérables, Wicked), Emmanuel Kojo (Oklahoma!, Show Boat), Rebecca LaChance (School of Rock, Beautiful), Cedric Neal (Chess, Memphis), Sharon Rose (Hamilton, Caroline Or Change), and alongside the multi-talented poet, writer and performer, Debris Stevenson (1st Luv, Poet in da Corner), as the show’s narrator.* To find out more information about this highly anticipated concert and to buy tickets, click here
LOVE LETTER TO LIZA – AN ALL STAR TRIBUTE
13 – 14 March
In aid of the Actors Fund with an all-star cast to celebrate Liza’s 75th Birthday.
THE BAND PLAYS ON
15 – 28 March 2021
An Olympic hopeful. A political car crash. The fallout from a fictional nuclear winter. Join us for stories of solidarity and survival from the Steel City, soundtracked by new versions of classics from some of Sheffield’s most celebrated artists.
From writer Chris Bush (Standing at the Sky’s Edge), The Band Plays On is a rousing night of extraordinary tales and live music. Funny, moving and often unexpected, these episodes from our past might start to show us a way forward.
Our cast is Jocasta Almgill (Rent, & Juliet), Anna-Jane Casey (Annie Get Your Gun, Flowers for Mrs Harris), Sandra Marvin (Showboat, Waitress), Maimuna Memon (Standing at the Sky’s Edge, Jesus Christ Superstar) and Jodie Prenger (A Taste of Honey, Oliver!).
Eastender’s star Shane Richie is to star in Scaramouche Jones streamed through Stream.Theatre. Find out more.
BKLYN THE MUSICAL
22nd March – 4 April 2021
Written by Mark Schoenfeld & Barri McPherson, BKLYN – The Musical is a story within a story. On the outside you have a troupe of incredibly talented street performers who are sharing a story from their lives… Then there is the story they tell – the story of a young girl who comes to the U.S. to find the father she never knew. Together these stories create a show that is both touching and inspiring – a real urban fairytale.
UNCLE VANYA – BBC iPLAYER
Sonya and her Uncle Vanya throw their lives into maintaining the crumbling family estate, only visited occasionally by the radical and inspiring local doctor Astrov. However, when Sonya’s father, Professor Serebryakov, suddenly returns with his restless, alluring, new wife Yelena, long-hidden truths start to emerge.
As the fractured family are forced to confront their longing, loneliness and each other, can the beauty of life help them find new hope? Following its critically acclaimed opening in London in early 2020, Sonia Friedman Productions’ stunning, five-star Uncle Vanya, Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece, was abruptly halted as the world went into lockdown.
Now, as the majority of theatres across the world remain in darkness, Uncle Vanya’s ensemble cast overcome the considerable challenges of working in a global pandemic, returning to the Harold Pinter Theatre to film an exciting new hybrid of film and theatre – far more than simply a capture of the play.
Full of tumultuous frustration and hidden passions, but brimming with hope and optimism for the future, Uncle Vanya is a must-see event for our times.
THE COLOR PURPLE THE MUSICAL – CURVE LEICESTER
16 Feb – 7 March 2021
Following the success of its recent five-star production of Sunset Boulevard – at Home, Curve has announced plans to also stream The Color Purple online between Tue 16 Feb and Sun 7 Mar, in association with Birmingham Hippodrome.
Whilst the planned run of live performances is now sadly cancelled due to the uncertainty around national restrictions, Curve will safely bring together the 2019 award-winning company to stream the production for audiences to watch online. The Color Purple – at Home will be a fully reimagined concert version of the 2019 production, co-produced by Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome.
The Color Purple – at Home will be led by T’Shan Williams as Celie, with Danielle Fiamanya as Nettie, Karen Mavundukure as Sofia, Ako Mitchell as Mister and Simon Anthony Rhoden as Harpo. Also returning to Curve is Carly Mercedes Dyer, who played Anita in the acclaimed Made at Curve production of West Side Story. Carly will join the cast as Shug Avery.
PIPPIN THE MUSICAL
The original 1980 Broadway production of the Stephen Schwartz musical, directed and choreographed by the one and only Bob Fosse is available to stream on Amazon Prime. Stars Ben Vereen and William Katt.
NATIONAL THEATRE AT HOME
The National Theatre has launched a catalogue of its past productions online for viewing at home. Titles include Phèdre with Helen Mirren, Amadeus with Lucian Msamati and the Donmar’s Coriolanus with Tom Hiddleston as well as new writing including Lucy Kirkwood’s Mosquitoes and Shahid Hadeem’s Dara. New plays are added to the collection each month.
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TAKE ME TO THE WORLD
One of the events that defined streaming theatre under lockdown. On Sunday 26 April 2020, the channel hosted a celebration of the work of Stephen Sondheim, including appearances by Meryl Streep, Bernadette Peters, Patti LuPone, Mandy Patinkin, Audra McDonald, Christine Baranski, Donna Murphy, Kristin Chenoweth, Sutton Foster, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kelli O’Hara, Aaron Tveit, Maria Friedman, Katrina Lenk, Michael Cerveris, Brandon Uranowitz, Elizabeth Stanley, Chip Zien, Alexander Gemignani, Iain Armitage, Stephen Schwartz and, from the cast of Pacific Overtures at Classic Stage Company, Ann Harada, Austin Ku, Kelvin Moon Loh and Thom Sesma.
Everybody’s favourite theatrical circus troupe are releasing 1-hour specials through the lockdown period. These are amazing inside views into the magical world of Cirque du Soleil and well worth a look.