If you had tickets for a Broadway show that’s now postponed because of the coronavirus, you can still take in some “live” theater (or as close to live as you can get right now) with these streaming options.
BroadwayHD has more than 300 shows available to watch, from classics like Kiss Me, Kate and and Peter Pan to modern fare like Kinky Boots and Memphis to odd picks like Jerry Springer the Opera and David Hasselhoff in Jekyll and Hyde. So, there’s a little something for everyone. Your first trial week is free, then it’s $8.99 a month. The yearly package is $99.99, which is less than the cost of one theater ticket.
Broadway lover Rosie O’Donnell is bringing back her show for one night with a ton of Tony Award winners and Broadway performers singing live this Sunday night, March 22. The live stream will feature actors from their own homes. It’s a HUGE list, including Sarah Jessica Parker, Andrew Rannells, Norbert Leo Butz, Kristen Chenoweth, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Neil Patrick Harris, Audra McDonald, Katharine McPhee, Gloria Estefan, Ben Platt, Chita Rivera, Darren Criss, Matthew Broderick and so many more (see the full lineup). The show benefits the Actors Fund, helping those in the performing arts community who need health insurance, housing resources and more. This is especially important while Broadway and off-Broadway shows are shuttered until mid-April.
If Broadway isn’t your thing, the Metropolitan Opera is streaming some of their shows from the last 14 years. The Met has canceled the rest of its season, which was set to end May 9, and is giving opera lovers a remote way to get their fix. The streams are nightly at 7:30 pm and available until 3:30 the next day. The schedule and details are available here. Next week is Wagner week!
A little closer to home, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra has free concert streams available at any time.
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