Watch these star-studded streams and quarantine with your fave celebs
Things may seem bleak at the moment — it’s getting dark at 4:30PM, temperatures are dipping below freezing, COVID cases are spiking, and Thanksgiving is cancelled. However, if there is any silver-lining, it’s that there is an endless amount of virtual theater we can experience while bundled up on our couches. Here are some star-studded streams that allow you to virtually quarantine with your favorite celebrities.
She’s an artist who needs no introduction, but humor us and let us tell you about her anyway. Audra McDonald has a record-breaking six Tony Awards and is the first performer to win all four acting categories. And she has the voice of a literal angel. You can see her in concert, filmed live from the City Center Stage as part of the New York City Center Gala. The concert premieres Wednesday, December 9 at 7:30PM ET and will be available on demand for one week through Wednesday, December 16. Get tickets for $35.
Mary Testa, a three-time Tony nominee with credits including Oklahoma!, Wicked, Guys and Dolls, Xanadu, and Wesley Taylor of Smash, Spongebob Squarepants, The Addams Family, and Rock of Ages fame, star in this one-night-only live-on-Zoom benefit reading. Your purchase supports Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the Erie County Medical Center’s Immunodeficiency Clinic and Alleyway Theatre’s new play programming. Get tickets to the November 21 gala for $29, exclusively on TodayTix.
A group of celebrities split into six teams and write, rehearse, and perform six plays in 24 Hours. If you’re not hooked on that concept alone, the all-star cast will seal the deal — participants in the theatrical marathon include Rachel Dratch, Jesse Eisenberg, Noah Galvin, Bebe Neuwirth, Michael Zegen, and so many more big names. Get tickets to the December 1 gala starting at $30.
We’ve been blown away all season-long by the A-list line-up of actors who have performed in the Broadway’s Best Shows: Spotlight on Plays series. Next up on the queue is Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies’s play Time Stands Still. We’re so excited to see Laura Linney (Ozark), Alicia Silverstone (Clueless), Eric Bogosian (Law & Order), and Brian d’Arcy James (Spotlight) return to the roles they originated in the Broadway production in 2009. The show premieres on December 3 and benefits The Actor’s Fund. Get tickets from $5.
Tony Award winner Bill Irwin can’t escape Samuel Beckett. Two years ago, Irwin took the Irish Rep stage to premiere On Beckett, his award-winning meditation on Samuel Beckett’s works and language, called “captivating…radiant, living theater” by The New York Times.
In this time of anxiety and loss, Irwin revisits the words of Samuel Beckett, and returns alone to the Irish Rep digital stage, to bring us On Beckett / In Screen, a new meditation filmed for our current times, to be broadcast for one week only. It’s only available through November 22, so pay-what-you-can and get tickets now.
Thanks to the diva duo of Renée Fleming and Vanessa Williams — there’s still a way to visit the the iconic Kennedy Center this holiday season. In this intimate concert filmed live onstage, the two bring their one-of-a-kind talents to Stephen Sondheim favorites like “No One Is Alone” from Into the Woods, classics like “Over the Rainbow,” tunes from Sting and Joni Mitchell, a special rendition of “So Big, So Small” from Dear Evan Hansen, and more. The production is available to watch on demand through the end of 2020. Get tickets from $15.
Rob McClure is the king of character actors, from Adam Maitlin in Beetlejuice to his titular role in Mrs. Doubtfire. In his new role, he will be play a cunning and roguish Long John Silver, a pirate ready to kill all who stand between him and his booty. McClure’s wife, Maggie Lakis (Something Rotten!), will play the role of Jim Hawkins, a young sailor seeking lost treasure. It’s an audio play, so get ready to immerse yourself with the crashing roar of the high seas, the roar of cannon fire, swashbuckling and derring-do. Get tickets for performances on November 27 and 28 for $15.
2020 may feel like it’s filled with jaw-dropping twists and turns, but it has nothing on Robert O’Hara’s (director of Slave Play) Barbecue. The play has a killer roster of celebrities, featuring Colman Domingo (If Beale Street Could Talk), S. Epatha Merkerson (Law & Order), Tamberla Perry, Kimberly Hebert Gregory (Vice Principals), Heather Simms, Laurie Metcalf (Ladybird), Carrie Coon (Fargo), David Morse (Treme), Kristine Nielsen (Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus), and Annie McNamara (Slave Play). The show premieres on December 10 and benefits The Actor’s Fund. Get tickets from $5.
Were you so unbelievably excited to see Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker in Plaza Suite on Broadway? Same. While we’re waiting for the power couple to return to Broadway, you can catch the Ferris Bueller’s Day Off star in this reunion reading written by and also starring Wallace Shawn (The Princess Bride). Get tickets on demand through November 29 for just $15.