National and International Programming Available (or Scheduled) for Streaming
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LIVE 2/13 7PM.EST
By Carla Ching (Nomad Motel)
When Kat Chan's ex-husband posts revenge porn of her online and tags everyone she knows, she has to wrestle with a choice: be humane to someone she used to love or take him out in a very public way? A play about public shaming, ownership of womens' bodies and images, and the earthquakes that come from dissolving a marriage.
Tina Haung ("Rizzoli & Isles")
Amy Hill ("Magnum P.I")
Kahyun Kim (Daddy)
Christopher Larkin ("The 100")
Ken Leung ("LOST")
Roland Ruiz (Boyhood)
Directed by Bernardo Cubría (Brain Problems)
Benefitting Ma-Yi Theater Company
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Play-PerView will reunite the cast of NBC’s “Timeless” to support Feeding America. "Clockblockers Unite: a TIMELESS Evening" will reunite series co-creator Shawn Ryan ("The Shield") with stars Malcolm Barrett (“Preacher”), Claudia Doumit ("The Boys"), Sakina Jaffrey ("House of Cards"), Paterson Joseph ("Peep Show") Matt Lanter ("The Mandalorian") Abigail Spencer ("True Detective") and Goran Višnjić ("ER"). The evening will feature a reading of the season two episode Hollywoodland featuring brand new material written specifically for this event. original cast members , a moderated discussion and an opportunity for fans to ask their questions will follow.
Ticket proceeds will be donated to Feeding America
Donate $100 or more and receive a special limited edition gift.
Viewing link will be sent the day of the event.
Actors and poets give voice to Dr. King's legacy
"We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now"—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Join the Folger Shakespeare Library for a celebration of the birthday of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with our annual Not Just Another Day Off event. The free performance will be available beginning Monday, January 18 through Thursday, January 21.
This year's program includes poets Camonghne Felix, Julian Randall, and Joseph Ross and actors Sara Barker, Fatima Quander, and James Johnson. Featuring work from contemporary poets alongside historical speeches from Dr. King, Frederick Douglass, Malcolm X, Audre Lorde, James Baldwin, and John Brown.
East City Bookshop is the online bookseller for this event.
This event is free but reservations are required. Click below to register for the program. Poetry subscribers will have access to the program all season through their Folger account. For more information on subscribing to the O.B. Hardison poetry series, call the box office at 202.544.7077 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This special collaboration between Theater of War Productions and the PBS series Poetry in America will present live readings by the actors Moses Ingram (The Queen’s Gambit) and Bill Murray (Lost in Translation) of Robert Hayden's 1960s sonnet “Those Winter Sundays,” as a catalyst for a powerful, guided discussion about the everyday struggle of surviving, thriving, and connecting during this incredibly difficult winter. The event will also feature a recorded reading of Hayden's poem by President Elect Joe Biden, helping frame crucial dialogue between diverse communities about economic hardship, family dynamics, parenting, domestic violence, racism, and American identity during this divided and fractured time. Using the poem to build bridges and create a vocabulary for talking about the challenges before us and within our homes, Those Winter Sundays aims to foster compassion, understanding, healing, and resilience.
Facilitated by Bryan Doerries and Elisa New.
Poetry in America’s new episode, “Those Winter Sundays,” exploring Robert Hayden’s poem, aired on World Channel tonight, Sunday. A free stream of the episode is available at:
Doctor Henry Jekyll is a good man. Successful within his field and respected by his peers, he’s close to a neurological discovery that will change the face of medical science forever. However, his methods are less than ethical, and when a close friend and colleague threatens to expose and destroy his work, Jekyll is forced to experiment on himself, whereupon something goes very wrong…or very right. And suddenly Jekyll has a new friend, the brutal Edward Hyde.
A thrilling adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s dark psychological fantasy, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde immerses you in the myth and mystery of 19th century London’s fog-bound streets where love, betrayal and murder lurk at every chilling twist and turn. Gripping, stylish and thought-provoking, this is unmissable theatre. Go on. Treat your dark side!
Transport yourself back in time to 2005 and Chickenshed's then Christmas Show - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. This brand new musical version of the timeless classic takes you down the rabbit hole with Alice to a land of zany adventures, where nothing is as it seems.
Join the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Caterpillar, the Mock Turtle, the mysterious Cheshire Cat, and the evil Queen of Hearts in this magical, tuneful - and rather silly, yet entertaining - musical for all the family.
With a cast of hundreds, it really is the only wonder to see this Christmas!
Available 21 Dec | 2:00 pm EST to 30 Jan | 7:00 pm EST
After sell out shows at The Arcola Theatre & VAULT Festival Women's Writes is back with the Online Festival. We've got a new line up of 5 short plays (10-15 mins) written by female playwrights including; Lily Bevan, Martha Watson Allpress, Rosanne Stewart, Alina Rios and Marylou DiPietro.
'Bride' by Lily Bevan (The french Welcome The Globe Theatre & Mock Tudor Theatre 503/Pleasance) is a hilarious take on self love.
' CALL ME MAYBE' by Martha Watson Allpress (Patricia Get's Ready for a Date, VAULT Festival) explores the complexities of love & human bonds.
'In Love with Cancer' by Marylou DiPietro is an incredible story of surviving breast cancer and the intricacies of the shame attached to our breasts.
'We are people too' by Alina Rios (Touch me for Nylon Fusion Theatre, New York) gives an honest depiction of Motherhood and finally
'Yellow Bricks' by Rosanne Stewart centres around a schoolgirl catcalled by a passing van, who uses it to find her power.
Available 31 Dec | 7:00 pm EST to 31 Jan | 6:59 pm EST
It’s Christmas Eve in The Spyglass Tavern and Jim Hawkins is serving ale to the one and only customer the pub ever has. Suddenly the door slams open and in strides Billy Bones, the infamous pirate, to change Jim’s life forever…
Featuring swashbuckling pirates, tropical islands and a mermaid you will never forget, set sail on the Jolly Todger with Jim Lad, Long John Silver and a whole host of other characters as they make their way to the Caribbean to seek out a bounty of illusive treasure. But will they get there in one piece and is everyone really who they say they are?
Available 11 Jan | 2:00 pm EST to 29 Jan | 7:00 pm EST
“The perfect wintry afternoon entertainment for kids at homeschool”
Gerda and Kai are best friends – they share everything together – sweets, jokes, games and stories – especially ones about the mysterious 'Lady in the Sky' who lives in a faraway palace made of ice. And some of the stories are silly, and some are a bit spooky, but they are only stories. Aren’t they?
When Kai disappears after seeing a strange shape above the clouds, Gerda knows it’s all real. The Snow Queen has got her best mate and only she can rescue him… by travelling to a world of weirdness and wonderment known as the Other Scarborough before he freezes forever.
With the help of a grumpy reindeer, a Goth raven, a bunch of talking flowers, some unwise wise-women (and the audience!), she might just make it – but what does the Snow Queen have in store for her once she does?
Based on the novel by Hans Christian Andersen, adapted by Nick Lane, and directed by Paul Robinson, The Snow Queen is performed by Polly Lister.
Available until 30 Jan | 7:00 pm EST
Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ’em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know – the original storybook heroines have come to life to set the record straight in this musical directed by Mitch Master and produced by Nicely Theatre Group (Detroit, MI).
Purchase tickets to all six Reunited concerts with this discounted bundle and you will have extended access until February 14th. Past concerts can be viewed on demand on their respective pages on Thespie, and upcoming concerts will be available from the date of their premiere. The bundle includes: Unlimited: The Songs of Stephen Schwartz Oops!...I Streamed It Again Girl Power All I Want For Christmas Is Theatre Never Give Up On A Dream Together Again
Available until 13 Feb | 7:00 pm EST
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AVAILABLE ON DEMAND
The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati
Martin’s Dream brings a historical figure to life through the power of story, speech & song. Created & performed by Deondra Kamau Means, this one-man show explores the real person behind the pictures: a funny, intelligent, passionate man whose faith, family & education made him one of the most revered people in our nation’s history.
La Jolla Playhouse Digital WOW Series
Between fire & brimstone preaching, the intimate vulnerability of prayer, & the invitation to fellowship, renowned San Diego poet Alyce Smith Cooper & acclaimed Los Angeles DJ & musician Shammy Dee reach to penetrate the hearts of the people. This three-part, spoken-verse show encompasses the past/present, yin/yang, & male/female with the dream of transformation. It is both a personal moment & a collective piece – a springing forward into a leap of light.
Run time for 3 episodes combined: approximately 10 minutes
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND
Through January 24
An original one-woman teleplay written & performed by Dwandra Nickole Lampkin
Set in Memphis, TN near the Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated—a writer (Lampkin) has a brief but powerful encounter with a homeless woman, Lady Lorraine. She finds herself transformed by Lady Lorraine’s more than 20-year quest to right a social wrong. One year later, the writer returns to Memphis, hoping that Lady Lorraine will share her full story of conviction. But the writer quickly finds herself asking new questions about many things, & finding that Lady Lorraine is not the only one on a quest for recognition.
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND
Through January 31
Hub Theatre Group introduces the “The Dream Unrealized”: the “James Baldwin Project,” a theatrical video project utilizing the text of Baldwin’s arguments & the experiences of young African Americans in today’s society to underline the fact that there has not been enough meaningful change. Hear from actors Judine Somerville, Alex Hairston, DeAundre’ Woods, Jenny Laroche & Tayler Harris as they share Baldwin’s powerful words & their own original stories.
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND
Through March 31
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte
Jay & Will Grimmz, the hip-hop fable story dance-pop sensation, have come back home to the city where they grew up to give a concert. The brothers put a modern spin on valuable life lessons in Snow White & the Seven Shawties, Down with Rapunzel, Hanzel & Gretel: Lost in the Streets, & their brand new release Cinderella Remix.
TWO NIGHTS ONLY
Saturday, January 30 & Sunday, January 31
Sasha Regan’s award-winning all-male company of pirates & their winsome lasses are set to bring audiences a night of joy & laughter with their inventive new take on Gilbert & Sullivan's much-loved THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE. Filmed at the recent critically acclaimed run at the Palace Theatre in London, expect a much-needed dose of musical comedy - the perfect tonic to raise spirits at this difficult time.
Broadway on Demand ENCORE - Saturday, January 23
The musical scene thrives in South Korea with Xcalibur. The production showcases the journey of King Arthur, exploring his discovery of new-found responsibility as a young leader & getting married to the love of his life, Guinevere, only to experience a reality far from what was expected.
Premiering Friday, January 15 at 8pm ET
On Demand Access through January 31
This solo play portrays Kennedy during his short, electrifying run for President in 1968. Follow Bobby from his announcement to enter the race to his last speech at the Ambassador Hotel. The play combines many of his famous speeches, as well as his private apprehensions & some of the more personal moments of his exhilarating campaign.
Premiering Friday, January 22
The Last Play at Shea chronicles the intersecting histories of the landmark Shea Stadium & the legendary performer Billy Joel.
Premiering Friday, January 29
A celebration of the legendary singer-songwriter's life & career from 1960s New York to the music mecca of 70s LA to the present. Carole King joins collaborators & family in new interviews, while rare home movies, performances & photos complete the tapestry.
Vineyard Theatre Streams Original Cast Reading of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Gloria Starting January 19
Off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre presents a series of original cast benefit readings, beginning January 19 with Gloria. The Pulitzer Prize finalist play by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is available for viewing through January 24.
Directed by Evan Cabnet, the reading features original cast members Kyle Beltran, Catherine Combs, Michael Crane, Jennifer Kim, Jeanine Serralles, and Ryan Spahn.
Jacobs-Jenkins' play, seen at the Vineyard in 2015, follows an ambitious group of editorial assistants at a notorious Manhattan magazine, each of whom hopes for a starry life of letters and a book deal before they turn 30. When an ordinary workday becomes anything but, the stakes for who will get to tell their own story become higher than ever.
Mark O'Rowe's The Approach to Stream Live From Dublin
St. Ann’s Warehouse, Landmark Productions, and Project Arts Centre present the virtual production.
St. Ann’s Warehouse, Landmark Productions, and Project Arts Centre will present Mark O’Rowe’s The Approach, live-streamed from Dublin’s Project Arts Centre, January 21, 23, and 24. The psychological thriller will subsequently be available on demand through January 31.
Cathy Belton, Derbhle Crotty, and Aisling O’Sullivan portray three women, two of them sisters, who have drifted apart and are now catching up over coffee. Over the course of three conversations spanning five years, we learn that they have allowed relationships with their partners to come between their relationships with each other. Gradually, a common secret of tragic consequence is revealed.
Written and directed by O’Rowe, The Approach also features set and lighting design by Sinead McKenna, costume design by Joan O'Clery, and sound design by Philip Stewart.
O’Rowe’s work was last seen in New York in 2014, when BAM and Irish Arts Center co-presented Landmark’s production of Howie the Rookie.
Tickets start at $20 and are available now at StAnnsWarehouse.org. In connection with the production, St. Ann’s Warehouse presents a conversation with O’Rowe, the cast members, and Irish author Louise O’Neill following the January 23 performance.
Watch New Trailer for Derek DelGaudio’s In & Of Itself
Directed by Frank Oz, the filmed version of the solo show premieres on Hulu later this month.
Derek DelGaudio’s one-person show In & Of Itself, which played Off-Broadway's Daryl Roth Theatre in 2017 following an extended engagement at Los Angeles' Geffen Playhouse, debuts on Hulu January 22. Watch the new trailer HERE.
Directed by Frank Oz, the film made its world premiere at the Montclair Film Festival this past fall. The project chronicles conceptual storyteller DelGaudio’s attempt to understand the illusory nature of identity. His journey expands to a collective experience that forces us to confront the boundaries of our own identities.
In an earlier statement, Oz said, “One of the things I love about In & Of Itself is that it can’t be explained. It has to be seen. And now it can be—on Hulu. And I can’t wait to hear people’s reaction to it.”
Derek DelGaudio’s In & Of Itself, which was filmed in New York City in 2018, is produced by Glenn Kaino, Vanessa Lauren, and Jake Friedman, and executive-produced by Stephen Colbert, Evelyn McGee Colbert, Daryl Roth, and Tom Werner.
Bernadette Peters, David Hyde Pierce, More Tapped for Jerry Herman Tribute From Pasadena Playhouse
The revue will feature some of the late composer’s tunes heard in such shows as Hello, Dolly!, Mame, and La Cage aux Folles.
Pasadena Playhouse will pay tribute to the late composer of Hello, Dolly!, Mame, and La Cage aux Folles with You I Like: A Musical Celebration of Jerry Herman.
Conceived and music directed by Andy Einhorn, the revue will be available to stream January 10.
"These themes are who Jerry Herman was as both an artist and as a man," Einhorn says of the composer’s beloved tunes. "Jerry Herman was joy personified. He wrote shows that sparked joy, brought out positivity in the face of adversity, granted his characters second chances, and reinforced the love of family and life. He left a piece of himself in everything he wrote, and may these treasures bring some joy and comfort to everyone during these uncertain and challenging times."
The digital show, available through February 7 on the venue’s PlayhouseLive platform, will feature performances by Olivier winner Lesli Margherita (Matilda), Ashley Blanchet (Frozen), Nicholas Christopher (Hamilton), Andrea Ross (The Sound of Music), and Ryan Vona (Once).
For tickets and more information, visit PlayhouseLive.org.
Welcome to Playbill Social Selects, a new way for Broadway and theatre fans to enjoy interactive activities based on what you love: the theatre!
Stage Door Sessions
Visit the virtual stage door of some of your all-time favorite Broadway shows and meet the actors who would normally sign your Playbill! Hosted by Broadway Roulette.
C-c-c-c'mon and join us at the "Stage Door" where three artists from the cult-favorite "Be More Chill" will join us to chat about everything SQUIP, Two Player Game and how this musical, about an average teenager who takes a pill purported to make people "more chill,” became a hit for teen-driven theater fans!
Ask questions, interact with other fans of the show, and learn new things about this production. It's kind of like getting your Playbill signed... without leaving the house! Hosted by Broadway Roulette.
The ShowBiz Quiz
Introducing The ShowBiz Quiz, where Broadway and Theatre Trivia combine into the most feverous fun online! Play six quiz-tacular rounds of trivia – with prizes and surprises around each corner. Remember: “the faster you answer correctly, the more points you earn!”
Watch the ShowBiz Quiz trailer
Broadway Murder Mysteries
Welcome to Broadway Murder Mysteries where you can Play The Part or Solve The Crime! Join your host in a virtual night of murder mystery fun! You can choose to "Be A Character" in the Murder Mystery and act on the virtual stage, or "Be A Detective" and watch the comedy at play while helping solve the crime!
The 2010 Tony Award- winner for Best Musical, Memphis stars Montego Glover and Chad Kimball. Captured live in performance at Broadway's historic Shubert Theatre with the Tony- nominated cast, this tale of love, ambition and the cultural revolution that changed music forever jumps off the screen and into your heart!
LENNY BRUCE WITHOUT TEARS (1972)
"There are no dirty words, only dirty minds." - Lenny Bruce. The outrageous, groundbreaking comic whose iconoclastic material in a conservative era got him into tragic trouble is here profiled by a close friend who prefers to remember the laughs Lenny Bruce's memory evokes instead of the tears.
Want Even More Lenny Bruce? Rent Bob Fosse's 1974 film Lenny starring Dustin Hoffman (on Amazon Prime) HERE.