Theater from home
If you need a fix, theater podcasts and streaming opportunities are abundant and often free. Here are some to explore, but go to curtaintimes.com for a complete listing of options, updated daily:
24-Hour Plays: New material released every fifteen minutes from a variety of famous names and others. 24hourplays.com
Amy’s Horse: Ten-minute plays with interviews with playwrights; amyshorse.com
Ashland Play4Keeps: Professionally produced podcasts of full-length plays; play4keeps.org
At the Table: Casual reads of new full-length plays; chargingmoosemedia.com/atthetablepodcast.html
Broadway HD: Exactly what it sounds like. Seven-day free trial available. broadwayhd.com
Cennarium: The mission: The vast majority of the populations around the world do not have access to performing arts. Cennarium takes the greatest performing arts spectacles and performances from the world’s main cultural capitals and makes them available to anyone, anytime, anywhere. Free ten-day trial offered.
Goodman Theatre: Chicago’s powerhouse offers its adaptation of the novel 2666, structured into five acts. goodmantheatre.org/Watch2666
Great Performances: PBS membership will bring you live Broadway performance recordings. pbs.org/wnet/gperf/collections/broadway-pbs/
HBO: The Pee Wee Herman Show on Broadway and Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill both available. hbo.com
Hulu: The 2013 Broadway performance of Romeo and Juliet is available, along with other live performances. hulu.com
Marquee TV: Theater, opera, ballet streaming. Thirty-day free trial available. marquee.tv
Metroplitan Opera: Offering free nightly HD streams from its catalog; metopera.org
Netflix: One-man Broadway shows from Bruce Springsteen, John Leguizamo, and Mike Birbigliia. netflix.com
Ontheboards.tv: Original stagework out of Seattle. ontheboards.tv/performances
The Social Distancing Festival: Streaming (some live!) of opera and theater.
Stars in the House: Broadway stars and more perform daily to raise money for actorsfund.org.
Theater Wit: The theater will present remote viewing of the amazing off-Broadway play, Teenage Dick. Buy tickets at theaterwit.org.
TubitTV.com: Free streaming that has the 1981 Pippin with Ben Vereen and others. tubittv.com
Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company Archive: Full stream of We’re Gonna Die.