Online Theater Offerings - April

Categories of Events

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 April 8 - May 8
Company Ones' Hype Man, filmed up close and personal, asks us who has the responsibility to speak up in the face of social injustice? ​“Sharply directed, incredibly well-acted, and absolutely 
of-the-moment” said WGBH's Jared Bowen. This newly re-imagined version of the Elliot Norton award-winning play by poet and playwright Idris Goodwin (How We Got On) follows a rapper, a beat-maker, and a hype man on the verge of making it big when the police shooting of an 
unarmed black teenager shakes the interracial hip-hop trio to the core and forces them 
to navigate issues of friendship, race, and protest.
More Info here (scroll down); Tickets here from $10

The Lunch Room: Tuesdays, 12-1 PM
​A virtual Talk Show with the artists, activists, and civic leaders who are shaping our culture and communities. Join members of the A.R.T. staff for curated conversations and interactive Q&A's.
Click here for schedule & registration; FREE.

Arts Emerson
  Continually throughout April
From an Estonian filmmaker in 1912, to Helen Keller's activism for the disabled, to a Lithuanian romantic drama in the late 20th C., to the youth-led organization Sunrise Movement  and the youngest Congresswoman-elect in history, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 
ArtsEmerson is offering documentaries, filmed performances and more this month. 
Entire listing here. 
More info, trailers and Tickets from $10 by clicking on each title. 

April 9-10 & 15-17 at 7:00 PM
A-Típico: A New Latinx Play Festival features 6 plays by Latinx playwrights: four full-length and two one-acts, that will leave audiences with jaws dropped, hearts full, and feeling artistically refreshed. The lineup features plays that are in Spanish, in English, and Bilingual.
The online festival will be presented in the style of a workshop. The company and audience will have the opportunity to give the playwrights feedback to help them in the development of their work. The stories all vary greatly in subject, theme, setting, and their exploration of human nature. More Info here; Register here; $10 suggested

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
Wednesday, April 14, at 8:00 PM
Orlando a 1992 film based on Virginia Woolf’s classic Orlando: A Biography and directed by English director Sally Potter. The sumptuous fantasy stars Tilda Swinton as the eponymous seventeenth-century nobleman who, commanded by Queen Elizabeth I to never age, voyages through four hundred years of English history, first as a man, then as a woman. The film is a celebration of the Elizabethan age that explores gender issues that remain timely today.
More info (scroll down) here; Tickets here, $10.

Greater Boston Stage 
(formerly Stoneham Theater) 
The Young Company's Summer Festival 2021: Theater Programs for Kids
 The Young Company at Greater Boston Stage company offers Summer programs for students entering grades 1-12 and high school graduates from the Class of 2021.
 More Information here

Huntington Theater
Through short audio plays, Dream Boston asks local playwrights to imagine favorite locations, landmarks, and their friends in a future Boston, when we can once again meet and connect. 
These 11 micro-plays take place at the MIT Great Dome, the Boston Public Library, 
and the edge of the Boston Common.  The plays, approximately 10 minutes each, 
portray a future vision of our city that is somewhere between dream and reality.
All 11 audio plays here; FREE, donations accepted.

April 1, 7:00 PM only
The creators of the Dream Boston audio play series and the Dream Boston visual art collection will discuss how visual art and audio theater can both engage viewers in acts of private contemplation, social investigation, and radical celebration. 
More info here; FREE.

Irish Repertory Theater
Streaming April 8 - 22 on demand
Live-Stream April 8 at 7:00 PM and April 17 at 2:00 PM 
Go behind the scenes with Broadway icon John Cullum in his personal recollection 
John Cullum - An Accidental Star. From his 1960 debut in Camelot and Tony Award-winning performances in Shenandoah and On the Twentieth Century, to starring roles in 
On A Clear Day You Can See ForeverUrinetown, and The Scottsboro Boys, John captivates with songs from classic American Musicals and never-before-heard stories of working with friends Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Robert Goulet, Julie Andrews, and more. Revisit the making of some of Broadway’s greatest shows, and the funny, moving, and fascinating encounters 
John had along the way.
More info and Tickets here; Streaming FREE, Live $25

Lyric Stage
Streaming Now: New Walking Plays
Short (<15 minutes) audio explorations of the private moments we experience in public. 
Kill the Dogs, Knock Them Over! and In Any Face join formerly released 
On Paying Attention and Monster in the Sky.  Lyric Stage’s artistic director Courtney O’Connor says this new audio series was created as a way to bring “a form of live theater” to a public that hasn’t been able to experience it since theaters closed because of the Covid pandemic.
Trailer here (scroll down) and there's even a Tutorial here on how to listen to a Walking Play! 
More info here; FREE. 

Merrimack Rep
Streaming April 17 - May 2
Ferguson, Missouri, 2014. The shooting death of teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer sparked weeks of protests and riots. Pulitzer Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith interviewed a wide cross section of residents to create eight composite characters for her play Until The Flood. 
 Riveting and blunt, yet compassionate, the play eschews politics and the specifics of the shooting 
to explore the hopes, dreams, and struggles of these regular folks as they deal with fear and trauma, 
and grapple with the possibility of some kind of hope. Recommended for ages 16+. 
"Achieves a great beauty by bringing us together, rather than driving us apart.” – Chicago Tribune  
More Info here; Tickets here, from $19. 

New Rep
   March 15 - June 15 
Educators! Stream #RomeoJuliet  for your school group! 
 New Rep Education and Queen Mab Productions present a raw and relevant 2-person interpretation of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. Considering our shared experiences of 2020, 
this production examines the play’s themes of isolation, separation,  and what sacrifices we make
 as we attempt to cross boundaries. Recommended for grades 5 and up.
A purchase of #RomeoJuliet includes: 
  • A private link to the recording of our new production, to be accessed at anytime between March 15 – June 15, 2021
  • A complete study guide to use with your class or group
  • A live, virtual discussion with theater professionals and your class or group
More Info here.

April 2 - 18
Rohina Malik has revived and recorded her provocative one-woman show, Unveiled, to be shared digitally with New Rep audiences. Racism. Hate crimes. Love. Islam. Culture. Language. Life. 
Five Muslim women in a post-9/11 world serve tea and uncover what lies beneath the veil in this critically acclaimed one-woman show.
More Info here; Tickets $25. 

Trinity Rep
2nd Tuesday of the month through June
April 13, at 7:30 PM.
Witness new plays taking shape in Trinity Rep’s latest online series The Writer’s Room.
Each episode of the five-part series will provide an inside look at the evolution of a different project. Audiences will witness a part of this process, including discussions with 
the creative team moderated by Curt Columbus, artistic director, 
and have the opportunity to pose questions to the group. 
April 13: James Ijames’ yet-untitled Silicon Valley projectThis episode of The Writer’s Room 
will show a play in an early stage of its development, providing a new perspective 
for both audiences and the creative team.
More info here; Register here, FREE.

A Different Event Every Day! 
Click here to access "What To Do Without Broadway".
April includes Camelot , Inferno, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax , A Letter to Harvey Milk , 
Romeo and Juliette, Proof, and more!
Complete listing here; click on each event for Tickets, from $10.

​Playbill's Streaming Guides
So Many Choices of Daily Goings-On!
Click here for April shows, on a variety of platforms (Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, Facebook Live, HBO Max, Hulu, Instagram, Netflix, TV, YouTube, Zoom and more) including:
Dreamgirls , Legally Blonde , The Color Purple , and more.  
 Click here for the daily list of Live Streams, with times of events, including: Amour , 
Jersey Boys Cast Reunion ,  Prometheus Bound , The Sorcerer's Apprentice , and more.
And here are 17 Broadway Plays and Musicals You Can Watch On Stage From Home!!

Scroll through a long list of shows which are and will be available for streaming. 
Jericho explores how people cope with personal and collective catastrophe
Christopher Carter Sanderson's award-winning film telling of Shakespeare's classic Macbeth;
the American Ballet Theater Live from City Center;
Sleep Squad for children; Hamilton; and more continue to stream.
 Click here for complete listings and more info. 

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Daily Varied Offerings
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts now offers Programs, Series, On Demand 
and a daily schedule of several Events per day on its outstanding website. 
Available on: Lincoln Center At Home website
The Shows Must Go On!
Fridays at 7:00 PM for 48 hours
Each weekend stream a FULL SHOW for free. Thereafter, scenes can be viewed for free. 
Options for viewers to donate to organizations that support theater workers during the pandemic, such as Acting For Others, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and the 
Actors Benevolent Fund. Each stream remains available for 48 hours.
Streaming On: YouTube
Metropolitan Opera Nightly Opera Streams
Daily - 7:30 PM
Each day, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series is being made available for free streaming on the Met website, with each performance available for a period of 23 hours, from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 6:30 p.m. the following day. The schedule will include outstanding complete performances from the past 14 years of cinema transmissions, 
starring all of opera’s greatest singers. 
For example, April 4: Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde; April 14: Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte;
a different free opera streams every night. See the complete schedule here.
The streams are also available through the Met Opera On Demand apps for Apple, 
Amazon, and Roku devices, and Samsung Smart TV. 
All Streaming is FREE.
Globe Theater, London 
  Home page here; All Plays here

Kabuki Theater, Tokyo   
  Home page here, Recent Video clips here

Stratford Shakespeare Festival, 
  Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario    
Home page here, 14 Plays to stream: scroll down on Home page here

Sydney Opera House
Home page here; Calendar of Events (scroll down)  here

Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires
   Home page here; Sunday 8:00 PM streams here, Calendar here