Categories of Events
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Historical Moving Plays
The New Rep, Watertown
An immersive and educational theatrical experience that leads participants
on a stroll through historical sites in Watertown.
This fall, travel back to the Civil War era with Charles W. Lenox, a Black Watertown-based barber who enlisted as a Private on February 28, 1863. Lenox will lead groups through significant stops in his life, such as the site of his barbershop and the Civil War monument. Through November 8.
Playbill's Weekly Streaming Guide:
What to Watch
Digital offerings, listed by day, from Playbill.com here
Broadway Podcast Network:
Schedule of Upcoming Live Streams
Daily offerings of productions, master classes, cabarets, etc. from a variety of theaters here.
Theater of War
November 6 and 19
Theater of War Productions works with leading film, theater, and television actors to present dramatic readings of seminal plays - from classical Greek tragedies to modern and contemporary works - followed by town hall-style discussions designed to confront social issues by drawing out raw and personal reactions to themes highlighted in the plays.
More information here. Schedule of virtual productions here.
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 website.
Podcasts & Audio Plays
'The Usual Unusual'
The SpeakEasy Stage
The SpeakEasy has adapted the play to a series of podcasts of the same name.
The Usual Unusual is the name of a scrappy and quaint bookstore where Boston’s LGBTQ+ community has gathered to shop, organize, and flirt since the 70’s. When the store’s charismatic founder Penn announces his retirement, neurotic staff-member Charlie persuades him to pass leadership on, rather than close the store. The staff’s efforts to unite a
fractured community under one banner – or simply coordinate a weekly reading night — stoke generational disputes about identity, community, and trauma, and lead to
fraught and hilarious results.
Available now. Listen here.
The Huntington Theater
Through short audio plays, local playwrights imagine
favorite locations, landmarks, and their friends in a future Boston when we can
once again meet and connect in our city. These micro-plays take place
at locations such as the MIT Great Dome on the 4th of July while the sounds of the
“1812 Overture” float in the background, at the Boston Public Library where a librarian and library patron debate the ethics of reserving a book, and a not-so-perfect first date
on the edge of the Boston Common.
Works By Idris
Five short plays to spark conversation and serve as a catalyst for action.
Each of these short works, written to be read across the multi-generational spectrum,
offer different insights about disconnects in racial conversation and the
Black experience in America. Idris Goodwin hopes that this release also provides
a model for open-source theater and storytelling, in which the
connection between playwright and community is direct.
Available Here. Scroll to the section below digital content.
Weekly Online Offerings
The Lunch Room
American Repertory Theater
A.R.T.’s virtual lunchtime conversation series with the artists, activists, and
civic leaders who are shaping our culture and communities.
Tuesdays at 12:00 Noon
Schedule and previous shows Here.
Playbill's Weekly Streaming Guide
Playbill.com has become a rich resource for online theater. Drama, musicals, dance, classes, concerts, operas and more are just some of the virtual offerings are taking place virtually through the month of November and beyond.
and have some fun testing your Broadway knowledge with
Follow the Cambridge-based theater company Liars & Believers as they re-imagine this Shakespeare classic in our age of pandemic. Shortened and serialized; each episode
is 5-10 minutes long. Scenes are released weekly. Free.
See all scenes Here (scroll to the bottom, then scroll up).
The Boston Globe – ArtsAlive
Updated Weekly on Thursdays
Get inspired while staying inside with ArtsAlive, a new initiative from The Boston Globe celebrating the arts with exclusive content provided by local theaters, musicians
and museums. New videos added every Thursday.
Playbill's Regional News
The latest news about theatre produced outside of New York City.
Click on the photos for more info. Please note that the date listed is when
the event was posted to the webpage, not necessarily when the event will take place!
The Shows Must Go On!
Fridays at 7:00 PM for 48 hours
Each weekend stream a FULL SHOW for free.
Oct 30- Nov 2: Midnight Tango.
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.
Daily Online Offerings
Metropolitan Opera Nightly Opera Streams
Daily - 7:30 PM
The Metropolitan Opera highlights different composers in its Nightly Met Streams series.
The first two weeks of November: "From the Baroque to the Present:
A Two-Week Tour of Opera History." $5 or less each opera.
Daily Schedule (scroll down) Here.
Stars in the House
Daily – 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic and theaters across the world closing
their curtains indefinitely, SiriusXM host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, created Stars in the House, a daily live streamed series to support
The Actors Fund and its services.
Special Election Day Telethon: Nov. 3, 9 AM - 7 PM
New shows air daily and are a combination of music, community, and education .
With musical performances by stars remotely from their home and conversations with
Seth and James between each tune, viewers can also donate to the charity and interact with the guests in real time. Guests have included Alan Alda, Sara Bareilles, Renee Fleming,
Randy Rainbow, Vanessa Williams and hundreds more!
All Shows from the past 10 days are available online, and Stars in the House plans to
stream daily until Broadway re-opens.
Fringe Festival, Edinburgh
Home page here; Bits from the 2020 Festival here.
Globe Theater, London
Kabuki Theater, Tokyo
Stratford Shakespeare Festival,
Home page here, 12 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
Sunday evening 8 PM streams here