Online Theater Offerings - Sept

Categories of Events

Please click on a category below to be taken directly to that section: 

Streaming Events 
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. 

Available on:
Lincoln Center At Home website

Podcasts & Audio Plays

Works By Idris
Available Now

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

'Playbill's Weekly Streaming Guide
Available Now

 As we head into September, theater organizations and artists are not slowing down 
their streaming projects! has become a rich resource for live theater. 
Drama, musicals, dance, classes, concerts, operas and more are just some of the 
virtual offerings are taking place online 
through the month of September and beyond. 

See the Playbill Streaming Calendar
see their Weekly Detail page,
tour the NY Theaters between 44th and 46th Streets ($12.99) 
and have some fun testing  your Broadway knowledge with
 Playbill - The Game Show !! (video at top center) 

Available Now

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.

Available On:
The Boston Globe Website

The Shows Must Go On
Weekly - Fridays at 2:00 PM

Stream the works of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber on YouTube — for free. “The Shows Must Go On!” streams weekly and plans to air some of his most celebrated shows. Free to stream with 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 stays available for 48 hours.

Streaming On:

Daily Online Offerings
Metropolitan Opera Nightly Opera Streams
Daily - 7:30 PM

The Metropolitan Opera highlights 20th-Century classics in its Nightly Met Streams series, 
with Britten’s Peter Grimes (September 1), John Adams’ Nixon in China (September 2), 
Berg’s Lulu (September 3), and the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (September 4 & 5), 
and Thomas Adès’s The Tempest (September 6).​

Streaming On:
The Met Homepage

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. 

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 include Andrew Lloyd Webber, John Lithgow, Jason Alexander, Kristen Chenoweth, Frozen composers Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, 
writers Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond, and many more. 

All Shows from the past 10 days are available online, and Stars in the House plans to 
stream daily until Broadway re-opens.

Streaming On:
Stars in the House Website | YouTube

Other Offerings

'The Battle Not Begun'
  Thursday, Sep. 3 – Sunday, Sep. 6 

 A new play by Jack Beatty (NPR), brought to you by the Gloucester Stage, 
will stream continuously for 4 days.   
On the brink of another world war, Adolf Hitler and British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain met in Munich to find a path to peace. The agreement between these two world leaders, 
The 1938 Munich Pact, allowing Germany to extend its territory into parts of Czechoslovakia, was initially proclaimed by Chamberlain as the solution bringing “peace for our time. ”
That peace never materialized.

Free; Pre-registration required HERE

Fish Tales
Through Sunday, September 6

A local storytelling program developed by the Gloucester Writers Center (Gloucester Stage). 
Fish Tales has grown from a cozy storytelling evening at the GWC 
to a happening weekend night event every other month, 
showcasing real people, telling true stories from the heart.  

Tickets $9, Register HERE
In Conversation: 
Step Afrika! and Arts Emerson
  Friday, September 4 at 12:00 PM

Step Afrika! Founder and Executive Director C. Brian Williams joins ArtsEmerson 
Artistic Director David Dower and Executive Director David C. Howse for a conversation 
about the two arts organizations' long arc relationship, adapting live performance for 
digital spaces, and what audiences can expect from Stono and Step Afrika! in the future. 

Free with Registration HERE