Schedule of Upcoming and Current Free Live Stream Broadcasts

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Your guide to where and when to watch captures of live plays and musicals, from the National Theatre and more!
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The following is a list of current and upcoming free live streams of stage productions.

Pipeline
Through May 22
BroadwayHD
Lincoln Center Theater's 2017 production of the Dominique Morisseau play will stream for free on the platform for one week. The cast, under the direction of Lileana Blain-Cruz, features Tasha Lawrence, Morocco Omari, Karen Pittman, Namir Smallwood, Jaime Lincoln Smith, and Heather Velazquez. The play follows Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher desperate to give her son opportunities her students will never have. When a controversial incident at his private school threatens to get him expelled, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent.

The Encounter
Through May 25
Complicité's Website and YouTube Channel
Simon McBurney traces Loren McIntyre's 1969 journey into the depths of the Amazon rainforest, incorporating innovative technology into his solo performance to build a shifting world of sound. The production was filmed at the Barbican in London.

Much Ado About Nothing
Through May 27
PBS.org
Danielle Brooks, Grantham Coleman, Chuck Cooper starred in the 2019 Public Theatre Shakespeare in the Park production is available to stream.

Present Laughter
Through May 27
PBS.org
Kevin Kline, Kate Burton, Cobie Smuthers, and Kristine Nielsen star in the 2017 revival of Noël Coward’s comedy.

Red
Through May 27
PBS.org
Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch star in the 2018 revival of John Logan’s play about Rothko.

A Streetcar Named Desire
Through May 28
National Theatre's YouTube Channel
Gillian Anderson stars as Blanche DuBois, opposite Ben Foster as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby as Stella in this 2014 staging of Tennessee Williams’ classic drama. Directed by Benedict Andrews, the production was filmed live on stage at the Young Vic in London.

This House
May 28 – June 4
National Theatre's YouTube Channel
Filmed live at the National Theatre in 2013, James Graham This House is a timely, moving, and funny insight into the workings of British politics. Jeremy Herrin directs a cast including Phil Daniels, Reece Dinsdale, Charles Edwards and Vincent Franklin.

Holiday Inn
May 30 – June 1
BroadwayHD
Bryce Pinkham, Corbin Bleu, Lora Lee Gayer, Megan Lawrence, Danny Rutigliano, and Megan Sikora star in the musical based on the 1942 film with songs by Irving Berlin. The production was filmed on Broadway in 2017 at Studio 54. On May 30 at 8 PM ET, Playbill, Concord Theatricals, Roundabout Theatre, and BroadwayHD are co-hosting a watch party. Theatre lovers can follow along with Playbill Twitter and Instagram, and Irving Berlin Twitter and Instagram, for trivia, fun facts, and giveaways throughout the event. Use the hashtag #HolidayInnMusical on social media to join the the fun.

The Winter's Tale
Through May 31
Shakespeare's Globe's YouTube Channel
Blanche McIntyre directs this 2018 production of William Shakespeare's play, filmed at the Globe Theatre in London. The cast includes Will Keen as Leontes, Priyanga Burford as Hermione, Norah Lopez-Holden as Perdita, Luke MacGregor as Florizel, and Oliver Ryan as Polixenes.

Coriolanus
June 4–11
National Theatre's YouTube Channel
Tom Hiddleston plays the title role in Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge. The 2014 Donmar Warehouse production directed by Josie Rourke also features Mark Gatiss, Hadley Fraser, Alfred Enoch, and Deborah Findlay.

Carousel
From June 5
Lincoln Center at Home
Kelli O’Hara and Nathan Gunn star in the New York Philharmonic’s 2013 production of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. The cast also includes Stephanie Blythe, Shuler Hensley, Jason Danieley, Jessie Mueller, Kate Burton, John Cullum, Robert Fairchild, and Tiler Peck.

A Monster Calls
June 5–11
The Old Vic's Youtube Channel
Director Sally Cookson adapted Patrick Ness’ novel for this 2018 staging at the Old Vic in London. Matthew Tennyson stars as Conor, a 13-year-old boy who meets a monster that helps him face his deepest fears.

Leonard Bernstein Mass
Through June 12
PBS.org
Featuring 200 artists, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Ravinia Festival’s 2019 production of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass embraces elements of musical theater, folk, and rock music with Latin text from the liturgy, as well as music and lyrics by Bernstein and additional text by Wicked composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz. Tony Award winner Paulo Szot stars as the Celebrant, and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra music director and Bernstein protégé Marin Alsop conducts.

The Nance
From June 12
Lincoln Center at Home
Nathan Lane stars in Douglas Carter Beane’s 2013 dark comedy. The play paints the portrait of a homosexual man, living and working in the secretive and dangerous gay world of 1930s New York, whose outrageous antics on the burlesque stage stand in marked contrast to his offstage life. The Lincoln Center Theater production also features Cady Huffman, Lewis J. Stadlen, Jenni Barber, Andrea Burns, and Jonny Orsini.

Act One
From June 19
Lincoln Center at Home
Writer and director James Lapine adapts Moss Hart’s memoir for the stage in this 2014 Lincoln Center Theater production. The cast includes Tony Shalhoub, Santino Fontana, and Andrea Martin.

Ann
June 19
PBS.org
A Great Performances broadcast of Holland Taylor's play about Texas governor Ann Richards.

Macbeth
Available until UK schools reopen
Shakespeare's Globe's YouTube Channel
Ekow Quartey plays the title role in this 90-minute staging of the Shakespeare drama, created especially for school audiences. Cressida Brown staged this 2020 production at the Globe Theatre in London.

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