The Playbill Weekend Streaming Guide: What to Watch April 30 – May 2

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Here are some of the digital offers from this weekend. For more information, see the Playbill broadcast schedule, presented in partnership with the Broadway Podcast Network.

Friday April 30

Roundabout refocusing project
Roundabout Senior Resident Manager and Tony winner Kenny Leon runs this presentation from the 1979 Samm-Art Williams play Home, about an orphan who was forced to relocate to northern North Carolina after being jailed for dodging the Vietnam draft, as part of the RTC’s collaboration with the multi-year Black Theater United initiative to raise and to restore marginalized parts to the rank of American cannon. The cast includes 2020 Tony nominee Joaquina Kalukango, Rob Demery, Brittany Inge and Christina Sajous.

The waves in quarantine
Tony Award winner Alice Ripley, Tony nominees Raúl Esparza and Carmen Cusack and Broadway veterans Nikki Renée Daniels, Darius de Haas and Manu Narayan six short films, with a musical composition by David Bucknam and Adam Gwon, which meditates on friendship, loss and artistic creation, inspired by Virginia Woolf’s 1931 novel.

7:00 p.m .: Broadway Masked Singer
Find out which of the eight anonymous, costumed Broadway contestants are coming to the end – and if the industry insider panel can guess who they are – in the finale of the new Serie to raise money for Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS.

8:00 p.m .: Beyond the veil at Radial Park (and from the house)
Nominated Tony Montego Glover (Memphis) and Broadway alumnus Quentin Earl Darrington (Once on this island) star in that tingling of the spine ghost thriller by Steve Wargo about a small town doctor and spiritualist medium hired to “lift the veil” between the worlds of the living and the dead to close them off from a grieving family.

Saturday May 1

We must hurry
Love will get a second chance this spring in a live production of Dorothy Lyman’s play starring contestant Tony Kathleen Chalfant, Elliott Gould and Jeanne Lauren Smith, airing May 1-2. Broadway on demand.

8:00 p.m .: Take me back to Manhattan
A concert love songs from the American Songbook in New York are broadcast live from the famous Carlyle Hotel with Broadway favorites Alysha Umphress and Kyle Taylor Parker, with jazz singers and musicians such as Catherine Russell, Peter Cincotti, Samara Joy, Alphonso Horne and the Anderson Brothers.

9:00 p.m .: John Lloyd Young On Demand: Live From Las Vegas
Tony and Grammy Award Winner Jersey boy return to The Space for an intimate and personal contact concert songs entirely chosen by fans and ticket holders.

Sunday May 2

7 p.m .: The Lucille Lortel Awards
The annual Off-Broadway League Ceremony features a special filmed celebration instead of an awards show this year, featuring music videos from years past, a musical performance by Crystal Monee Hall, Allen René Louis and Michael McElroy; and appearances by Bebe Neuwirth, Tracee Chimo Pallero, Bill Irwin, Judy Kuhn, Grace McLean, Larry Owens, Tonya Pinkins, Kristen Schaal, and more.

7:30 p.m .: Titanic
A virtual concert version from the irreverent music show from the hit movie Titanic, featuring songs from pop icon Celine Dion, sets sail live from Le Poisson Rouge nightclub in Greenwich Village.

8:00 p.m .: Broadway Acts For Women Concert
Watch Broadway talents including Ariana Debose, BD Wong, Eden Espinosa, and Jessica Vosk respond to song requests from the highest bidder in this A is For benefit concert to raise funds and raise awareness about reproductive justice, hosted by co-founder Martha Plimpton.

More streaming options

  • WP Theater presents Weightless, a theatrical concert film by the Kilbanes, about brotherhood, love and betrayal. Tamilla Woodard directs the play, inspired by an Ovid’s tale Metamorphoses, streaming on demand until May 30.
  • Georgie Henley, from Chronicles of Narnia movie series, stars of the new one-person piece Tarantula by British playwright Philip Ridley on Identity, Memory and Love, broadcast live from London’s Southwark Playhouse for just three performances.
  • The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia presents the world premiere of the digital production of Fatty ham by James Ijames, a contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare Hamlet, streaming through May 23.
  • Brenda Meaney, Lauren O’Leary and Marsha Mason star in the film adaptation of Irish Rep’s acclaimed 2019 production of Elaine Murphy’s poignant family drama. Little gem.



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