The following is a list of current and upcoming free live streams of stage productions.
The Taming of the Shrew
Stratford Festival YouTube Channel
Colm Feore and Goldie Semple star in Richard Monette's staging of the Shakespeare comedy. Filmed in 1988 at the Stratford Festival in Canada.
How to Catch Creation
Christina Anderson's play about a young writer whose life is turned upside down when her girlfriend drops some unexpected news, and the reverberations of that moment felt fifty years later by four artists. Filmed in 2019 at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago.
Gutenberg! The Musical!
BroadwayCares.org / Broadway Cares YouTube Channel
Alex Prakken and Bobby Conte Thornton star in Scott Brown and Anthony King's musical about two aspiring playwrights who perform a backers' audition for their new project: a big, splashy musical about printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg. Filmed at Open Jar Studios in New York.
Much Ado About Nothing
Through March 19
Danielle Brooks, Grantham Coleman, and Chuck Cooper star in the Public Theater's 2019 Shakespeare in the Park production, directed by Kenny Leon.
Donmar Warehouse YouTube Channel
Created by writer Nina Segal, director Joseph Hancock, and the Donmar Local Company, the production mixes live performance, animation, and sound to look at the impact of humans on nature and what we might build together for a better future. Broadcast live from the Donmar Warehouse in London and locations across the UK.
Women Without Men
Through March 21
The Mint Theater Company production of Hazel Ellis' play about a group of unmarried school teachers. Filmed Off-Broadway in 2016.
March 22 – May 16
Max von Essen stars in the Mint Theater Company production of Miles Malleson's play. Filmed Off-Broadway in 2017.
Through March 28
The Mint Theater Company production of Teresa Deevy's play about a servant girl of uncertain parentage who dreams of finding something great to do. Filmed Off-Broadway in 2013.
March 29 – April 11
The Teatro Buendía production of Raquel Carrío's play, inspired by the 1955 Juan Rulfo novel about a son who returns home to meet his father. Filmed at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, as part of the Goodman's 2013 Latino Theatre Festival.
A Picture of Autumn
March 29 – May 23
The Mint Theater Company production of N.C. Hunter's play about a family living in disarray in their decaying ancestral home. Filmed Off-Broadway in 2013.
Romeo and Juliet
Available until March 31
Shakespeare's Globe YouTube Channel
Nathan Welsh and Charlotte Beaumont star in this 90-minute adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, created to introduce young people to Shakespeare. The production was filmed in 2019 at Shakespeare's Globe in London.
Noah Hadle's play about a woman preparing to bring twin boys into the world while her husband is secretly planning to leave her, her father is slipping into senility, her daughter has taken a vow of silence, and the unborn sons in her womb are contemplating their future. Filmed in 2013 at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago.
Romeo and Juliet
Josh O’Connor and Jessie Buckley play the star-crossed lovers in Emily Burns' 90-minute adaptation of the Shakespeare play. Directed by Simon Godwin, the production was filmed at London's National Theatre in late 2020.
Measure for Measure
April 26 – May 9
Robert Falls directs the Goodman Theatre's 2013 production of Shakespeare's dark comedy.
The Fatal Weakness
May 17 – June 13
The Mint Theater Company production of George Kelly's play about an incurable romantic who discovers, after 28 years of marriage, that her husband is a lying cheat. Filmed Off-Broadway in 2014.
My Beautiful Launderette
Available until the Curve reopens
Hanif Kureishi's play based on his Oscar-nominated screenplay, featuring original music from Tennant/Lowe of the Pet Shops Boys. Omar Malik and Jonny Fines star in the production, filmed at Leicester's Curve theatre in 2019.
Until the Flood
Through Fall 2023
Dael Orlandersmith performs her play based on interviews she conducted with the residents of Ferguson, Missouri, in the months following the shooting of Michael Brown. Filmed Off-Broadway at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in 2018.