Playbill’s Weekly Streaming Guide: What to Watch May 17-21

Below are just some of the digital offerings this week. For more, check out Playbill’s Streaming Calendar, presented in partnership with Broadway Podcast Network.

Monday, May 17

7:30 PM ET: Sejanus, His Fall
Red Bull Theater presents a new dramatization of Ben Jonson’s play, adapted and directed by Nathan Winkelstein, with a cast featuring Kate Burton, Shirine Babb, Grantham Coleman, Keith David, Manoel Felciano, Denis O’Hare, Matthew Rauch, Liv Rooth, Stephen Spinella, Emily Swallow, Raphael Nash Thompson, Tamara Tunie, and James Udom.

8 PM: Night of Covenant House Stars
Audra McDonald hosts the second annual virtual concert to benefit homeless youth around the world, with a lineup that includes Meryl Streep, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Vanessa Williams, Ariana DeBose, Kelli O’Hara, Sara Bareilles, the Broadway cast of Six, and more.

Wednesday, May 19

7:30 PM: New York Theatre Barn’s Choreography Lab
In the 1 Show/3 Choreographers lab, three choreographers, mentored by JoAnn M. Hunter, Denis Jones, and Lorin Latarro, will explore excerpts from The Lesson, with music and lyrics by Avi Amon and Nolan Doran and a book by Ty Defoe.

8 PM: Our Town, Starring Amy Hill
An all–Asian American cast stars in NAATCO’s benefit reading of the Thornton Wilder classic, including Amy Hill as the Stage Manager, Midori Francis Iwama as Emily Webb, and Yumi Iwama as Mrs. Webb.

Thursday, May 20

7 PM: Once Upon A (korean) Time
Ma-Yi Theatre Company presents a benefit reading of Daniel K. Isaac’s new play mixing traditional Korean fables with the horrors of the Korean War, featuring a cast including Isaac, along with Diana Oh, Jon Norman Schneider, James Seol, David Shih, Shannon Tyo, and Jeena Yi.

7 PM: This Is New York With Juliana Margulies and John Benjamin Hickey
Symphony Space presents a special conversation between Emmy winner Julianna Margulies and Tony winner John Benjamin Hickey to discuss the ER and The Good Wife star’s memoir Sunshine Girl.

8 PM: The Sisters Rosensweig
Lisa Edelstein, Kathryn Hahn, and Tracee Chimo Pallero star in the Spotlight on Plays benefit reading of the Wendy Wasserstein’s serious comedy about sisterhood.

Friday, May 21

Roundabout’s Refocus Project
The Refocus series concludes with a reading of Alice Childress’ 1969 play Wine in the Wilderness, about an artist and the model who rocks his notion of Black womanhood. The series is part of RTC’s collaboration with Black Theatre United multi-year initiative seeking to elevate and restore marginalized plays to the American canon.

8 PM: Adventurephile
Keen Company Hear/Now presents the world premiere of a newly commissioned audio play by Melissa Li and Kit Yan, which finds the creators of a podcast traveling to an uninhabited island off the southern coast of China.

8 PM: Broadway Stories and Songs
Tony nominee Elizabeth Stanley (Jagged Little Pill) joins Tony-winning director and conductor Ted Sperling in his series of intimate concerts.

More Streaming Options

  • The Public Theater offers an encore presentation of A Thousand Ways (Part One): A Phone Call from experimental theatremakers 600 Highwaymen ahead of this summer’s in-person presentation of Part Two: An Encounter.
  • Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley return to the world of live internet theatre with their deep dive into the world of reality TV—and America’s obsession with them in This American Wife, live streaming May 20-29.