Updated: Jul 20, 2020
Three months into lockdown and there's no slowing down the creatives in the world who are finding increasingly new and innovative ways to keep up our theatre obsession.
I have written two posts about all the best theatre you can currently find online but what comes next?
There have been a fair few announcements this week alone of various plays, musicals and concerts that will be coming online all at different dates. With that much coming out, it is easy for some to slip through the cracks so here is a handy guide of what is coming online when.
And at least it gives us something to put in our empty diaries at the moment.
Bookmark this page and I will update it as and when new shows are announced.
Updated 6/7/20 adding on new shows and taking off ones that are no longer live.
Saturday 16th May. REPEAT ATTENDERS
This documentary about theatre obsessives who go to the same show repeatedly will feel strangely familiar to many of us. You can pre-order it at https://www.repeatattenders.com/watch
Wednesday 20th May. BEN PLATT: LIVE FROM RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL
The original star of Dear Evan Hansen (who plays the lead character of Dear, according to RuPaul) had a concert filmed at the iconic New York venue to support his debut album 'Sing to me instead'. It will be available on Netflix.
Wednesday 20th May. BOMBSHELL
The one night only concert of the Marilyn Monroe musical from 'Smash' will be online at 8pm ET and 1am in the UK and comes with a zoom cast reunion. Available at people.com
Friday 29th May. ALLEGIANCE
Starring Lea Salonga and George Takei, this will be available from 7.30pm ET (12.30am UK time) at https://www.broadwayondemand.com/
Friday 29th May, CHITA: A LEGENDARY EXPERIENCE
Filmed in 2013, this tribute to Chita Rivera, featuring the legendary star herself is available from 8pm ET (1am in the UK) at https://broadwaycares.org/
Sunday 31st May. KINGS OF BROADWAY
The works of Jule Styne, Jerry Herman and Stephen Sondheim and stars will be the subject of this all star concert including Louise Dearman, Rob Houchen, Ramin Karimloo, Caroline Sheen, Samantha Spiro and Michael Xavier. It will be available from 7pm from https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCey0pExKE0Y5MWNjZHIGzmQ
Wednesday 3rd June. REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL
This musical about Ian Dury and the Blockheads will be available for two months free from https://graeae.org/
Friday 5th June. CANDIDE IN CONCERT
Starring Rob Houchen and Katie Hall, this semi staged concert from 2018 is available from 6pm at https://thegrangefestival.co.uk/streaming/
Friday 3rd July. HAMILTON
This little show is apparently worth killing a couple of hours for. The genius musical from Lin Manuel Miranda starring him and the original Broadway cast was filmed in 2016 and was due for release in cinemas in October 2021. Now it will be available on Disney+ from July 3rd. If you haven't used your free Disney+ trial yet, it might be worth using it for this.
Thursday 9th July. INTO THE WOODS
The Open Air Theatre production of the Sondheim classic is added on to broadwayhd.com today.
Friday 10th July. JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING ALL STAR CONCERT
It's a clash of the Josephs tonight as the all star concert featuring a cast from various productions is aired at 6.30pm. See twitter.com/josephconcert for the link.
Thursday 16th July. AMADEUS
The final title in the National Theatre At Home series will be available for one week from 7pm at https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/nt-at-home
Friday 17th July. ALICE FEARN PRESENTS INTERMISSIONS: SHAN AKO
The first in a four week series presented by West end star Alice Fearn and featuring performances and interviews. This week it's the turn of X Factor and Les Miserables star Shan Ako. Tickets available from https://page.inplayer.com/Intermissions/
Tuesday 21st July. FUNNY GIRL
The West end revival starring Sheridan Smith is added to broadwayhd.com today
Thursday 23rd - Saturday 25th July. SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
Filmed in isolation, this production of the Jason Robert Brown show is available at 7.30pm each night from https://lwtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/songs-for-a-new-world/
Friday 24th July. ALICE FEARN PRESENTS INTERMISSIONS: SAM TUTTY
Weekly series presented by West end star Alice Fearn and featuring performances and interviews. This week it's the turn of Dear Evan Hansen lead Sam Tutty. Tickets available from https://page.inplayer.com/Intermissions/
Sunday 26th July. RAISE YOU UP
An online cabaret concert featuring a virtual reunion of the Angels from Kinky Boots. Available at 9pm for 24 hours from jedberry.com
Monday 27th July. MEGAN HILTY
This weeks Seth Rudetskty concert series features Smash star Megan Hilty. Catch it live at 1am or repeated at 8pm. http://thesethconcertseries.com/
Friday 31st July. ALICE FEARN PRESENTS INTERMISSIONS: ROB HOUCHEN
This week Alice Fearn interviews and performs with Les Miserables, Eugenius and City of Angels star Rob Houchen. Tickets available from https://page.inplayer.com/Intermissions/
Friday 31st July. THE SECRET LOVE LIFE OF OPHELIA
Starring Helen Mirren, this is being produced for the Greenwich theatre and will be available to watch on YouTube for free for two weeks from 7.30pm.
Wednesday 5th August. JEKYLL & HYDE
Dance adaptation of the classic story by Robert Louis Stephenson. Streaming as part of The Old Vics series of archive productions, thids will be available for one week only from 7pm at https://www.oldvictheatre.com/whats-on/2020/your-old-vic/jekyll-hyde-archive-stream
Friday 7th August. ALICE FEARN PRESENTS INTERMISSIONS: KIMBERLEY WALSH
For the finale in her series, Alice Fearn interviews Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh ahead of her starring in the new musical Sleepless. Tickets available from https://page.inplayer.com/Intermissions/
Sunday 23rd August. LUCIE JONES & DAVID HUNTER
After being robbed of a closing night in Waitress, two of its stars join forces for a one off reunion concert. Broadcast live at 5pm with tickets available at lambertjackson.co.uk
Thursday 27th - Saturday 29th August. GODSPELL IN CONCERT
Charity concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of Stephen Schwartz's legendary show. With a cast including Ruthie Henshall, Sam Tutty and Jodie Steele. Tickets are on sale through https://hopemilltheatre.co.uk/events/godspell and are sent out on each of the 3 days at 10am with 24 hours to watch it after you receive the link.
If there are any upcoming ones I missed, please let me know and I will keep updating this as more shows get announced.