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The Best New Streams This Week

Another week of theatre from the comfort of our homes is in store. This week there are some especially brilliant titles including the start of social distance live performances from theatres. So sit back and enjoy the best of this weeks bunch:


WHAT?

This weeks title in the weekly #TheShowsMustGoOn series has been announced, and it's strangely familiar. The 2013 NBC live production of The Sound Of Music starring Carrie Underwood was shown last month and is still burned in our memories for the wrong reasons (Check my review to see why). The good news is they are giving us an encore screening nobody asked for. The Rodgers and Hammerstein organisation are organising live viewing parties to go with it so that's something I guess?

Next weeks title will be one not seen on this series before. Jesus Christ Superstar (NBC version), Grease or RENT maybe?

WHEN?

Friday 26th June at 7pm for 48 hours only... until it's back again in a few weeks.

WHERE?


WHAT?

If you've already seen The Sound Of Music are are gutted you won't have a new show to watch this Friday, look no further. The Bristol Old Vic production of The Grinning Man was an absolute triumph when it played in London a couple of years ago, winning rave reviews from both critics and theatre fans (myself included). You can see why for yourself as this becomes available to stream for the first time ever. I really can't recommend it enough. In lieu of my weekly The Shows Must Go On review (I can't exactly review The Sound Of Music again. can I?) I will be reviewing this title instead this weekend.

WHEN?

Available from Friday 26th June at 7pm for one week only

WHERE?


WHAT?

Seth Rudetsky's weekly concert series continues with a Broadway legend. Jessie Mueller originated the role of Carole King in Beautiful and Jenna in Waitress. You'll be familiar with her voice from the original Broadway cast recording of 'She Used To Be Mine' you have doubtlessly played to death.

WHEN?

This concert went out live last night and is repeated once only, tonight (Monday 22nd June) at 8pm.

WHERE?

Tickets are available from https://events.broadwayworld.com/

HOW (Much)?

Tickets cost $25


WHAT?

National Theatre At Home are spoiling us with their weekly series at the moment. Next up is the Bridge Theatre production of A Midsummer Nights Dream starring Gwendoline Christie. This was huge in the theatre and received acclaim for its unique staging. It was so successful it was shown in cinemas. See why for yourself later this week.

WHEN?

Available from 7pm on Thursday 25th June for one week only. Until then, Small Island is still available to stream.

WHERE?

Uploaded to YouTube on Thursday. Details at https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/nt-at-home


WHAT?

Virtual cast reunion of From here To Eternity including performances from the original cast members and a Q&A with the cast and creators.

WHEN?

This goes out live for one night only on Monday 22nd June at 7pm

WHERE?

HOW (Much)?

Tickets cost £10

WHAT?

If any show was going to work with social distancing, it's going to be the incredible Jason Robert Brown musical The Last Five Years. The show stars Lauren Samuels and Danny Becker as Cathy and Jamie, a couple telling the story of their relationship over the space of (you guessed it) five years though not in the conventional way you'd expect. This special socially distanced version is streaming virtually courtesy of The Other Palace.

WHEN?

The show is playing three performances on Thursday 25th, Friday 26th and Saturday 27th June at 7.30pm each day.

WHERE?

HOW (Much)?

Tickets cost £8.


WHAT?

The biggest theatre production since lockdown begun, Lungs stars Matt Smith and Claire Foy reprising their roles at the Old Vic in an empty auditorium. Tickets went on sale last week and sold at lightning speed. Each performance will be streamed completely live with them on stage every time.

WHEN?

Performances start this Friday 26th June and last until Saturday 4th July.

WHERE?

HOW (Much)?

Tickets ranged from £10 to £65. All prices have the same view but the cheaper ones sold out faster than you could say "Doctor WHO?" Some tickers are still available for certain dates but will set you back a bit.

It looks like it's going to be an amazing week for theatre.

Next week looks set to be even better with the release of Hamilton on Disney+ on Friday 3rd July. Check out the amazing trailer for it that was released this morning:

What show are you most looking forward to this week? Let me know in the comments, on twitter.com/ATDazzles or facebook.com/ATDazzles.

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