The Playbill Weekend Streaming Guide: What to Watch March 19–21

Theatre Alternatives   The Playbill Weekend Streaming Guide: What to Watch March 19–21
 
A virtual walking tour of London's West End, a new Erika Dickerson-Despenza play, and more online offerings this weekend.
Playwright Erika Dickerson-Despenza with Safiya Fredericks, Khary L. Moye, Jamella Cross, and Anna Marie Sharpe in <i>[hieroglyph]</i>
Playwright Erika Dickerson-Despenza with Safiya Fredericks, Khary L. Moye, Jamella Cross, and Anna Marie Sharpe in [hieroglyph] Jessica Palopoli

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

Friday, March 19

6 PM ET: Matthew Bourne's Cinderella
New York City Center continues Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures Festival, a digital showcase featuring four New Adventures productions filmed at London's Sadler’s Wells Theatre, with Bourne's twist on the ballet classic Cinderella.

7:30 PM: Glass Town
The Tank presents Glass Town, a staged concept album of the rock requiem about the Brontë sisters, written by Miriam Pultro and directed by Daniella Caggiano.

Saturday, March 20

3:30 PM: Donmar Local's Assembly
The digital production from Donmar Warehouse's new local company mixes live performance, animation, and sound in this innovative production about the "impact of humans on nature and what we might build together for a better future."

Sunday, March 21

1 PM: Little B's Big Idea
The original musical, created by writer/performer Becca Yuré, follows Little B and friends as they explore some of the challenges we're navigating during the pandemic, like missing friends, remote learning, and big feelings. The show was created for TDF's Autism Friendly Performances community, but everyone is welcome.

3 PM: Playbill Experiences' London West End "Top Hat" Tour
Host Neil Maxfield takes a virtual tour of London’s West End theatre district, exploring the architecture, anecdotes, and historical figures from the 1700’s to today at The Savoy, Wyndham's, Noel Coward, and the London Coliseum.

6 PM: NewYorkRep's Civilwrights
The short play series streams its second work, Shot: Caught a Soul by Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, a one-act play exploring racism through the prism of police shootings. The play will be followed by a Town Hall discussion with the playwright and panelists including NYPD Deputy Commissioner for Risk Management Jeffrey Schlanger, Jennifer Epps-Addison from Center for Popular Democracy/Center for Popular Democracy Action, and Lauren Footman, from the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.

More Streaming Options

  • San Francisco Playhouse and Lorraine Hansberry Theatre present a co-production of the new play [hieroglyph] by Erika Dickerson-Despenza. The play centers on 13-year-old Davis, who is involuntarily displaced in Chicago two months post-Katrina. The cast features Jamella Cross, Safiya Fredericks, Khary L. Moye, and Anna Marie Sharpe. Filmed on stage at San Francisco Playhouse, the play streams through April 3.
  • Irish Repertory Theatre presents its next Performance on Screen digital production: The Aran Islands by J.M. Synge and adapted and directed by Joe O’Byrne, starring Brendon Conroy. The play streams through March 28.
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