What to do in New York in November 2020: theatre to stream online

What to do in New York in November 2020: theatre to stream online

Here's our top tips for theatre treats you can watch in November.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Broadway theatres may still be shut for the foreseeable future, but there's plenty of action taking place online. You can even imagine you're globetrotting too, with the opportunity to watch live streams from around the world. In fact, there's never been a better time to catch up on the biggest productions, wherever you are. Here's our top recommendations of what to see in November 2020, and they're all available to watch while curled up on the sofa.

Birdland and Broadway World series

All month long, enjoy one-off concerts from some of Broadway's biggest names. Listed in order by performance date, watch Christopher SieberLaura OsnesSierra Boggess, Eva Noblezada and Christina Bianco. With five concerts to choose from, will you limit yourself to just one, or splurge on all five? There's Christmassy concerts you can look forward to as well, coming up in December.

Online, from November 5.

Boston Marriage 

Just like the title suggests, Boston Marriage is concerned with an intimate relationship between two women. In David Mamet's nineties play, we meet Anna and Claire, who negotiate their feelings while dealing with their Scottish maid. Produced as part of Broadway's Best Shows "Spotlight on Plays" season, Patti LuPone and Rebecca Pidgeon will play Anna and Claire respectively, directed by Mamet himself. It's only available for 96 hours, so you won't want to miss this star-studded revival.

Online, November 12. 

Uncle Vanya 

Chekhov's masterpiece is considered to be one of the greatest plays of all time. Unsurprisingly, few productions are staged in the original Russian, but it's made for incredible adaptations in recent years. Enjoy Neil LaBute's take on Chekhov in this world premiere, with a star cast to boot. Alan Cumming plays Vanya himself, joined by the likes of Constance Wu, Samira Wiley, K. Todd Freeman and Ellen Burstyn.

Online, from November 19.

Metropolitan Opera 

Listen to soaring arias and delightful dittys all day, every day, courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera. During November, they'll be continuing their daily streams of shows from their back catalogue. That's right. Each day, you can listen to something totally different. Make November the month you widen your operatic knowledge.

Online, daily throughout November.

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