Let rainbow-festooned theater and cabaret take over your pc, pill or tv this month: With streaming, now you can indulge in Pride from dwelling.
You have to love any occasion that includes a hair workforce — just like the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS fund-raiser “Broadway Bares,” which has been bringing on the saucy and the naughty since 1992. A return to kind is predicted in 2022, however for now, this yr’s version, “Twerk From Home,” might be digital, promising a dozen new movies and 170 scantily clad dancers. Premiering June 20; broadwaycares.org.
Wesley Taylor, left, and Betsy Wolfe in “Tales of the City.”Credit…Kevin Berne
Another beloved queer establishment is Armistead Maupin’s “Tales of the City” sequence. This month, American Conservatory Theater is streaming a musical adaptation, from 2011, with a rating by Jake Shears and John Garden of the Scissor Sisters. It’s good to have Anna Madrigal (Judy Kaye), Mary Ann Singleton (Betsy Wolfe) and Michael “Mouse” Tolliver (Wesley Taylor) again at 28 Barbary Lane. June 21-27; act-sf.org.
Meanwhile, the Tank and All for One Theater are streaming the 2019 Off Off Broadway manufacturing of Crystal Skillman’s great solo play “Open,” starring the gifted Megan Hill as a nerdy, lovable novice magician coping with a disaster along with her girlfriend, who’s within the hospital. June 21-27; afo.nyc.
And a few establishments are retaining the cabaret flame alive. Flushing Town Hall in Queens is bringing again its Pride Trilogy, this time with Mark Nadler’s “Gay as They Say” (June 10-16), Marieann Meringolo “Here’s to the Ladies! A Salute to Great Ladies of Song” (June 17-July 14) and Darius de Haas’s tribute to Billy Strayhorn, “Something to Live For” (June 24-July 21). flushingtownhall.org.
In Manhattan, the good Sasha Velour hosts the “La MaMa Love Cabaret,” which is being offered each in-person and on-line. Look out for Jasmine Rice LaBeija, Justin Vivian Bond, the Illustrious Pearl, Sweaty Eddie, Pixel the Drag Jester and Untitled Queen. June 22; lamama.org.
More Stars Than There Are in Heaven
Broadway’s Best Shows isn’t kidding round this month. First off is “Show of Titles,” with an armada of heavy-hitters belting out the title numbers from about 20 musicals. But amid the Glenn Closes and Patti LuPones is … Isabelle Huppert? Her track choice is shrouded in thriller, however followers of Gallic-flavored tunes may wager on “Irma la Douce” — within the authentic French, bien sûr — “Coco” or “Can-Can.” (June 13-17). Smaller in dimension, however not in wattage, is the pairing of Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline in a studying of Sarah Ruhl’s “Dear Elizabeth” (June 17-21), primarily based on the correspondence between the poets Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. (We could declare to love “Sophie’s Choice” however let’s face it: The Kline-Streep film we truly attain for is “Ricki and the Flash.”) broadwaysbestshows.com.
Ismenia Mendes, left, and Quincy Tyler Bernstine in “Marys Seacole.”Credit…Sara Krulwich/The New York Times
Jackie Sibblies Drury had 2019: She received the Pulitzer Prize for drama with “Fairview” and premiered “Marys Seacole,” a play that hops in time and house for the story of a Jamaican nurse (Quincy Tyler Bernstine) and what it means to be a feminine caregiver. Ben Brantley in The New York Times known as it “breathless and radiant.” The Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 manufacturing is now streaming, with an outstanding forged that features Karen Kandel and Ismenia Mendes. June 10-July four; lct.org.
‘La Comédie-Française Chante Gainsbourg’
At 341 years outdated, the Comédie-Française in Paris is like Catherine Deneuve in “The Hunger”: ageless and searching fabulous because it adapts to altering occasions. The French Institute Alliance Française is streaming this live performance to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the songwriter Serge Gainsbourg’s loss of life. The set record incorporates a well-curated mixture of hits, together with a coolly horny model of “Love on the Beat” by Rebecca Marder, and lesser-known gems like “Vu de l’Extérieur.” June 10-30; fiaf.org.
Rodney Gardiner, middle, in “The Comedy of Errors” on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.Credit…Jenny Graham.
‘The Comedy of Errors’
The least you possibly can anticipate with two units of similar twins are mistaken identities and slapstick comedy — and that’s what Shakespeare delivers on this unabashedly goofy romp. Rodgers and Hart used it as a foundation for his or her musical “The Boys from Syracuse,” and Kent Gash set his finger-snapping 2014 staging through the Harlem Renaissance. That manufacturing is now on-line, by means of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Through June 26; osfashland.org.
‘Volpone, or The Fox’
André De Shields is profiting from his free time earlier than returning to “Hadestown,” taking over the function of the duplicitous Venetian of this play’s title, in a Red Bull Theater studying. Hamish Linklater additionally stars in Ben Jonson’s 17th-century comedy, because the scheming servant Mosca, and don’t low cost the reliably humorous scene-stealers Kristine Nielsen and Mary Testa. June 14-18; redbulltheater.com.
Festival of Live Digital Art
This Canadian competition might need been thought-about outer-limits when it was created in 2018, however our understanding of digital theater has grown exponentially prior to now yr. Now, the occasion is downright mainstream — properly, virtually, with a lineup that also favors the experimental. Get on the market and discover. June 9-13; folda.ca.
‘Ohio State Murders’
Hot on the heels of an Audra McDonald-led studying comes one other tackle this Adrienne Kennedy drama, this time in a livestreamed staging helmed by the rising director Tiffany Nichole Greene for the Goodman Theater in Chicago. The play, which premiered in 1992, revolves across the harrowing reminiscences of a lady (loosely primarily based on Kennedy) who reminisces about occasions that occurred throughout her undergraduate days many years earlier. June 17-20; goodmantheatre.org.
‘Becoming Dr. Ruth’
Come once more? If you possibly can’t catch Tovah Feldshuh enjoying the intercourse therapist Ruth Westheimer reside on the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, N.Y., by means of June 27, you possibly can stream her in the identical Mark St. Germain play thanks to the North Coast Repertory Theater in California. Through July four; northcoastrep.org.
‘Unmasked: A Theatrical Celebration of Black Women’s Liberation’
Jocelyn Bioh (“School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play”) and Dominique Morisseau (“Skeleton Crew”) sort out magnificence requirements and a younger runner’s challenges of their respective one-act performs. Ngozi Anyanwu and Stacy Osei-Kuffour spherical out this anthology offered by the Black Rebirth Collective and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. June 19-July four; thewallis.org.
This musical, primarily based on Studs Terkel’s assortment of interviews with working Americans, flopped on Broadway in 1978. But it has had an afterlife many hits would envy: It is recurrently produced and virtually as recurrently up to date to match new occasions, new occupations and new songwriters, together with Lin-Manuel Miranda. Now, the Alliance Theater in Atlanta is streaming a model, directed by Tamilla Woodard, that options materials particular to the town and a brand new track by Kristian Bush of Sugarland. Through June 20; alliancetheatre.org.
‘What If If Only’
Streaming theater makes it simpler to justify presenting quick performs. There is even much less hesitation when it’s a brand new piece by Caryl Churchill, who some argue is the best residing playwright. Directed by Les Waters and Jared Mezzocchi, this United States premiere comes courtesy of the National Asian American Theater Company. Through June 12; naatco.org.