5 free events to stream, from ‘Jagged Little Pill’ to ‘Mad Forest’

5 free events to stream, from ‘Jagged Little Pill’ to ‘Mad Forest’

We’ve rounded up a selection of concerts and events to stream this week. Have a favorite performance that we missed? Email us suggestions at allartsinfo@wliw.org.

Kate Zambreno in conversation with Rachel Syme
The Center for Fiction
May 19; 7:30 p.m.
Time for book club! May 19 marks the release of Kate Zambreno’s first novel in nearly a decade, “Drifts.” To celebrate, Zambreno joins New Yorker writer Rachel Syme for a conversation about the new publication. Zambreno’s second novel since “Green Girl,” which was published in 2011, “Drifts” muses on writing to present a tale that weaves together Rainer Maria Rilke, Albrecht Dürer and Chantal Akerman. The event is free, but requires registration.

“You Live, You Learn”: A Night with Alanis Morissette
“Jagged Little Pill”
May 19; 8 p.m.
The cast of the Broadway musical “Jagged Little Pill” is getting together with Alanis Morissette for a special livestream event. Featuring performances and conversations, the evening will also see Diane Paulus, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Tom Kitt. Donations made during the steam will benefit the Actors Fund.

“Bombshell in Concert”
May 20; 8 p.m.
Cast members from the NBC series “Smash” will reunite virtually for a special presentation of the one-night-only event “Bombshell in Concert,” which originally took place June 8, 2015, at the Minskoff Theatre. Introduced by Renée Zellweger, the intermission will be hosted by Julie Klausner, who will speak with Christian Borle, Jaime Cepero, Will Chase, Brian d’Arcy James, Jack Davenport, Ann Harada, Megan Hilty, Raza Jaffrey, Jeremy Jordan, Katharine McPhee, Andy Mientus, Debra Messing, Leslie Odom, Jr., Krysta Rodriguez and Wesley Taylor. Viewers can catch the stream on People.com, PeopleTV, Twitter and Facebook.

“A Streetcar Named Desire”
National Theatre at Home
May 21; 2 p.m.
London’s National Theatre continues its slate of at-home programming with a 2014 live-captured performance of the play “A Streetcar Named Desire,” directed by Benedict Andrews. The production stars Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby. After its debut, you can watch the play on-demand through May 28. Bonus: If you feel the overwhelming urge to scream “STELLA!” during the performance, no one can stop you!

“Mad Forest”
Theater for a New Audience
May 22; 7 p.m.
Like many productions slated to premiere this spring, Bard College Theater and Performance Program’s production of Caryl Churchill’s “Mad Forest” was canceled before it got to open. Not wanting to let their hard work go to waste, the team behind the play quickly got to work on adapting the work for Zoom, where it was performed April 10 for a rapt online audience. Directed by Ashely Tata, the piece will now have a second life on the Theater for a New Audience (virtual) stage for three special streaming events. If you miss the May 22 stream, tune in May 24 or May 27. The showings are free, but require registration.