5 free events to stream, from the National Theatre to Sarah Brightman

5 free events to stream, from the National Theatre to Sarah Brightman

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.

Pamela Adlon in Conversation with Mario Cantone: FX’s “Better Things”
May 5; 5 p.m.
Pamela Adlon writes, directs and stars in FX’s hit show “Better Things.” As the series launches into its fourth season, join Adlon and Mario Cantone for a discussion about what goes on behind-the-scenes. The livestream takes place on the 92Y’s Facebook page and will include an episode screening. Be sure to check back in on the 92Y social media accounts for an ongoing slate of free programming.

NYC Love: “The Golden Flea” with Michael Rips and Ethan Hawke
The Center for Fiction
May 5; 7:30 p.m.
Michael Rips’ book “The Golden Flea” takes readers into the charm-filled booths of the legendary Chelsea flea market. Filled with sprawling accounts of treasures buried within piles of rarities, the work surveys Rips’ own fascination with flea markets. Actor Ethan Hawke will join the author to discuss. The event is free with registration.

“Rubies” and “Concerto DSCH”
New York City Ballet
May 5, 8; 8 p.m.
New York City Ballet enters into its third week of its digital spring season with a May 5 performance of George Balanchine’s “Rubies,” drawn from the ballet “Jewels.” Filmed Sept. 19, 2019, the capture will feature dancers Megan Fairchild, Gonzalo Garcia and Mira Nadon, who makes her debut in the piece. Friday, the season continues with Alexei Ratmansky’s “Concerto DSCH,” danced by Sara Mearns, Tyler Angle, Ashley Bouder, Gonzalo Garcia and Joaquin De Luz. Each ballet will be available for 72 hours. You can catch the streams on the New York City Ballet YouTube, Facebook and website.

“Antony & Cleopatra”
National Theatre
May 7; 2 p.m.
London’s National Theatre continues its free screening series with “Antony & Cleopatra,” starring Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo as Shakespeare’s titular lovers. If you can’t wait until Thursday, you can stream the Danny Boyle-directed “Frankenstein,” featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, through May 8.

Sarah Brightman in Concert
Royal Albert Hall
May 9; 3 p.m.
Sarah Brightman’s classic 1997 concert at the Royal Albert Hall will stream in its entirety for 72 hours beginning May 9. Joined by Andrea Bocelli, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Adam Clarke, the performance features songs from classical and Broadway composers alike. Donations made during the livestream will benefit the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief fund and COVID-19 Solidarity Response Funds.

Top Image: which New York City Ballet will stream beginning Tuesday, May 5. Credit Erin Baiano.