3 New to Stream Tonight 4/21: NYC Ballet Brings Us Balanchine. Shakina Loud and Proud. Viral MUSICALS

Below are three new shows you can see tonight

New York City Ballet tonight launches a twice-weekly online series on its YouTube channel offering treasures from its archives. On what would have been the opening night of its spring season, we get Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante. It’ll be up online at 8 p.m., and then until Friday



Shakina Nayfack presents her “Manifest Pussy,” taken from footage at the Public Theater, 8pm, described as “a rock concert/standup special/ritual sacrifice that follows Shakina’s pilgrimage to Thailand for gender confirmation.” She sings songs from ten cutting-edge New York theater composers, including Joe Iconis (Be More Chill), Shaina Taub (Public Works’ Twelfth Night), Michael R. Jackson (A Strange Loop) It’ll be up for 24 hours on the Musical Theater Factory site (below) then switch to Shakina’s personal YouTube channel.

The 24 Hour Plays launches Round 6 of its Instagram theater shorts tonight. What makes this new is that the four-minute shows are all musicals: Viral Musicals will stream on IGTV @24hourplays, every 20 minutes from 6 pm to 9:30 p.m. The dozen performers this week include Jelani Alladin, Daveed Diggs, John Gallagher Jr, and Sarah Steele.(Note to producers: We’d be perfectly happy with HALF as many shows each week.)

The first one is “Five Minutes in this Hallway.” Music by Rona Siddiqui, Book and Lyrics by Kristoffer Diaz. Performed by Jelani Alladin.

There’s more — LOTS more. (Check out Where To Get Your Theater Fix Online, and also Calendar of April “Openings”) But how much can you see in one evening? And what if you would rather read, or get to sleep early? (

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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