Watch A Year of Online Theater in Seven Minutes

From Stars in the House to Jake Gyllenhaal singing an original mini-musical, from Ratatouille the TikTok Musical to Sondheim’s 90th birthday concert, as well as countless Zoom readings and remarkable video experiments, the year since the shut down of physical stages in March 2020 has been filled with a vibrant stream of online theater that has reinvigorated, and reimagined, an ancient art form.

Experience it all (quickly) by watching the video below, which starts with brief snippets of what was on Broadway — Moulin Rouge, Jagged Little Pill, Girl from the North Country, and Tina — when COVID-19 abruptly silenced it all.

Below the video are links to my reviews of those online shows that make an appearance.

Lips Together, Teeth Apart

Buyer & Cellar

What Do We Need To Talk About?

COVID and Incarceration

Significant Other

Love Letters

The Burdens

Mad Forest

Homebound Project 4


Scenes From An Unmade Bed


Across The Way

A Christmas Carol

The Catastrophist

The Line

What We Forgot

Sleep Deprivation Chamber

The Great Work Begins: Scenes from Angels in America

Russian Troll Farm

A Touch of the Poet

I Am Sending You The Sacred Face

Trees the Musical

Ratatouille The TikTok Musical

Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Celebration 

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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