Fall Broadway play revivals attract starry casts for you to stream online

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(AP/WJW) — Broadway theaters may be dark in New York City, but there will be plenty of new online productions of some of classic plays this fall with some starry self-isolating actors, including Matthew Broderick, Morgan Freeman, Patti LuPone, Laura Linney and David Alan Grier.

Producer Jeffrey Richards on Wednesday unveiled a weekly play run of livestreamed works to benefit The Actors Fund. They will stream on Broadway’s Best Shows and ticket buyers can access the events through TodayTix starting at $5. The series will last seven weeks.

The push begins Oct. 14 with Gore Vidal’s “The Best Man” starring Matthew Broderick, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Zachary Quinto, Phylicia Rashad, Vanessa Williams, Reed Birney, Stacy Keach and Elizabeth Ashley.

On Oct. 20, a production of Kenneth Lonergan’s “This Is Our Youth” will star Lucas Hedges, Paul Mescal and Grace Van Patten. David Mamet’s ”Race” is up on Oct. 29, starring David Alan Grier and Ed O’Neill.

Mamet’s “Boston Marriage” is slated for Nov. 12 with Patti LuPone and Rebecca Pidgeon. A revival of Anton Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya” an adapted by Neil LaBute follows on Nov. 19 with Alan Cumming, Samira Wiley, Constance Wu and Ellen Burstyn.

On Dec. 3, the original Broadway cast of Donald Margulies’ “Time Stands Still” reunites with Eric Bogosian, Brian d’Arcy James, Laura Linney and Alicia Silverstone. The last effort is Robert O’Hara’s “Barbecue” on Dec. 10 with Carrie Coon, Colman Domingo, S. Epatha Merkerson, Laurie Metcalf, David Morse and Kristine Nielsen.

For those looking for a more local angle, Cleveland’s Playhouse Square, which also postponed or canceled most of its shows this year, is offering up a “Women of Broadway” series that fans can take in right from their living rooms or bedrooms or wherever streaming devices allow.

The event includes Tony winners Patti LuPone and Laura Benanti along with Vanessa Williams, who perform on Oct. 24, Nov. 14 and Dec. 5, respectively.

Find all tickets and prices right here for this Playhouse Square event series and more.

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