The final two weeks of Broadway performances of “Clyde’s” will be simultaneously streamed online, Second Stage Theater announced Monday.
In partnership with production company Assemble Stream, performances between Jan. 4 and Jan. 16, 2022 will be captured live and made available online for viewers to watch from home in real time. Producers say the initiative was developed to allow those unable to attend the production at the Hayes Theater to experience Broadway remotely.
“The events of the last 18 months have shown us that there is an appetite for theater in all of its forms and we are excited to bring a simulcast of our Broadway production of Lynn Nottage’s ‘Clyde’s’ — in real time — to theater fans,” said Second Stage Executive Director Khady Kamara and Assemble Stream’s Katie McKenna in a joint statement.
The new play “Clyde’s” is written by Lynn Nottage, directed by Kate Whoriskey and stars Uzo Aduba, Ron Cephas-Jones, Edmund Donovan, Reza Salazar and Kara Young.
While rare on Broadway, Roundabout Theatre Company previously simulcast Broadway performances of “She Loves Me” and “Holiday Inn” in 2016. “Diana,” “Come From Away” and “Hamilton,” among others, have released filmed versions of their shows.
The performances of “Clyde’s” will be captured by five to seven cameras and edited in real time.
The production began previews Nov. 3, and is set to open Nov. 23 at the Hayes Theater. It is currently scheduled to run through Jan. 16, 2022.