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How to watch the ‘Best of Broadway’ special live on NBC without cable

Miss Broadway? Stream this musical benefit special tonight. It’s for a good cause.

How to watch the ‘Best of Broadway’ special live on NBC without cable
Patti LaBelle performing in One Night Only: The Best of Broadway. [Photo: Virginia Sherwood/NBC]
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If you’re like me and have been missing the thrill of live Broadway musicals over the past nine months, this might just be the next best thing. A benefit called One Night Only: The Best of Broadway will air tonight on NBC and will feature cast performances from a number of shows that were shuttered in March when the coronavirus pandemic first struck New York City.

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Performances include songs from Chicago, Jagged Little Pill, Diana: The Musical, Jersey Boys, Mean Girls, Ain’t Too Proud, and Rent. The two-hour event will be hosted by Tina Fey, who wrote Mean Girls, which I saw and loved during happier times. (Don’t judge!) The special will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. It’s slated to air on NBC tonight (Thursday, December 10) at 8 p.m. ET.

If you’re a cord cutter who wants to stream The Best of Broadway live on your TV, phone, or computer, you’ll need access to NBC. Here are a few options:

Stream for free

  • Locast: This nonprofit streaming service lets you watch broadcast networks in 23 markets and counting. Find Locast here.
  • Over-the-air antenna: As a reminder, NBC is available over the air.

Stream on a subscription service

The following paid streaming services include NBC in their bundles. You can often get a free promotional week if you haven’t signed up before:

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Stream on NBC’s website or mobile apps

If you have login credentials from a pay-TV company, you can stream NBC live on the network’s website or via its mobile apps on iOS or Android.

About the author

Christopher Zara is a senior staff news editor for Fast Company and obsessed with media, technology, business, culture, and theater. Before coming to FastCo News, he was a deputy editor at International Business Times, a theater critic for Newsweek, and managing editor of Show Business magazine

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