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.
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: