Here are a few of the best events happening Thursday through Wednesday and how to tune in (all times are Eastern).
Spotlight on Plays: ‘Love Letters’
Thursday at 8 p.m. on YouTube
Watching Bryan Cranston and Sally Field perform a reading of this 1988 play by A. R. Gurney shouldn’t be so different from seeing it live. When it’s staged, the epistolary romance typically features two characters, Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, sitting next to each other reading their correspondence aloud. In this version, the actors will be performing from home, but onscreen they’ll appear to be side by side.
When: 8 p.m., and again at 11 p.m.
Where: The Actors Fund YouTube channel, and Broadway’s Best Shows’ YouTube channel, Facebook page and website.
Live from the New York Public Library: Stacy Schiff’s ‘Cleopatra’ with Tim Gunn
Thursday at 8 p.m. on Zoom
For more than 2,000 years, Cleopatra has been a magnet for rumors, legends and symbolic associations. When Stacy Schiff’s biography of the ancient monarch was published in 2010, it was celebrated for the way it handled her legacy. “Ms. Schiff strips away the accretions of myth that have built up around the Egyptian queen and plucks off the imaginative embroiderings of Shakespeare,