Curtain Call! Stream Broadway Shows at Home with BroadwayHD
It's a great source for BBC productions too.
Even if you can't make it to Broadway to see your favorite shows, there are still ways to enjoy them at home. BroadwayHD, a new streaming resource, makes it easy to watch your favorite musicals from the comfort of your own living room or even on the go. The service offers hundreds of titles, including new productions and classic ones, as well as concerts, plays, theatrical events, and behind-the-scenes specials that you can stream from your laptop, television, and smart phone.
Tuning in now, lovers of musicals will find a treasure trove of classics, including Bye Bye Birdie, Peter Pan, The Sound of Music, The King and I, and The Phantom of the Opera. The catalog also includes Oklahoma! starring Hugh Jackman, the 25th anniversary concert staging of Les Misérables, the 1998 filmed version of Cats.
Also currently available are recent revivals including Gypsy starring Imelda Staunton, Falsettos, She Loves Me, Billy Elliot Live, and Kiss Me, Kate starring Rachel York and Brent Barrett, as well as new productions including An American in Paris and Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill featuring the incomparable Audra McDonald
The platform also now offers an enormous catalog of BBC-produced Shakespearean productions, including filmed performances of Hamlet starring Laurence Olivier; Macbeth and King Lear, both with Ian McKellen; The Merchant of Venice featuring Maggie Smith; and Romeo and Juliet starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad, among many others.
Other must-stream offerings include solo concerts by the likes of Sutton Foster, Andrew Rannells, and Stephanie J. Block. There are also special events available to watch, including many filmed performances of the high-flying, art-bending Cirque du Soleil.
Even if you missed your favorite shows during their Broadway runs, there's still a chance to see them. Check out BroadwayHD for a glimpse at stellar performances from years past. Start watching with a free trial—after that, the service is $8.99 per month and $99.99 for a yearlong subscription.
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Which Broadway shows would you love to see live? Which ones would you tune into with a Broadway HD subscription?