It’s been two weeks since Broadway shut down as a part of the coronavirus quarantine, however its well-known exhibits and musicals are getting an encore from audiences streaming at dwelling. Now you can catch your outdated favorites like Cats, Oklahoma! and The King And I, in addition to extra modern hits like Hamilton even whereas the theaters are closed.
To take pleasure in some present tunes or watch a dramatic monologue, your finest wager proper now’s to show to BroadwayHD or Netflix. Each platforms have an in depth choice of Broadway exhibits ranging throughout genres.
And whereas New York’s theater district is notably quiet proper now with the closure of its phases, ordinarily most tickets common not less than $100 to see a present stay on Broadway. By streaming the productions proper now as an alternative, you’re getting a fairly candy discount.
In case you’re in search of selection in your Broadway present search, go together with BroadwayHD. The platform has over 300 titles to select from and offers first-time customers a 7-day trial to check the service out earlier than they totally commit. In case you’re new to BroadwayHD, you may join the trial right here — and when you’re hooked after every week, you could have two subscription choices: $8.99/month or $99.99/yr. Amongst BroadwayHD’s choices are Les Mis, Romeo and Juliet (the 2013 model with Orlando Bloom), Bye Bye Birdie and Kinky Boots, however the assortment is refreshed every month. And it’s not simply Broadway; their choice additionally options exhibits from Los Angeles’ Geffen Playhouse Theater.
Netflix, in the meantime, is dwelling to much less conventional Broadway exhibits. You possibly can catch Nick Kroll and John Mulaney’s whacky, hilarious Broadway stint in 2017’s Oh, Whats up the place the 2 comedians play aged New Yorkers and stream Shrek The Musical or Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway run, Springsteen on Broadway from 2018. Netflix additionally has movie diversifications of Broadway exhibits, like American Son and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Road, which options Harry Potter favorites Helena Bonham Carter and Alan Rickman. To entry Prime Video, you can begin with a 30-day free trial right here. After that, memberships value $8.99/month.
Searching for a very free choice? When you can’t fairly discover authorized free, full-length Broadway exhibits, you may nonetheless catch loads of actors displaying their skills on The Actor’s Fund Youtube every day at zero value. Stars like Kristin Chenoweth, Billy Porter and Tina Fey have all carried out for the charity in mini Broadway exhibits for the general public. And whereas they’re technically free, donations are inspired to assist fund coronavirus aid.