Free musicals and plays you can now stream during the Coronavirus outbreak [UPDATING DAILY]
During these unprecedented times, the theater community has come together to provide viewers from around the world the opportunity to stream select theater productions for free. Check out this updating list of musicals, plays, and operas that are now streaming!
The following list includes links to free publicly available online materials as part of the entertainment industry's effort to provide theater offerings to audiences at home whilst venues are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Last updated: Friday, September 18th | 7:15PM
Check back throughout the day for more productions!
Little Shop of Horrors (in color)
An exotic plant has an appetite only for blood and flesh. Restored and In Color!
This freaky musical is a parody of an actual, dead serious anti-marihuana propaganda film from 1936, trying to convince the American public that just one drag of a pot cigarette forever and irrevocably turns average high school kids into hopeless drug addicts.
Pippin is a 1972 musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. Bob Fosse, who directed the original Broadway production, also contributed to the libretto.
Guys and Dolls
In New York, a gambler is challenged to take a cold female missionary to Havana, but they fall for each other, and the bet has a hidden motive to finance a crap game.
In New York City for the first time while on his way to enlist in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, Oklahoma farm hand Claude Hooper Bukowski (John Savage) meets up with a freewheeling group of Central Park hippies led by the irrepressible George Berger (Treat Williams). When the unlikely friends meet upper-middle-class debutante Sheila Franklin (Beverly D'Angelo), sparks fly between the country boy and the city girl, and Berger's troupe attempts to keep the young lovers together.
Ten lost souls are followed through ten periods in New York City history, falling in and out of relationships with each other.
The Last Five Years
Cathy, a struggling actress, and Jamie, a Jewish up-and-coming novelist, struggle to make their marriage work while introspecting on their failures.
Gypsy - Stage Production
Gypsy: Live from the Savoy Theatre Stage musical loosely based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee. Gypsy's mother Rose dreams of a life in show business for her daughters, but Louise becomes a huge burlesque star.
Flower Drum Song
In this adaptation of the 1958 Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical, Chinese immigrant Mei Li (Miyoshi Umeki) is betrothed to nightclub boss Sammy Fong (Jack Soo), but he wants to marry showgirl Linda Low (Nancy Kwan). To get out of the arrangement, Sammy pawns her off to wealthy Master Wang (Benson Fong) as a fiancée for his son, Wang Ta (Victor Sen Yung). Mei Li falls in love with Wang, but he wants to pursue Linda, who takes advantage of his affections to test Sammy's love.
All That Jazz
Bob Fosse's ALL THAT JAZZ, the semi-autobiographical fantasy based on Fosse's life and career as a dancer, choreographer and director.
Sweeney Todd [Tim Burton]
Benjamin vows to seek revenge from the judge who framed him for a crime he did not commit. In order to do so, he reopens his barbershop and begins murdering his customers with a razor.
Every Little Step
Follows the plight of real-life dancers as they struggle through auditions for the Broadway revival of "A Chorus Line". Also investigates the history of the show and the creative minds behind the original and current incarnations.
Gypsy [Bette Midler]
Ambitious stage mother Rose Hovick (Bette Midler) wants desperately for her daughter, June (Jeffrey Broadhurst), to become the vaudeville star she never was. With the help of savvy but kind-hearted agent Herbie Sommers (Peter Riegert), Rose realizes her aspirations for June, but when her new star rebelliously elopes, June's shy sister, Louise (Cynthia Gibb), reluctantly steps into the spotlight, transforming herself into the legendary burlesque star Gypsy Rose Lee.
Bye Bye Birdie
The musical about a manager (Jason Alexander) and his girlfriend (Vanessa Williams) concoct one last publicity stunt before his teen idol client enters the Army during the 1960s.
Disney Presents: Tangled: The Musical
Best day ever! We're sharing a special presentation of Disney Cruise Line’s “Tangled: The Musical".
In The Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams
Streaming August 7th
"In The Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams" is showcasing the 2008 musical that launched Lin-Manuel Miranda’s rise to stardom.
Disney Presents: Beauty and the Beast
A special presentation of Disney's stage production of “Beauty and the Beast".
Much Ado About Nothing
Set in contemporary Georgia with an election race underway, "Much Ado About Nothing" finds the community of Messina celebrating a break from an ongoing war, but not all is peaceful amid the merriment. Former rivals battle it out, revenge is sought and trickery runs amok in this timeless comedy of romantic retribution and miscommunication.
Cirque du Soleil - Crystal
Enjoy some of the best live show moments of Crystal and Axel, the very first on ice productions from Cirque du Soleil, and discover a new kind of performance as Cirque du Soleil meets the ice to defy all expectations.
Circus: Cirque du Soleil presents Amaluna
Cirque du Soleil is back with a new CirqueConnect hour-long special for our fans! Tune in Friday April 3rd at 3pm ET to see what exciting new shows we will feature on this new special.
Beautiful and Damned (West End Musical)
Beautiful and Damned is an evocative and glittering, all new, musical based on the extraordinary lives of Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald. He’s a successful, young author and she’s the stylish, young wife. Outrageously glamorous and fashionable, they created their own world of enchantment and became the envy of all with their high-spending and high-living lifestyle.
Jekyll and Hyde
Streaming starting August 5th
A new dance thriller devised, directed and choreographed by Olivier Award winner Drew McOnie. Inspired by Robert Louis Stevensons The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
Rogers & Hammerstein's Carousel
Carousel was hailed by Time Magazine as “the best musical of the 20th Century.“ The New York Philharmonic presents a stunning staged production of this iconic American work, featuring a star-studded cast including Kelli O’Hara, Nathan Gunn, Stephanie Blythe, Shuler Hensley, Jason Danieley, Jessie Mueller, Kate Burton, John Cullum and New York City Ballet dancers Robert Fairchild and Tiler Peck
Hamilton: Building America
Streaming Now! (US)
This two-hour documentary captures the amazing life and times of our nation's forgotten founding father: Alexander Hamilton.
Streaming June 19th
ANN is a no-holds-barred portrait of Ann Richards, the legendary governor of Texas. This inspiring and hilarious new play brings us face to face with a complex, colorful and captivating character bigger than the state from which she hailed.
When young Candide's marriage offer to a baron's daughter backfires, the naïve student of optimism is hurled into an eye-opening journey around the globe, discovering the horrors of existence at every step.
Wasted: The Musical
Through the lens of a rock documentary, Wasted gives an access-all-areas account of the struggles, heartbreaks and triumphs of the three Brontë sisters Charlotte, Emily, Anne, and their brother Branwell. Brought up in a remote, poverty-stricken town in Yorkshire, without money or opportunity, they fought ill-health, unrequited love and family feuds to write some of the most celebrated literature including Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights.
Take Me to the World: Sondheim Celebration
Streams Worldwide on April 26th
A starry line-up of Broadway favorites are toasting Stephen Sondheim with a once-in-a-lifetime concert event live!
Musicals: Only the Brave
""Only the Brave" is a story of hope, bravery and togetherness. It is based on the true story of British soldiers, Major John Howard and Lieutenant Denham Brotheridge, and their wives on the Home Front, in a Second World War tale of incredible unity and courage. With a stunning cast, orchestra, crew and creative team at the wonderful Wales Millennium Centre, this musical sheds light on the immense strength and power of the human spirit at times of great adversity. Only the brave…. forgive."