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: Monday, October 19th | 7:15PM
Check back throughout the day for more productions!
War of the Worlds
Streaming Friday, October 23rd
Stage musical adaptation of H.G. Wells' alien invasion novel, recorded live at London's O2 arena in 2012. The reimagined story, which was first released in 1978 as a concept album by Jeff Wayne, is narrated by Liam Neeson and includes performances by Jason Donovan, Marti Pellow and Ricky Wilson.
Based on the off-Broadway musical. a down-and-out shoe salesman must take his uncle‘s corpse on a wild trip to Monte Carlo or lose a huge inheritance to a Brooklyn dog shelter.
Death of a Salesman
Streaming October 21st!
The great Arthur Miller explored in his plays what it means to be an American, asking what can we expect from our country? How do we find fulfillment if we are just scraping by? Do all our daily efforts make a difference? These questions remain as relevant today as they were in 1949, when the play premiered.
This masterful stage adaptation of Charles Dickens’ immortal novel, about a young orphan’s fateful life, was filmed at the play’s West End premiere.
The Phantom of the Opera
Streaming October 9th!
Join us on Friday October 9th at 7pm UK time, as we mark the birthday of Andrew Lloyd Webber's masterpiece The Phantom of The Opera and welcome the return of the musical theatre icon to YouTube.
Return to rockin’ Rydell High for a whole new term! It’s 1961, two years after the original Grease™ gang graduated, and there’s a new crop of seniors – and new members of the coolest cliques on campus.
Till the Clouds Roll By
Light bio-pic of American Broadway pioneer Jerome Kern, featuring renditions of the famous songs from his musical plays by contemporary stage artists, including a condensed production of his most famous: 'Showboat'.
This star-studded adaptation of the musical centers around a film director who struggles to make peace with the women in his life.
ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway
A must-see for Broadway and theater buffs as film crews chronicle 4 Tony-Award nominated Broadway plays, from “Wicked” to “Avenue Q.”
Michael Ball Past & Present
This Friday on the shows must go on we celebrate Michael Ball's legendary career on the West End stage and the full performance of his Past & Present show live from the Royal Albert Hall.
Sistas The Musical
As four sisters meet in their late grandmother’s attic before her funeral, music and memories trace black women’s lives from Jim Crow to the 2010s.
Romeo & Juliet
Dominic Dromgoole’s production brings refreshing clarity to one of Shakespeare’s most famous and best-loved tragedies, drawing out the contemporary relevance of this passionate teenage love story.
Hamilton (Behind the Scenes)
An inside look at the hit musical about Founding Father Alexander Hamilton that went on to change Broadway forever and gather a global following.
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella
A sparkling fantasy of music, magic and romance, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella captivates from overture to finale with a delightful score and stunning flittering performances from an all-star cast.
Fiddler on the Roof
Tevye, a poor Jewish peasant living in Anatevka, is faced with the challenge of marrying off his five daughters amidst the growing tension in his village.
Audiences will have a chance to truly remember -- or for the first time discover one of the most popular musical love stories of our times: "The Fantasticks," which for 40 years has been taking theater-goers on a grand comic adventure of first romance. "The Fantasticks" is America's longest-running theatrical production, but its screen incarnation has been long awaited.
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".
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.
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."