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 musicals and plays 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. Last updated: Saturday, May 8th | 8:30PM
During these unprecedented times, the theater community has come together to provide viewers from around the world the opportunity to stream musicals and plays 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.
Last updated: Saturday, May 8th | 8:30PM
Streaming May 14th
Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS, the most famous musical of all time, first exploded onto the West End stage in 1981. 'Memory', one of its many classic songs, became an instant worldwide hit. Since then CATS has smashed records and conquered the world.
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet risk everything to be together. In defiance of their feuding families, they chase a future of joy and passion as violence erupts around them. This bold new film brings to life the remarkable backstage spaces of the National Theatre in which desire, dreams and destiny collide to make Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy sing in an entirely new way.
Streaming April 22nd
When is a play about a boxer not really about boxing? When it's the 2016 Obie and Drama Desk Award-winning THE ROYALE! The play is about the life of the outsider in America as much as it is about charismatic African-American boxer Jay “The Sport” Jackson. The stylized and stunning conception of Marco Ramirez was realized by director Rachel Chavkin.
The Phantom of the Opera
Deep in the passageways below the Paris Opera lives a lonely, talented, horribly disfigured man who revels in terrorizing the theater's employees as The Phantom of the Opera. But when the masked Phantom sees young Christine Daaé, his heart melts.
Little Shop of Horrors (in color)
An exotic plant has an appetite only for blood and flesh. Restored and In Color!
Recently honored with a highly prestigious Peabody Award, the film is based on the Chichester Festival Theatre production of the play that enjoyed sell-out runs in the West End and on Broadway.
The Sound of Music Live
Fall in love with the beloved musical as never before. Features music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II and stars Kara Tointon as Maria and Julian Ovenden as Captain von Trapp.
SMASH - Complete Series
A successful songwriting duo of industry veterans, Julia and Tom have an opportunity to create another Broadway hit, but making it to opening night isn't easy.
Megan Hilty Concert
Join Tony-nominated star Megan Hilty of Wicked, 9 to 5: The Musical, Noises Off, and NBC’s Smash for a new concert special featuring a versatile set of musical theater favorite and classic standards.
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.
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
This hilarious musical stars Robert Morse (Mad Men) as a charming and scheming window washer who climbs to the top of the corporate ladder by way of a self-help book.
Barbra Streisand stars in this beautifully portrayed story of a young independent woman who is forced to masquerade as a boy in order to pursue her love of knowledge.
Grease is the one that you want! Go back to high school with Pink Lady Sandy (Olivia Newton-John), leader of the bad-boy T-Birds, Danny (John Travolta), and a rockin' and rollin' all-star cast.
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.
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.
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.”
TBased on J.M. Barrie’s beloved tale about the boy who wouldn’t grow up, this heartwarming musical dazzles with a score written by George Stiles and lyrics by Anthony Drewe—the award-winning songwriting duo behind Broadway’s smash hit Mary Poppins.
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.
Riverdance (3 performances)
The critically acclaimed dancers bring their traditional Irish performances to Radio City Music Hall in the heart of New York City.
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.
Disney on Ice
Disney on Ice is a series of touring ice shows produced by Feld Entertainment under agreement with The Walt Disney Company. The shows feature figure skaters portraying the roles of Disney characters in performances derived from various Disney films.
This week on our free streaming list - Mary Martin takes on the role of Peter Pan, the boy who refuses to grow up, in the unforgettable filmed stage performance of PETER PAN.
Frozen: A Musical Spectacular
The full production of Frozen: A Musical Spectacular is now available to stream online, for free! This previously recorded production features the original cast of the show.
Disney Presents: Tangled: The Musical
Best day ever! We're sharing a special presentation of Disney Cruise Line’s “Tangled: The Musical".
This modern adaptation of the beloved Broadway musical tells of an adorable young orphan looking for a permanent home in New York City.
From punk rock mosh pits and sold-out stadiums to the Great White Way, "Broadway Idiot" provides a unique window into the art of theater, as rock stars and stage stars collide.
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.
Hamlet (Broadway Production)
The highly successful 1964 Richard Burton Broadway production of "Hamlet", deliberately staged in the style of a "dress rehearsal", but performed in front of a live audience. Howard Taubman of The New York Times called it "a performance of electrical power and sweeping virility", noting that he had never known or seen "a Hamlet of such tempestuous manliness"
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.
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.
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.
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.