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: Thursday, December 3rd | 8:30PM
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.
Streaming starts December 4th
The backstage musical show focuses on the efforts of famed dictatorial Great White Way director Julian Marsh to mount a successful stage production of a musical extravaganza at the height of the Great Depression. The piece has a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, music from Harry Warren and lyrics from Al Dubin and is an adaptation of the 1932 novel and the 1933 film.
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.
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 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.
Disney Presents: Tangled: The Musical
Best day ever! We're sharing a special presentation of Disney Cruise Line’s “Tangled: The Musical".
Holiday Inn (Broadway)
Streaming Starts November 20th
Holiday Inn tells the story of Jim, who leaves the bright lights of Broadway—as well as his fiancé and dance partner Lila—to settle down at an old farmhouse in Connecticut. Jim’s luck takes a turn for the better when he meets Linda, a spirited schoolteacher with talent to spare. Together, they turn the farmhouse into a seasonal inn with show-stopping performances to celebrate each holiday, from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July.
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.
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.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
The musical finds the Roman slave Pseudolus (Zero Mostel) scheming his way to freedom by playing matchmaker for his master's son, Hero, who is smitten with the blonde and beautiful Philia. However, things don't go at all according to plan.
Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles
Streaming starts November 13th
Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles is the first documentary to chronicle the complete story of the international Broadway blockbuster musical “Fiddler on the Roof” by exploring the unexpected richness of its themes as well as its extensive reach across time and cultures.
Emilia (West End)
Streaming starts November 10th
400 years ago Emilia Bassano wanted her voice to be heard. It wasn’t. Could she have been the “Dark Lady” of Shakespeare’s sonnets? What of her own poems? Why was her story erased from history?
One Man, Two Guvnors
Starring CBS’ “The Late Late Show” host James Corden, who won a Tony Award for his hilarious performance, One Man, Two Guvnors delighted both critics and audiences during its hugely popular West End and Broadway productions in 2011 and 2012.
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.
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.”
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.
Little Shop of Horrors (in color)
An exotic plant has an appetite only for blood and flesh. Restored and In Color!
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.
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.
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.
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.