Whit the COVID-19 crisis running amok all over the world, Broadway was amongst the many entertainment centers that were shut down. But many of the shows found a home online. Here are the best Broadway shows on stream!
Starring Kelli O’Hara, Nathan Gunn, and Jessie Mueller. Available on Amazon Prime. Julie Jordan fell in love with a grumpy, charming, carefree carousel peeler. After she became pregnant, he resorted to extreme situations to obtain extra money to support his family. Staring at Broadway favorites Kelli O’Hara and Jessie Mueller, and the lead singer of the Metropolitan Opera, Nathan Gunn, this live concert recording from Lincoln Center is a good way to figure out Rogers and Hammerstein.
Starring Poplar, Norma Crane, and Leonard Frey. Available on Amazon Prime. Currently performing off-road performances on Broadway (Yiddish) on stage 42, the fiddler on the roof follows the poor milker Tevye and his wife Golde, trying to fight his daughter who wants to break the marriage tradition. With the music of Jerry Bock and the lyrics of Sheldon Harnick, this movie contains all the songs that theater fans are familiar with and love: “Tradition”, “If I was rich “People” and “matchmakers”, to name a few.
Starring Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tommy Kail. Available on Amazon Prime. The one-hour documentary took Lin-Manuel Miranda, director Tommy Kail, and included Leslie Odom Jr. and Interviews with actors including Renée Elise Goldsberry detailed how Hamilton went from a concept album to an award-winning international music sensation. Hello again (2018, movie). Starring Odella McDonald, Cheyenne Jackson, Martha Plinton, and Jenna Uskovitz. Available on Amazon Prime. Adapted from the 1993 Broadway musical by Michael John LaChiusa, “Hello Again” tells the story of 10 lost souls engaged in a series of love affairs in 10 different eras in New York City. This story is told in chronological order. With the changes of the times, LaChiusa’s music always changes with the development of the times. In “Hello Again”, every story is closely related, but you have to watch the movie to be sure.
Starring Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, and Emily Watson. Available on Amazon Prime. If you can’t go to New York to see Glenda Jackson in King Lear’s new revival, then this Amazon original work is your ideal way to restore Shakespeare. Anthony Hopkins starred as the title character in King Lear. This is a tragedy in Shakespeare’s tragedy. It tells the story of the king being tempted to abandon the kingdom by two of his three daughters. His crazy blood.
Starring Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, and Julie Wilson. Available on Amazon Prime. Re-interpretation of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew”, “Kiss Me”, and “Kate”, telling the story of the former husband and wife joining forces in the classic version of Shakespeare. However, behind the scenes is where the real drama takes place and chaos.
Broadway shows on stream are an excellent “war-time” solution, but we can’t wait for the pandemic to end, so we can get back into the theaters!