Hamilton to Oklahoma! – how to watch Broadway and West End shows from home
30 March 2020, 15:39 | Updated: 30 March 2020, 15:41
An updating list of all the major Broadway, London West End and other shows being streamed online.
With Broadway and London’s West End shows cancelled or postponed for the time being as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, fans of all-singing-all-dancing stage entertainment will be left wondering how they can get their musical theatre fix.
From Hamilton to Six, and Cats to Moulin Rouge, there’s far too much glitz, glam and gusto to miss out on.
But the show must go on... line (*ahem*), so here are just some of the musicals to keep you entertained over the coming weeks.
• Romeo and Juliet – a digitally-captured production of the 2013 Broadway revival of Shakespeare’s tragic love story, starring Orlando Bloom and two-time Tony-nominated Condola Rashad.
• The King and I – a company of over 50 world-class performers tell the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher (2018).
• Rent – the infectiously catchy musical ran on Broadway for 22 years, and now you can watch a version of the gritty tale filmed live from the stage in 2002.
Visit: Amazon Prime
• The Wind in the Willows – a 2017 production of Kenneth Grahame’s whimsical river bank tales, performed live at the London Palladium and starring Rufus Hound.
• Oklahoma! – a 1999 National Theatre production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s epic show, starring Hugh Jackman.
• An American in Paris – a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar-winning film, telling the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’.
• Peter Pan – a family-friendly, Tony-Nominated Broadway revival of the classic tale, starring actress and former artistic gymnast, Cathy Rigby.
• 42nd Street – one of Broadway’s longest-running musicals follows Peggy Sawyer, a talented entertainer from small-town America shooting for stardom.
• Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – the original Harold Prince-directed Broadway production filmed during its national tour in 1982.
• Kinky Boots – a must-see Broadway classic, following factory owner Charlie who is struggling to save his family business, and fabulous entertainer Lola.
• Death of a Salesman – a gripping 1966 stage musical adaptation of Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
• Timpson: The Musical – performed at the Stockwell Playhouse, this award-winning musical explaining the origins of everyone’s favourite high street cobblers is pure hilarity for the whole family.
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Upcoming virtual shows
• Daily – The Actors Fund are producing free, mini-Broadway shows at 2pm and 8pm.
• 27 March: watch BalletBoyz’ new dance show Deluxe for free, with an option to donate.