With the new online streaming platforms, more Broadway shows are getting filmed on stage so the fans can watch them anytime they want from home. Here is a list of the best Broadway shows that you can stream online today.
An award-winning musical filmed at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in 2016, Hamilton is now available at Disney+. The musical features the original theatre cast accompanied by Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr, Renee Elise Goldsberry, and also the creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.
This out of the box musical is also one of the longest-running musicals in Broadway shows’ history. Created by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cats is a musical that gave the audience something that they have never seen before in mainstream musicals. The original was filmed in London in 1998 and can be found on Amazon Prime and BroadwayHD.
Falsettos is surprisingly a combination of two other musicals – Falsettos and Falsettoland. It was created by William Finn and James Lapine in 1992. This Broadway show was first filmed for television broadcast but ultimately found its way to the online streaming platforms like Amazon Prime and BroadwayHD.
Rent is a fun musical written by Jonathan Larson, which became a hit ever since it was first played in theatres. It has a fan base stronger than some of the best Broadway shows. In 1996, the production won four Tony awards, including the Best Musical award. You can stream Falsettos on Amazon Prime, YouTube, Vudu, and Google Play.
This musical is based on Charles Dicken’s novel, which tells the tale of a young man who takes up the responsibility of his house at a very young age after his father’s death. This eight-hour theatre is meant for the true Broadway enthusiasts. It was filmed in the early 1980s and was first streamed on television in 1983. Today, you can watch it on DVD and BroadwayHD.
Elaine Stritch at Liberty
Elaine Stritch was loved for her onstage and offstage persona and her art of storytelling. Elaine Stritch at Liberty is her solo show, which was played Off-Broadway before it was moved to Broadway in 2002. This musical takes you on a mesmerizing journey of her life from when she was a child. Stritch performs solo wearing a white blouse and a black pantyhose, making it the most simplistic show to watch. You can watch it only on BroadwayHD in the best collections.
This Broadway musical is based on a 1992 film with the same name. This story is about the strike by the newsboys that happened in 1899. This movie was a great hit among the cult, and Disney decided to bring the story to the stage with even more musical and excitement. Newsies lived up to the expectations and became a hit at Broadway. You can watch it on Disney+.