Yesterday, we bought you our world-wide audit of live theatre currently available for streaming.
Well, strap yourself in, because today we’re serving you all that’s great in musical theatre on demand.
While the recording of live theatre, opera and ballet productions has been a long tradition, musical theatre has only recently come to the party more broadly. The following list includes those works which have been filmed live on stage for broadcast, as well as the films and documentaries that have inspired, or been adapted from our most beloved musicals.
Live Recordings (PPV/requires subscription)
An American in Paris BroadwayHD
Funny Girl (starring Sheridan Smith), Digital Theatre
Grease Live! Amazon Prime
Into the Woods (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Digital Theatre
Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn BroadwayHD
Jekyll & Hyde (starring David Hasselhoff), BroadwayHD
Jerry Springer: The Opera BroadwayHD
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill BroadwayHD
Lift (starring Cynthia Erivo), Digital Theatre
Newsies: The Broadway Musical Disney+
Oklahoma! (starring Hugh Jackman) BroadwayHD
She Loves Me BroadwayHD
Available for a limited time only (free)
21 Chump Street with Book, Music & Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda (This American Life – Live at BAM, USA). Watch now on YouTube.
Eugenius! The Musical with Book, Music & Lyrics by Ben Adams & Chris Wilkins (The Other Palace, UK). Watch now on Facebook.
Exposing Edith (Morning Melodies) by Michaela Burger and Greg Wain (2020, cabaret). Watch now on Arts Centre Melbourne’s YouTube.
Timpson: The Musical with Book & Lyrics by Sam Cochrane & Chris Baker, Music by Tom Slade & Theo Caplan (Stockwell Playhouse, UK). Watch now on YouTube.
COVID-19 Concerts (free / donation encouraged)
Living Room Concerts (USA, concert) Broadway World. Watch now on YouTube.
LIVE: From Your Living Room (AUS, online concert).
Rosie O’Donnell’s YouTube Broadway Concert (recorded 23 March 2020, concert). Watch now on YouTube.
Musical films, documentaries and concerts (PPV/requires subscription)
20 Feet from Stardom (documentary), Stan
Annie (1982, film), Amazon Prime
Annie (1999, film), Disney+
Annie (2014, film), Netflix & Stan
The Big Gay Musical (film), Amazon Prime
Chicago (film), Stan & Amazon Prime
Chitty Chitty, Bang Bang (film), Stan
Dreamgirls (film), Stan & Amazon Prime
Disney’s Aladdin (2019, live action), Disney+
Disney’s Broadway Hits at Royal Albert Hall (concert), BroadwayHD
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (2017, live action), Disney+
Disney’s Mary Poppins (film), Disney+
Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns (2018), Disney+
Disney’s The Lion King (2019, live action), Disney+
Elaine Stritch at Liberty (documentary) BroadwayHD
Encore (2019, TV series, documentary), Disney+
Fiddler on the Roof (film), Stan
Fiddler: Miracle of Miracles (documentary), Amazon Prime
Goddess (Australian film), Stan
Grease (film), Stan & Amazon Prime
Hair (film), Stan
Hairspray (film), Netflix & Stan
Hamilton: One Shot to Broadway (documentary), Amazon Prime, Kanopy.com
High School Musical (film), Disney+
High School Musical 2, Disney+
High School Musical 3: Senior Year, Disney+
Into the Woods (film), Disney+
Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (1954, film), Amazon Prime
Jersey Boys (film), Netflix
Les Misérables (film), Amazon Prime
London Road(film), Stan
The Making of West Side Story (documentary), BroadwayHD
Newsies (film), Disney+
The Pajama Game (1957, film), Amazon Prime
Putting it Together (documentary), BroadwayHD
Rent (film), Amazon Prime
The Sound of Music (film), Disney+
Springsteen on Broadway (2018, Broadway), Netflix
Stephanie J Block: Live from Lincoln Center (musical theatre, concert), BroadwayHD
Sutton Foster: Live from Lincoln Center (musical theatre, concert), BroadwayHD
Tim Minchin and the Heritage Orchestra (2011, concert), Amazon Prime
Tim Minchin: So Fucking Rock (2008, concert), Amazon Prime
West Side Story (film), Stan
Yentl (film), Stan
This list will continue to be updated as more information becomes available, and was last updated on April 3, 2020.