A new month is here, and with a new month comes new BroadwayHD offerings. With quarantine guidelines upon us, there is no better way to fill time — and put a smile on your face — than to catch up on wonderful Broadway streaming options. This month, BroadwayHD is adding special productions that offer audiences the exciting energy of springtime! Just in time for Easter and Passover this month, BroadwayHD is also adding special religious productions to its platform. So celebrate spring by settling in with one of the many colorful new options that are sure to spice up your days at home.
April also marks the anniversary of both Shakespeare’s birthday and death, so in order to celebrate the incomparable poet and playwright’s life and work, BroadwayHD is curating a special tribute playlist for the platform this month, including the filmed performance of Romeo and Juliet starring Orlando Bloom. Additionally, Macbeth and King Lear will be available on the platform starring Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen respectively.
Mark your calendars! Here’s the schedule for what’s set to be released throughout this month:
April 2, 2020 — Pippin: His Life and Time — The dazzling Stephen Schwartz musical, directed by Tony Award winner Bob Fosse, follows the life of Pippin, eldest son of King Charlemagne, who samples life’s pleasure to discover his place in the world and the meaning of life. This production stars Tony Award winners Ben Vereen and Chita Rivera, as well as The Greatest American Hero starWilliam Kat and the legendary Martha Raye.
April 7, 2020 — Fame: Live from the West End — Based on the 1980 film of the same name, FameThe Musical has been dazzling audiences and critics alike for thirty years. With eight West End runs (which includes the recent Peacock Theatre production) and two Olivier nominations, Fame is without a doubt a fan favorite! Fame follows the students of New York’s School for the Performing Arts as they learn lessons on and off the stage. These incredibly talented students act, sing and dance with every ounce of themselves and along the way experience love and loss, success and failure, hope and despair.
April 8, 2020 —Moses — Sight & Sound takes theater to a whole new level, where every show is an epic experience with a meaningful message. MOSES The Musical tells the epic story like never before – from the plagues to the parting of the Red Sea, be prepared to be amazed at the biblical drama that unfolds on stage in front of a live audience!
April 8, 2020 —Jonah The Musical —Jonah is a prophet – and a man on the run. From who? From God! After a series of wild adventures involving a seaport called Joppa, a huge boat and a terrible storm, Jonah finds himself in the belly of a giant fish. But this isn’t the end. It’s here that God teaches Jonah how to receive grace and extend mercy, even to his archenemy: Nineveh. Take your family deep into this Bible story as it springs to life on screen in jaw-dropping scale by an exceptional cast, spectacular special effects and live animals. Filmed in front of a live audience on stage at Sight & Sound Theatres in Lancaster, PA.
April 8, 2020 —Noah — Travel with Noah as he fulfills God’s command, even amidst seemingly impossible odds and the scrutiny of onlookers. Experience this extraordinary musical Bible story as it comes to life in jaw-dropping scale as Noah leads live animals inside the Ark – with sets towering four stories above the stage! Filmed before a live audience, escape the treacherous flood with your family as you become immersed in this incredible production. Noah is a Sight & Sound Theaters production.
April 9, 2020 — Jesus Christ Superstar: Live Arena Tour —Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock opera about the final harrowing days of Jesus Christ is given a spectacular-sized treatment in this arena tour. Jesus Christ Superstar features many song favorites including “Heaven on Their Minds,” and “I Don’t Know How to Love Him.”
April 16, 2020 — Billy Elliot: The Musical — Billy Elliot: The Musical, which is based on the 2000 film of the same name, has music by Sir. Elton John and the book and lyrics by Lee Hall, who wrote the film’s screenplay. The plot revolves around Billy, a motherless British boy who begins taking ballet lessons. The story of his personal struggle and fulfilment are balanced against a counter-story of family and community strife caused by the 1984–85 UK miners’ strike in County Durham, in North East England. Hall’s screenplay was inspired in part by A. J. Cronin’s 1935 novel about a miners’ strike, The Stars Look Down, to which the musical’s opening song pays homage.
BroadwayHD introduces award-winning theater from all across the globe with both classic and modern productions. Fans can expect to see the full works of Shakespeare, awe-inspiring performances from Cirque du Soleil and a selection of the world’s greatest musical including Kinky Boots, Cats, 42nd Street,She Loves Me, The Phantom of The Opera, The King and I, Sound of Music, and An American in Paris. All performances are adapted specifically for streaming audiences to maximize the entertainment experience.
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