Another new month means another new lineup of BroadwayHD programming. This streaming roster includes popular comedy and musical titles to watch all month long.
Leading the way this month is Summer Stock, the 1950s movie directed by Charles Walters, which stars Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, and Eddie Bracken. Next, Digital Theatre’s live captures of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House at London’s Young Vic Theatre, followed by Sam Shepard’s True West at the Tricycle Theatre in London.
BroadwayHD co-founders, award-winning producers, and filmmakers Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley said, “BroadwayHD is proud to be a leading platform for live theater digital captures and we are thrilled to continue providing viewers with premium content to watch from home. We have an exciting lineup of comedy, mystery and musical titles coming to the service this month that we know the fans will love.”
Check out the schedule for what’s slated to be released throughout this month:
Summer Stock – August 1st – Judy Garland and Gene Kelly star in this singing, dancing, romantic musical comedy. To save Jane Falbury’s (Garland) Connecticut farm, Jane’s sister, Abigail (Gloria DeHaven), convinces Herb Blake (Phil Silvers), the producer of a new Broadway show to rehearse on her farm. Although Abigail is set to star with her current beau, Joe Ross (Gene Kelly), Jane, and Joe are instantly attracted to each other. When the petulant Abigail walks off the stage just before opening, a reluctant Jane steps in to save the show.
A Doll’s House – August 6th – In Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, Nora Helmer, having fraudulently borrowed money to save her husband, is forced to reveal her secret and, in doing so, reassess her life as it stands. This production, directed by Carrie Cracknell, was captured by Digital Theatre live at London’s Young Vic theatre.
True West – August 11th – Often hailed as Sam Shepard’s masterpiece, True West deconstructs the damaged relationship between two estranged brothers who are striving for success. Director Phillip Breen combines comedic elements with unnerving silences in this tension-filled production, captured by Digital Theatre live at the Tricycle Theatre, London.
Comedy of Errors – August 20th – One of Shakespeare’s early comedies, The Comedy of Errors is a fast-paced farce exploring mistaken identities and relations lost and found. This production was captured by Digital Theatre live at the Clapham Community Project and was devised and directed by Paul Hunter in collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
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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