Each announcement from BroadwayHD, the premiere online streaming platform catering to fans of live-theatre (plays and musicals), proves to be an exciting one, offering an array of new titles added to their catalog. The latest announcement is no different, with such diverse and tempting plays and musicals as the musical revue Putting it Together, and all-female Julius Caesar, Nunsense, and an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical playlist coming to BroadwayHD.
Getting November off to an amazing start is the Donmar Warehouse, all-female production of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Politics, intrigue, betrayal, and murder playout in one of the Bard’s most politically-charged plays. Julius Caesar will be available to begin streaming on November 7, 2019.
Dab Goggins’ series of musical comedies about the escapades of the Little Sisters of Hoboken is making its way to BroadwayHD. Nunsense and its many sequels where will delight audiences with their irreverent humor and their heavenly singing. Among the stars in this series are Rue McClanahan, John Ritter, and Vicky Lawrence. The Nunsense series debuts on BroadwayHD on November 14, 2019.
In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Broadway production of the musical revue Putting it Together, a collection of songs from the musicals by Stephen Sondheim, features Carol Burnett, George Hearn and the rest of the original Broadway cast singing some of the most revered and delightfully witty Broadway show tunes ever written. Putting it Together premieres on November 21.
Also on the docket for November are the following:
A Christmas Carol – Miser Ebenezer Scrooge hates Christmas. When he gets a visit from his companion Jacob Marley, who has been dead for seven years, he urges Scrooge to change his life. Michael Hordern (Barry Lyndon), Patricia Quinn (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), and Bernard Lee (Diamonds Are Forever) star in this BBC adaptation of this Charles Dickens classic. (November 26)
The Nutcracker Ballet – Joining a growing archive of ballet performances on the platform, The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker is the quintessential Christmas ballet. When her nutcracker toy comes to life, young Clara is transported by the magician Drosselmeyer to a magical world of excitement and delight. Lauren Cuthbertson and Federico Bonelli dance the exquisite Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince; Francesca Hayward and Alexander Campbell take the roles of Clara and the Nutcracker; and Gary Avis is the mysterious, kindly Drosselmeyer. This performance celebrated Peter Wright’s 90th birthday and a production that has been in The Royal Ballet’s repertory for more than thirty years. With sumptuous period designs, spellbinding stage effects and of course Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, The Nutcracker continues to enchant audiences of all ages. (November 26)
Absurd Person Singular – Michael Gambon and Maureen Lipman star in this popular Alan Ayckbourn adaptation. Three middle-aged couples meet in three different kitchens on three consecutive Christmas Eves. Each occasion sees dramatic changes set in motion in their lives. (November 26)
The MeshugaNutcracker! – Judah Maccabee’s celebration of the first Chanukah in the new state of Israel emerge with a genuine sense of wonder as the Chelmniks tell eight stories that pay tribute to the holiday. Add in dancing dreidels, singing sufganiot, and surprise guest stars and you have the perfect recipe for a holiday gathering. Some might call it crazy…we call it The MeshugaNutcracker! Written and directed by Scott Evan Guggenheim, Shannon Guggenheim, and Stephen Guggenheim. (November 26)
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. His latest book, Sitcommentary: The Television Comedies That Changed America, released on October 15. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.
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