The following streaming services allow you to bring the magic of the stage to your living room—in some cases, for free. Enjoy a glass of wine (because it’s much cheaper to do that at home than it is at the theater!), turn on the popcorn machine, and stream your favorite live Broadway shows on Amazon Prime Video, Vudu and more.
Amazon Prime Video
After the free seven-day trial, Broadway HD costs $8.99 a month or $99.99 for a year, plus applicable taxes, and provides unlimited access to the above musicals, plus other Broadway hits including:
Google Play allows you to download movies and TV shows to any Android phone or tablet. Movies and TV shows (plus music, books and apps) can be purchased on an individual basis. These are the live musicals you can stream on Google Play:
Vudu doesn’t require a monthly subscription fee; instead, you’re charged by individual movie or TV shows, both of which are available to rent or buy. Prices start at $0.99. Currently, you can stream one live musical on Vudu: Billy Elliot the Musical Live.
Musical theater fans, rejoice: you can now stream full-length recordings of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musicals on a new YouTube channel called The Shows Must Go On. Shows include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Jesus Christ Superstar, with a different musical being released each week.
You also can rent or buy any of the following musicals on YouTube:
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