What to stream: “Much Ado About Nothing,” Harold Prince and more

What to stream: “Much Ado About Nothing,” Harold Prince and more

The ALL ARTS broadcast channel and streaming app have plenty of arts-related shows and films to choose from, including original productions and archival content.

In honor of the Great Performances series “Broadway’s Best,” we’re re-visiting this season’s packed line-up of productions.

As always, you can watch the following list of features online, or on the ALL ARTS app on Roku and anywhere else you stream.

“Much Ado About Nothing”

This Public Theater production of “Much Ado About Nothing,” recorded live at the outdoor Delacorte Theater in Central Park, reinvents Shakespeare’s comedic work into a contemporary tale. Featuring Danielle Brooks as Beatrice, the all-star production was directed by Kenny Leon, with music by Jason Michael Webb and choreography by Camille A. Brown.

“Red”

Set in a New York studio in the late 1950s, “Red” follows artist Mark Rothko as he works on a series of paintings for the new Four Seasons restaurant in architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Seagram Building. As he works through the commission, Rothko also inducts his newly-hired assistant Ken into his artistic practice.

“Harold Prince: The Director’s Life”

Director Harold Prince had a career that spanned seven decades, resulting in 21 Tony Awards and several foundational productions, such as “West Side Story,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Cabaret,” “Sweeney Todd” and “The Phantom of the Opera.” This retrospective documentary takes an intimate look at the Broadway legend’s career and life, with interviews from featuring Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Mandy Patinkin, John Kander, Susan Stroman and Angela Lansbury.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I”

Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe star in this Tony Award-winning revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I.” Based on Margaret Landon’s novel “Anna and the King of Siam,” the musical centers on Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher instructing the royal children of the King of Siam.

“42nd Street”

The tap-filled spectacle “42nd Street,” winner of the 1981 Tony Award for Best Musical, presents a flashy gaze into the world of Broadway song and dance. The production, which has played home to a fair amount of stars, features the memorable songs: “We’re In the Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off To Buffalo,” “I Only Have Eyes For You” and many more.

 

Top Image: Danielle Brooks and Grantham Coleman in "Much Ado About Nothing." Photo by Joseph Sinnott.