5 musical theater shows to stream

5 musical theater shows to stream

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.

Broadway is back, and to celebrate, we’re revisiting some of our musical theater favorites.

As always, you can watch the following list of features online or on the ALL ARTS app wherever you may stream.

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Broadway Sandwich: ‘The Band’s Visit’ and ‘Wicked’

Ever wonder what happens during the time period between shows when there is a matinee and evening performance? The series “Broadway Sandwich” goes behind the scenes with some of theater’s biggest actors during their breaks. In this episode, jog through Central Park with Etai Benson from “The Band’s Visit” and watch Jessica Vosk from “Wicked” get painted green to play Elphaba.

Great Performances: Leonard Bernstein Mass

This capture of Ravinia Festival’s 2019 production of Leonard Bernstein’s musical theater work “Mass” stars Tony Award-winning baritone Paulo Szot and features the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Baltimore Symphony Orchestra artistic director Marin Alsop.

I Can’t… I Have Rehearsal

For a select few, the high school musical is sacred. Every year, those students come together for the Tonys of New Jersey high school musical theater: the Rising Star Awards. But first, they have to get their shows off the ground. This documentary follows six very different high schools from across New Jersey as they rehearse, perform and compete with the very same supercalifragilistic show.

Women of Color on Broadway

Presented at the Great Hall at the Cooper Union, “Women of Color on Broadway” honors Tony Award winners Melba Moore and LaChanze with a special star-filled Broadway concert, featuring performances by Darlesia Cearcy, Kimberly Marable, Aléna Watters and more. Talk about bringing Broadway to your living room!

If you’re looking for an even deeper dive into the artists and productions showcased in the tribute, check out our playlist below, curated by the Women of Color on Broadway team.

The Golden Era of the Musical: The 1950s

Feeling a little nostalgic? The docu-series “Hollywood Singing and Dancing” takes viewers through a history of musicals on film, starting with the silent era and ending at the beginning of the 21st century. This episode focuses on “The Golden Era of the Musical” in the 1950s and opens with Fred Astaire’s gravity-defying scene from “Royal Wedding.” This entry into the series showcases the immense talent in some of the most beloved musicals from the time, as well as the power of the studios. Be sure to check out part two of the series’ exploration into the 1950s.

As a parting note, enjoy this clip of Astaire in “You’re All the World to Me”: