These are all the musicals that now stream for FREE worldwide [UPDATING DAILY]
While the theater community is affected by the current health crisis, producers around the world deicded to release some of their shows for free streaming, no strings attached! Check out our updating list of free musicals you can now stream from anywhere in the world! Some of these shows might include a small donation.
The following list includes links to free publicly available online materials as part of the entertainment industry's effort to provide theater offerings to audiences at home whilst venues are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Last updated: Saturday. May 2nd, 2020 11:30AM
Next to Normal
Streaming May 8th-10th at 8PM; RSVP link available next week
"A Pulitzer winning American rock musical with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt. The story centers on a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effects that managing her illness has on her family."
Andrew Llyod Webber Tribute Event
FREE; Streams Worldwide starting May 1st
The tribute features music from Andrew's major musicals including: CATS, The Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Sunset Boulevard.
The King and I
Streams worldwide for FREE on May 8th at 8PM EST!
Beloved by generations of audiences worldwide, The Sound of Music tells the inspiring true story of the von Trapp Family Singers and their escape from Austria during the rise of Nazism. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1959 hit stage musical garnered five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and the blockbuster 1965 movie adaptation won five Oscars, including Best Picture.
*Link will become active on May 8th
42nd Street: The Musical
FREE with 7-day trial; Streams Worldwide
42nd STREET is the song and dance, American dream fable of Broadway, featuring the iconic songs 42nd Street, We’re In The Money, Lullaby of Broadway, Shuffle Off To Buffalo, Dames and I Only Have Eyes For You. With the West End’s biggest cast, this is a musical like no other, entertainment doesn’t get bigger than this.
The Midnight Gang
Streams Worldwide starting April 30th
This inventive tale of fun, friendship and the importance of kindness, about a gang of children who each night escape from their hospital beds to make their dreams come true, is adapted from David Walliams’s biggest-selling children’s book of 2016.
Ariana Grande and Shoshana Bean sing JRB
Tonight, SubCulture presents a special live stream premiere of Tony Award-winning composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown’s 58th residency concert, with special guests ARIANA GRANDE and SHOSHANA BEAN!
Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier
Hop on your flying carpet, because this musical parody retells the classic tale of Aladdin... from the villain's point of view! Long ago in a Magic Kingdom, one misunderstood Royal Vizier will go on a quest to save his city from its bumbling sultan, an invading prince, and the most notorious thief to ever live!
Take Me to the World: Sondheim Celebration
A starry line-up of Broadway favorites are toasting Stephen Sondheim with a once-in-a-lifetime concert event live!
Wasted: The Musical
Through the lens of a rock documentary, Wasted gives an access-all-areas account of the struggles, heartbreaks and triumphs of the three Brontë sisters Charlotte, Emily, Anne, and their brother Branwell. Brought up in a remote, poverty-stricken town in Yorkshire, without money or opportunity, they fought ill-health, unrequited love and family feuds to write some of the most celebrated literature including Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights.
Streams Worldwide in May
The film version of Cats was released in October 1998. Directed by David Mallet, it stars original London cast member Elaine Paige as Grizabella, Sir John Mills as Gus The Theatre Cat, original Broadway cast member Ken Page as Old Deuteronomy and Michael Gruber as Munkustrap. As the Jellicle Cats emerge into the junkyard, each cat introduces themselves and their unique qualities: from the magical Mr Mistoffelees to the mysterious Macavity; the glamorous but spurned Grizabella and the Old Gumbie Cat, Jennyanydots – she who sits upon the stair or on the steps or on the mat…
Us Against Whatever
Middle Child, in association with Hull Truck Theatre and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, present Us Against Whatever, a karaoke cabaret about the places we keep in our hearts. Filmed at Hull Truck Theatre on Tuesday 2 April 2019 by Josh Moore.
Streams Worldwide in May
"Let the spectacle astound you! In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, Cameron Mackintosh produced a unique, spectacular staging of the musical on a scale which had never been seen before. Inspired by the original staging by Hal Prince and Gillian Lynne, this lavish, fully-staged production set in the sumptuous Victorian splendor of London’s legendary Royal Albert Hall features a cast and orchestra of over 200, plus some very special guest appearances."
Streams in the U.K.
Director Emma Rice brings her unique, musical and exuberantly impish vision to Angela Carter’s great last novel, in a production that has been seen at theatres across the UK. A big, bawdy tangle of theatrical joy and pain, Wise Children is a celebration of show business, family, forgiveness and hope. Expect show girls and Shakespeare, sex and scandal, mischief and mistaken identity - and butterflies galore.
The Wind in the Willows
Streams Worldwide; Free in UK
Join Ratty, Badger, Mole and the impulsive Toad as they embark on a series of riotous adventures spiralling from Toad's insatiable need for speed! The Wind in the Willows is a musical written by Julian Fellowes, with music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, based on the novel of the same name, written by Kenneth Grahame.
Myth - A New Rock Musical (2018)
'Myth' is a modern retelling of the ancient Greek story of Orpheus and the underworld. Filmed in 2018 on the West End.
Dave Malloy's Beardo
Rasputin: healer or hedonist or both? In 2011, playwright Jason Craig teamed up with Malloy to delve into the world of Russia's infamous bad boy mystic.
Flowers for Mrs Harris
Streams Worldwide starting April 9th
"Ada Harris spends her days dusting, darning, polishing and scrubbing. But her first glimpse of a ravishing Christian Dior dress sets her off on a journey that will change her life forever... From the cobbled streets of post-war London to the shimmering avenues of Paris, Ada transforms the lives of everyone she meets along the way; but can she let go of the past and finally allow her own life to blossom?"
Only the Brave
""Only the Brave" is a story of hope, bravery and togetherness. It is based on the true story of British soldiers, Major John Howard and Lieutenant Denham Brotheridge, and their wives on the Home Front, in a Second World War tale of incredible unity and courage. With a stunning cast, orchestra, crew and creative team at the wonderful Wales Millennium Centre, this musical sheds light on the immense strength and power of the human spirit at times of great adversity. Only the brave…. forgive."
Sistas The Musical
As four sisters meet in their late grandmother’s attic before her funeral, music and memories trace black women’s lives from Jim Crow to the 2010s.
Eugenius! The Musical
Ben Adams and Chris Wilkins’ homage to the great sounds and cinema of the 80s reaches across time and space to enchant you whatever your age. Meet Eugene, Janey and Feris as they reach for the stars and discover the superhero inside themselves. With a hilarious script and dynamite original songs that’ll be stuck in your head for weeks, this shot of musical adrenaline is like nothing you’ve heard before.
Pippin, first in line to inherit the throne of King Charlemagne, decides his life is lacking real meaning and accompanied by the ever present Leading Player, sets out to find it. Along the way he encounters love war sex and power to finally realize that his life never was what he thought it was.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's 21 Chump Street
Lin-Manuel Miranda turns a piece of reporting broadcast in 2012 into a 14-minute Broadway musical, created by people who normally work on Broadway. Nearly 50 actors, singers, dancers, musicians, and comedians joined Ira Glass onstage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Opera House on June 7, 2014, to try some things they'd never tried before. The result? Journalism turned into opera, into plays, into a Broadway musical (by Lin-Manuel Miranda, starring Lindsay Mendez and Anthony Ramos).
Next in the series of musical family productions from the Lyric Theatre is our 2019 Christmas production Peter Pan the Musical by Paul Boyd. The full recording will be available to watch online from 1pm on Friday 10th April until midnight on Monday 13th April. Fly off to Neverland with us this Easter weekend!