Each month, online streaming platforms add more movies and programming to their rosters. It can be a lot to sift through, so Playbill.com has done the legwork for you. Here are the theatre-related movies coming to subscribers’ smallest screens, beginning today.
Often referenced as “Netflix for Broadway,” BroadwayHD is the preeminent online streaming service for live theatre. New this month: The Off-Broadway hit The Woodsman becomes available September 6. The haunting origin story of the Tin Man, The Woodsman conveys a heart-wrenching tale through sophisticated puppetry and Obie-winning design; September 8, tune in to a live stream of Yiya—a musical comedy from Teatro El Nacional in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Don’t worry, there are subtitles for lovers of dark comedy who don’t speak Spanish.)
Kick off your Sunday shoes. The 1984 film starring Kevin Bacon comes to Netflix September 1. The movie is the precursor to the 1998 musical of the same name.
Also available on the first of the month is this movie starring Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, Keke Palmer and Jeremy Jordan. The film features original music by Mervyn Warren in the story about two strong women trying to save their small-town choir.
The film version of the Stephen Sondheim musical stars Johnny Depp as the Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Helena Bonham Carter as his Mrs. Lovett. Meat pies are available starting September 1.
The Alan Menken-penned musical comedy TV series finds a new home on Netflix beginning September 7. How’s that for a fairy-tale ending?
The rock musical bowed on Broadway at the Biltmore Theatre in 1968. The 1979 movie version stars John Savage as Claude, Treat Williams as George Berger and more. The film features many of the songs from the musical, including “Aquarius,” “Hair,” “I Got Life,” “Frank Mills” and “Easy to be Hard.”
If you’re not an Amazon subscriber, but you have Hulu, you can still catch this one.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
The precursor to David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane’s Broadway musical, the movie follows the scheme of two conmen trying to swindle rich women out of their money in the French Riviera. Steve Martin plays Freddy Benson (Norbert Leo Butz in the stage show) and Michael Caine is Lawrence Jameson (John Lithgow on Broadway).
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