Theatre-Lover’s Guide to What’s Streaming in November

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The list of must-see fare on BroadwayHD, Netflix and more, plus the theatre people to catch on your new and returning TV shows.
Theatre-related Streaming This Month
Theatre-related Streaming This Month

We know you die-hard theatre fans want to see your favorite productions and talent wherever you can. Find the full theatre-related offerings streaming on BroadwayHD, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu below, plus a listing of premiere dates for new and returning television shows starring your favorite stage performers.

This month, BroadwayHD subscribers enjoy access to two iconic titles.
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
The 1981 Broadway production of the two-part marathon play starts streaming November 1. The production won four Tonys: Best Actor in a Play for Roger Rees, Best Direction of a Play (John Caird and Trevor Nunn), Best Scenic Design (John Napier and Dermot Hayes) and Best Play. Nicholas Nickleby stars Roger Rees in the title role, Jane Downs, Emily Richard, John Woodvine, and David Threlfall.

After numerous incarnations, this is the Royal National Theatre production filmed at London’s Shepperton Studios. Starring Hugh Jackman, Josefina Gabrielle, Jimmy Johnsont, Maureen Lipman, Vicki Simon, Shuler Hensley and more, the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, directed by Trevor Nunn, comes to life on your small screen.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Tony winner Julie Taymor took on the Shakespearean comedy in 2014 at TFNA’s Polonsky Shakespeare Center. Like many of her projects, this adaptation was cinematic in nature, so it only makes sense it was filmed and now carried by the streaming platform.

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
The highly anticipated reboot of the series starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel as Lorelai and Rory Gilmore premieres November 25. The season includes a musical episode with songs by Tony-winning composer Jeanine Tesori and guest appearances by Tony winners Sutton Foster and Christian Borle.

The Crown
This Netflix original captures the story of Queen Elizabeth II as she takes on the monarchy. Premiering November 4, the ten-episode series features stage actor John Lithgow as Winston Churchill. Stephen Daldry, Tony-winning director of Billy Elliot The Musical, directs an episode of the series, as well.

Colin Quinn: The New York Story
The comedian’s solo show previously played Off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Directed by Jerry Seinfeld, Quinn brings his usual satire to the story of the beloved city he calls home. The comedy special hits Netflix November 18.

As of November 1, Amazon Prime hosts a number of movie titles that inspired Broadway (and Off-Broadway) shows including The Addams Family, Legally Blonde, Matilda, Rocky, and Terms of Endearment.

Flesh and Bone
Season 1 of the Starz original miniseries streams on Amazon beginning November 9. In the drama, the founder and artistic director of the American Ballet Company is hell bent on making the company a premiere dance institution. The show stars Ben Daniels (Les Liaisons Dangereuses, 2007).

Red Oaks
The Amazon Prime original comedy series premieres November 11 and stars Jennifer Grey with regular appearances by Broadway’s Jessica Hecht (Fiddler on the Roof).

Beginning November 1, Hulu will carry a number of films that inspired Broadway (and Off-Broadway) shows including The Addams Family, Rocky, and Terms of Endearment.

November 4
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, PBS
The special features the historic dance company in performance.

November 16
Nightcap, POP
The series, already renewed for a second season, showcases the behind-the-scenes life of a talk show talent booker. A slew of big name guest stars like Sarah Jessica Parker, Debra Messing, Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie Perez are set to appear throughout this inaugural season.

Undercover, BBC America
Tony winner Sophie Okonedo plays a human rights attorney who returns to Britain to become the first black director of public prosecutions, but life begins to unravel as she learns secrets about her husband of 20 years.

November 18
Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs, PBS
The Tony winner performs in this Great Performances special.

November 20
The Librarians, TNT
The series returns for season 3 as the librarians continue their adventures to save mystifying, ancient artifacts. Tony winner John Larroquette (How to Succeed…) plays series regular Jenkins.

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