Broadway Lover's Guide to Max

Check out what you should stream on Max!

By: Dec. 31, 2022
Broadway Lover's Guide to Max

Max offers a collection of content curated from across WarnerMedia's catalog and a roster of new Max and Discovery Originals, plus acquired franchises and films.

Among those include an impressive lineup of muscials, plays, and films that theater lovers will enjoy. Check out the Broadway lover's guide to Max below!

Broadway Content on HBO Max

In the Heights

The film adaption of Lin Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning musical featuring Anthony Ramos, Daphne Rubin Vega, Olga Merediz, and more returns to HBO Max. Directed by Wicked movie director Jon M. Chu, the film also features cameos by the original Broadway cast of the hit musical. Watch the movie here.

The Phantom of the Opera

The film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical streams on HBO starring Emmy Rossum and Gerard Butler. Based on Gaston Leroux’s horror novel, The Phantom of the Opera tells the enticing story of a disfigured Phantom who haunts the depths of The Paris Opera House. Mesmerized by the talents and beauty of the young soprano Christine, The Phantom lures her as his protégé and falls fiercely in love with her. The Phantom's obsession sets the scene for a dramatic turn of events where jealousy, madness and passions collide. Watch the movie here.


The late Olivia Newton-John stars in the hit 1978 movie musical, alongside John Travolta, as Sandy Olsson. The performance earned her a Golden Globe nomination as "Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical of Comedy." This film's best-selling soundtrack featured the duets "You're The One That I Want" and "Summer Nights," with Travolta, as well as her mega-hit, "Hopelessly Devoted To You." To date, "Grease" remains the most successful movie musical in history. Watch the movie here.

Rock of Ages

The big screen adaptation of the blockbuster Broadway musical with the heart-pounding hits of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake, and more. The film stars Tom Cruise as Stacee Jaxx, along with Diego Boneta as "Drew," Julianne Hough as "Sherrie," Russell Brand as "Lonny," Alec Baldwin as "Dennis," Mary J. Blige as "Justice," Brian Cranston as the Mayor, Malin Ackerman as "Constance Sack," Paul Giamatti as "Paul Gill," and Catherine Zeta-Jones as the "Mayor's Wife." Watch the movie here.


Barbra Streisand made her directing debut with this musical film about a young Jewish woman who longs to become a Talmudic scholar. Streisand cowrote, produced, and directed as well as starred in this popular motion picture, based on a short story by Isaac Bashevis Singer. She manages to make her dreams come true by disguising herself as a boy and entering an orthodox Jewish school. Her masquerade causes big problems when she falls in love with her fellow scholar Avigdor (Mandy Patinkin)...and his fiancée (Amy Irving, in an Oscar-nominated performance) falls in love with her. Watch the movie here.

Taylor Mac's 24-Decade History of Popular Music

New York's hottest club is Taylor Mac's 24-Decade History of Popular Music. This riotous concert film documents the New York theater legend's joyous, challenging, and ostentatiously queer 24-hour musical performance as this glittered ringmaster guides an enthralled audience through a transformative cycle of birth, death, and national rebirth. Watch the documentary here.

Reopening Night

Reopening Night, a documentary following the re-opening of The Pubic Theatre with the production of "Merry Wives," chronicles the challenging 12-week journey of The Public to navigate an obstacle-filled path to opening night of Shakespeare in The Park in the summer of 2021. Building on the work of founder Joe Papp and the long-held principle of The Public that art and culture belong to - and should be accessible to - everyone. Watch the documentary here.

My So Called High School Rank

My So-Called High School Rank chronicles the creation of a musical theater production at Granite Bay High School in Sacramento, CA, inspired by students' stories of the constant pressures to achieve a top-rank in every part of their lives to get ahead in today's fierce college admissions process. In an uncanny case of art anticipating real life, Granite Bay's musical Ranked was in the works weeks before Rick Singer and the "Varsity Blues" scandal made headlines in 2019. Watch the documentary here.


Oscar®-winning director Tom Hooper (The King's Speech, Les Misérables, The Danish Girl) transforms Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-shattering stage musical into a breakthrough cinematic event. Cats stars James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson and introduces Royal Ballet principal dancer Francesca Hayward in her feature film debut. Watch the movie here.

Spring Awakening: Those You've Known

15 years after the smash, Tony-winning Broadway run of "Spring Awakening," the original cast and creative team reunite for a spectacular, one-night only reunion concert to benefit The Actors Fund. Chronicling their whirlwind journey back to the stage, the film follows the players as they reconnect and rediscover the beauty and timelessness of the hit musical, featuring the unconventional love story of breakout stars Jonathan Groff and Lea Michele. Watch the movie here.

Little Shop of Horrors

Plant yourself in front of this wild musical comedy/fantasy--the story of a boy, a girl and a MAN-EATING plant from outer space! Rick Moranis is Seymour, a nerdy flower-shop clerk who's sweet on co-worker Audrey but devoted to Audrey II, a bloodthirsty talking plant. Steve Martin is a sadistic singing dentist, doomed to be plant food as Audrey II gulps her way to power. Watch the movie here.

Original Cast Album: Company

Experience the acclaimed behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of the original cast recording. The Criterion special edition features a new commentary with composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim; a new conversation among Sondheim, orchestrator Jonathan Tunick, and critic and television producer Frank Rich; never-before-heard audio excerpts from interviews with Elaine Stritch and Hal Prince; a reunion of the cast and crew. Watch the documentary here.

David Byrne's American Utopia

Directed by Oscar and Emmy award-winning director Spike Lee and produced by 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, Todomundo, and RadicalMedia, the one-of-a-kind, dynamic special gives moviegoing audiences nationwide access to Byrne's electrifying Broadway show that played to sold-out, record-breaking audiences on Broadway. Watch the special here.

Harry Potter

With Daniel Radcliffe making his return to Broadway in 2023, watch the films the preceed the Broadway hit Harry Potter & the Cursed Child. Check out every actor from the film actor who has been on Broadway here. Watch every Harry Potter movie here.

Angels in America (2003, TV Miniseries)

Academy Award® winners Al Pacino ('Scent of a Woman'), Meryl Streep ('Kramer vs. Kramer') and Emma Thompson ('Howards End') lead an all-star cast in this Emmy®-winning movie event directed by Mike Nichols ('The Graduate') and written by Tony Kushner, based on his Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Watch the mini-series here.

Six By Sondheim

He is one of America's true giants of the musical stage: renowned Broadway lyricist and composer Stephen Sondheim. This intimate documentary explores the life and career of the stage legend through six of his best-known songs: 'Something's Coming,' 'Opening Doors,' 'Send in the Clowns,' 'I'm Still Here,' 'Being Alive,' and 'Sunday.' Watch the special here.

Revolution Rent

HBO's REVOLUTION RENT, directed by Andy Señor Jr. and Victor Patrick Alvarez, follows Señor Jr. to Cuba, where he is tasked with directing a stage production of the Tony® and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, "Rent," the country's first Broadway musical produced by an American company in more than 50 years. Watch the documentary here.

Singing' In the Rain

When the transition is being made from silent films to `talkies', everyone has trouble adapting. Don and Lina have been cast repeatedly as a romantic couple, but when their latest film is remade into a musical, only Don has THE VOICE for the new singing part. After a lot of practise with a diction coach, Lina still sounds terrible, and Kathy, a bright young aspiring actress, is hired to record over her voice. Watch the movie here.

Some Like It Hot

The film that inspired the Broadway musical, released in 1959, which has been named the “Funniest American Movie of All Time” by the American Film Institute. Set in Chicago when Prohibition has everyone thirsty for a little excitement, SOME LIKE IT HOT is the rollicking story of two musicians forced to flee the Windy City after witnessing a mob hit. With gangsters hot on their heels, they’re on the run as the newest members of the swingingest big band ever to cross the country. Watch the movie here.

Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays

An autobiographical journey, 700 Sundays is an original two-act play in which Billy Crystal plays numerous characters who have influenced who he is today, dealing with his youth, growing up in the jazz world of Manhattan, his teenage years and, finally, adulthood. It is about family and fate, loving and loss. Watch the comedy special here.

Sex & the City

Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kristen Davis, and more, the classic HBO series, its subsequent movies, and the new series reboot are all available to stream on HBO Max. Check out every Broadway star who has been on Sex & the City here. Watch the complete series here. Watch the movies here. Watch And Just Like That... here.

The Laramie Project

What happens to an American town when a terrible crime rips it apart and thrusts it into the national spotlight? That is the question that led a New York City theatre troupe to the town of Laramie, Wyoming, to seek out residents whose lives were changed after a gay college student named Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten, tied to a fence and left for dead off a rural road. Watch the film here.

The Gilded Age

Ahead of the upcoming second season, watch HBO's acclaimed period series taking place in 19th century New York City. The series stars Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Carrie Coon, Morgan Spector, Louisa Jacobson, Denée Benton, Debra Monk, Kristine Nielsen, Taylor Richardson, Douglas Sills, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Michael Cerveris, Erin Wilhelmi, Kelli O'Hara, Donna Murphy, Patrick Page, and many more. Check out every Broadway star who was on season one of The Gilded Age here. Watch The Gilded Age season one here.

The Sex Lives of College Girls

Starring Mean Girls star of screen and stage Reneé Rapp, the series was created by Emmy-nominated writer/producer Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble, THE SEX LIVES OF COLLEGE GIRLS follows four college roommates at New England's prestigious Essex College. Watch the first two seasons here.


The film that inspired the hit Broadway musical follwing a strange and unusual teenager whose whole life is upended when she meets a recently deceased couple in her father's new house. Then, when a dastardly demon with a thing for stripes wants to use her for his own nefarious purposes, she has to figure out what is truly important. The film stars Michael Keaton, Geena Davis, Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, and more. Watch the movie here.

Young Frankenstein

The original movie that inspired the Broadway musical. This wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein (that's Fronkensteen) as he attempts to create a monster-but not without scary and hilarious complications. The brains behind the laughter is mad genius and three-time Tony winner Mel Brooks himself-who wrote the music and lyrics and co-wrote the screenplay. Watch the movie here.

How to Subscribe to Max

Max will offer three pricing options, giving subscribers the choice to select which plan best fits the needs of their household. 

Max Ad-Lite | $9.99/month or $99.99/year
2 concurrent streams, 1080p resolution, no offline downloads, 5.1 surround sound quality

Max Ad Free | $15.99/month or $149.99/year
2 concurrent streams, 1080 resolution, 30 offline downloads, 5.1 surround sound quality

Max Ultimate Ad Free | $19.99/month or $199.99/year
4 concurrent streams, up to 4K UHD resolution, 100 offline downloads, Dolby Atmos sound quality

Existing HBO Max subscribers have access to Max at the same price as their HBO Max subscription and can visit to find out more.

Additionally, HBO Max subscribers still have access to their current plan features for a minimum of six months following launch. HBO Max subscribers’ profiles, settings, watch history, “Continue Watching,” and “My List” items will also migrate to Max so they can pick up streaming right where they left off.