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What should I watch in isolation?

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What should I watch in isolation? #1
Posted: 3/19/20 at 7:21am

Any productions online? Movie musicals I that people may not have heard of? Interesting documentaries?

I have all the time in the world. 

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What should I watch in isolation? #2
Posted: 3/19/20 at 7:50am

The documentary "Best worst thing that ever could have happened" is on Netflix. It's about the original Broadway production of Merrily We Roll Along.

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What should I watch in isolation? #3
Posted: 3/19/20 at 8:50am

Wick3 said: "The documentary "Best worst thing that ever could have happened" is on Netflix. It's about the original Broadway production of Merrily We Roll Along."

Though I loved this documentary, I don’t think this is a good choice if you want to perk up your mood.  Seeing performers talking about broken dreams and expectations that didn’t pan out is heartbreaking.  Even Jason Alexander speaking about how his own career turned out quite limited even with his enormous success, is quite the reality check.  I was a mess after watching this excellent documentary but it does show the reality of life and life detouring itself.  It’s soooo much more than just a documentary on the original Broadway cast/production of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG.  

 

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What should I watch in isolation? #4
Posted: 3/19/20 at 9:06am

Broadway HD is offering a 7-day free trial if you've never had an account with them before. Might be a good time to binge everything on there.

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What should I watch in isolation? #5
Posted: 3/19/20 at 1:46pm

Plannietink08 said: "Any productions online? Movie musicals I that people may not have heard of? Interesting documentaries?

I have all the time in the world.
"

 

Harold Prince: The Director's Life has been released online in full!

This Great Performances retrospective celebrates the extraordinary career of producer and director Harold Prince, whose seven decades in the theater spans from Broadway's "Golden Age" to the contemporary blockbusters of today. Winner of 21 TONY AWARDS(the most of any individual), Prince's peerless résumé includes such legendary shows as "West Side Story," "Fiddler on the Roof," "Cabaret," "Company," "Follies," "Sweeney Todd," "Evita," "The Phantom of the Opera" and many more. In addition to archival clips, this fascinating performance-documentary includes interviews with many of Prince's renowned collaborators, including Stephen SondheimAndrew Lloyd WebberMandy PatinkinJohn KanderSusan StromanAngela Lansbury and others, all sharing their firsthand insights into his pioneering achievements in the theater.

 

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What should I watch in isolation? #6
Posted: 3/19/20 at 2:08pm
Pretty sure Mulaney and Kroll in Oh Hello on Broadway is still on Netflix.
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What should I watch in isolation? #7
Posted: 3/19/20 at 2:13pm
Show Business: the road to broadway is a great documentary on the broadway season in 2004.
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Posted: 3/19/20 at 2:37pm

Since it was recorded in 1998, this pro-shot video is a little rough, but it really does capture the amazing experience of seeing the original production of Hedwig at the Jane Street Theatre:

 

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What should I watch in isolation? #9
Posted: 3/19/20 at 3:46pm

Disney Plus.

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What should I watch in isolation? #10
Posted: 3/19/20 at 4:05pm
Gilmore Girls because it’s somehow always autumn, there’s real family drama, and it’s fun to try and figure out where on the Warner Bro’s lot they’re filming.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Lots of insider Broadway jokes.

The Circle. Obnoxious young people in isolation on purpose. Ironically appropriate.

Russian Doll. Don’t remember much about it other than I couldn’t stop watching it

American Horror Story. Murder house season

The office.
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What should I watch in isolation? #11
Posted: 3/19/20 at 4:07pm
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What should I watch in isolation? #12
Posted: 3/19/20 at 4:21pm

Disney Plus:

Newsies (recording of the musical)

Encore

High School Musical (all the movies and also the new series)

The Music of Coco from the Hollywood Bowl coming April 7

The Little Mermaid Live

Netflix:

American Son

Springsteen on Broadway

Jersey Boys movie

Hairspray movie

Amazon Prime:

Hamilton: One Shot to Broadway

Fiddler on the Roof movie

Little Shop of Horrors (1960)

Live from Lincoln Center: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella

Other movie musicals too

 

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What should I watch in isolation? #13
Posted: 3/19/20 at 4:22pm
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What should I watch in isolation? #14
Posted: 3/20/20 at 3:45am

The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization are doing an online 'movie night' of the Lesley Ann Warren 'Cinderella' today (Friday 21 March) at 8pm ET. The production isn't the greatest IMO, but it could be fun to watch and react on social media "together".

(FYI, the provided 'watch for free!' Youtube link only works in some countries.)

https://twitter.com/RnH_Org/status/1240679812311724035

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What should I watch in isolation? #15
Posted: 3/20/20 at 4:26pm

The Met has had a different HD title available for free each night this week. Tonight is Daughter of the Regiment, tomorrow is Lucia di Lammermoor (Mary Zimmerman's production), and Sunday will be Eugene Onegin. I'm crossing my fingers that they'll extend this and throw another slate of titles for free next week.

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What should I watch in isolation? #16
Posted: 3/20/20 at 4:28pm

AEA AGMA SM said: "The Met has had a different HD title available for free each night this week. Tonight isDaughter of the Regiment, tomorrow isLucia di Lammermoor(Mary Zimmerman's production), and Sunday will beEugene Onegin. I'm crossing my fingers that they'll extend this and throw another slate of titles for free next week."

They're doing the Ring Cycle and a few other Wagners next week.

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What should I watch in isolation? #17
Posted: 3/20/20 at 8:45pm

AlanB3 said: "Pretty sure Mulaney and Kroll in Oh Hello on Broadway is still on Netflix."

It is a Netflix production, so it will always be there.

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What should I watch in isolation? #18
Posted: 3/20/20 at 9:05pm

FOSSE/VERDON is now on Hulu. Perfect time to revisit/discover it.

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What should I watch in isolation? #19
Posted: 3/20/20 at 9:14pm

It's actually been on there for months. I am just starting to watch it, and really enjoying it. The casting is brilliant. 

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What should I watch in isolation? #20
Posted: 3/21/20 at 8:54am

Not quite Broadway, but the documentary Bathtubs Over Broadway was fantastic! It's about corporate musicals and tracking down the old recordings. Some major names did them!

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What should I watch in isolation? #21
Posted: 3/21/20 at 9:20am

Add Tangled the Series to the Disney+ list!  For a Disney Channel series, it's a remarkably mature look into "life after happily ever after" for Rapunzel and her friends.  The main cast includes Broadway stars Zachary Levi, Eden Espinosa, James Monroe Iglehart, and Jeremy Jordan; and some of the guest stars throughout the show include Laura Benanti, Jane Krakowski, Gavin Creel (that's right, we get a bunch of little She Loves Me reunions), Christian Borle, and Donna Murphy.  If you're going to watch it, watch the TV movie "Tangled: Before Ever After" first - it sets up the plot of the whole series.

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What should I watch in isolation? #22
Posted: 3/21/20 at 9:20am

HIGH FIDELITY, Hulu, Zoe Kravitz and Da'Vine Joy Randolph lead an amazing cast in a loving, funny, sexy update of the Hornby novel

COLLATERAL, Netflix. Absorbing Brit crime procedural.  Carey Mulligan and Nicola Walker star.

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Posted: 3/21/20 at 9:50am
“Movies will make you famous; Television will make you rich; But theatre will make you good.” ? Terrence Mann
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What should I watch in isolation? #24
Posted: 3/21/20 at 10:17am

I received a free trial from acorn.tv It has mostly British , Irish and Australian TV series. There is a documentary on there as well called Theatreland (Filmed over six months, this documentary explores two star-studded productions to reveal what makes a West End theatre tick. This fascinating series goes behind the scenes of the Haymarket's productions of Waiting for Godot, starring Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, and the first-ever stage production of Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's.}

Also if you like Police dramas one of the best "Line of Duty" is on. Highly recommend and another Family/Saga drama called A Place to Call Home. I watched the trailers for both and both give way too much away. Also a lot of other tv series to choose from.

I have nothing to do with the channel. Deal is at acorn.tv code is FREE30 the plus is no credit card is required and you get the 30 days for free. :)

Trailer for Theatreand.

https://acorn.tv/theatreland/trailer/

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Updated On: 3/21/20 at 10:17 AM
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What should I watch in isolation? #25
Posted: 3/21/20 at 10:32am

I agree with others about Disney plus but I am trying to use this time not just to sit around and watch stuff. Weather permitting, I will jog every day just to get out of the house. There is nobody even close to me while jogging so I am not putting myself or anybody else in danger. My wife and I have started spring cleaning and the first area of the house is the garage and the attic above it. We want to get rid of stuff that we no longer need and have accumulated the last 30 years. I have started a project of moving old pictures from photo albums on to my computer. These pictures are on albums and you can't take them off without tearing the picture. My wife got me a machine where I can take a picture of the picture and then size it properly on my computer. Once that is done, I can throw away the old photo albums taking up space.  I am playing my acoustic guitar more and trying to learn some new songs. Yesterday, I ordered three Kindle books so I will have stuff to read to keep me occupied. I am curious what some of you are doing beside watching things.