BroadwayHD Soars Into April With Iconic Family Hit PETER PAN BroadwayHD Soars Into April With Iconic Family Hit PETER PAN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2019

"Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough," says Peter Pan, and this month it definitely seems that BroadwayHD subscribers will be getting everything they've dreamed about and even more! In April, BroadwayHD, the premier streaming service for live theater, will be adding a number of standout productions to their service including the beloved family favorite Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby, remastered in high definition and available on streaming for the very first time, and an intriguing documentary Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story. In addition, one of the most renown music festivals, the BBC Prom, will be coming to the service with the debut of BBC Prom: Dawn at Dusk and BBC Prom: Rogers and Hammerstein this month as well. (more...)

Streaming Service BroadwayHD Gets Plucky In March Streaming Service BroadwayHD Gets Plucky In March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2019

BroadwayHD is inviting subscribers this month to run away to the circus, kick-up their heels and dance along with some of the most elite Irish dancers, and enjoy some of their favorite moments from the cannon of Oscar Wilde! In March, BroadwayHD, the premier streaming service for live theater, will be adding a number of standout performances to their service including the West End production of family favorite Hetty Feather directed by the Olivier award-nominated Sally Cookson.  March will also mark a celebration of the legendary Irish playwright Oscar Wilde with four of his plays filmed from West End performances that made up Classic Spring's Oscar Wilde Season. Finally, BroadwayHD's line-up will be rounded out with a special St. Patrick's Day playlist debuting on March 13th featuring some of the most exciting Riverdance performances from around the globe. (more...)

RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL Heads to BroadwayHD RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL Heads to BroadwayHD
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Mother doesn't always know best as we see from the latest hit theater production to come to BroadwayHD.  The 2018 West End production of the award-winning, darkly funny hit, Ruthless! The Musical, will be arriving exclusively on BroadwayHD, the premier streaming service for live theater, on February 14th. The show stars  Jason Gardiner (Dancing on Ice), Tony-nominated, Two-Time Olivier Winner, Best Actress Tracie Bennett (End of the Rainbow) and Kim Maresca (Ruthless! The Musical, Off-Broadway), who deliver a fun and engrossing performance that will appeal to a new generation of viewers. The 2018 production of Marvin Laird and Joel Paley's smartly written and lyrically funny Ruthless! The Musical is directed by Richard Fitch and choreographed by Rebecca Howell, with music supervision by Gareth Valentine. As part of this twisty tale about a mother and daughter, the cult classic features spoofs of Broadway shows turned into iconic films such as The Bad Seed,  Gypsy and The Women, as well as Hollywood's most famous iconic film, All About Eve later turned into the Broadway musicalApplause. It was originally performed 27 years ago in an off-Broadway production, and the 2018 West End production was updated with  today's audience in mind. (more...)

BYE BYE BIRDIE Starring Jason Alexander and Vanessa Williams Heads to BroadwayHD BYE BYE BIRDIE Starring Jason Alexander and Vanessa Williams Heads to BroadwayHD
by TV News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

 It's time to put on a happy face because BroadwayHD, the premier streaming service for live theater, is bringing the 1995 Star-Studded TV adaptation of the delightful Broadway musical Bye Bye Birdie to its platform on February 7.  This Emmy Award nominated musical comedy directed by Tony Award-winner Gene Saks (The Odd Couple) is supported by an all-star cast featuring Jason Alexander (Seinfeld), Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty), and Chynna Phillips (Bridesmaids).   (more...)

UK Version of THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE Heads to BroadwayHD UK Version of THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE Heads to BroadwayHD
by TV News Desk - Jan 31, 2019

 The more you see it, the more it becomes one of your favorite things! Since making its Broadway debut in 1959, Rodgers and Hammerstein's perennial classic has been embraced by audiences around the globe.  Now, in celebration of its 60th anniversary, THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE, an ambitious, live-broadcast production from BAFTA-nominated director Coky Giedroyc, will be released on BroadwayHD on January 31.   (more...)

BroadwayHD Expands Opera Offering with BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN and NABUCCO BroadwayHD Expands Opera Offering with BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN and NABUCCO
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2019

 BroadwayHD, the premier streaming service for live theater, continues to expand content and is adding two breathtaking opera performances to the existing lineup of more than 270 titles. Brokeback Mountain is a modern opera adaptation of the short story written by Annie Proulx and directed by award-winning, international superstar director Ivo van Hove, who will be directing the eagerly-anticipated revival of West Side Story on Broadway in 2020.  The vivid patriotic opera Nabucco is a drama in four acts filled with energetic performance, intensely beautiful singing and impressive set design that collectively throttles the audience into the time period of the 1800's.  (more...)

PBS to Air Live From Lincoln Center's Presentation of PIPELINE on February 8 PBS to Air Live From Lincoln Center's Presentation of PIPELINE on February 8
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2019

In honor of Black History month, the Live from Lincoln Center presentation of PIPELINE will air Friday, February 8 at 9 p.m. on PBS*. Produced in partnership with BroadwayHD, PIPELINE depicts a mother's hopes for her son and their clash with an educational system rigged against him. The powerful work was originally staged at Lincoln Center Theater in 2017 to wide critical acclaim, and was hailed as "potent and intensely acted" by the New York Times, and confirmed Dominique Morisseau's "reputation as a playwright of piercing eloquence".  (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Launch on BroadwayHD A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Launch on BroadwayHD
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

 BroadwayHD, the premier streaming service for live theater, is set to release the electrifying musical A Night with Janis Joplin to its platform on January 19th.   Starring Mary Bridget Davies, Broadway's original 'Janis' in her Tony Award® nominated performance, the show was filmed live during one of its final performances on October 4, 2018 at La Mirada Theatre for The Performing Arts in Los Angeles. The release of BroadwayHD's groundbreaking live-capture of the show will coincide with the anniversary of the rock icon's birthday, while ushering in the 50th anniversary celebration of Woodstock and her famed performance at the legendary concert. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 1/15: WEST SIDE STORY Casting, Palace Theatre Renovation News, and More Wake Up With BWW 1/15: WEST SIDE STORY Casting, Palace Theatre Renovation News, and More
by Stephi Wild - Jan 15, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Begin your Tuesday the only way Broadway fans know how: by catching up on the latest news! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Founders of BroadwayHD Unite For 'An Artist's Perspective of Stage to Screen' at BroadwayCon Photo Coverage: The Founders of BroadwayHD Unite For 'An Artist's Perspective of Stage to Screen' at BroadwayCon
by Walter McBride - Jan 14, 2019

During the third and final day of BroadwayCon, the founders of BroadwayHD united for 'An Artist's Perspective of Stage to Screen.' The founders, Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley, along with Ellie Heyman, Max Vernon and Leah Lan, gave a panel and attended the reception for the event and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out the photos below! (more...)

THE KING AND I: FROM THE LONDON PALLADIUM Makes BroadwayHD Debut THE KING AND I: FROM THE LONDON PALLADIUM Makes BroadwayHD Debut
by TV News Desk - Dec 20, 2018

Shall we dance? Lincoln Center Theater's multi-award winning and critically acclaimed production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's legendary musical The King and I is making its debut today on BroadwayHD.  Called 'a hit' by the Times of London and 'complete rapture' by the Telegraph, this joyous and captivating rendition stars Kelli O'Hara as she reprises her Tony Award®-winning role as Anna, alongside Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe as The King.  It also marks the crowd-pleasing return of Ruthie Ann Miles in her Tony Award®-winning role as Lady Thiang.  Supported by a company of over 50 dazzling performers, this not-to-miss stage spectacular features one of the finest scores ever written with show-stopping hits like 'Whistle a Happy Tune,' 'Getting to Know You,' and 'Shall We Dance.'  (more...)

BroadwayHD To Premiere A CHRISTMAS CAROL GOES WRONG In The US & Canada BroadwayHD To Premiere A CHRISTMAS CAROL GOES WRONG In The US & Canada
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

Just in time for the holidays, The Olivier Award-Winning Mischief Theatre Company's A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong will be available to stream on BroadwayHD. This special marks the first production Mischief Theatre has made solely for television consumption. The company's first US venture, The Play That Goes Wrong, celebrates its standing as the longest running play currently on Broadway. The original airing of A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong garnered a live viewership of 4 million people in the UK, and will available for the first time in the US & Canada. (more...)

BroadwayHD to Premiere BBC's A CHRISTMAS CAROL GOES WRONG BroadwayHD to Premiere BBC's A CHRISTMAS CAROL GOES WRONG
by TV News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

Just in time for the holidays, The Olivier Award-Winning Mischief Theatre Company's A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong will be available to stream on BroadwayHD. This special marks the first production Mischief Theatre has made solely for television consumption. The company's first US venture, The Play That Goes Wrong, celebrates its standing as the longest running play currently on Broadway. The original airing of A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong garnered a live viewership of 4 million people in the UK, and will available for the first time in the US & Canada. (more...)

BroadwayHD Partners With Shochiku Co. Ltd to Bring Services to Japan BroadwayHD Partners With Shochiku Co. Ltd to Bring Services to Japan
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

BroadwayHD, the premier streaming service for live theater with more than 270 productions, has signed an agreement with Shochiku Co. Ltd., one of Japan's leading entertainment companies, to introduce premium live theater content to Japan. The agreement covers a variety of shows over a multi-year term. The influx of live theater entertainment will lead to the creation of the Shochiku Broadway Cinema Series, a separate programming offering flagged for BroadwayHD productions. These offerings will be added to Shochiku's current distribution of Met Live content. Release dates and titles will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Boston University Celebrates First Anniversary of Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre Complex Boston University Celebrates First Anniversary of Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre Complex
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018

December marks the first anniversary of the opening of Boston University's Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre Complex which includes the College of Fine Arts Production Center.  The 75,000-square-foot state-of-the-art theater complex, designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects, has a 250-seat theater, production and costume shops, design labs, classrooms, faculty offices, and a landscaped plaza. (more...)

BroadwayHD To Stream Award-Winning Musical THE LION BroadwayHD To Stream Award-Winning Musical THE LION
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

BroadwayHD, the world's premiere online streaming platform delivering more than 250 premium live productions to theatre fans globally, today announced that the Geffen Playhouse production of the Drama Desk Award-winning piece The Lion will debut on the platform December 6.  The Lion will join Pulitzer Prize-winning show Long Day's Journey Into Night, and Pulitzer Prize Finalist Play Thom Pain, as the third title to stream on the platform, in partnership with Geffen Playhouse.  The show is directed by Kevin S. Bright, an Emmy Award Winning Executive Producer of the hit television series Friends and produced by Gil Cates Jr (Executive Director of Geffen Playhouse) and Eva Price (Tony-Winning Broadway Producer), and Executive Produced by Bright, Candice Abela Mikati and Fouad Mikati. (more...)

BroadwayHD Celebrates the Holidays with the Debut of THE MESHUGANUTCRACKER BroadwayHD Celebrates the Holidays with the Debut of THE MESHUGANUTCRACKER
by TV News Desk - Nov 30, 2018

Arriving just in time for the holiday season, BroadwayHD, in partnership with Guggenheim Entertainment, will debut a dazzling and fun performance of The MeshugaNutcracker! This full-length musical comedy features the wonderfully silly sensibilities of the folklore of Chelm (the fictional town of fools) underscored by an invigorating, Klezmer-ized orchestration of Tchaikovsky's 'Nutcracker Suite', now with original lyrics that celebrate Chanukah.   (more...)

BroadwayHD Will Film West End Production Of 42ND STREET BroadwayHD Will Film West End Production Of 42ND STREET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018

BroadwayHD has announced that it will film the live stage production of 42nd Street at The Theatre Royal on the West End to be added to its streaming line-up for 2019. The show is being captured this week. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 10th Annual BROADWAY SALUTES, Hosted By Danny Burstein, With Performance by Nicolette Robinson Photo Coverage: Inside the 10th Annual BROADWAY SALUTES, Hosted By Danny Burstein, With Performance by Nicolette Robinson
by Walter McBride - Nov 14, 2018

The Broadway League and The Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds (COBUG) presented the tenth annual Broadway Salutes ceremony on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Sardi's Restaurant (234 West 44th St). (more...)

Photo Flash: The Stars Celebrate Nathan Lane at the 2018 Drama League Gala Photo Flash: The Stars Celebrate Nathan Lane at the 2018 Drama League Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Broadway brightest stars celebrated film, television, theater icon and three-time Tony Award-winner Nath Nathan Lane and Broadway producer Fran Weissler at the Drama League's 35th Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway Benefit Gala held on Monday, November 5, 2018 at The Plaza. (more...)

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