This week in Filmed Live Musicals news:
?️ Streaming this week
? New book alert!
?♀️ The Little Mermaid now streaming
? Star Trek musical episode
? Support Filmed Live Musicals with a tax-deductible donation
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Streaming This Week
?Go To the Festival
There are a plethora of shows that will be available to stream from the Edinburgh Fringe. Make sure to check out Castle Gillian, the world’s first full-length virtual reality musical by Victor Kazan and Kevin Purcell (there are several ways to enjoy this musical - no VR headset required!).
The She NYC Arts Festival are also streaming the majority of their productions including two new musicals - Chasing Grace, a meta-musical about learning to love your younger self and 0874: A Filipino-American Love Story of the composer’s grandparents told through 847 love letters. Also check out Moss Maidens, a play inspired by the true events of a group of teenage girls who flirted with Nazis, lured them into the woods for a romantic walk, and murdered them.
Today is also your last chance to stream new musicals from The Orlando DigiFringe on demand.
? More New Musicals
Discover The Death of the Living Club, a new musical inspired by the apocalypse and video games, or re-live the off-Broadway musical We Are the Tigers when the cast reunites at 54 Below!
? Come to the Cabaret
Enjoy a night of Sondheim Unplugged, check out debut shows for several up-and-coming artists, and see the Broadway Matildas all grown up in Matildapalooza!
? Broadway in ASL
Catch of some NYCs most talented Deaf Artists performing poetry and Broadway hits to benefit Deaf Austin Theatre’s fall production of The Laramie Project, and if you’re in NYC see Deaf Broadway performing Company to the 2011 New York Philharmonic concert production for free at Lincoln Center!
Learn where you can watch these musicals and more in the streaming calendar!
? New Book Alert - Out For Blood: A Cultural History of Carrie the Musical
In 1988, following the success of its production of Les Misérables and in the wake of the commercial success of mega-musicals such as Cats, Phantom of the Opera and Chess, the Royal Shakespeare Company agreed to co-produce a musical based on Stephen King's Carrie, written by the team behind Fame. The result was one of Broadway's most infamous disasters. Plagued by technical problems, on-stage chaos and a critical savaging, Carrie would soon become the by-word for musical theatre flops. But thanks to the efforts of a vocal army of fans and the impact of bootleg trading and emerging online communities, the show reinvented itself as a mainstream success story with thousands of productions worldwide.
Featuring contributions from over eighty original cast members, creatives, crew and audience members, Out For Blood pieces together the surprising, hilarious and often-moving inside story of Carrie The Musical to discover how this 'horror of a Broadway musical' lived, died and was subsequently resurrected as a mainstream success story. Available via Amazon and Bookshop.org.
?♀️ The Little Mermaid
The new live action film starring Halle Bailey is now available to stream on Apple TV, Prime Video, and Vudu/Fandango. The film will also be available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD from September 19, 2023.
? Star Trek Musical Episode!
Trekkie fans rejoice! For the first time in the series franchise, a musical episode! The episode features 10 original songs by Letters to Cleo musicians Kay Hanley and Tom Polce. Polce also wrote for Crazy Ex Girlfriend. Airs on Paramount Plus on August 3, 2023.
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