I've been researching filmed live musicals for close to a decade now. Pre-pandemic we were lucky to get 1 or 2 releases a year, now it seems like they're being released every other week!
Here is a list of filmed stage musicals from Broadway and beyond to look forward to watching at home before the year is out.
Wuthering Heights (Nov 7)
Wise Children’s rocking re-telling of the Brontë novel was released on SkyArts this week (only available in the UK).
Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 (Nov 17 & Dec 1)
Shotgun Players in California will be livestreaming their production of Dave Malloy’s gorgeous musical (only available to watch within California).
Much Ado About Nothing (Nov 22)
The Public Theater’s production filmed live at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park will re-air on Great Performances.
Mr Saturday Night
The Broadway musical adaptation of the 1992 movie starring Billy Crystal was filmed live during its run in 2022. It will be available to stream on BroadwayHD from Dec 1.
Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration (Dec 15)
Billed as an animated/live-action hybrid event, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will be performed live on ABC in honor of the film’s 30th anniversary. Produced my Jon M. Chu, current cast members include H.E.R (Belle), Josh Groban (Beast), Joshua Henry (Gaston), Rita Moreno (Narrator), Martin Short (Lumiere), Shania Twain (Mrs. Potts), David Alan Grier (Cogsworth), Rizwan Job Briones (Maurice), and Leo Abelo Perry (Chip). It will be available to stream on Dec 16.
Encanto at the Hollywood Bowl (Dec 28)
Two live concerts on November 11-12 featuring an 80-person orchestra, 50 dancers, and songs from the Disney movie Encanto will be filmed live and released on Disney Plus.
Audra McDonald Sings the Great American Songbook
Audra McDonald’s sold-out September concert at the Palladium in London was filmed live for later release. If the buzz on Twitter after the concert is anything to go by, this will be one not to miss.
Disney's Broadway musical based on the classic animation was filmed live in the West End in 2019.
Bonnie and Clyde
A concert production featuring Jeremy Jordan and Frances Mayli McCann was filmed live in the West End in January of this year.
Children of Eden
A staged concert production of Stephen Schwartz and John Caird’s musical was filmed live at Chicago’s Cadillac Theatre in mid-October.
After the national tour of the off-Broadway musical was suddenly cancelled after just one night in early June, a special performance was filmed live at the Palace Theatre in Columbus, Ohio.
Girl from North Country
Set in the heartland of America during the Great Depression, this new musical with a book by Conor McPherson features the music of Bob Dylan. It was filmed live on Broadway at the end of April.
Jersey Boys Live
Helmed by the original Broadway director Des McAnuff and filmed live in at the Playhouse Square Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio in the summer of 2021.
The Prince of Egypt
The DreamWorks musical was filmed live in the West End at the end of 2021.
The West End production of the feisty pop musical about the six wives of Henry VIII was filmed live over the summer.
A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant LIVE!
Kyle Jarrow's satiric musical was filmed live at the 14th St Y under the direction of Sean Pollock on November 5, 2022. It will be released on the newly launched Indie Film Theater Network (IFT Network).
Sara Bareilles’ delicious musical based on the movie of the same name, was filmed live on September 22, 2021. The opening number of that performance was also livestreamed on TikTok.
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Updated Nov 15, 2022.
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