You can watch Broadway musicals for free online for a limited time

19 March 2020, 12:43

Katie Louise Smith

By Katie Louise Smith

You can watch Broadway shows like Kinky Boots online for free at Broadway HD.

As coronavirus continues to spread around the world, a lot of us will be spending the foreseeable future inside and practicing the art of social distancing in order to avoid catching or spreading the virus.

With people being urged to stay inside, entertainment businesses like cinemas and theatres have been closing their doors. Broadway has temporarily shut down and various theatres across London's West End are closing too.

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But if you're a theatre lover who is itching to get out and see a new show, here's a little bit of good news. BroadwayHD is offering a free 7-day trial for new viewers, with a $8.99 monthly fee if you want to continue.

You can watch Kinky Boots for free on Broadway HD
You can watch Kinky Boots for free on Broadway HD. Picture: Alexander Spatari

What shows are on Broadway HD?

The roster of Broadway shows on the platform include: Kinky Boots, The King & I, 42nd Street, An American In Paris and She Loves Me, the first Broadway show ever to be live-streamed, starring Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi and Jane Krakowski. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Cats, Phantom Of The Opera, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat and The Sound of Music are also available on the service. (Find a selection of the musicals here.)

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There's also Shakespeare plays, vintage footage of Meryl Streep and Emma Thompson performing on stage, ballet, opera, Riverdance, Jerry Springer: The Musical...

Basically, there's enough on there to get any theatre lover through one week of self-isolation. Happy streaming! And stay inside!

(H/T Insider)