On Thursday, March 12, the New York City theater industry announced it would be pausing all Broadway productions in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. You may not be able to sit in a crowded theater to watch a musical for a while, but if you have an internet connection, you can stream your favorite Broadway shows at home, Travel + Leisure reports.
The streaming platform BroadwayHD makes high-quality recordings of plays and musicals available online with an $8.99 a month or $99.99 a year subscription. You can also subscribe to it through your Amazon account. Its current library of roughly 300 productions includes such classics as Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Oklahoma!, Sweeney Todd, Death of a Salesman, and King Lear.
For users overwhelmed by the selection, BroadwayHD also curates playlists that break shows down into categories. One of its new playlists celebrates the birthdays of legendary Broadway composers Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim on March 22 by making their most iconic works available in one place. Another collection released in March is dedicated to Women's History Month and features shows from female theater-makers and female casts.
If you're looking for a way to pass your time in isolation, BroadwayHD is currently offering a free seven-day trial for new users. And for more ways to get in your daily dose of culture from home, check out these virtual tours of famous museums and landmarks.
[h/t Travel + Leisure]
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