With Broadway dark until at least 2021, fans of musical theater are hungry for shows they can watch from home. That's where BroadwayHD comes in. A streaming service aimed at theater lovers, BroadwayHD offers a slate of some 300 whole, high-quality, professionally filmed live theater performances from Broadway, London's West End and beyond. (Some have been acquired from existing catalogs, while others have been created especially for the channel.) Subscriptions cost just $8.99 a month—and for new subscribers, the first week is free. But how can you choose among the many shows on offer? That's where we come in.
BroadwayHD is currently streaming 65 different musicals. Here are the ones we think you won't want to miss. One note: BroadwayHD also offers several musicals that were made as feature films (including Nine, Meet Me in St. Louis, The Last Five Years and the Mae West turkey Sextette) or as made-for-TV movies (such as the Bette Midler Gypsy), but we have limited this list to recordings of live stage productions.