Tons of Broadway Musicals Are Now Online for Free

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It’s a world gone mad, and unsurprisingly (truly), the arts are the thing that’s making everything bearable. People are giving their gifts to the world for free, streaming them online, and we’re eating it up like we need it to live.

Which, honestly, I think we do.

Broadway, like every other place where hundreds of people gather together in person, is temporarily closed. It turns out that doesn’t mean you have to miss your favorite shows, though!

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BroadwayHD, a theatre streaming service, has been bringing shows into people’s homes since 2015. Normally, it costs $8.99 a month or $99.99 for a year of shows – but for now, you can have a week’s trial for free.

They feature shows from Broadway, the West End, and many other venues in between and offer a huge roster of productions that include Cats, The Sound of Music, and The King and I.

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"She Loves Me" is now streaming at BroadwayHD

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They’ve got a library of 300 shows, actually, and are also curating playlists for those who love the song and dance numbers more than the shows in their entireties (think a list of Sondheim’s best of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s brilliance, all in one place).

There’s definitely something for everyone – or at least, for everyone who loves theatre. You can squeeze as many performances into a free week as possible (then use your husband’s email address to do it again!) or you can choose one of their payment plans to keep it going.

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Finally doing this! #broadwayhdstreaming #broadwayhd #shelovesme #laurabenantiismyhero

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I know this is definitely the way I’m going to be killing some time!

What’s your favorite show? Is it available? I’m sure you’re checking right now!