Broadway NewsBroadway’s Present Laughter and More Now Available to Stream on BroadwayHDThe award-winning revival, Steven Levenson’s If I Forget, and more titles air this month via the online streaming service.
September 07, 2017
If you missed Kevin Kline’s Tony-winning performance in the 2017 revival of Present Laughter, never fear. BroadwayHD captured the Broadway production June 23 for its subscription streaming service, as previously reported by Playbill.
BroadwayHD has begun streaming Present Laughter as of September 7. The show, nominated for Best Revival of a Play, stars Kline as actor Garry Essendine, Kristine Nielsen as his secretary Monica, Kate Burton as his ex-wife Liz, Tedra Millan as his young mistress Daphne, and Cobie Smulders as another romantic interest Joanna. The production also featured Tony-nominated costumes by Susan Hilferty.
The Man Who Came to Dinner starring Nathan Lane will be available come September14, after unforeseen delays prevented it from becoming available this summer as Playbill previously reported. Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2000 production stars Lane, Jean Smart, and Harriet Harris. The show was the first to open at the renamed American Airlines Theatre. Directed by Scott Ellis, Lane plays radio host Sheridan Whiteside as the dinner guest of a well-to-do factory owner. But when Whiteside falls and injures himself on his way to dinner, he ends up staying to recover, wreaking havoc on the home.
Steven Levenson, the Tony-winning book writer of Dear Evan Hansen, also debuted the Off-Broadway production of his play If I Forget this past season. The production starred Jeremy Shamos as a Jewish Studies professor who writes a controversial book about the Holocaust and its idolizedrole in Jewish religion. As he and his sisters, played by Kate Walsh and Maria Dizzia, deal with their ailing father, Shamos’ character must also deal with the fallout of his free speech. The masterful production begins streaming September 21 on BroadwayHD.
It’s not all fun and plays; dance has a space on BroadwayHD as well. Beginning September 28, five recordings and two documentaries all surrounding Riverdance begin streaming. “Riverdance: The 10 Years (2005) celebrates the incredible rise of Riverdance, including 18 of the all-time best performances. Riverdance: Today’s Stars (2007) focuses on the real-life stories of the stars of one of the touring casts. Rounding out the lineup are three heart-pounding performances from the last 20 years, including Riverdance: Live From Beijing (2010), Riverdance: China (2004), and Riverdance: Live From New York City (1996),” according to press notes.
For fans of Carole King and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, a filmed version of her concert, Carole King: Tapestry, captured at London's Hyde Park stadium will be available August 31–September 29. King performed Tapestry in its entirety for the first time and completed a rendition of I Feel The Earth Move with Cassidy Janson and the London cast of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. The title also includes an exclusive interview with King.
Beginning September 1, BroadwayHD subscriptions will be available at $8.99 a month or $99.99 annually. For more details, visit BroadwayHD.com.