Give the gift that keeps giving, BroadwayHD.
December 20, 2018: Looking for a last-minute, perfectly unique, stocking stuffer, or a special gift for a loved one? Check out BroadwayHD, a gift that will keep giving all year long with hours upon hours of fun and entertainment for the entire family. BroadwayHD uses the latest technology and multiple cameras to capture the excitement of a live Broadway performance in front of a live audience. The experience is delivered to your own TV with the best possible angles, video, and audio. Featuring a catalog of over 270 shows, there’s something for everyone. Take a look at all BroadwayHD has to offer, including clips from available productions at https://www.broadwayhd.com/index.php/shows You can join for as little as $8.99 a month or $99.99 a year.
BroadwayHD, founded in 2015 by Tony Award® winning producers Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley, is the only streaming service offering premium full-length staged plays and musicals captured specifically for multiplatform viewing to theatre fans across the globe. In addition to exclusive live-streamed content of the world’s best productions, BroadwayHD offers subscribers unlimited on-demand access to a library of more than 270 theatre productions from Broadway, The West End and beyond.
The premium streaming service for live theater announced earlier this month that they have signed an agreement with Shochiku Co. Ltd., one of Japan’s leading entertainment companies. The two will bring some of the world’s finest live theater to Japan. Their agreement covers a variety of shows over a multi-year term. The addition of live theater entertainment will bring about the formation of the Shochiku Broadway Cinema Series, a separate programming offering specifically for BroadwayHD productions. Titles and release dates will be announced later.
“Japan has one of the best live theater fanbases in the world with a rich history of supporting the arts. Our agreement with Shochiku is just the beginning of what we think will be a successful relationship that help introduce BroadwayHD to the territory. It also continues a global expansion of the platform that includes the U.K., India, Germany, Australia, and many more,” said BroadwayHD co-founders, Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley.
Tetsuya Okazaki, Shochiku Co., Ltd. Executive Director, remarked, “We are honored and excited to have Broadway HD as a new business partner and extremely proud of our project.”
BroadwayHD introduces award-winning theater from all-across the globe with classical and modern productions. Fans will not only see the full works of Shakespeare, breathtaking performances from, Cirque du Soleil, but also some of the world’s greatest musicals including Phantom of the Opera, Oklahoma, Billy Elliot, Cats, Les Miserables, and Sweeney Todd. The performances have been adapted specifically for streaming audiences, which will make the entertainment experience all-the-more personal. And each month BroadwayHD will add new and exciting titles to the venture.
If you need more incentive, The King and I, Lincoln Center Theater’s multi-award winning and critically acclaimed production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s legendary musical featuring the Tony winning performance of Kelli O’Hara made its debut on BroadwayHD a few days ago. Deemed ‘a hit’ by the Times of London and ‘complete rapture’ by the Telegraph, this joyous and captivating rendition stars Kelli O’Hara as she reprises her Tony Award®-winning role as Anna, alongside Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe as The King.
Supported by a company of over 50 dazzling performers, this stage spectacular features one of the finest scores ever written with show-stopping hits like “Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Getting to Know You,” and “Shall We Dance.”
Lincoln Center Theater’s The King and I, directed by Tony Award®-winner Bartlett Sher,opened on Broadway in 2015 before transferring to the London Palladium, where it was filmed for a limited-time cinematic release by Trafalgar Releasing in November 2018. The film version saw success, topping the highest box office record for a stage play or musical released in cinemas in 2018 and is now available on BroadwayHD.