May’s Lineup of Exciting New Shows include musical classics and innovative new favorites.
April 26, 2021: Electrifying performances are coming to BroadwayHD, the premiere streaming service for theater fans. Their May lineup of new content is diverse, from musical classics to visually innovative new favorites. On May 1st, the Academy Award Best Picture winner An American in Paris starring Gene Kelly dances its way onto the platform, while theater spectacle Over There starring Harry and Luke Treadaway, joins the library on May 6th. Also, the critically acclaimed revival and emotionally powerful show, The Last Five Years, which will soon become a live stage production on the West End this fall.
The story follows a couple, played by Oli Higginson (Bridgerton) and Molly Lynch (Sunset Boulevard), as they fall in and out of love over five years, and will debut on the platform on May 13th. On May 20th, the 2017 American musical fantasy drama film Saturday Church starring Pose stars Mj Rodriguez and Indya Moore, which is loosely based on a LGBTQ+ outreach program in New York City, will be available to subscribers. The month wraps up with documentary Ballet Boys on May 27th, about the struggles, set backs and accomplishments of three friends as they work their way to ballet prestige, as well as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Don Giovanni on May 31.
“We have a stunning collection of work that will be available to subscribers this month, from beloved classics like An American in Paris, to unique musicals like The Last Five Years and Saturday Church. We are looking forward to growing our library with some of the best and brightest performances to ever grace the stage and screen,” Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley, co-founders of BroadwayHD.
The new productions coming to BroadwayHD in May include:
An American in Paris- May 1st- The winner of six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, An American in Paris stars Gene Kelly as Jerry Mulligan, an American ex-GI who remains in post-war Paris to pursue his life as a painter. Jerry falls for the gamine charms of a French shophand, Lise Bouvier (Leslie Caron). However, his paintings come to the attention of Milo Roberts, a rich American heiress, who is interested in more than just art.
Over There – May 6th – Breakout UK actors, brothers Harry and Luke Treadaway star in Over There, an enthralling stage performance captured at London’s Royal Court. The show focuses on Karl, left in East Germany by his mother who escaped to the West with his twin brother Franz, as he crosses the border himself 25 years later, while looking at the character’s differences as they have grown through the years.
The Last Five Years – May 13th – Jason Robert Brown’s Drama Desk Award-winning musical, The Last Five Years, recorded live at the Southwark Playhouse in the UK and streamed for the first time, is directed by Jonathan O’Boyle. This intimate musical follows two New Yorkers and their five-year relationship using a unique form of storytelling. Watch it ahead of its debut on the West End this fall. https://www.last5yearsuk.com
Saturday Church – May 20th – Saturday Church is a 2017 American musical fantasy drama film written and directed by Damon Cardasis. The film stars FX Pose stars Mj Rodriguez, and Indya Moore and is loosely based on the LGBTQ+ outreach program, Art & Acceptance, at St Luke in the Fields located in the West Village of New York City.
Ballet Boys – May 27th – Billy Elliot meets First Position in Ballet Boys, a documentary that follows, over four years, the struggles, set-backs and accomplishments of three friends and hopeful future dance stars: Lukas, Syvert, and Torgeir. The boys sacrifice a normal high school experience (including parties and dating) for the sake of ambition and a love of dance. Facing pressure from their parents, schoolteachers and ballet mentors, they prepare for potentially life-altering and career-making auditions at some of Europe’s most prestigious ballet schools.
Don Giovanni – May 31st – In Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Don Giovanni, the title character seduces, deceives and murders his way through the opera, doing his utmost to experience life, and all that it has to offer, to the full. This 2012 Opera North production was the company’s first for seven years and was directed by Alessandro Talevi.
BroadwayHD introduces award-winning theater from across the globe with both classic and modern productions. Fans can expect to see the full works of Shakespeare from the Royal Shakespeare Company, awe-inspiring performances from Cirque du Soleil and a selection of the world’s greatest musicals including Kinky Boots, Cats, 42nd Street, She Loves Me, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I, The Sound of Music, and An American in Paris. All performances are adapted specifically for streaming audiences to maximize the entertainment experience. To learn more about BroadwayHD, visit www.broadwayhd.com.
Founded in 2015 by Tony in Award®-winning producers Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley BroadwayHD is the only streaming service offering premium full-length stage plays and musicals captured specifically for multi-platform 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 300 theatre productions from Broadway, The West End and beyond. If You Can’t Get to Broadway, Get to BroadwayHD.