This stay at home order is the perfect time to catch up on some of your favorite TV shows, but what about expanding your horizons? Have you ever seen a play or a musical on Broadway? Well, now you can bring Broadway to your living room! BroadwayHD has a whole host of fantastic shows that you can watch right this second from any device—in stunning quality, no less! 

Download the BroadwayHD mobile app or visit BroadwayHD right in your browser and sign up for a free trial. Then, you have an entire week to watch musicals, Shakespearian plays, theater documentaries and even foreign theater shows! As a musical nerd myself, I immediately dove into the musicals category and watched some of my favorite Broadway musicals performed live on stage right in front of me. Without ever leaving the couch! 

I have listed a few musicals that I think everyone would enjoy, whether you’re a Broadway buff or a newbie. Broadway is thrilling, wonderful entertainment that serves as a beautiful distraction in times like these. Click around and see what you might find!

BroadwayHD Recommendations, Fountaindale Public Library


Duration: 2 Hours 22 Minutes

Synopsis: Bette Midler, in her network television acting debut, stars as the ultimate pushy stage mother, Rose, who seeks stardom for her two young daughters at any cost. Gypsy is a 1959 musical with music by Julie Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Arthur Laurents.

Commentary: Gypsy will make you laugh, cry and gape at Bette Midler’s fantastic vocals. Rose is one of the most iconic roles in Broadway history and this production will show you why. I grew up watching this production and listening to cast recordings. This show simply never gets old. It’s timeless!

BroadwayHD Recommendations, Fountaindale Public Library

Kinky Boots

Duration: 2 Hours 2 Minutes

Synopsis: Charlie is a factory owner struggling to save his family business. Lola is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unexpected pair learns to embrace their differences and create a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen.

Commentary: This musical is about love, acceptance and even more love. This one will make you cry for much different reasons than Gypsy. If you need a show that will give you faith in humanity, this is the show for you.

BroadwayHD Recommendations, Fountaindale Public Library

Peter Pan

Duration: 1 Hour 44 Minutes

Synopsis: The Tony-Nominated Broadway revival of Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby tells the classic tale of the young boy who refuses to grow up. When Peter Pan meets the Darling children, he takes them on an adventure to Neverland, where they learn to fly, defeat the evil Captain Hook and are changed forever. 

Commentary: It’s the classic tale we have all grown to love retold in a fantastic and somehow even more magical nature. Watch Cathy Rigby perform the role she was born to play and did play for more than 20 years on Broadway!

BroadwayHD Recommendations, Fountaindale Public Library

She Loves Me

Duration: 2 Hours 13 Minutes

Synopsi: She Loves Me follows Amalia and Georg, two parfumerie clerks who aren’t quite the best of friends. Constantly bumping heads while on the job, the sparring coworkers can’t seem to find common ground. But little do they know, the anonymous pen pals they have both been falling for happen to be each other! Will love continue to blossom once their identities are finally revealed?

Commentary: Okay, I know the synopsis sounds corny, but give it a chance! Shazam star, Zachary Levi, sings his heart out alongside Broadway legends Laura Benanti and Jane Krakowski. A sweet, simple show to remind us all what’s most important in life: loving each other!