Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Snowed In? Check out Broadway.com's Movie Picks

As the snow flies, there’s no better time to snuggle up with a movie. Here are Broadway.com’s 10 Broadway and theater movies to binge-watch on Netflix:

Fame High
When we were kids, we always dreamed of running away and joining a performing arts high school (OK, we still kinda do). Live vicariously through the real lives of toe-tapping teens from Fame High, aka the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. A five-six-seven-eight!

Shrek the Musical
Celebrate the Broadway return of the great Sutton Foster (who will star in Violet beginning March 28) with the lighthearted live broadcast of Broadway’s Shrek. The 2010 Tony-winning tuner also stars Christopher Sieber, Daniel Breaker and Brian d’Arcy James as the grumpy green ogre.

OK, so this is technically a summer movie, but if you haven’t seen baby Anna Kendrick, Sasha Allen and Robin de Jesus wail their hearts out at Stagedoor Manor — uh, we mean Camp Ovation — you’ve really never lived. You just haven’t. Also, there’s a Sondheim cameo, sooo ...

Company: A Musical Comedy
Even if you’re spending the night alone with a bottle of wine (... fine, a box of wine), Raul Esparza is always here to keep you Company. Celebrate Bobby bubi’s 35th birthday all over again with the 2010 revival of the Stephen Sondheim masterpiece.

Into the Woods
Wait, did someone say Sondheim? Brush up on your fairy tales before the release of the new “Into the Woods” film with this 1991 classic (we still have a dusty VHS of this in the closet somewhere), starring Bernadette Peters, Joanna Gleason, Chip Zien and more stars of the original Broadway production.

First Position
Take a break from Broadway and check out “First Position,” an inspiring doc about teens competing at the prestigious Youth America Grand Prix, one of the most famous ballet competitions in the world. It’s really fun to eat a giant ice cream sundae while watching this, then not offer any of the ballerinas any.

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
In less than three months, Neil Patrick Harris will get glittery (like, really glittery) in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway. Until then, watch all three installments of “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog,” starring N.P.H. as an adorable wannabe supervillain with a giant crush.

West Side Story
There are a ton of classic movie musicals on Netflix, but “West Side Story” is the only one we can watch 200 billion times and never get sick of. Plus, we know all the lines. “How many bullets are left, Chino? Enough for you? Or you? ALL OF YOU!” You’ll totally freak out your dog.

The Phantom of the Opera at Royal Albert Hall
Sierra Boggess and Ramin Karimloo (soon to make his Broadway debut in Les Miserables) will heat up your freezing living room in no time in the passionate and sensual 25th anniversary production of Phantom at Royal Albert Hall. We dare you to watch the final lair scene without bawling.

OK, so this isn’t exactly theater related, but we thought you guys should know that the 2013 flick “C.O.G.” starring Spring Awakening stud Jonathan Groff, is now streaming on Netflix. You’re welcome!

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