Theaters across the country may be closed right now, but we know by studying history that theater has always made a comeback. After wars, floods, plagues, depressions, and acts of nature, theaters have been resilient. They have been the salve that soothes the wounds of our hardships. That being said, there are ways that theater can still be alive in your home that you may not even realize.
Airbnb Actor Experiences at Home
Join live, interactive performances and conversations from Broadway and beyond without even leaving your home. Keep the magic of Broadway alive by going behind the scenes with your favorite actors. Learn scenes, songs, & dances from your favorite shows and connect with people from the Actors Fund safely from your living room.
In this Airbnb Online Experiences series, talented actors, singers and dancers from Broadway, the West End and beyond, will offer audiences a glimpse into different aspects of their art form. Airbnb is collaborating with non-profit The Actors Fund to bring a touch of showbiz and the creative arts into your home. If you have always wanted to learn the Can-Can from Moulin Rouge then click on the link and get started today!
If you are looking for more of a relaxing entertainment with less involvement from you, streaming your favorite Broadway, or Off-Broadway show may be the way to go.
For instance, Disney+ is offering several hit musicals, now that Broadway has gone dark, to watch and enjoy at your leisure. Hamilton and Newsies: the Broadway Show are offered currently, with more to be added later.
Other providers are offering similar deals. Netflix is offering Shrek, the Musical and Broadway HD is showing 42nd Street, Cats, Kinky Boots, An American In Paris, Oklahoma, Peter Pan, the King and I, Love Never Dies, Memphis, Miss Saigon, and Billy Elliot, the Musical. Keep in mind that some of these streaming services do require registrations and a monthly subscription but the number of showings continues to increase and the shows are fantastic. If you can swing the subscription and love Broadway, this may be the best thing to help you get through these months while Broadway recovers.
We will keep you updated on the latest offerings from streaming and other providers as we attempt to keep Broadway alive in our hearts and minds. Check back with our blog and on our Facebook to stay up-to-date on showtimes and features.