New streaming service will bring Broadway shows into homes amid shutdown

1010 WINS Newsroom
April 17, 2020 - 7:58 am

    NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – A new streaming service launching next month will bring Broadway into the homes of fans.

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    Broadway theaters shut their doors on March 12 and will be closed until at least June 7 over the coronavirus, but the new service Broadway On Demand will make the shows available at any time.

    The service includes dozens of Broadway shows—live and recorded—as well as educational theater content and other resources. It will launch in mid-May.

    “Broadway is a giant global brand, and its impact extends far beyond a few blocks in midtown Manhattan,” Broadway On Demand President Sean Cercone said in a statement. “Even before our current crisis, we've long dreamt of building a platform that would truly fulfill Broadway's long-held promise of being the 'longest street in the world.' This platform is our way of breaking down geographical and economic barriers so that the entire world can partake in all the wonders that Broadway has to offer.”

    The service will launch with a free live concert, “30 Days of Opening Nights.” The concert series will benefit performers, playwrights, composers, musicians and stagehands who have been out of work since the shutdown began. More details on it are coming soon.

    People can sign up for the streaming service for free here. There’s also a premium subscription that includes archival materials, the bulk of live streams and “pay-per-view”-like events.

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