5 Things On Disney Plus for Broadway Fans

5 Things on Disney Plus for Broadway Fans

Disney Plus is a relatively new streaming service run by Disney. One thing you might not know about it is there is a lot on it for Broadway fans to enjoy, although some of it is a bit hidden.

Here are 5 things on Disney Plus to enjoy if you love Broadway musicals.

Pride of The Lion King

Pride of The Lion King

Pride of The Lion King is a documentary about the transformation of The Lion King from a hit animated film into the hit Broadway musical that is still running on Broadway today. It is a great watch for any Broadway lover, especially if you have seen The Lion King on Broadway. It is a bit hidden though. You can't search for it. It is hidden in the extras section for The Lion King.

Newsies The Broadway Musical

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You can actually watch one of Disney's Broadway Musicals on Disney+. Newsies The Broadway Musical was filmed at the end of the tour and featured several members of the original Broadway cast stepping back into their roles for the filmed version of the show. It is a wonderful show that preserves forever the stage version of this great musical.

Step In Time: Mary Poppins On Broadway

Mary Poppins and Chimney Sweeps Broadway Disney Plus

Here is another hidden gem. In the extras for the original Mary Poppins, you can find a performance of Step In Time from the stage version of Disney's classic musical. This was one of the best performances in this show and it's great to see it preserved on Disney Plus.

Once Upon a Mattress

Disney Once Upon a Mattress Disney Plus

Disney+ features a few movie adaptations of classic stage musicals, including this adaptation of Once Upon a Mattress. This, the third film adaptation of the musical produced for television features a great cast, including Carol Burnette, star of the first two versions of the musical, returning to the show in a new role.

The Sound of Music

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One of the best musical films of all time is on Disney+ and ready for all subscribers to watch. This all-time classic musical tells the story of Maria, a free-spirited nun, and the Von Trapp family as they navigate the rise of the Nazis in Austria. This musical features a thrilling story and one of the most recognizable scores of all time by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.