Release Date: 11/19/21 Where to Watch: Netflix (and some limited movie theaters) Starring: Andrew Garfield, Alexandra Shipp, Robin De Jesús Director: Lin-Manuel Miranda Summary: On the cusp of his 30th birthday, a promising young theater composer navigates love, friendship and the pressures of life as an artist in New York City. Rating: ★★★★★ I first read the script of … More Review: tick, tick…BOOM!
Release Date: 10/1/21 Where to Watch: Netflix Starring: Jeanna De Waal, Roe Hartrampf, Erin Davie, Judy Kaye Summary: The dazzling and devastating life of Princess Diana takes center stage in this original musical, filmed in advance of its official Broadway opening. Rating: ★★★ I have long been fascinated by the British Royal family. There was a giant British family … More Review: Diana on Netflix
I love movie musicals. I grew up obsessed with The Wizard of Oz and Singin’ in the Rain, loving to get that taste of musical theater right in my own home. I am thrilled that September 2021 has brought so many new movie musicals to the big (and small) screen. Cinderella Release Date: 9/3/21 Where … More September Movie Musicals
Before Hamilton, there was In the Heights. The film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes’s 2008 musical opened in movie theaters and HBO Max on June 10, and I have already watched it more than once. In the Heights tells the story of the community on a changing block in Washington Heights. I … More Review: In the Heights
Today, Netflix released an adaptation of the 2018 stage musical, The Prom, starring Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, and Andrew Rannells. The film doesn’t capture all of the musical’s heart and charm, but it does a solid job with the piece. The Prom centers around Emma Nolan (Jo Ellen Pellman), a teenager in Indiana, … More Review: The Prom on Netflix