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HBLL Streaming Content
Digital Theatre Plus
Over 200 live full length productions – including Digital Theatre’s own recordings alongside collections such as BBC, Royal Shakespeare Company, Broadway Digital Archive, Royal Opera House, London Symphony Orchestra, Shakespeare’s Globe etc… And including audio radio-plays from LA Theatre Works. Over 140 in-depth interviews with industry professionals including actors, directors as well as all backstage staff: lighting technicians, fight coordinators, stage managers et al.
Dance in Video
Dance in Video will contain 250 dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance. This release includes 189 videos, equalling 140 hours. You can also access Dance in Video through the Music Online interface.
On the Boards
OntheBoards.tv, a website that delivers full-length, high quality contemporary performance films to your TV, desktop or mobile device.
In 2011, Playbill (the magazine) launched Playbill Vault, a comprehensive online database of Broadway history.
Through his dynamic multimedia talks, insightful books and this popular website, John Kenrick combines a passion for entertainment history with the practical know-how earned working on stage productions at every level from amateur to Broadway.
The Guide to Musical Theatre
Welcome to the wonderful world of musical theatre. This guide has been designed for those who enjoy musicals, especially for those who participate in productions of Broadway, West End and shows written with the amateur in mind.
The Tony Awards
The American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards® got their start in 1947 when the Wing established an awards program to celebrate excellence in the theatre.
Named for Antoinette Perry, an actress, director, producer, and the dynamic wartime leader of the American Theatre Wing who had recently passed away, the Tony Awards made their official debut at a dinner in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria hotel on Easter Sunday, April 6, 1947.
In the late 1800’s, Samuel French began publishing contemporary American dramas, and helped the amateur theatre movement by making more plays available to “Little Theatres” – a rewarding concept that had never before been done in the industry.
Lazy Bee Scripts
Lazy Bee supplies full musical scores with some of their scripts. These include full-blown musicals, musical plays/pantomimes and plays with the occasional song.
The Broadway Musical Home
From Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sondheim, award-winners to cult flops, big-budget spectacles to Fringe transfers, the Broadway Musical Home strives to provide everything you ever wanted to know about the musicals, people and theatres of the Great White Way.
New Musical Theatre
NewMusicalTheatre.com is dedicated to the distribution and promotion of a new generation of musical theater writers who self-publish their own digital sheet music.
Its goal is to create a direct connection between the people who write music and the people who want to perform and listen to it. It provides an affordable and legal one-stop shop to discover and share the work of self-published writers. It aspires to foster a dynamic community where fans and actors can directly connect and impact the writers of tomorrow’s next big hits.
Internet Broadway Database
In 1996, the Research Department began to organize and expand the League's data collection in order to produce a website that would serve as a comprehensive history of Broadway for the benefit of League members, press, theatre professionals and enthusiasts.
Performing Arts Librarian