STAGE

STAGE is the first streaming network devoted to the entire world of theatre, featuring original series, films, live theatre, documentaries, reality shows, variety shows, talk shows, live concerts, and more.

Whether you’re just getting to know the magic of theatre or you’ve already gone full-out theatre geek, STAGE brings you to the heights of entertainment, exploring everything from shows about shows, people behind the scenes, and drama about the drama.

STAGE is about real people telling stories. Which is why we also feature exclusive original content to bring these stories to you in an exciting, new way.

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STAGE

STAGE is the first streaming network devoted to the entire world of theatre, featuring original series, films, live theatre, documentaries, reality shows, variety shows, talk shows, live concerts, and more.

Whether you’re just getting to know the magic of theatre or you’ve already gone full-out theatre geek, STAGE brings you to the heights of entertainment, exploring everything from shows about shows, people behind the scenes, and drama about the drama.

STAGE is about real people telling stories. Which is why we also feature exclusive original content to bring these stories to you in an exciting, new way.

  • Butley

    1 Video

  • SMASH'd

    1 Season

  • Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates

    1 Video

  • The Broadway Brews Project

    1 Season

  • Rhinoceros

    1 Video

  • Out 1: Noli Me Tangere

    1 Season

  • Death of a Salesman

    1 Video

  • Outside the Box

    2 Seasons

  • We Can Cook Too!

    1 Season

  • Faust (2011)

    1 Video

  • Waaay Off Broadway

    1 Season

  • The Maids

    1 Video

  • The Iceman Cometh

    1 Video

  • On the Patio

    1 Season

  • Every Little Thing

    1 Video

  • The Divorce

    1 Season

  • Submissions Only: Special Edition

    2 Seasons

  • Faust (1926)

    1 Video

  • Philadelphia, Here I Come!

    1 Video

  • Crossovers

    1 Season

...and much more!

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  1. SMASH'd

    1 Season

    SMASH'd is a theatre clip commentary/sketch show for every theatre nerd, beltress, screlter, and hashtag-obsessed #fansie/#fansen/#hamilfan. Created by and starring the ever-hilarious John Wascavage, join him as he dives deep into the dark corners of the interwebs (and sketchy NYC audition studios) to serve you your weekly dose of funny with a side of steaming hot tea.

  2. Butley

    1 Video

    On any given day Ben Butley, a self-made train wreck of an English Literature professor at a London university, can shrug off everyone and everything with equal ease. But today, the disaster of Butley's proudly misspent life threatens to dwarf even his cynically fatalistic non-expectations. Arriving at his cramped cave of an office, Butley is informed that his adored Joey is moving in with another man, his estranged wife is re-marrying, and his see...

  3. Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates

    1 Video

    Based on the classic children’s story, this fun-filled musical is sprinkled with fantasy and excitement. When his family falls on hard times, Hans is determined to help in any way he can. He enters a big race with the hope of winning the prize: a pair of silver ice skates. At the same time, he and his sister work to restore their father’s failing health. Filmed in Holland, with Richard Basehart (Fellini’s La Strada) and Eleanor Parker.

  4. The Broadway Brews Project

    1 Season

    THE BROADWAY BREWS PROJECT is an initiative put together by The Happy Hour Guys (Mark Aldrich and Jimmy Ludwig) to pair hit Broadway shows with local craft brewers, to brew a special one-off beer, themed in relation to their show for a charity of the show's choosing.

    THE BROADWAY BREWS PROJECT launched its first collaboration called Rise Up Rye, partnering with Gun Hill Brewing Company and the cast of the smash Broadway musical HAMILTON. Since t...

  5. Rhinoceros

    1 Video

    Reunited for the only time after their triumph in Mel Brooks' The Producers, Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel catapult their shared genius for elegant slapstick, manic wit, and sly satire to a level of fearless absurdity that virtually no other comedy team would dare approach. Director Tom O'Horgan, originator of the Broadway smash hit Hair, transforms playwright Eugene Ionesco's "Theater of the Absurd" curio Rhinoceros into a fluid, character-rich scre...

  6. Out 1: Noli Me Tangere

    1 Season

    OUT 1: NOLI ME TANGERE is a 1971 film directed by Jacques Rivette. It is indebted to Honoré de Balzac's LA COMEDIE HUMAINE, particularly THE HISTORY OF THE THIRTEEN COLLECTION (1833–35). Known for its length of nearly 13 hours, the film is divided into eight parts around 90–100 minutes each.

    The vast length of OUT 1 allows Rivette, like Balzac, to construct multiple loosely connected characters with independent stories whose subplots weave among...

  7. Outside the Box

    2 Seasons

    OUTSIDE THE BOX is a musical comedy web series created by Bruce Kimmel. It's about a very outre musical theater group called the Outside The Box Musical Theatre Company run by a very outre artistic director who does very outre new musicals. Featuring wonderful talent, including Tony Award-winner Beth Leavel, Gregory Harrison, Brad Oscar, Matthew Ashford, Barry Pearl, Melody Hollis, Sandy Rosenberg, Alet and Andy Taylor and others.

  8. Death of a Salesman

    1 Video

    "Attention must be paid" to this abbreviated but superb 1966 television adaptation by Arthur Miller of his Pulitzer Prize-winning modern tragedy, starring the incomparable Lee J. Cobb and Mildred Dunnock recreating their original Broadway roles as the Lomans. In a career-defining performance, Cobb portrays the suffering Willy Loman--the middle-aged man at the end of his emotional rope--with Dunnock equally impressive as his patient wife, Linda. Geo...

  9. Faust (2011)

    1 Video

    From acclaimed director Alexander Sokurov (RUSSIAN ARK, THE SUN), FAUST is an hallucinatory period piece set in the early 19th century and inspired by Goethe's famous play. Employing elaborate camera movements, a layered soundscape, intricate production design and spectacular locations, FAUST conjures a unique and phantasmagoric vision of the Faustian legend. The title character, played by Johannes Zeiler, is a man in search of the ideals of the En...

  10. We Can Cook Too!

    1 Season

    FIRST SEASON AIRING IN 2019 - ENJOY THE PILOT BELOW!

    WE CAN COOK TOO! is STAGE’s original cooking show hosted by Tony-nominated composer and performer Jeff Blumenkrantz. Each episode features a musical theatre artist cooking a dish that is connected to an iconic performance or show from his/her past, playing food-related games, and, of course, a song!

  11. The Maids

    1 Video

    Jean Genet, one of the most celebrated creative minds of the 20th century, receives an unbridled, expertly cinematic rendering in this long unseen film based on his perverse play. THE MAIDS' volatile mixture of class confrontation, Freudian passion and criminal mischief frames an acid-etched portrait of two sisters whose hatred and desire twist their tortured lives together into a relentless downward spiral of guilt, degradation, and freedom at any...

  12. Waaay Off Broadway

    1 Season

    WAAAY OFF BROADWAY pits the creativity and camaraderie of local theater against the nearly impossible time constraint of 48 hours.

    Award-winning actress/director Caroline Renfro arrives in town on Friday afternoon. She meets local writers and assistants and the planning, scripting and promotion begins.

    At Saturday morning auditions, Caroline weeds through those with breakout talent and those who want to break dance. There are too many people ...

  13. The Iceman Cometh

    1 Video

    One of the few still undiscovered treasures of American 70s cinema, John Frankenheimer's masterful interpretation of Eugene O'Neill's THE ICEMAN COMETH stands not only as the greatest achievement of the distinguished American Film Theatre project, but also as one of the single richest cinematic re-imaginings of any American play. Near the end of his brilliant and varied career, director Frankenheimer (The Manchurian Candidate, The Train) singled ou...

  14. On the Patio

    1 Season

    ON THE PATIO is an irreverent series where former Mouseketeer, Lindsey Alley, chats with her mother, Marcia, on the patio, and no topic is off-limits. Comedy, drama, alcohol and insults keep a pushy daughter and a pushier mother on their toes.

  15. The Divorce

    1 Season

    Get ready for one surprising divorce party! After a long and satisfying marriage, glamorous and wealthy couple Iris (Marina Prior) and Jed (John O’May), throw an extravagant party to celebrate their divorce. THE DIVORCE is a witty, sophisticated and comedic “soap opera”, starring a stellar line-up of Australian performers including: Lisa McCune, Marina Prior, Hugh Sheridan, Kate Miller-Heidke, Melissa Madden Gray and John O’May. Written specificall...

  16. Every Little Thing

    1 Video

    In EVERY LITTLE THING, famed documentarian Nicolas Philibert (TO BE AND TO HAVE) turns his attention to the La Borde Psychiatric Clinic, a mental institution whose patients and staff stage theatrical performances every summer. Focusing on the 1995 production of Polish modernist Witold Gombrowicz's parodic play, OPERETTA, Philibert's fascinating film reveals the porous boundary between sanity and madness.

    At La Borde, the patients walk freely on ...

  17. Faust (1926)

    1 Video

    Mobilizing the full resources of the Ufa Studios, F.W. Murnau (Nosferatu, Sunrise) orchestrated a colossal adaptation of Goethe's FAUST that ranks alongside Fritz Lang's Metropolis as the greatest achievement of the German silent cinema.

    Gösta Ekman stars as the titular alchemist who, struggling with his faith amidst a devastating plague, is offered the power to cure and the gift of youth...in exchange for his soul. As the diabolical Mephisto, ...

  18. Submissions Only: Special Edition

    2 Seasons

    SEASON 3 COMING FRIDAYS IN 2019!

    SUBMISSIONS ONLY: SPECIAL EDITION includes never-before-seen exclusive interviews with the cast and creatives before each episode.

    Created in 2010 by New York actors Kate Wetherhead and Andrew Keenan-Bolger, SUBMISSIONS ONLY is a grassroots web sitcom that shows viewers what really goes on off stage. Following the friendship of two theater professionals, an actress (Kate Wetherhead as Penny Reilly) and a casti...

  19. Philadelphia, Here I Come!

    1 Video

    Set in playwright Brian Friel's (DANCING AT LUGHNASA, FAITH HEALER) mythical Ballybeg, Ireland, The American Film Theatre's PHILADELPHIA, HERE I COME! presents an ingenious glimpse into the stock-taking of young Gareth "Gar" O'Donnell on the eve of his emigration to America. Through the myriad preparations and good-byes that fill Gar's last day in Ireland, comes a powerful portrait of the public boasts and private doubts that bedevil him on the thr...

  20. Crossovers

    1 Season

    FIRST SEASON AIRING IN 2019 - ENJOY THE TWO PART PILOT BELOW!

    CROSSOVERS is a talk show hosted by Taye Diggs who interviews stars that have crossed over from theatre to other media (or the other way around). Inspirational, instructive and often hilarious, CROSSOVERS presents an in-depth look at these stars’ careers while exploring how theatre has impacted their artistic journeys.

  21. Thursday in the Park

    1 Season

    FIRST SEASON AIRING IN 2019 - ENJOY THE PILOT BELOW!

    THURSDAY IN THE PARK is a multi-part reality series that tells the story of the 63-year-old Broadway Show League, the softball league of the Broadway community.

    This reality series follows three actors (HAMILTON's Roddy Kennedy, SCHOOL OF ROCK's John Arthur Greene, and ACTORS' EQUITY's Justine Salata) throughout the 2018 season in Central Park, chronicling their on-field exploits as well ...

  22. Lost in the Stars

    1 Video

    The American Film Theatre's LOST IN THE STARS transforms Alan Paton's world famous novel of racial oppression, Cry the Beloved Country, into a tragic and beautiful film musical unlike any you've ever seen. Gilded by Maxwell Anderson's lucid lyrics and Kurt Weill's (THE THREE PENNY OPERA) powerful music, and guided by Daniel Mann's (PLAYING FOR TIME) sensitive direction, this one-of-a-kind film is both a heartbreaking indictment of a cruel society a...

  23. Studio Sessions

    1 Season

    FIRST SEASON AIRING IN 2019 - ENJOY THE PILOT BELOW!

    STUDIO SESSIONS celebrates the best of musical theatre composition. Shot at New York City’s famous recording studio The Power Station (previously Avatar) in front of a live studio audience, each “session” celebrates a different composer’s history and body of work through newly arranged music by a small and intimate group of musicians and performances by Broadway’s most celebrated stars. Each c...

  24. Born To Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity

    1 Video

    Elizabeth Streb and the STREB Extreme Action Company form a motley troupe of flyers and crashers. Propelled by Streb’s edict that “anything too safe is not action,” these daredevils challenge the assumptions of art, aging, injury, gender, and human possibility. BORN TO FLY: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity traces the evolution of Elizabeth Streb’s movement philosophy as she pushes herself and her performers from the ground to the sky. Revealing the pass...

  25. Sherlock Holmes

    1 Video

    When a young prince is accused of a crime that could embroil him in international scandal, debonair supersleuth Sherlock Holmes comes to his aid, and quickly discovers that behind the incident lurks a criminal mastermind eager to reduce Western civilization to anarchy.

    Adapted from the hugely popular stage version of Arthur Conan Doyle's stories (by William Gillette), SHERLOCK HOLMES not only provided Barrymore with one of his most prestigious e...

  26. Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil le Clercq

    1 Video

    Buirski (THE LOVING STORY) brings to the screen the magnificent and tragic story of TANAQUIL LE CLERCQ. Of the great ballerinas, LE CLERCQ may have been the most transcendent, mesmerizing viewers and choreographers alike. Because of her extraordinary movement and unique personality on stage, she became a muse to two of the greatest choreographers in dance, George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. She had love, fame, adoration, and was the foremost dan...

  27. Tchaikovsky

    1 Video

    The film is dedicated to the great Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). It tells of the last twenty years of the great master’s life, of his friendship with Baroness von Meck, an outstanding woman of her time, who for many years was Tchaikovsky’s guardian angel. The film also includes retrospections of the composer’s childhood and adolescent years, with Tchaikovsky’s life poetically recounted against the background of fragments from his ...

  28. Diplomacy

    1 Video

    As the Allies march toward Paris in the summer of 1944, Hitler gives orders that the French capital should not fall into enemy hands, or if it does, then ‘only as a field of rubble’. The person assigned to carry out this barbaric act is Wehrmacht commander of Greater Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz, who already has mines planted on the Eiffel Tower, in the Louvre and Notre Dame and on the bridges over the Seine. Nothing should be left as a rem...

  29. Sumurun

    1 Video

    This exotic spectacle stars Jenny Hasselqvist (THE SAGA OF GASTA BERLING) as SUMURUN, a rebellious member of a harem who has committed the greatest of sins: she has rejected the old sheikh and instead fallen in love with a charming cloth merchant. Lubitsch expertly interweaves SUMURUN's tale with several other related stories, and the result is a wonderful blend of melodrama and comedy. The cast also includes screen legend Pola Negri (FORBIDDEN PAR...

  30. Zou Zou

    1 Video

    ZOU ZOU was conceived as a vehicle for Josephine Baker, then among Europe's most popular entertainers. This was her debut talking film and a huge success in France upon its original release (and upon its 1989 theatrical re-release by Kino International). It is definitely Baker's show, despite the presence of Jean Gabin, who was himself on the brink of international stardom.

    In the tradition of 42ND STREET and other Warner Bros. backstage musical...

  31. Exposed

    1 Video

    WARNING: Intended for mature audiences only. View discretion advised.

    Pioneering New York "No Wave" underground filmmaker and visual artist Beth B takes us into the 21st century underground and reveals a secret world where cutting-edge performers are taking hold of a taboo art form, Burlesque, and driving it to extremes that most people have never seen. It's satire. It's parody. It's a populist blend of art and entertainment that gives new meani...

  32. Big Joy: The Adventures of James Brou...

    1 Video

    Years before the Beats arrived in San Francisco, the city exploded with artistic expressions: painting, theatre, film, poetry. At its center was the groundbreaking filmmaker and poet James Broughton.

    BIG JOY explores Broughton's passionate embrace of a life of pansexual transcendence and a fiercely independent mantra: 'follow your own weird.' His remarkable story spans the post-war San Francisco Renaissance, his influence on the Beat generation...

  33. You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet

    1 Video

    Based on two works by the playwright Jean Anouilh, YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHIN' YET opens with a who's-who of French acting royalty (including Mathieu Amalric, Michel Piccoli and frequent Resnais muse Sabine Azema) being summoned to the reading of a late playwright's last will and testament.

    There, the playwright (Denis Podalydes) appears on a TV screen from beyond the grave and asks his erstwhile collaborators to evaluate a recording of an experimen...

  34. Theater of War

    1 Video

    Filmmaker John Walter artfully captures Meryl Streep groping for – and then seizing – the character in her unforgettable portrayal of Mother Courage in Tony Kushner’s adaptation of the Bertolt Brecht masterpiece MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN, which was presented by The Public Theater/NY Shakespeare Festival in Central Park in the summer of 2006. As Manohla Dargis in the Times observed, “filmmaker John Walter jumps from art to history and politics...

  35. Fados

    1 Video

    FADOS completes the musical trilogy of award-winning Carlos Saura (FLAMENCO, 1995; TANGO, 1998).

    Using Lisbon as a backdrop, he explores Portugal’s most emblematic musical genre (fado) and its haunting spirit of saudade (melancholy). Tracing its African and Brazilian origins up to the new wave of modern faudistas, he ingeniously deploys mirrors, back projections, lighting effects, and lush colors to frame each song, ranging from a campfire ring...

  36. The Great Gabbo

    1 Video

    One of Hollywood's earliest -- and most peculiar -- musicals, THE GREAT GABBO stars von Stroheim as an egotistical ventriloquist who casts a Svengali-like spell upon an ingenue (Betty Compson), against a backdrop of singularly strange numbers (including "Icky" and the spider-and-fly-themed "Caught in a Web"). Director James Cruze (THE COVERED WAGON) allowed von Stroheim to endow the character with his signature flourishes, resulting in a wicked coc...

  37. Swan Lake

    1 Video

    No ballet has such deathless appeal as SWAN LAKE, a haunting fable of a young man’s naivety and a beautiful girl’s entrapment in swan’s feathers, all swept up in Tchaikovsky’s emotional music. Prince Siegfried, celebrating his birthday, is told by his mother the Queen that he must marry. He runs to the lake unhappily to hunt swans, but they turn into girls, led by Odette, a wonderful Swan Queen. The Evil Genius, a powerful sorcerer, has trapped the...

  38. Empathetic Aphrodite

    1 Video

    EMPATHETIC APHRODITE is an experimental dance film about a woman (Ida Victoria) who tries to move on graciously from a failed relationship, and the man (Alex Isenberg) who struggles to save it.

    Directed by Roman Arriola. Choreography by Whytebyrd. Co Written by Johnnie Hobbs III & Carlos O. Gomez.

  39. Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary

    1 Video

    After garnering widespread acclaim with his mini-masterpiece THE HEART OF THE WORLD, red hot cult auteur Guy Maddin (THE SADDEST MUSIC IN THE WORLD) has taken on the world’s most adapted horror tale and concocted his most original and ravishingly stylized cinematic creation yet. Beautifully transposing the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s interpretation of Bram Stoker’s classic vampire yarn from stage to screen, Maddin has forged a sumptuous, erotically cha...

  40. Nostalgia

    1 Video

    NOSTALGIA tells the story of, Mr. Gabe Robinson, a living legend as he struggles to hold onto his music and his muse, wife, Helen Robinson, despite the fervent opposition and resentment of his loving son, Gabe, Jr. Punctuated by vivid musical memories, the aging tap dancer recalls the glorious and regretful life he once lived both onstage and off, with a message not about dreams deferred, but dreams derailed.

    The film stars Dulé Hill as Gabe J.,...

  41. The Cherry Orchard

    1 Video

    Acclaimed international director Michael Cacoyannis (ZORBA THE GREEK) and a dream cast of British screen talent revive Anton Chekhov's masterpiece of imprisonment in wealth and regret. Working from his own translation, Cacoyannis expands and condenses THE CHERRY ORCHARD with a fidelity that preserves Chekhov's emotional extravagance and unblinking eye for human frailty.

    In pre-Revolution Russia, Madame Ranevskaya (Charlotte Rampling) returns to ...

  42. Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glen...

    1 Video

    Almost three decades after his death, legendary pianist Glenn Gould continues to captivate audiences worldwide. From his landmark interpretation of the Goldberg Variations to his innovations in recording technology (including early experiments in over-dubbing), Gould is one of the true geniuses of the 20th century. With GENIUS WITHIN, filmmakers Michéle Hozer and Peter Raymont trace Gould's evolution from his childhood in Toronto to his internation...

  43. The Phantom of the Opera

    1 Video

    A forerunner of the American horror film, and one of the most lavish productions of the silent cinema, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has inspired countless remakes and imitations. But none of its successors can rival the mesmerizing blend of romance and mystery that haunts every frame of the Lon Chaney original. This edition presents the 1929 theatrical version, restored from archival 35mm elements by Film Preservation Associates. It is highlighted by t...

  44. The Front Page

    1 Video

    Raucous, irreverent, and remarkably funny, THE FRONT PAGE is a landmark in cinema history ; a brilliantly orchestrated, high-speed satire that set the standard for the countless screwball comedies that followed in its wake. But few films can match the risque flavor and the relentless pace of the masterpiece that spawned an entire genre, earning Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor (Adolphe Menjou), and Best Director (Lewis Milesto...

  45. Ten Nights in a Bar Room

    1 Video

    In 1854, American author Timothy Shay Arthur published TEN NIGHTS IN A BAR-ROOM AND WHAT I SAW THERE. A melodramatic novel, it told the tale of Joe Morgan, a family man who is tempted by drink, becomes an alcoholic but (spoiling the end of a book published sixteen decades ago.) is called to his senses when his daughter is killed in a bar fight. The book ends with Morgan calling for the complete prohibition of drink in his town.

    Quickly adapted f...

  46. Siberian Lady Macbeth

    1 Video

    Shakespearean tragedy collides with film noir in a remote Russian village in this dark fable from celebrated Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda (DANTON, ASHES AND DIAMONDS).

    SIBERIAN LADY MACBETH observes the cruel machinations of Katarina, a ruthless woman (Olivera Markovic) who will let nothing threaten her affair with a mysterious drifter (Ljuba Tadic). When her father-in-law (Bojan Stupica) discovers the indiscretion, she dispatches him with a ...

  47. The Flesh and Blood Show

    1 Video

    Billed as "An Appalling Amalgam of Carnage and Carnality," Pete Walker's THE FLESH AND BLOOD SHOW is an homage to the blood-splattered, sex-smeared theatre known as the Grand Guignol. Still haunted by an especially tragic production of OTHELLO, a seaside theatre reopens its doors as a groovy musical revue, only to have several of its performers fall victim to the deadly curse.

    Newly mastered in HD from the original 35mm negative.

  48. The Tempest

    1 Video

    Shot on location at the ancient and ghostly Stoneleigh Abbey, THE TEMPEST is Derek Jarman's (WAR REQUIEM) acclaimed 1979 film adaptation of William Shakespeare's final great play.

    It is the story of Prospero the magician, who lives on an island with his nubile daughter on an enchanted island and punishes his enemies when they are shipwrecked there. Essentially a study of sexual and political power in the guise of a fairy tale, in Jarman's hands,...

  49. ...and much more!