For now, the days of going out are on hold. We can reminisce and dream about the times in the future when we’re able to get together with a friend or significant other and go on a real date. You know, the one where you sit close together, hold hands, share food using the same utensils and maybe even kiss! It will come back but for now, we have to adapt the what’s available. Lucky for us, we live in a time where technology has the ability to fill some voids. Maybe you can’t sit in your favorite restaurant and order your favorite bottle of wine physically, you can call ahead and bring it home. That’s a start.
The next component of date night is the theatre! Yes, Broadway is currently dark and there is not much to see in the Theater District other than closed theaters but that doesn’t mean there are no shows to see! Just how we bring a movie to our homes, Broadway is offering the same. So, enjoy your favorite meal in your home and head to the show on your TV!
BroadwayHD, a streaming service for theater fans started in 2015, has long been bringing Broadway performances to people’s living rooms. They are here to help during this pandemic! As the company explained in a statement, “BroadwayHD was created with the goal of making high-quality theater accessible to everyone globally.”
On the platform, subscribers will find a combination of acquired performances including performances of “Cats,” “The King and I,” and “The Sound of Music,” along with originals the platform filmed including performances of “Kinky Boots” and “42nd Street,” from Broadway, The West End, and other elite venues around the world.
The platform is offering a free seven-day trial, along with an $8.99 monthly plan. So, go ahead and watch as many times as you want. You can even sing along if you please because you’re in your own house — just don’t ruin your date.