Start Your Summer Right

By Patricia Canole

Whether you’re celebrating Father’s Day, summer vacation, Pride month, or simply Tony Awards season, BroadwayHD has a wide variety of shows the whole family can enjoy. For more information, visit to learn more.

This lavishly-produced screen adaptation of the international, musical stage sensation tells the life-affirming story of Tevye (Chaim Topol), a poor milkman with five daughters whose love, pride and faith help him face oppression in turn of the century czarist Russia. Featuring unforgettable songs like “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “Do You Love Me,” and “If I Were A Rich Man,” Fiddler on the Roof leaves its audience thinking about the role of traditions, the importance of family, and what it takes to move forward in an ever-changing world.

One of the most beloved musicals of all time, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music comes brilliantly to life in this ambitious, live-broadcast production from BAFTA-nominated director Coky Giedroyc. Kara Tointon delivers a mesmerizing performance as Maria, the tomboyish nun who reluctantly becomes the governess for seven children living in the shadow of their stern, widowed father (Julian Ovenden). As the threat of World War II lurks on the horizon, Maria brings love, music and excitement back into the family’s life right when they need it the most.

Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods weaves together many famous fairy tales in an allegorical story of family, love, growing up, and the hazy areas between right and wrong. This critically acclaimed production was captured live at London’s Regent’s Park Open Air theatre, directed by Timothy Sheader, and won the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival. Emmy Award-winner Hannah Waddingham (Game of Thrones, Ted Lasso) stars as the Witch in this haunting, intimate production.

Indecent, a play by 2022 Tony nominee Paula Vogel, is inspired by the true events surrounding the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance—a play seen by some as a seminal work of Jewish culture, and by others as a n act of traitorous libel. Indecent charts the history of an incendiary drama and the path of the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it. This transcendent capture of the acclaimed Broadway production stars Tony winner Katrina Lenk.

A captivating and hilarious song cycle which delves into the trials and tribulations of modern love, Maltby and Shire’s Closer Than Ever will take audiences on a journey of lust and romance, marriage and aging, unrequited feelings, parenthood, and more.

Exiled Prospero (Christopher Plummer) lives on a desolate island with his daughter, Miranda. When Prospero’s usurping brother sails by the island, Prospero conjures a storm that wrecks the ship and changes all their lives. Featuring one of William Shakespeare’s most memorable father-daughter relationships, this is the perfect adaptation to watch with your family for Father’s Day.