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.

  • Sherlock Holmes

    1 Video

  • Out 1: Noli Me Tangere

    1 Season

  • Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil le...

    1 Video

  • Outside the Box

    2 Seasons

  • We Can Cook Too!

    1 Season

  • Tchaikovsky

    1 Video

  • Waaay Off Broadway

    1 Season

  • Diplomacy

    1 Video

  • Sumurun

    1 Video

  • On the Patio

    1 Season

  • The Divorce

    1 Season

  • Zou Zou

    1 Video

  • Submissions Only: Special Edition

    2 Seasons

  • Exposed

    1 Video

  • Crossovers

    1 Season

  • Big Joy: The Adventures of James...

    1 Video

  • You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet

    1 Video

  • Thursday in the Park

    1 Season

  • Theater of War

    1 Video

  • Studio Sessions

    1 Season

...and much more!

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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.

  5. 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 ...

  6. We Can Cook Too!

    1 Season

    ADDITIONAL EPISODES AIRING THIS FALL

    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!

  7. 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...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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...

  10. 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.

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. Submissions Only: Special Edition

    2 Seasons

    EPISODES DROPPING EVERY FRIDAY THIS FALL - SEASON 2 BEGINS OCTOBER 5th

    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 W...

  15. 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...

  16. Crossovers

    1 Season

    ADDITIONAL EPISODES AIRING THIS FALL

    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.

  17. 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...

  18. Thursday in the Park

    1 Season

    ADDITIONAL EPISODES AIRING THIS FALL

    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 as their off-fie...

  19. 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...

  20. Studio Sessions

    1 Season

    ADDITIONAL EPISODES AIRING THIS FALL

    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 composer plays an...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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.

  25. 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...

  26. 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.,...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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.

  34. 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,...

  35. Hermia & Helena

    1 Video

    Camila (Agustina Muñoz, THE PRINCESS OF FRANCE), a young Argentine theater director, travels from Buenos Aires to New York for an artist residency to work on a new Spanish translation of Shakespeare’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. Upon her arrival, she quickly realizes that her work isn't compensating for the loss of her friends and the lover she left behind. When she begins to receive a series of mysterious postcards from Danièle (Mati Diop, Claire D...

  36. Fela Kuti: Music is the Weapon

    1 Video

    Fela Kuti is to African music what Bob Marley is to reggae: its prophet. All contemporary forms of black music, from funk to electronic, owe something to the irresistible groove of the Afrobeat sound that he created. He recorded more than 60 albums and spent a lifetime fighting against political corruption in his homeland of Nigeria, where the people affectionately called him their "Black President."

    Shot in Lagos at the peak of his career in 19...

  37. The Quare Fellow

    1 Video

    In 1962, legendary Irish playwright Brendan Behan's incendiary insider's look at life on death row, THE QUARE FELLOW, became a film "studded with gem-like performances" (Hollywood Reporter) that packs "a harsh Irish eloquence and a brutal dramatic punch" (New York Times).

    Zealous rookie prison guard Thomas Crimmin (Patrick McGoohan - THE PRISONER, ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ) arrives at a crumbling correctional facility where inmates and turnkeys alike...

  38. The Angelic Conversation

    1 Video

    "My most austere work, but also the closest to my heart." So Derek Jarman described THE ANGELIC CONVERSATION, his lyrical celebration of gay love set within the context of a series of Shakespeare's sonnets. Ethereal Super-8 images slowed to a magical, meditative pace follow the love affair between two men, as Dame Judi Dench provides a soothing presence with her narration of fourteen sonnets. The disruption of the narrative with images of barren an...

  39. Finding Fela

    1 Video

    FINDING FELA tells the story of Fela Anikulapo Kuti's life, his music, his social and political importance. He created a new musical movement, Afrobeat, using that forum to express his revolutionary political opinions against the dictatorial Nigerian government of the 1970s and 1980s. His influence helped bring a change towards democracy in Nigeria and promoted Pan Africanist politics to the world. The power and potency of Fela's message is complet...

  40. Antigone: Rites of Passion

    1 Video

    From renowned filmmaker Amy Greenfield, this critically acclaimed modern adaptation of Sophocles' classic tragedy combines dance and narrative to tell the story of ANTIGONE, who risks her own life to arrange the burial of her brother Polyneices. The treachery surrounding his death and the threatening behavior of King Creon provide the drama that motivates this daring interpretation of the classic story.

  41. Casting About

    1 Video

    “A striking piece of work,” (Ty Burr, The Boston Globe) CASTING ABOUT is a lyrical documentary that explores the captivating experience of casting actors. Shot from the point of view of indie director Barry J. Hershey, the film organizes audition footage of many actresses trying out for three roles in a dramatic film. By weaving together interviews, monologues, and scene work, Hershey has created an impressionistic collage of the casting experience...

  42. Ballets Russes

    1 Video

    Unearthing a treasure trove of archival footage, filmmakers Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine have fashioned a dazzlingly entrancing ode to the revolutionary twentieth-century dance troupe known as the Ballets Russes. What began as a group of Russian refugees who never danced in Russia became not one but two rival dance troupes who fought the infamous “ballet battles” that consumed London society before World War II.

    BALLETS RUSSES maps the company’...

  43. Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and...

    1 Video

    What happens when documentary filmmakers—whose mission is to probe, explore, and reveal—take as their subject one of the world’s greatest living magicians, whose life and art are basically off limits to probing, exploration and revelation? More than a decade in the making, DECEPTIVE PRACTICE: THE MYSTERIES AND MENTORS OF RICKY JAY is the captivating result of this curious conundrum: a mesmerizing journey into the world of modern magic and the small...

  44. Married & Counting

    1 Video

    Narrated by George Takei, this beautiful, funny and poignant documentary follows actor Pat Dwyer and photographer Stephen Mosher, two men who celebrate twenty-five years together by traveling the country to marry in every state that will let them. Along the way they find acceptance from strangers, rejection from loved ones, and discover that no distance is too far to go to declare that their marriage counts.

  45. Only When I Dance

    1 Video

    ONLY WHEN I DANCE is a feel-good documentary follows Irlan and Isabela, two teenagers from the violent favelas of Rio de Janeiro, as they pursue their dreams of becoming professional ballet dancers. This inspiring story takes us from Rio - where their communities must raise the funds to support their ambitions - to exhilarating ballet competitions in New York and Switzerland. It's a film about their determination to dance, and the price one must pa...

  46. Skanks

    1 Video

    In religion and football-obsessed Alabama, a group of actors bond while producing an original drag musical. In the winter of 2012 a community theatre in Birmingham, Alabama mounted an original musical, SKANKS IN A ONE HORSE TOWN.

    SKANKS follows the actors and creators from rehearsal through performance and after, at work, at their homes, and with their families. The cast of amateur performers bond to form a family of sorts while creating the unc...

  47. Conduct! Every Move Counts

    1 Video

    Every two years in Frankfurt, 24 young conductors from around the world are invited to take part in the prestigious Sir Georg Solti Conductors' Competition. They only have 20 minutes to work with an orchestra they’ve never met before and to impress an intimidating panel of judges. This documentary Follows five conductors, the 20-year-old Aziz Shokhakimov from Uzbekistan, star New Yorker Alondra de la Parra, Englishman James Lowe, Andreas Hotz from ...

  48. Black Tights

    1 Video

    BLACK TIGHTS is a 1961 French anthology film featuring four ballet segments shot in Technirama and directed by Terence Young. The film is also known as UN DEUX TROIS QUATRE! in France.

    The four independent stories are performed in the form of ballet. All were choreographed by Roland Petit. Two of the stories (LA CROQUEUSE DE DIAMANTS and CARMEN) each have one song sung in French.

    LA CROQUEUSE DE DIAMANTS translates as "The Gold Digger", or mo...

  49. ...and much more!