The Theatre-Lover’s Guidebook to What is actually Streaming in December
What to watch at residence this thirty day period from Disney+, Netflix, Hulu, and extra.
This holiday year, streaming networks are the presents that retains on offering. Tune in at your leisure for the hugely-predicted movie adaptation of Matilda on Netflix, a live performance unique of Magnificence and the Beast starring H.E.R. and Josh Groban, and a new sci-fi sequence from playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.
Examine on for our December streaming recs, like all those described above and a lot more.
Contacting all Idina Menzel followers: Disney+ will existing a documentary of the Tony winner’s existence and profession, showcasing footage of her Broadway star turns in Rent and Wicked, as properly as her 2018 Madison Sq. Back garden live performance. Idina Menzel: Which Way to the Phase? also follows her journey to motherhood through in vitro fertilization and incorporates interviews with household, friends, and collaborators. Stream it December 9.
R&B superstar H.E.R. and Tony nominee Josh Groban (Natasha, Pierre & The Fantastic Comet of 1812, the upcoming Sweeney Todd revival) direct the company of ABC’s animated-dwell action hybrid Magnificence and the Beast specific, pairing scenes from the 1991 Disney film with reside stage performances from the Howard Ashman and Alan Menken rating. Splendor and the Beast: A 30th Celebration will also characteristic Broadway most loved Joshua Henry (Into the Woods) as Gaston, David Alan Grier (A Soldier’s Engage in) as Cogsworth, EGOT winner Rita Moreno as the narrator, Martin Quick (It can be Only a Enjoy) as Lumiere, Jon Jon Briones (Miss out on Saigon) as Maurice, Grammy winner Shania Twain as Mrs. Potts, Rizwan Manji (Schitt’s Creek) as LeFou, and Leo Abelo Perry as Chip. Capture this tale as previous as time on ABC December 15, or streaming on Disney+ commencing December 16.
Obie-successful playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is the pen at the rear of the new sequence adaptation of Kindred. Dependent on the 1979 sci-fi novel by Hugo Award winner Octavia E. Butler, the tale facilities on a younger Black writer as she is violently and mysteriously pulled again and forth concerning 2016 and a 19th-century plantation. Mallori Johnson stars, together with Tony nominee Micah Inventory, Ryan Kwanten, Gayle Rankin, Austin Smith, David Alexander Kaplan, Sophina Brown, and Sheria Irving. Jacobs-Jenkins also serves as showrunner and executive producer for the Forex collection, which drops all eight episodes on Hulu December 13.
Emily in Paris is back with Time Trois, inserting Lily Collins’ titular Emily at the middle of a huge lifetime choice: Return to her advertising work in Chicago or stay in Paris and start a new business with Sylvie. She’s also waffling among suitors: chef Gabriel and new man Alfie. Thank goodness bff Mindy (performed by Broadway’s Ashley Park) is even now all over to aid sort issues out. Start off the binge December 21.
Glass Onion finds Daniel Craig returning to the function of detective Benoit Blanc for the initially of Netflix’s two prepared Knives Out sequels. The murder secret-comedy features an ensemble cast which include Hamilton Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr., Jackie Hoffman, Kathryn Hahn, Edward Norton, Kate Hudson, Dave Bautista, Janelle Monáe, and a lot more. Broadway legends Stephen Sondheim and Angela Lansbury every make cameos as themselves—the ultimate, posthumous film appearances for the two. Stream it beginning December 23.
This season’s holiday getaway “Miracle” is the Christmas Day streaming launch of the film adaptation of Matilda the Musical, starring Alisha Weir as Matilda, a telekinetic small girl with a massive creativity. Oscar winner Emma Thompson is unrecognizable as Pass up Trunchbull, the heartless headmistress of Crunchem Corridor. The movie reunites the creative staff from the Tony-nominated and Olivier-winning Most effective Musical with path by Matthew Warchus, a screenplay by Dennis Kelly, and a rating (with new tracks) by Tim Minchin. A U.K. and U.S. theatrical release will precede the December 25 Netflix stream.