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We know that the world feels scary right now, but in times of hardship, theatre has always been an antidote—especially musical theatre. And even though live theatres across the country have taken the necessary precaution to temporarily close and keep us safe, all is not lost! Musicals ar everywhe re—on your streaming service, in particular. As many of us hunker down, we're going to need entertainment not just to pass the time but to remind us that this too shall pass.
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At a Queens Studio lot, on a frigid Monday in November, the actor Jonny Beauchamp, in wig, fake lashes, gloves and platform heels, took a deep breath — as deep as his flame-colored corset allowed — and readied himself for the next take. Through a dozen takes he reached for the high G and ground out the lower notes as the clubgoer extras stamped and hollered, pink mocktails sloshing. This winter, on networks and streaming services, other characters are joining in — in church, on the sidewalk, in restaurants, bedrooms, rehearsal rooms, open-plan offices and pour-over coffee bars. They are singing new songs and old ones, show tunes and pop hits, rock and rap and the occasional hallelujah chorus. Each includes at least one musical number per episode, often many more. MGM is developing a Billy Joel jukebox anthology. The Chainsmokers are producing a Freeform series. Television is like that now. I have asked that question a lot lately. Or maybe more nerds have made it to pitch meetings.
It started with Glee. Well, actually, it started with Cop Rock, a short-lived musical drama from in which LAPD officers fight crime in between musical numbers. It was a bizarre experiment, critically panned, and yet Hollywood clearly hasn't learned its lesson. The premise is touted as "high-concept," which feels like code for "highly questionable. After a freakish incident inside an MRI machine, Zoey gains the power to read the minds of those around her, including her terminally ill father Peter Gallagher , her work husband Pitch Perfect 's Skylar Astin , and assorted horny women on the street. But—and here's where the "high-concept" comes into play—she can only hear these inner thoughts and emotions in the form of popular songs, performed by the actors with exuberant dance numbers included.