Plus, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series returns for Season 2.
The stars are out in full force this month as the top streaming services offer a number of comforting classics and exciting newcomers featuring a bevvy of Broadway favorites. Among the highlights are the stage-to-screen adaptation of Oslo and several films with close connections to the stage like Back to the Future, What’s Love Got to Do With It?, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
All titles are available to stream May 1 unless otherwise noted.
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Flight This 2012 thriller centers on an airline pilot who miraculously lands his plane after a mid-flight emergency, only to later find out that who or what was at fault may not be as clear as it initially appeared. Fences Tony Award-winner Denzel Washington stars as pilot Whip Whitaker.
TheUnderground Railroad(May 14) Based on Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer-winning novel, this limited series tracks Cora Randall’s fight for her own freedom in the Antebellum-era South. Thuso Mbedu stars as Cora, leading a cast that includes stage favorites Amber Gray and Lily Rabe.
Trumbo (May 19) Set in the late 1940s, this film follows the real-life figure of Dalton Trumbo, a top Hollywood screenwriter that finds himself in the crosshairs of Senator Joseph McCarthy for having been an active member of the Communist Party of the USA. All the Way and Network Tony-winner Bryan Cranston stars in the title role, leading a cast that also includes stage favorites Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, and Roger Bart.