There's lots to be thankful for on the November streaming slate. From new original movies and series to the returns of a couple of old favorites, the theatre fan will have plenty of small screen fare to stream on those nights they aren't taking at a live show.
Check out our streaming recs below, featuring Tony-winning performers (Daveed Diggs, Annaleigh Ashford, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Platt) and Broadway songwriters (Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz).
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Tony winner Ben Platt and Kristen Bell will bring dysfunctional American siblings to life in the streaming film adaptation of Grant Ginder’s novel The People We Hate at the Wedding. Claire Scanlon directs the new comedy, with Allison Janney appearing as the matriarch who accompanies her two badly-behaved children to England for the nuptials of their wealthy half-sister. See it on Prime Video, debuting November 18.
Theatre director Lila Neugebauer helms the film Causeway, starring Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence as a soldier wounded in Afghanistan and Brian Tyree Henry (Lobby Hero, The Book of Mormon) as the friend who helps heal her spirit upon her return home to New Orleans. Look for theatre vets Jayne Houdyshell, Linda Emond, Stephen McKinley Henderson, and Russell Harvard in the drama, streaming November 4.
Spirited, a modern retelling of the Charles Dickens holiday classic A Christmas Carol hits the streamer November 18. It stars A-list Hollywood hunk Ryan Reynolds as the humbug visited by funny man Will Ferrell as the Ghost of Christmas Present. The film promises big musical numbers (with a score from Dear Evan Hansen Tony winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul) and lots of laughs.
Jim Henson's Fraggles return on November 18 for Fraggle Rock—Night of the Lights Holiday Special. Hamilton Tony winner Daveed Diggs voicing Jamdolin, who leads the gang on an adventure to discover the brightest illumination, and, of course, the true spirit of Christmas.
Tune in November 11 on Disney+ for a sing-along to Mary Poppins Returns. Picking up 24 years after the original 1964 film, Mary Poppins (this time played by Emily Blunt), returns to nanny the next generation of Banks children. Lin-Manuel Miranda stands in for the chimney sweep as Jack the Lamplighter. The film features a score from Tony winners Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, and appearances from Meryl Streep, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth, Julie Walters, and original Mary Poppins star Dick Van Dyke. Clear your throats and get ready to sing aloud to "The Place Where Lost Things Go" and "Trip a Little Light Fantastic."
Fifteen years after Enchanted ended with a happily-ever-after wedding, the new sequel Disenchanted finds Giselle (played by Amy Adams) living a little…unhappily…and wishing for a fairy-tale life in the suburbs of Manhattan. Idina Menzel, Patrick Dempsey, and James Marsden also return to reprise their roles from the original 2007 film, with Maya Rudolph joining in on the wicked fun. Alan Menken (Newsies, The Little Mermaid) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin) have penned the songs for the new Disney fantasy movie musical, which will stream exclusively on Disney+ beginning November 24.
When his ex-wife disappears leaving him with their two young children, surgeon Toby Fleishman is left to balance his new life as a single parent, a potential promotion at the hospital, and online dating — all while trying to figure out what happened to his wife and to his marriage. Fleishman Is in Trouble, based on the novel by Taffy Brodesser-Akner, stars Jesse Eisenberg and Claire Danes with Lizzy Caplan and Adam Brody. The eight-episode FX series debuts on Hulu November 17.
Welcome to Chippendales tells the real-life story of Indian immigrant Somen "Steve" Banerjee who founded the world's largest male-stripping empire. Kumail Nanjiani leads the cast as Banerjee, with Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford as wife Irene. Dan Stevens (The Heiress) plays nightclub promoter Paul Snider, and Tony nominees Andrew Rannells and Robin de Jesús have recurring roles in the seedy crime miniseries. Premieres November 22.
Lindsay Lohan and Glee's Chord Overstreet star as a spoiled hotel heiress with amnesia under the care of a blue-collar lodge owner in the holiday rom-com Falling for Christmas. They will likely fall in love, but will they sing? We sure hope so. Check it out November 10.
The Addams Family franchise expands with the mystery series Wednesday, centering on the deadpan daughter (Jenna Ortega) while she is at boarding school investigating a murder spree. Catherine Zeta-Jones and Luis Guzmán appear as Wednesday's parents Morticia and Gomez Addams, with former Wednesday Christina Ricci (from the 1991 and 1993 films) in a series regular role.
Beginning November 1, the Paramount+ movie library will include the 1964 film adaptation of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's Golden Age classic My Fair Lady, starring Audrey Hepburn as flower girl Eliza Doolittle and Rex Harrison as Professor Henry Higgins. Also, get ready for the holidays with two film versions of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
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Before Daniel Radcliffe takes the Off-Broadway stage in Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along, you can catch him busting out some parody tunes in Weird: The Al Yankovic Story. In true Weird Al fashion, the biopic itself is a spoof of rockumentaries, with Radcliffe as buff and boozy Yankovic who has an affair with Madonna (Evan Rachel Wood) on his road to rock-n-polka fame. Also Lin-Manuel Miranda will make an appearance as...Michael Jackson? Stream it November 4.