The Theatre-Lover's Guide to What's Streaming in September | Playbill

Streaming The Theatre-Lover's Guide to What's Streaming in September

The live-action Little Mermaid comes to Disney+ this month. Plus, catch a thriller series on Hulu, and a new film from the maker of Once and Sing Street on Apple TV+.

Theatre-related Streaming This Month

As Labor Day weekend closes down the summer months and students head back to school, what will you be watching as those first chilly evenings start to creep in?

We've got a few streaming suggestions for September, including a thriller series from Hulu, a friendship drama from Amazon Prime, and a mother-son drama from John Carney on Apple TV+.

Amazon Prime Video

Sitting in Bars With Cake follows best friends Jane and Corrine, two twenty-somethings in Los Angeles. Jane is an extremely shy, talented baker. Extroverted Corrine has plan: cake barring. The pair will bake cakes and take them to bars in order for Jane to break out of her shell a bit. However, in their year of living life to its fullest, Corrine receives a life-altering diagnosis. The drama stars Yara Shahidi and Odessa A’zion with Bette Midler as Jane's day job boss. Stream it September 8.

Apple TV+

Writer and director John Carney (Once, Sing Street) is back in theatres (and on streaming) this month with a new music-heavy movie. Flora and Son follows Flora (Eve Hewson), a single mom struggling to raise her rebellious teenage son Max (Orén Kinlan). When Flora gives Max an acoustic guitar in an attempt to prompt a new hobby, the two begin to find connection through music. Joseph Gordon-Levitt also stars in the film as a guitar instructor. After a September 22 theatrical release, the film will be available to stream September 29.


Celebrate "Back to School" with the kids from a Certain School of Magic and Magic. Puffs is the story of a group of wizards who...went to school with a very famous boy wizard. Filmed live at Off-Broadway's New World Stages in 2018, the cast includes Langston Belton, Madeleine Bundy, Jessie Cannizzaro, Nick Carrillo, A.J. Ditty, Julie Ann Earls, James Fouhey, Andy Miller, Zac Moon, Eleanor Philips, Stephen Stout. Stream it on demand.

Other recently added titles on BroadwayHD include: The Wiz: Live!, televised and filmed live on NBC in 2015, starring Shanice Williams, Queen Latifah, Amber Riley, Mary J. Blige, David Alan Grier, Uzo Aduba, Stephanie Mills, Elijah Kelley, Ne-Yo, Common; and The Last Five Years movie adaptation starring Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick.


Home viewers can finally be a part of that world with the live-action film adaptation of Disney's The Little Mermaid arriving on streaming. The movie features songs from the 1989 animated Disney film written by Oscar winner Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, with additional songs by Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Halle Bailey stars as Ariel, Javier Bardem as King Triton, Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, and Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, with Daveed Diggs voicing Sebastian, Jacob Tremblay voicing Flounder, and Awkwafina voicing Scuttle. Subscribers will also have access to additional bonus  content including Bardem performing the new song "Impossible Child," and the featurettes "Passing the Dinglehopper" and "“Under the Sea – Song Breakdown.” Stream it starting September 6.


Based on the 2021 debut novel by Zakiya Dalila Harris, The Other Black Girl follows Nella, an editorial assistant and the only Black person working at a publishing company. Things start to look up when Hazel is hired, but Nella soon discovers that something sinister is going on in the company. Sinclair Daniel and Ashleigh Murray star in the 10-episode thriller series as Nella and Hazel, respectively. The cast also includes Hunter Parrish, Bellamy Young, and Eric McCormack (currently on Broadway in The Cottage). All episodes hit the streamer September 13.

Plus, Theater Camp—the mockumentary-style feature film from Ben Platt (Parade), Noah Galvin (Dear Evan Hansen), Molly Gordon (Book Smart, The Bear), and Nick Lieberman—hits the streamer this month. Platt and Gordon star as two camp counselors at AdirondACTS who must keep the camp running when its founder slips into a coma at the beginning of summer. The film also stars Amy Sedaris, Alan S. Kim, Patti Harrison, Owen Thiele, Jimmy Tatro, Ayo Edebiri, Caroline Aaron, and Nathan Lee Graham. Stream it September 15.

Today’s Most Popular News:

Blocking belongs
on the stage,
not on websites.

Our website is made possible by
displaying online advertisements to our visitors.

Please consider supporting us by
whitelisting with your ad blocker.
Thank you!