Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals to stream on YouTube for free starting tomorrow
Just like Hollywood, Broadway had also been greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as New York’s Broadway theaters were temporarily shut down on March 13 in order to combat the further spreading of the virus. Now, as a way of lifting up theatre lovers’ spirits during this time of crisis, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has announced that they will be launching a new YouTube channel called The Shows Must Go On which will be able to provide fans with a West End or Broadway experience in their own homes, for free online. Check out the new channel by clicking here!
Set to debut tomorrow, The Shows Must Go On channel will be featuring a selection of EGOT winner Andrew Lloyd Webber’s much loved musicals. Each show will be available weekly at 11:00AM PT/2:00PM ET for a limited 48-hour period online – no charge or sign up required.
In addition to full-length shows, their will also be clips of famous performances and behind-the-scenes footage that will be made available to the channel in order to satisfy the fans’ need for theatre content at home. For fans who wish to make a charitable donation, a variety of organizations will be listed on THE SHOWS MUST GO ON full-length YouTube channel videos, including: Acting for Others, Broadway Cares and Actors Benevolent Fund.
The first musical that fans will get to watch tomorrow is one of the most enduring shows of all time, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT. The 2000 adaptation, inspired by the West End production, stars Donny Osmond, Maria Friedman, Richard Attenborough and Joan Collins. The fan-favorite includes mega hits “Close Every Door to Me”, “Go Go Go Joseph” and “Any Dream Will Do.”
The second production to be made available will be legendry rock classic, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (2012) on Good Friday, April 10, the arena production starring Tim Minchin, Melanie C and Chris Moyles. Further shows to be announced.
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