Andrew Lloyd Webber is streaming his infamous flop for free right now
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Broadway fans, listen up. Andrew Lloyd Webber—the musical genius behind Broadway classics like Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, and Evita—is live-streaming his shows for free during this period of social distancing. Every Friday, Lloyd Webber will debut one of his classics via his YouTube channel “The Shows Must Go On!” So get ready to cozy up on the couch with a glass of wine and sing along.
“The Shows Must Go On!” kicked off Friday, April 3rd, with the 2000 adaptation of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. This version of the show starred Donny Osmond, Maria Friedman, Richard Attenborough, and Joan Collins. On April 10th, the channel aired the 2012 arena production of Jesus Christ Superstar, starring Tim Minchin, Mel C from the Spice Girls, and Chris Moyles.
On April 17th, Webber streamed a true classic: The Phantom of the Opera. Phantom is Webber’s greatest hit and the longest-running show in Broadway history. But its sequel? That’s not as universally beloved. The YouTube channel streamed the controversial Love Never Dies on April 24th. May 1st, he launched his star-studded 50th birthday concert from Royal Albert Hall.
Starting today, May 8th, The Shows Must Go On will stream Andrew Lloyd Webber’s notorious flop, By Jeeves.
Webber promised we’d get a chance to stream By Jeeves, his oddball, but self-proclaimed “most important,” musical when he first made his announcement: “Sometime, buried in the schedule later on, will be the most important one: my disaster musical By Jeeves. I am very, very fond of it and so will you be.”
Now is your chance to see what all the fuss is about. All of the full-length musicals, including By Jeeves, will start streaming at 2 p.m. EST every Friday and will be available to watch for a full 48 hours.
Though the musicals are being shown for free, the YouTube channel offers links to donation pages for arts programs, including Acting for Others, Broadway Cares, and the Actors Benevolent Fund of New South Wales. So you can still support the arts while you have your at-home date night.
Friday night is officially Broadway night. Tune up your vocals and get ready to belt the classics.
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