A series of musicals by icon theater Andrew Lloyd Webber will be available free online while cinemas in London’s Broadway and West End are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The filmed versions of his shows will be uploaded to The Show Must Go On! every week, where they can be consulted freely for 48 hours.
The first musical to appear on the channel will be Joseph and the Dreamcoat Technicolor, which will air at 11:00 am on April 3, 2020. The production stars Donny Osmond, Richard Attenborough and Joan Collins.
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This will be followed by Jesus christ superstar the following week, with Tim Minchin, Melanie C and Chris Moyles in the cast.
In a short video announcing the project, Lloyd Webber said: “Universal had the idea for an entire series now called The Show Must Go On, which is about musicals going from stage to screen. “
The series will present its panoramic spectacle from 1975 By Jeeves, which is “buried in the calendar later”. “I really like it,” said Lloyd Webber.
Other shows that may appear in the series are Evita, The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Starlight Express and Rock school.
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