Broadway lovers all around the environment will shortly be ready to stream the works of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber on YouTube — for totally free.
The series, dubbed “The Demonstrates Need to Go On!,” will stream weekly to enable ease cabin fever all through the coronavirus quarantine. The musical theater legend options to air some of his most celebrated — and reviled — exhibits.
The initial installment begins Friday at 2 p.m. with LLoyd Webber’s 2000 revival of 1991’s “Joseph and the Wonderful Technicolor Dreamcoat,” starring Donny Osmond, Maria Friedman, Richard Attenborough and Joan Collins, readily available for a 48-hour time period.
The subsequent production, scheduled for April 10, will be the 2012 rock musical “Jesus Christ Superstar,” showcasing stars Tim Minchin, Spice Girls’ Melanie C and Chris Moyles.
Dates for some of his most noteworthy displays, such as “Cats,” “Evita” and “Phantom of the Opera” have not yet been introduced, but admirers can see an orchestra from London’s West Stop accomplish “All I Question of You” alongside Lloyd Webber, who recently tweeted himself actively playing the track though in isolation because of to the COVID-19 pandemic, on YouTube.
The composer will not be just taking part in the hits. In a movie announcement to lovers, he states he won’t overlook his musical disaster “By Jeeves,” a exhibit primarily based on the fictional works by P. G. Wodehouse which originally premiered in 1975 — and was slash brief immediately after only a thirty day period at London’s Her Majesty’s Theatre. The manufacturing fared somewhat greater just after reviving with rewrites in 1996.
Though “The Present Have to Go On!” is a absolutely free streaming sequence, Lloyd Webber is encouraging watchers to donate to companies which guidance theatre employees in the course of the pandemic, these as Acting For Other folks, Broadway Cares/Fairness Fights AIDS and the Actors Benevolent Fund.