THE SHOWS MUST GO ON!
THEATRE FANS AROUND THE WORLD CAN EXPERIENCE ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER MUSICALS ONLINE FOR FREE
THE SHOWS MUST GO ON YOUTUBE CHANNEL LAUNCHES FRIDAY, APRIL 3RD
Recent weeks have seen the temporary closure of theatres and their shows, meaning audiences around the world are spending more time at home than usual. Today, the new THE SHOWS MUST GO ON YouTube Channel is announced – providing theatre lovers with a West End and Broadway experience in their own homes, online for free.
From Friday, April 3, THE SHOWS MUST GO ON YouTube Channel, for the first time ever, will make available a selection of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s much loved musicals, launching with 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.
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 – giving fans of musical theatre an opportunity to enjoy beloved shows, from their living rooms.
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.
Alongside full-length shows, clips of famous performances and behind-the-scenes footage will be uploaded regularly to the channel, so fans can continue to get their theatre fix 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.
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT
Synopsis: Discover Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s fun filled musical JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR® DREAMCOAT! Inspired by the record breaking London Palladium production, it stars Donny Osmond, Maria Friedman, Richard Attenborough and Joan Collins. A lively and colourful journey through Ancient Egypt, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR® DREAMCOAT follows the rags to riches story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours. Spectacular visuals and an enchanting score packed with hit songs including Close Every Door to Me, Go Go Go Joseph and Any Dream Will Do make this a dream of a show for all the family.
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
Synopsis: Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock classic Jesus Christ Superstar returns to its roots with this sensational performance filmed in the UK during the Live Arena Tour. An incredible cast including Tim Minchin as Judas Iscariot, Melanie C as Mary Magdalene, Chris Moyles as King Herod and Ben Forster as Jesus Christ, perform hit songs including I Don’t Know How to Love Him, Gethsemane, Heaven on Their Minds, Everything’s Alright, King Herod’s Song and Superstar in an exciting and contemporary interpretation.
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