HUGELY POPULAR YOUTUBE CHANNEL IS BACK WITH A NEW SEASON OF ‘THE GREATS ON TOUR’ THEATRE PRODUCTIONS
FAME THE MUSICAL – 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR LAUNCHES FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th
This Friday, September 25th, THE SHOWS MUST GO ON YouTube Channel returns with the FAME THE MUSICAL – 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR as part of new season: ‘THE GREATS ON TOUR’. There will be a new show every week including MICHAEL BALL: PAST & PRESENT TOUR – LIVE, ALFIE BOE LIVE – THE BRING HIM HOME TOUR and JEFF WAYNE’S MUSICAL VERSION OF THE WAR OF THE WORLDS.
Fame the Musical – 30th Anniversary Tour
Based on the 1980 film, FAME follows the lives of students at a New York school of performing arts. Standout songs include “Can’t Keep It Down”, “There She Goes/Fame!” and “Bring On Tomorrow”. Directed and choreographed by Nick Winston, this 2018 version of the production stars runner up off BBC’s talent show ‘Any dream will do’ Keith Jack as Nick Piazza and British soul-singing legend Mica Paris as Miss Sherman.
Michael Ball: Past & Present Tour – Live
Michael Ball has enjoyed an immensely successful and varied career over the last 20 years both in London’s West End and on the concert stage, working with some of the 20th century’s most prolific musical theatre composers. This legendary 2009 show celebrates 25 years of Michael’s music, filmed at the Royal Albert Hall in London and featuring performances of songs from musicals Hairspray, Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Misérables, as well as music by the likes of Queen and Supertramp.
Alfie Boe Live – The Bring Him Home Tour
Available to stream from 7pm BST/11am PST/2pm EST on Friday, October 9th for a limited 48-hour period – no charge or sign-up required.
Alfie Boe’s illustrious career has included conquering the world’s most prestigious opera stages, leading the cast of Les Misérables for nearly a year, and stealing the show at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace. Also filmed at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall, Alfie Boe Live – The Bring Him Home Tour features songs from shows including West Side Story, Moulin Rouge and Les Misérables and with special guests Matt Lucas, Melanie C and Tom Fletcher.
Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds: Alive on Stage!
Available to stream from 7pm BST/11am PST/2pm EST on Friday, October 16th for a limited 48-hour period at no charge or sign-up required.
In 1978 Jeff Wayne composed and produced one of the most ground-breaking and bestselling musical works of all time with over 16 million albums sold to date. In 2006 Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds took to the stage for the first time with audiences and critics praising its innovative use of music, technology, live performance and special effects.
Today, it remains one of the most trailblazing live shows of all time, soon to mark 16 years of extraordinary live tours. In 2012 The New Generation DVD was released with new technology and effects plus an all-star cast featuring: Liam Neeson seen in advanced 3D holography – recording, stage and screen star Jason Donovan, Kaiser Chiefs’ Ricky Wilson, Wet Wet Wet’s Marti Pellow, Jettblack’s Will Stapleton, Wicked’s Kerry Ellis, and the 9-piece Black Smoke Band, the symphonic ULLAdubULLA Strings conducted by Jeff Wayne – plus the incredible 3-tonne 35-foot tall Martian Fighting Machine firing real Heat Ray flames over the audience.
This award-winning arena production was filmed live at London’s O2 Arena with 23 cameras for spectacular visual coverage.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the 2021 arena tour was postponed and will now tour from March 2022. Until then, this streamed event will be a welcome addition to all fans of Jeff Wayne’s musical version of The War of The Worlds whilst bringing the production to a new audience.
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.
ABOUT THE SHOWS MUST GO ON
With theatres forced to close in March this year in line with social distancing guidelines, Universal Pictures Content Group launched THE SHOWS MUST GO ON YouTube channel; providing theatre lovers with a West End and Broadway experience in their own homes, online for free. The channel launched 3rd April, with a different theatre show made available to stream each Friday evening for 48 hours. Kicking off with classic Andrew Lloyd Webber productions, millions of theatre fans around the world enjoyed access to legendary shows such as Jesus Christ Superstar and The Phantom of The Opera.
ABOUT UNIVERSAL PICTURES CONTENT GROUP
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