Andrew Lloyd-Webber, 72, makes hit musicals available for FREE

Andrew Lloyd-Webber launches a YouTube channel to stream hit musicals including Jesus Christ Superstar for FREE so fans can enjoy a West End experience in lockdown

  • Lord Lloyd-Webber, 72, from London, has set up a channel to broadcast musicals
  • Theatres around the country are closed in an effort to slow spread of Covid-19
  • The channel will air musical Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

Theatre fans can enjoy their very own West End experience at home as Andrew Lloyd-Webber puts some of his famous musicals on YouTube during the coronavirus crisis. 

The YouTube channel, The Show Must Go On, will enable fans from around the world to enjoy the famous composer’s hit musicals including Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and Jesus Chris Superstar.    

Each show will be available for free from 7pm on the day of release and viewers can tune in for 48 hours with further shows soon to be announced. 

Lord Lloyd-Webber, 72, from London, has made some of his most famous musicals available on a YouTube channel for free

And alongside full-length shows, clips of famous performances and behind-the-scenes footage will also be uploaded regularly to the channel. 

It comes after theatres around the country are closed in an effort to slow the spread of the illness. 

The first musical to air will be the 2000 version of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, inspired by the West End production and starring Donny Osmond, Maria Friedman, Sir Richard Attenborough and Dame Joan Collins. 

The multi-award winning show is told entirely through song following the story of Jacob’s favourite son Joesph and his eleven brothers. 

While imprisoned, Joesph discovers his unique ability to interpret dreams and becomes the Pharaoh’s right-hand man. 

 Each show will be available for free from 7pm on the day of release and viewers can tune in for 48 hours. Pictured: Donny Osmond in the 2000 version of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

Rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar, recorded in 2012, will air on Good Friday and stars Tim Minchin, Spice Girls singer Melanie C and Chris Moyles. 

The 1970 rock opera follows the finals even days of Christ as seen from the perspective of Judas Iscariot.  

Fans who wish to make a charitable donation will find a variety of suggested organisations listed on the full-length YouTube channel videos, including Acting for Others, Broadway Cares and Actors Benevolent Fund. 

The first musical to air will be the 2000 version of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, inspired by the West End production and starring Donny Osmond (pictured)

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