Andrew Lloyd Webber to stream his musicals for free

Andrew Lloyd Webber will be streaming, free-of charge, one of his musicals for 48 hours every weekend, starting each Friday night. The first one, currently streaming, is a 2000 production of Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat starring Donny Osmond, Joan Collins, and Richard Attenborough.

It will be available to watch on the YouTube channel The Show Must Go On for 48 hours, starting on Friday at 7pm GMT. The series will continue every Friday for the next few weeks.

Next weekend’s musical will be Lloyd Webber’s 2012 production of Jesus Christ Superstar, starring Tim Minchin, Mel C. and Chris Moyles.

(Note that the time given is GMT (or UTC), which is one hour earlier than the current daylight savings time in the UK.)

I am not a huge fan of Webber but I did love the 1973 film version of Jesus Christ Superstar. This was perhaps because his some-time lyricist Tim Rice did a superb job with the lyrics for that show. I don’t know how well this version will compare musically with that film. But I do know that Webber is immensely popular and so I pass this information on for those who like his work and would like to see more.


  1. Holms says

    Ooh, I’m looking forward to that and Phantom. I remember seeing it in about 1990, the original international tour, and hugely enjoyed the music.

  2. EigenSprocketUK says

    The countries of Europe began any daylight savings times last weekend. (Last weekend of March, by convention.)
    It seems quaint and old-fashioned deliberately to refer to GMT when UTC exists. Or just avoid the issue by referring to UK local time, or BST (British Summer Time).
    But I’m sure stout old-school admirers of empire and tradition would drum me out of the country for saying so. Perhaps that’s Lloyd-Webber’s target demographic.

  3. machintelligence says

    If you want to see an interesting and very dramatic rendition of the Phantom duet, I recommend the recent one that appeared on the Dutch television series “Beste Zangers.” It features Floor Jansen, the female vocalist from the symphonic metal band Nightwish, and Henk Poort a famous opera and musical singer from the Netherlands who sang the lead in the production of that musical during the 1990’s. They use the Nightwish metal arrangement and the body language and facial expressions are fantastic.

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