Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musicals are to be screened on a new YouTube channel called The Shows Must Go On.
The concept is to bring audiences to musicals that have made it to the screen. The series will kick off with the filmed version of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, starring Donny Osmond and Maria Friedman.
Lloyd Webber said: “Sometime, buried in the schedule later on, will be the most important one: my disaster musical By Jeeves [the production was a flop when it premiered in 1975]. I am very, very fond of it and so will you be.”
The second show in the series will be Jesus Christ Superstar, the arena production starring Melanie C and Ben Forster, which becomes available on April 10.
Each production will remain available for 48 hours.
The channel is free, but donations to charities, including Acting for Others, Broadway Cares and Actors’ Benevolent Fund, are encouraged.