Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera to be streamed online
Following the previous successes of the streaming of two of his musicals – Jesus Christ Superstar and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – to homes worldwide for free, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has announced the third production to be made available.
Webber launched the YouTube channel The Shows Must Go On two weeks ago in the face of the coronavirus crisis forcing millions of people across the world to be placed under lockdown, unable to leave their homes.
Theatres were closed in the West End on 23rd March, and a number of initiatives have been set up, including one by the National Theatre, to stream world-class theatre productions online.
It has now been announced that the third production to be made available online will be the 25th anniversary production of The Phantom of the Opera, filmed at the Royal Albert Hall and starring Ramin Karimloo as the Phantom and Sierra Boggess as Christine.
The stream will begin at 7pm on 17th April, and will be available to watch for 24 hours (as opposed to 48 hours, as was the case with the previous two productions).