Scores of plays are moving their stage online due to the coronavirus outbreak as Broadway and theatre houses across the world had to be closed. Nevertheless, the creative community lost no time in creating an artistic escape for us, beaming their shows straight onto our laptops.
Theatre maestro Andrew Llyod Webber had been airing some of his proudest works including musical comedy Joseph and the Amazing and the 1970 rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar on his new YouTube channel The Shows Must Go On. This week, a fan-favourite and the ultimate classic The Phantom of the Opera goes on air.
The 2011 production was recorded for the 25th anniversary of Phantom’s original 1986 opening on Broadway. Performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London, the show stars Ramin Karimloo as the Phantom and Sierra Boggess as Christine.
Although the production will air on Friday, Apr 17, 7pm EDT (that’s 2am in Malaysia), it will still be available for 48 hours.
The epic 2011 production, inspired by Hal Prince and Gillian Lynne's original staging and directed by Laurence Connor, featured a cast and orchestra of over 200, plus some special guest appearances.
Watch the teaser for the online streaming below: