Andrew Lloyd Webber reveals more details of free musical YouTube releases

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It looks like at least seven more Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals will be made available free of charge on YouTube over the coming weeks.

Last Friday, Andrew Lloyd Webber released a full version of the musical Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcast for free streaming on a newly-created YouTube channel. The production, starring Donny Osmond, had previously been released on disc, but it was free for 48 hours.

It comes as part of a plan to release one Lloyd Webber musical a week on the service, every Friday at 7pm. This Friday, a filming of the arena tour version of Jesus Christ Superstar goes live, starring Tim Minchin.

In his introduction to Joseph, Lloyd Webber revealed a few more details, as he’s now done in an email update.

Thus, we learned that the initiative was being put together in conjunction with Universal, who has released a few Lloyd Webber shows on disc previously. He also specifically mentioned in the intro that By Jeeves, a rare Lloyd Webber flop that was ultimately revived on Broadway in 2001, was on the list.

In a new email update sent yesterday, Lloyd Webber also confirmed that the current run will go on for the next seven weeks. If that’s seven weeks from the point the mail was sent, that suggests that in total, the YouTube channel will be bringing us eight shows in all.

No further titles have been mentioned, but Universal has previously released a Phantom Of The Opera concert, a full version of its sequel Love Never Dies, and a production – but not that one – of Cats. At least some of those are likely to be candidates.

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