Iconic composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is making some of his filmed musicals available for free on YouTube.
On Friday, the 2000 West End adaption of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” starring Donny Osmond will be streamable, followed a week later by the rock classic “Jesus Christ Superstar” from the 2012 arena show starring Tim Minchin.
Further shows will be announced later, all hosted by the YouTube channel The Show Must Go On. Each show will be available at 1 p.m. for a 48-hour period online, with no charge or sign-up required.
Osmond starred as Joseph during three productions in Chicago, including a then record-setting 16-month run at the Chicago Theatre in 1993-94 that grossed $60 million, and two subsequent return engagements in 1995 and 1996. Osmond moved his family to suburban Wilmette for that original run.
Contributing: Miriam Di Nunzio, Chicago Sun-Times