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Andrew Lloyd Webber announces his iconic musicals are available to stream for free

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Andrew Lloyd Webber's musicals are coming to the comfort of your living room amid coronavirus.

Due to the lockdown, we're unable to venture out to cinemas and theatres for entertainment. But thanks to Andrew Lloyd Webber there's an alternative.

If you're a fan of musicals, you definitely won't want to miss The Shows Must Go On (opens in new tab).

In a Twitter update, Andrew Lloyd Webber explained that there'd be a new musical every Friday to watch for free.

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He confirmed that this would continue "for a few weeks", and they'd be starting with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

The musicals will stream live, but if you're unable to tune in they'll be available for 48 hours following their premiere.

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Jesus Christ Superstar is the next musical to stream, and this will be available to watch at 7pm on Friday 10th April.

So if you're looking for something to entertain you this Good Friday, why not bring the West End to your living room?

The YouTube description reads, "Welcome to The Shows Must Go On, the channel bringing you showtunes, backstage access and full performances from some of the best loved musicals in history!

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Andrew Lloyd Webber is bringing us much-needed entertainment during lockdown (Picture: Getty Images)

"Featuring melodic moments, show-stopping solos and high notes for the history books."

Andrew Lloyd Webber is no stranger to the small screen, as he's appeared on plenty of BBC programmes in search for the next musical talent.

In 2006, BBC1 aired How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? where they were on the hunt for the next Sound of Music star.

The following year, Any Dream Will Do invited actors to audition to play Joseph.

It's not known how long these streams will continue for, but we're sure they'll help to spread joy.

Elsewhere, the BBC launched Bitesize Daily to help frazzled parents with homeschooling (opens in new tab).

Not as fun as musicals, but definitely essential!

Lucy joined the WhatToWatch.com team in 2021, where she writes series guides for must-watch programmes and the latest TV news. Originally from Northumberland, she graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2016 with a degree in Film Studies and moved to London to begin a career writing about entertainment.


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