Still heartsick for Broadway, especially after this morning’s news?
Well we can help fill that theater void a little…Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical “The Phantom of the Opera” (which coincidentally ran on Broadway for 32 years) is streaming for free on YouTube for the next 48 hours! Starting at 2pm EST today, Oct. 9, that is.
The YouTube channel that appeared during the pandemic when we were all still quarantined at home, called The Show Must Go On, is coming back for an encore, if you will. The channel streamed a series of legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals for no cost at all, from Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, to Jesus Christ Superstar, to Cats.
Now, on the 34th anniversary of the show’s debut in London, The Phantom of the Opera will be streamed today, kicking off on the channel at 2pm EST.
Tonight’s production is a recording of the 25th anniversary production which was staged at the Royal Albert Hall back in 2011. Ramin Karimloo took the role of the Phantom, starring opposite Sierra Boggess as Christine and Hadley Fraser as Raoul, in a production that you may have seen in cinemas at the time. You might also catch a glimpse of the show’s original stars performing their top songs at the end of the show, too! The Phantom of the Opera will kick off from 2pm EST, and then be available for 48 hours (so until 2pm EST on Sunday, Oct. 11).
Still, if you’d rather enjoy the music in person, check out this incredible 11-piece orchestra that will be playing songs from Phantom of the Opera tomorrow night (Oct. 10) in Queens!
featured image source: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Instagram