With Broadway shuttered, we’re excited to share that Playbill.com is offering free theater performances on youtube now.
“The Shows Must Go On” continues April 17 with the Royal Albert Hall performance of The Phantom of the Opera, starring Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess. The video will go live April 17 at 2 PM ET—you can watch it above—and will be available for 48 hours. Viewer donations will go to The Actors Fund.
In 2011, to celebrate the musical’s 25th anniversary, Cameron Mackintosh produced a large-scale staging of the musical. The production from the famed London venue features a cast and orchestra of over 200.
The Shows Must Go On has already aired Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, starring Donny Osmond, and the 2012 U.K. arena tour production of Jesus Christ Superstar.
The streams will help support a variety of organizations during the coronavirus pandemic, encouraging viewers to donate to Acting for Others, Broadway Cares, Actors Benevolent Fund, and more.
The musical re-broadcasts are made possible through permission by Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group.
*This article first appeared on Playbill.com