Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, the composer of some of the world’s most renowned and well-known musicals, is bringing music to those in self-isolation and quarantine by performing his famous songs and posting videos of them every day.
The series began with a tweet of Lloyd Webber practicing social distancing in his home and asking his followers, “With us all spending a bit more time at home, which ALW musical number would you like to see Andrew play?”
— Andrew Lloyd Webber (@OfficialALW) March 18, 2020
A flood of responses was seen by fans requesting to hear songs from such shows as Cats, Evita, and Jesus Christ Superstar.
The following day, he posted a video of himself playing “All I Ask of You” from his beloved musical Phantom of the Opera.
I didn’t think I’d ever get such a response to this little tryout! Here I am in my own self-isolation. The song that came out on top was ‘All I Ask Of You’ – ALW pic.twitter.com/NCSujNwBPd
— Andrew Lloyd Webber (@OfficialALW) March 19, 2020
Every day, Lloyd Weber has been posting more of his beautiful music and sharing it with the masses.
Thus far, he has posted videos of him performing “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again” from Phantom of the Opera and “Any Dream Will Do” from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
What an incredible number of responses we have received to All I Ask Of You! As requested by many of you, including @KChenoweth, here’s Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again, as well as a bit of insight into a hidden secret on Phantom – #TeamALW #MusicInIsolation pic.twitter.com/ac7GCwkFpr
— Andrew Lloyd Webber (@OfficialALW) March 20, 2020
— Andrew Lloyd Webber (@OfficialALW) March 24, 2020
Lloyd Weber has also posted a video answering questions submitted by fans regarding his work as well as what his favourite musicals are.
Earlier this week I asked you what you would like to ask me for #WorldTheatreDay. Your questions have been brilliant! Thank you to everyone who submitted, I wish I could answer them all. – ALW #HomeIsWhereTheMusicIs #TogetherAtHome pic.twitter.com/Ue2H56jmYA
— Andrew Lloyd Webber (@OfficialALW) March 27, 2020
Additionally, he has been encouraging viewers to join in on the musical fun by using the hashtags #HomeIsWhereTheMusicIs and #TogetherAtHome and sharing their own renditions and covers of his iconic melodies.
@OfficialALW This is my little sister Martha (10) Hope you enjoy x #anydreamwilldo #HomeIsWhereTheMusicIs
P.s I’d love you to check out my own cover of #memory please 🙏https://t.co/6tWt6lV0Es pic.twitter.com/UWJh2gqN01
— Lucy Thomas Music (@lucythomasmusic) March 25, 2020
Thank you for doing this, my boys’ musical Bye Bye Birdie was postponed this month we don’t know when they will be able to do it 🙁 we had a lot of fun singing along with you!! @caden_schro #HomeIsWhereTheMusicIs @bettjackorby you should do this too! pic.twitter.com/X8uVEEVvfK
— Danielle (@Drbs1178) March 25, 2020
— Divaria Productions (@DivariaOpera) March 26, 2020
The call to action even inspired some familiar faces in the musical theatre business, including Donny Osmond.
— Donny Osmond (@donnyosmond) March 26, 2020
Even some furry friends got involved!
— Sarah (@BathSarah) March 26, 2020
While musical theatre may not be for everyone, it just goes to show how one common passion can bring people from around the world together to celebrate something artistic and positive in a time when we could all use something to brighten our days.