It was expected that Broadway would excel at streaming during the Coronavirus pandemic, but only Andrew Lloyd Webber has delivered a product worth watching. Broadway theatres have been closed since Thursday, March 12, and many Broadway producers decided to entertain audiences with a new medium during the Broadway shutdown. Many of the grand streaming plans have been scuttled due to ownership rights, union agreements and other considerations. Other entertainment performances have managed to deliver some compelling content with ballet, classical music, dance and opera which can be seen on streaming mediums. This partnership, made up of one part musical genius and another, a tremendous production company, is the reason why the video and stream quality has been so high on the Youtube channel.
And as it turns out, many of the latter have even been turned into Broadway musicals.
I Just Can't Wait to Be King
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It premiered in as part of the musical The Lion King , a stage adaptation of Disney 's animated film of the same name. Mark Mancina produced the song and arranged by Mark A. Taymor wrote the lyrics based on the melody from "Lala", a song from the soundtrack album Rhythm of the Pride Lands. Jason Raize , who first performed the role of Simba for the Broadway production, first performed and recorded "Endless Night"; his version is included on the original cast recording. The song includes vocals by a choir that encourages Simba to move forward. Reception to the song was mainly positive. Some commentators praised how it helped to develop Simba's character. American composer Mark Mancina produced the song. Constructed as a lament and a monologue ,   the song shows Simba grieving the death of his father Mufasa. Hem hem.
The video features remarks by Tony winner Heather Headley , who created the role of Nala; Tony-winning choreographer Garth Fagan; and Tony-winning director Julie Taymor , who says to her cast, "I made the masks, but you made the movement, and you made them come alive. The Lion King officially opened November 13, , and to date has played over 9, performances. Like all other Broadway shows, it went on hiatus March 12 this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The book was adapted by Roger Allers, who co-directed the movie, and Irene Mecchi, who co-wrote the film's screenplay. The video is dedicated to the memory of actor Jason Raize, who was acclaimed for creating the role of Simba and took his own life in February Recommended Reading:. Leslie Odom, Jr. A look back at the actors who have played the father-son duo as the show celebrates its 23rd anniversary on Broadway November