Millions of music and musicals admirers took to the YouTube to watch a performance of The Phantom of The Opera performed at the Royal Albert Hall in 2011.
The recording was made available for public viewing for a limited time.
Follow this link to watch the full performance
“In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, Cameron Mackintosh produced a unique, spectacular staging of the musical on a scale which had never been seen before. Inspired by the original staging by Hal Prince and Gillian Lynne, this lavish, fully-staged production set in the sumptuous Victorian splendour of London's legendary Royal Albert Hall features a cast and orchestra of over 200, plus some very special guest appearances,” reads the description under the video.
Eighteen hours following its release, the show has reached almost 5 million views.
The performance is part of The Shows Must Go On - Stay Home, a newly-created channel aiming to bring shows, backstage access and full performances from some of the best loved musicals in history. The Show Must Go On will continue posting new musicals, on weekly basis.
The Phantom of The Opera premiered on YouTube on 17 April at 7pm. Due to rights restrictions, the show will be taken down at 7pm today in the UK. Everywhere else, it will be available to watch until Sunday 11am PT / 2pm ET.