In these trying times, as we all turn to Cats for distraction, Andrew Lloyd Webber has popped up to do a little piano serenade on Twitter. Like many artists, and especially since his Cinderella musical has been pushed back, Webber is sitting at home in self-isolation during the coronavirus pandemic. So, like the social-media influencers that all celebrities have become now, Webber asked followers on Twitter yesterday what he should play on his piano (while sitting in front of a very fancy painting of the cast of the musical Cats), and then followed up today with a performance of “All I Ask of You” from Phantom of the Opera.
It’s a nice little performance, including an interruption from Webber’s dog, to whom he promises, “It’s alright, it doesn’t come from Cats.” Webber referred to the performance as a “tryout” and then got into a conversation slash bluffing match with Lin-Manuel Miranda, which just well could mean we see more of these in the future.
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