Mad props to Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lin Manuel Miranda, Pink and God knows all the other entertainers broadcasting their art over the internet during the current challenging times.
My friend Christy posted the first video, one of Andrew Lloyd Weber singing “All I Ask of You” while in isolation.
And I listened to that song all the way through.
When will I ever watch a master musician play a well-loved song again, I ask you?
Somehow (and I’m not sure how, Lin Manuel Miranda is also spreading cheer via Instagram. He posted his own video as well: Everything’s All Right from Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar:
Followed by the great one singing You’ll Be Back from Hamilton:
Heaven help me, my dorky theater-junkie musical-loving teenager is beside herself with happiness.
It’s the simple things, no?
And then of course, the incomparable Pink took to the internet with her own soulful rendition of Bob Dylan’s eternal favorite “Make You Feel My Love.”
NOTE: In the process of making this post, I discovered that Andrew Lloyd Webber and Lin Manuel Miranda are raising money for out of work artists via Broadway Cares.