The 1999 film version of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, starring Donny Osmond in the title role, will stream free for 24 hours on YouTube July 2 beginning at noon ET. The stream is being offered through The Shows Must Go On!, which streamed a number of musicals through 2020 in the wake of the worldwide shutdown of live theatre.
While the stream is free, those who watch are encouraged to donate to help those in need, with proceeds directed to Broadway Cares, Acting for Others, and the Actors Benevolent Fund.
Directed by David Mallet and original revival director Steven Pimlott, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was shot at Pinewood Studios using stage elements from the 1991 West End revival, including Mark Thompson's set and costume design.
Prior to the movie, Osmond had starred in the title role more than 2,000 performances, both in Toronto at the Elgin Theatre and throughout North America on tour.
The film cast also includes Ian McNeice, Robert Torti, Christopher Biggins, Alex Jennings, Nicolas Colicos, Jeff Blumenkrantz, David J. Higgins, Shaun Henson, Patrick Clancy, Martin Callaghan, Sebastien Torkia, Michael Small, Peter Challis, Nick Holmes, Gerry McIntyre, and Amanda Courtney Davies.