Catch up on performances from ‘BBC Musicals: The Greatest Show’
As part of Radio 2 celebrating the best of West End musicals, an all-star theatre concert was broadcast on BBC One. Over four million audience members tuned in to watch worldwide performers who have all appeared in the West End took part as well as a West End ensemble, all singing together at the London Palladium.
If you missed the televised broadcast on 7 February, you can relive some of the best bits with us. So, if "You Can't Stop The Beat" or think that West End theatre is now "The Impossible Dream", then think again. Here are performances from BBC Musicals: The Greatest Show.
The cast of Six performed "Six". Performers taking part included Jarneia Richard-Noel, Courtney Bowman, Natalie Paris, Alexia McIntosh, Sophie Isaacs and Danielle Steers. Six performances are due to resume at the Lyric Theatre, before returning to the Arts Theatre.
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Aisha Jawando performed "The Best" from Tina the Musical which made its world premiere in the West End. The production will return to the Aldwych Theatre in June 2021, and you can read more about it here.
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Layton Williams starred in the hit British musical for over a year, returning to the stage for a one-off performance of "The Wall in my Head". The musical is due to return to the Apollo Theatre, ahead of a film adaptation.
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Ramin Karimloo sung "The Music Of The Night" from The Phantom Of The Opera, reprising his West End performance. The Phantom of the Opera is due to return to Her Majesty's Theatre from June 2021, starring Killian Donnelly in the title role.
The cast of Dear Evan Hansen, including the Olivier Award-winning actor Sam Tutty sings "You Will Be Found". As a result of the concert, "You Will Be Found" became the top-selling song on the iTunes UK Music Charts.
Playing Eponine and Fantine in Les Miserables, Lea Salonga is a Les Mis veteran. For the BBC concert, she sung "I Dreamed A Dream". Les Miserables is due to return to the Sondheim Theatre in May 2021, continuing its record-breaking West End run.
Ahead of a UK tour of Dreamgirls, Nicole Raquel Dennis gave a stunning rendition of "And I Am Telling You". Dreamgirls was last at the Savoy Theatre in 2019, with Amber Riley and Marisha Wallace both playing Effie White during the West End run.
The Greatest Showman
As well as taking on hosting duties, Sheridan Smith appeared in two songs as part of the event. Firstly, she opened the show with "Don't Rain on my Parade" from Funny Girl, a musical she starred in at the Savoy Theatre in 2014.
Later in the show, Smith and Amanda Holden sung together for a rendition of Chess number "I Know Him So Well". The cover appears on Holden's recent album, released in late 2020.
Photo credit: Kerry Ellis in BBC Musicals: The Greatest Show (Photo by Guy Levy)
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