EXCLUSIVE: Andrew LLoyd Webber talks Phantom 2, Madonna and he will nOT be back next year for a BBC talent search!

Posted by Dean Piper On September 8th, 2008

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Andrew Lloyd Webber celebrated turning 60 this March with a fabulous birthday party for friends and family at his home in Deia, Majorca. But now the theatrical legend is being treated to a full blown celebration concert hosted by John Barrowman in Hyde Park on Sunday 14th September.

John will introduce music from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s best-loved shows including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor┬« Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Cats, Starlight Express, The Phantom Of The Opera, Aspects Of Love and Sunset Boulevard.

The 70-piece BBC Concert Orchestra is leading the festivities with performances from Steve Balsamo, Duncan James, Lee Mead, Idina Menzel (Wicked), Elaine Paige, Rhydian (X-Factor), Joss Stone, Julian Lloyd Webber, Hayley Westenra, stars of BBC One’s I’d Do Anything and the 100-voice Crouch End Festival Chorus.

The evening’s repertoire includes Jesus Christ Superstar, I Don’t Know How To Love Him, Another Suitcase, Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, Memory, Pie Jesu, Music of the Night, All I Ask Of You, Love Changes Everything, No Matter What, As If We Never Said Goodbye and Any Dream Will Do.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Birthday in the Park takes place on Sunday 14th September in Hyde Park. Book online at bbc.co.uk/radio2 or phone 0844 412 4638*

*Calls from BT landlines charged at local rate; other networks and mobiles may be higher. £2 transaction fee applies.

Here, in a retrospective chat about his career, Andrew talks about his biggest regrets, working with Madonna and what he likes for breakfast! Click on Andrew’s name to the right in my Interviews section……

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