UK audiences can watch via BBC iPlayer a 90-minute celebration of all things musical theatre, recorded on Saturday 29 January at the AO Arena in Manchester. The Big Night of Musicals by the National Lottery (had to get their name in there, didn’t they?) is packed with sensational performances from the casts of the UK’s biggest West End and touring shows and some very special one-off collaborations.
Performing some of some of the biggest songs in musical theatre are the casts of Dreamgirls, Back to the Future, Dear Evan Hansen, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, Bat Out of Hell, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock, & Juliet and Waitress. For the first time, Disney shows The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast and Frozen unite on stage for an exclusive medley.
Also performing are the casts of new hit musicals The Drifters Girl and Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical. Plus, a performance from the cast of The Wiz.
The show also features bespoke short films shining a spotlight on the musical theatre industry.
It will be available on BBC iPlayer for a year.
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