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Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Royal Albert Hall Celebration 

A tribute to Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber for his 50th birthday. Features selections from his most popular plays, such as CATS, Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Sunset ... See full summary »


David Mallet

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tina Arena ... Herself - Performer
Michael Ball ... Himself - Performer
Antonio Banderas ... Himself - Performer
Boyzone ... Themselves
Sarah Brightman ... Herself - Performer
Glenn Close ... Herself - Performer
Ben De'ath Ben De'ath ... Himself - Performer
Julian Lloyd Webber Julian Lloyd Webber ... Himself - Performer
Marcus Lovett Marcus Lovett ... Himself - Performer
Lottie Mayor Lottie Mayor ... Herself - Performer
Dennis O'Neill Dennis O'Neill ... Himself - Performer
Donny Osmond ... Himself - Performer
Elaine Paige ... Herself - Performer
Ray Shell Ray Shell ... Himself - Performer
Kiri Te Kanawa Kiri Te Kanawa ... Herself - Performer


A tribute to Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber for his 50th birthday. Features selections from his most popular plays, such as CATS, Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Sunset Boulevard. It also has an appearence by his brother a world famous cellist playing a piece composed by LLoyd Webber. Written by Nikki Norton <>

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1999 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Recorded live at London's Royal Albert Hall in 1998. See more »


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Followed by Andrew Lloyd Webber: Masterpiece (2002) See more »


High Flying Adored
(from "Evita")
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Antonio Banderas
Published by Evita Music Ltd.
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Splendid! Glorious! Unforgettable!
24 October 2001 | by o_levinaSee all my reviews

The best ALW music performed by the greatest musicians and singers on the magnificent stage of Albert Hall - it is enough to make a delightful concert. Add impressive decorations, spirited acting of the performers and excellent choirs and dancers - and you will get a superb show. During two hours you can enjoy lovely Joseph (with Donny Osmond, of course), clever Variations (very artistically played by Julian Lloyd Webber), dramatic Evita (only Paige's unique voice can reveal full splendor of Don't cry for me Argentina, and Antonio Banderas is the best Che ever), dynamic Starlight Express, solemn Requiem, passionate Jesus Christ Superstar (even though this musical is not among my favourite Webber's works I couldn't but admire Michael Ball singing Gethsemane), beautiful and mysterious The Phantom of the Opera with exquisite Sarah Brightman as Christine and Banderas proving that he can act Eric (AND HE CAN!), impressive Sunset Boulevard with remarkable Glenn Close, interesting Whistle Down the Wind (Tina Arena, Bonnie Tyler, Boyzone, Michael Ball sang differently styled fragments), wonderful Love Changes Everything (Michael Ball once again at his best), and of course famous Memory (another unforgettable performance from Elaine Paige). And the concert had to be so grand for the sake of Sir Andrew. I adore the moment when the entire cast sings `Happy birthday' to him. A charming scene! Furthermore, ALW presented his new masterpiece The Heart Is Slow to Learn sang beautifully by Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, and then a young star Lottie Mayor performed Whistle Down the Wind in the most engaging manner with Sir Andrew himself at the piano. My favourite Jellicle Ball (Cats) was used as the brilliant conclusion of the concert. It's a show to enjoy again and again and again!

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