Sunday, January 24

Sheridan Smith, Michael Ball, Elaine Paige , Lea Salonga , Layton Williams and Kerry Ellis among stars performing in MUSICALS: THE GREATEST SHOW

BBC Radio 2 and BBC One are offering  an incredible selection of music, programmes and documentaries over three days from Friday 29th January to Sunday 31st January, called   MUSICALS: THE GREATEST SHOW  hosted on radio and television by multi-award winning performer Sheridan Smith and featuring West End and international stars including Ramin Karimloo, Michael Ball and Lea Salonga,  performing songs from the musicals. With  further programming on BBC Four and BBC iPlayer.

With venues currently unable to open to the public, Musicals: The Greatest Show is a celebration of the nation's favourite songs and performers from the world of musical theatre. 

Beginning on 29th January and running over  the weekend, BBC Radio 2 Celebrates Musicals has lined up music, programmes and documentaries which will start at 5:00am on Friday with every song being played from the greatest stage and screen musicals up until 7:00 am plus  a national sing-a-long on Zoe Ball’s Breakfast Show. 

Musical stars will guest as hosts for Sounds of the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. On Sunday, musical theatre star Elaine Paige will reveal the  favourite song from a musical voted by the listeners, with more still  to come ...

Back on stage at the world famous London Palladium MUSICALS: THE GREATEST SHOW will be broadcast from 7:00 pm - 9pm on Sunday 31st January on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds, and as a 75 minute show in February on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. It will be available on BBC iPlayer for a year after broadcast.

 Performers include:

    Amanda Holden & Sheridan Smith - I Know Him So Well (Chess)
    Nicole Scherzinger - Never Enough (The Greatest Showman)
    Josh Groban - The Impossible Dream (Man Of La Mancha)
    Elaine Paige - As If We Never Said Goodbye (Sunset Boulevard)
    Gavin Spokes - You’ll Be Back (Hamilton)
    Michael Ball -You Can’t Stop The Beat (Hairspray)
    Sheridan Smith - Don’t Rain On My Parade (Funny Girl)
    Ivano Turco - Only You, Lonely You (Andrew Lloyd  Webber’s Cinderella)
    SIX The Musical cast- SIX
    Ramin Karimloo -The Music Of The Night (The Phantom Of The Opera)
    MAMMA MIA! three London leads - Dancing Queen
    Aisha Jawando - Simply The Best (TINA, The Tina Turner Musical)
    Lea Salonga - I Dreamed A Dream (Les Misérables)
    Layton Williams - The Wall In My Head (Everybody's Talking About Jamie)
    Sam Tutty and members of the Dear Evan Hansen West End cast - You Will Be Found
    Nicole Raquel Dennis - And I Am Telling You (Dreamgirls)
    Kerry Ellis - Defying Gravity (Wicked)
    Christine Allado & Alexia Khadime - When You Believe (The Prince Of Egypt)
    Jac Yarrow with the public - Any Dream Will Do (Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat)


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