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Anneka Rice celebrates the life and work of songwriter Cy Colman with Michael Xavier, Siobhan Dillon, Ria Jones and Tam Mutu.

He was the man who gave Sinatra 'Witchcraft', Tony Bennett 'The Best Is Yet To Come' and Sammy Davis Jnr 'The Rhythm of Life'. He was the six year old child prodigy who gave piano recitals at Carnegie Hall; he grew up to be one of the most successful songwriters and composers in musical theatre history, winning five Tony Awards, two Grammy's and three Emmys; his shows included 'Sweet Charity' starring Shirley Maclaine; 'Wildcat' starring Lucille Ball, and 'Barnum' which starred Jim Dale and Glenn Close on Broadway and Michael Crawford in London. BBC Radio 2's Friday Night Is Music Night celebrates the life and work of the great Cy Coleman. With the 60 piece BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Mike Reed (Barnum, Sunset Boulevard) The Capital Voices and a stellar cast from London's West End. Starring Michael Xavier, Siobhan Dillon, Ria Jones and Tam Mutu. Presented by Anneka Rice.

1 hour, 57 minutes

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  • Bbc Concert Orchestra C/b Mike Reed

    Friday Night Is Music Night Opening Sig Tune

  • Bbc Concert Orchestra C/b Mike Reed

    Wildcat Overture

  • Bbc Concert Orchestra C/b Mike Reed, Capital Voices & Xavier Michel

    It's Not Where You Start From "Seesaw"

  • Bbc Concert Orchestra C/b Mike Reed & Ria Jones

    NOBODY DOES IT LIKE ME

  • Bbc Concert Orchestra C/b Mike Reed & Tam Mutu

    THE BEST IS YET TO COME

  • Bbc Concert Orchestra C/b Mike Reed & Siobhan Dillon

    Lost & Found

  • Bbc Concert Orchestra C/b Mike Reed

    Little Me Overture

  • Bbc Concert Orchestra C/b Mike Reed & Xavier Michel

    ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TRACKS

  • Bbc Concert Orchestra C/b Mike Reed & Ria Jones

    I WALK A LITTLE FASTER

  • Bbc Concert Orchestra C/b Mike Reed

    Barnum On Ice

  • Bbc Concert Orchestra C/b Mike Reed, Xavier Michel & Siobhan Dillon

    I LIKE YOUR STYLE

  • Bbc Concert Orchestra C/b Mike Reed & Capital Voices

    JOIN THE CIRCUS

  • Bbc Concert Orchestra C/b Mike Reed & Capital Voices

    A Tribute To Cy Coleman

  • Bbc Concert Orchestra C/b Mike Reed, Siobhan Dillon & TAM MUTU

    THE COLOURS OF MY LIFE

  • Bbc Concert Orchestra C/b Mike Reed & Siobhan Dillon

    I'm A Brass Band

  • Bbc Concert Orchestra C/b Mike Reed & Ria Jones

    HEY, LOOK ME OVER!

  • Bbc Concert Orchestra C/b Mike Reed & Xavier Michel

    Witchcraft

  • Bbc Concert Orchestra C/b Mike Reed

    YOU CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON ME

  • Tam Mutu

    YOU'RE NOTHING WITHOUT ME

  • Capital Voices

    With Every Breath I Take

  • Bbc Concert Orchestra C/b Mike Reed & Ria Jones

    BIG SPENDER

  • Bbc Concert Orchestra C/b Mike Reed & Siobhan Dillon

    IF MY FRIENDS COULD SEE ME NOW

  • Bbc Concert Orchestra C/b Mike Reed, Capital Voices, Xavier Michel, Ria Jones, Siobhan Dillon & Tam Mutu

    THE RHYTHM OF LIFE

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Performer BBC Concert Orchestra

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