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Musicals: The Greatest Show

Recorded at the London Palladium and hosted by Sheridan Smith, this joyous celebration of musical theatre is packed with showstoppers from the West End’s biggest productions.

Recorded at the London Palladium and hosted by Sheridan Smith, this joyous celebration of musical theatre is packed with showstoppers from the West End’s biggest productions, performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra and guests including Elaine Paige, Michael Ball, Amanda Holden, Nicole Scherzinger, Josh Groban and Lea Salonga.

Idina Menzel and Elaine Paige reveal the Top 10 songs from musicals, as voted for by BBC Radio 2 listeners, and there’s even a special performance from Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s next big show, Cinderella.

1 hour, 19 minutes

Last on

Fri 31 Dec 2021 19:05

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:06

    André Schwartz

    The Music of The Night

  • 00:15

    Elaine Paige

    I'm Still Here (Live)

  • 00:17

    The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Crouch End Festival Chorus, Helen Hobson & Paul Bateman

    West Side Story

  • 00:17

    David Shannon / Meredith Braun / City Of Prague Philharmonic / Bateman

    Somewhere

  • 00:17

    Calvin Harris

    My Way

  • 00:21

    Amber Riley

    And I Am Telling You Im Not Going

  • 00:25

    Glee Cast

    Dancing Queen

  • 00:45

    Original West End Cast of Everybody's Talking About Jamie

    Everybody's Talking About Jamie

  • 00:46

    Original West End Cast of Everybody's Talking About Jamie

    And You Don't Even Know It

  • 01:06

    Jonathan Antoine

    Bring Him Home

  • 01:06

    The Company

    One Day More

  • 01:08

    Patti LuPone

    I Dreamed A Dream

Music Supervisor & Conductor

Jon Ranger

The Rhythm Section

Doug Harper - Drums
Bret Vanderburg - Bass Guitar
Duncan Waugh - Piano/Keyboards
Rob Eckland - Keyboards
Adam Martin - Guitars
Tim Maple - Guitars

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Sheridan Smith
Performer BBC Concert Orchestra
Director Matthew Amos
Producer Christian Fletcher
Executive Producer Phil Critchlow
Executive Producer Andrew Wyke
Production Company TBI Media

Broadcasts

  • Sun 7 Feb 2021 19:40
  • Tue 9 Feb 2021 23:55
  • Fri 31 Dec 2021 17:35
  • Fri 31 Dec 2021 19:05

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