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Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Royal Albert Hall Celebration 

TV-G | | Music | Episode aired 1999
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




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tina Arena ... Self - Performer
Michael Ball ... Self - Performer
Antonio Banderas ... Self - Performer
Boyzone ... Themselves
Sarah Brightman ... Self - Performer
Glenn Close ... Self - Performer
Ben De'ath Ben De'ath ... Self - Performer
Julian Lloyd Webber Julian Lloyd Webber ... Self - Performer
Marcus Lovett Marcus Lovett ... Self - Performer
Lottie Mayor Lottie Mayor ... Self - Performer
Dennis O'Neill Dennis O'Neill ... Self - Performer
Donny Osmond ... Self - Performer
Elaine Paige ... Self - Performer
Ray Shell Ray Shell ... Self - Performer
Kiri Te Kanawa Kiri Te Kanawa ... Self - 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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Recorded live at London's Royal Albert Hall in 1998. See more »


Andrew Lloyd Webber: What I want to celebrate tonight has nothing to do with really myself, but the future - please - of musical theatre.
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Followed by Andrew Lloyd Webber: Masterpiece (2002) See more »


(from "Jesus Christ Superstar")
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Dennis O'Neill and Chorus
Published by MCA Music Ltd.
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The Man, The Music, The Party
9 January 2005 | by robinflamingoSee all my reviews

Andrew Lloyd Webber's 50th birthday party was certainly something to behold...oh what a circus, oh what a show! Don't you get me wrong, it was absolutely stunning - from Donnie Osmond and his affectionate treatment of the children's chorus, to Antonio Banderas, and his star turns both as Che, and as the Phantom. Sarah Brightman, as always, just blows one away with her sheer beauty and presence, not to mention a dynamite set of pipes. I also was totally mesmerized by the staging, done on a giant ribbon of what looked like staff lines from sheet music, all in black and white. The cast, which was composed of singers and dancers ranging from 8 on up, was also adorned in black and white, making the whole staging visually stunning. The Hosanna set, from both Superstar and Requiem was moving and beautiful. Marcus Lovett struts his way through Superstar with tight black jeans, long flowing hair and muscle shirt.

For me, the high point of the concert is when Michael Ball steps on stage to sing Love Changes Everything, which has become a standard in just a few short years. The entire cast joins him onstage for this one, which serves as sort of a grand finale, even though there's another song after it.

I will always love anything that comes from Sir Andrew, and this DVD is no exception. It is beautifully sung and staged, and is a must have for any fan.

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