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Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Royal Albert Hall Celebration 

TV-G | | Drama | 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 »

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David Mallet
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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 ... Self - Performer
Kiri Te Kanawa Kiri Te Kanawa ... Self - Performer
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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 <xblvr@hotmail.com>

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Trivia

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

Quotes

Andrew Lloyd Webber: I don't know why I'm frightened, but I am.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

All I Ask of You
(from "The Phantom of the Opera")
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Charles Hart
Performed by Sarah Brightman & Michael Ball
Published by The Really Useful Group Ltd.
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That's entertainment
3 July 2000 | by *Phantom Chick*See all my reviews

This video is a must see for all Andrew Lloyd Webber fans. Over all it is spectacular, with a few (small) exceptions. Donny Osmond does a triumphant reprise of his Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat role, Elaine Paige is riveting as Eva Peron singing Don't Cry for Me Argentina (made me want to run right out and buy the original London cast album!), and also singing Memory. To be honest, I was a little disappointed with Sarah Brightman's performance. . . don't get me wrong, she has a beautiful voice, but it lacks the energy of her younger years. Still, she did a lovely turn singing Pie Jesu. Antonio Banderas was very entertaining as Che, but I honestly thought that having him sing the part of the Phantom was a bad idea. . . Michael Crawford he is not.

I also thought the guy who sang Superstar seemed a little off key. Maybe it was just my hearing. However, the highlight of the evening for me, was Michael Ball. He has one of the most beautiful and powerful voices I have ever heard, capable of singing with great emotion . . .which he did in this performance. Michael is always best in front of a live audience, and this performance is no different (if you like this, get the concert video of Les Miserables, it is awesome.) Michael Ball's performance of Gethsemane is the very best I have ever heard. . . it is amazing. Even if the rest of the video had been bad, that song would have made it for me. He also does a lovely job on his trademark tune, Love Changes Everything, and The Vaults of Heaven. Over all, I give this video ***1/2 out of ****.


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1999 (USA) See more »

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