The Magic of the Musicals: Live from the Bath Festival > Friday Night is Music Night


Recording Details

Date
May 17, 2019
Type
Noncommercial Audio / Concert Cast
Method
Live
Language
English
Location
UK / England / Bath
Theatre/Venue
The Forum
Group/Studio
BBC Radio 2
Music
Benny Andersson (117), Leonard Bernstein (486), Jerry Bock (231), Jerry Herman (256), Justin Hurwitz (5), John Kander (292), Jerome Kern (657), Andrew Lloyd Webber (532), Frank Loesser (386), Frederick Loewe (413), Cole Porter (924), Richard Rodgers (1286), Jule Styne (536), Björn Ulvaeus (108)
Lyrics
Fred Ebb (257), Charles Hart (167), Alan Jay Lerner (455), Benj Pasek (37), Justin Paul (41), Cole Porter (924), Tim Rice (346), Richard Rodgers (1286), Glen Slater, Stephen Sondheim (697), Björn Ulvaeus (108)
Conductor
Bramwell Tovey (3)
Performer
Ed Balls — host, Ben Forster (10), Hannah Waddingham (23)
Musician
BBC Concert Orchestra (106)
Notes
Ed Balls presents a special edition celebrating the "Magic of the Musicals" from the Bath Festival. West End stars Hannah Waddingham and Ben Forster join the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Bramwell Tovey for a feast of musical theatre.

The city of Bath nestles in the River Avon valley. Legend has it that the ancient king Bladud first discovered the hot springs in 863 BC. He claimed the waters cured his skin rash. But it was those clever, clean Romans a thousand years later who created the daily ritual of bathing and put the Roman city of Aquae Sulis on the UK map. They realised the power of the restorative warm waters, of the caldarium (hot bath), tepidarium (warm bath), frigidarium (cold bath) and a quick rub down with a strigil. Not only was a daily bath an essential part of Roman life - the baths themselves became the place to hear the latest hot Latin gossip.

With the spring bubbling beneath our feet Friday Night Is Music Night sets up at the Forum Theatre close by for a programme of hits from the world of musical theatre. The show includes music from Mack n'Mabel(Jerry Herman), Fiddler on the Roof(Bock), The King and I(Richard Rodgers), Showboat(Jerome Kern) and The Phantom of the Opera(Andrew Lloyd Webber).

Our presenter is musical theatre fan who recently stood in for Radio 2's Elaine Paige - Ed Balls.

Concert recorded at the Forum Theatre, Bath on 17th May.
Shortcode
[r42542]

Releases

Format
Radio Broadcast
Released
2019-05-31
Country
UK
Length
1:56:00
Lists
6 collectors / 2 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl65622]
1. Mack and Mabel [Overture] = arr. David Francis
2. Balcony Scene (Tonight) = Hannah Waddingham, Ben Forster
3. Fiddler on the Roof = arr. Robert Docker
4. I Have Confidence = Hannah Waddingham
5. Don't Rain On My Parade = arr. Peter Knight
6. Anthem = Ben Forster
7. So In Love = Hannah Waddingham
8. Show Boat = arr. Robert Farnon
9. Music of the Night = Ben Forster
10. Guys and Dolls (Medley)
11. Gethsemane = Ben Forster
12. Gigi (selections)
13. I Could Have Danced All Night = Hannah Waddingham
14. 'Til I Hear You Sing = Ben Forster
15. All That Jazz = Hannah Waddingham
16. Everything's Coming Up Roses = arr. Peter Knight
17. City of Stars = Hannah Waddingham, Ben Forster
18. Showtime Carousel = arr. Gordon Langford

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