A new Disney concert celebrating over two decades of stunning Broadway shows will receive its European premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in October, with Torchwood star John Barrowman as the performing MC.
Disney’s Broadway Hits will feature the BBC Concert Orchestra alongside a galaxy of stars – including legendary, Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken and members of Aladdin’s West End cast – performing show-stoppers from an astonishing succession of stage successes. Barowman will lead an all-star cast, featuring Scarlett Strallen (HMS Pinafore, Singin’ in the Rain and A Chorus Line in the West End), Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins on Broadway) and Merle Dandridge (Aida and Tarzan on Broadway).
The special, one-night-only event on 23 October, featuring music from such award-winning scores as Beauty and the Beast, Aida, The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Tarzan and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, still has tickets available in the gallery as well as hospitality packages
Lucy Noble, Director of Events at the Royal Albert Hall, said: “There’s nothing like a Disney stage show to get the audience on its feet, and these incredible musicals have become a part of our culture: riots of colour, dance and song packed with ingenuity, emotion and unique theatrical magic.
“For the first time in Europe, audiences will be able to enjoy all of Disney’s Broadway hits in one incredible concert, in the company of a world-class symphony orchestra and a galaxy of stars, led by the legend, Alan Menken.
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the extraordinary music that has made Disney a byword for astonishing entertainment.”
Disney’s Broadway Hits will feature beloved songs from nine Tony and Academy Award-winning scores by some of the greatest composers and lyricists in the world, including Alan Menken (Beauty & the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Newsies, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame), Phil Collins (Tarzan), Elton John and Tim Rice (Aida, The Lion King) and Richard and Robert Sherman (Mary Poppins).
The BBC Concert Orchestra will be conducted by Keith Lockhart. Additional casting will be announced soon.
Sunday 23 October 2016, 7pm
Tickets: £28-79 on sale now