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London Calling: Sierra Boggess, Melanie C, Samantha Barks, and More to Sing the Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber in New TV Special

The cast of "Andrew Lloyd Webber: 40 Musical Years" will also include Denise Van Outen, Kimberley Walsh, and Tim Minchin. logo

Sierra Boggess
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"Andrew Lloyd Webber: 40 Musical Years," a television special that will celebrate the works of the multi-Tony Award winner, will be broadcast on the UK's ITV1 on March 31. The show's lineup of performers will include Nicole Scherzinger (The Pussycat Dolls), Sierra Boggess (The Phantom of the Opera), Denise van Outen (Chicago), Kimberley Walsh (Shrek the Musical), Melanie C (The Spice Girls), Myleene Klass (Miss Saigon), Il Divo, Samatha Barks (Les Misérables), and Tim Minchin (Jesus Christ Superstar).

The TV special will feature classical guitarist Miloš Karadaglić performing the world premiere of Lloyd Webber's "Theme from Stephen Ward," a song from one of his upcoming musicals. The already recorded performance will also showcase songs from musicals such as Cats, Evita, The Phantom of the Opera, and Jesus Christ Superstar.

Personalities such as Sir Michael Caine, Sir Alex Ferguson, and Simon Cowell will be on hand to share insights about the composer's life and work.