A Concert of Cole Porter and Andrew Lloyd Webber Hits
Broadway Hitmen follows on from the grand success of the 2017 mid-year concert An Evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein Classics. Orchestra, soloists and a large chorus will fill the Isaac Theatre Royal stage to present a concert of back-to-back hits from two of the biggest names in musical theatre, Cole Porter and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
American born Porter wrote the music and lyrics of over 800 songs during a career spanning five decades, conquering both Broadway and Hollywood. He was renowned for soaring melodies, offset with urbane and witty lyrics giving rise to his signature musical genre known as ‘the Cole Porter song’. His full length musicals remain classics on stage and screen with icons like Anything Goes, Can Can and Kiss Me Kate finding new audiences with every decade. Many of his greatest songs, such as ‘Night and Day’ have endured, covered by modern stars: Michael Bublé, Robbie Williams, Lady Gaga and many more.
British born Andrew Lloyd Webber is arguably the best known name of musical theatre in the modern world. In 2017 he became the first composer to have four musicals playing simultaneously on Broadway since 1953. Webber has composed some of the world’s most beloved and successful musicals including Evita, The Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, CATS and Sunset Boulevard to name just a few.
This concert of two of the greats of musical theatre will be an unforgettable evening. The superb on stage orchestra under the baton of Ravil Atlas with soloists and a large chorus promises to lift the dome off the Grand Old Dame.