Lloyd Webber and Rice's The Likes of Us to Be Released on CD

News   Lloyd Webber and Rice's The Likes of Us to Be Released on CD
The Likes of Us, the first musical collaboration between Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, will be released on CD in the U.K. Oct. 17.

Pre-orders for the single disc are currently being accepted on the Really Useful website. The CD has a list price of £12.

The Likes of Us, which was recorded live at London's Mermaid Theatre, will also be broadcast on BBC Radio 2 Oct. 21 at 7:30 PM. The concert featured the BBC Concert Orchestra and a cast headed by Stephen Fry as the narrator. Simon Lee directed.

The musical, according to production notes, "is the story of the life of Dr. Thomas Barnardo, a man who was evangelical, entrepreneurial and philanthropic, and whose crusade to rescue children living on the streets became world renowned."

Together Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice wrote the musicals Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita. Lloyd Webber went on to write Cats, By Jeeves, The Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love, Sunset Boulevard, The Beautiful Game, Whistle Down the Wind and The Woman in White. Rice's musicals include Chess, King David, Aida, The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast.

For more information or to purchase a copy of The Likes of Us, visit www.reallyuseful.com.

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