Title Tune From Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies to World Premiere on South Bank Show Awards

News   Title Tune From Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies to World Premiere on South Bank Show Awards
 
London's "The South Bank Show Awards," which will be held Jan. 26 at the Dorchester, will boast the first public performance of the title song from Andrew Lloyd Webber's new musical, Love Never Dies.
Love Never Dies' Lloyd Webber and Boggess
Love Never Dies' Lloyd Webber and Boggess Photo by John D. McHugh

Sierra Boggess, who will star in the upcoming musical, will perform the title song accompanied by composer Lloyd Webber and Louise Hunt on two grand pianos.

Melvyn Bragg will host the awards ceremony, which will also feature Julian Lloyd Webber and his band, who will play the "South Bank Show" theme: Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Variations: Paganini Caprice in A minor No. 24," and also "Variation No. 23."

In a statement Andrew Lloyd Webber said, "I am absolutely delighted to be able to accompany my new Christine as she gives the very first performance of Love Never Dies, at the last ever 'South Bank Show Awards.' No television show in the last half century has done more for the arts than 'The South Bank Show' and we are very much looking forward to being part of this final ceremony."

Host Bragg added, "I could not be more pleased that Andrew has chosen to bring the world premiere of Love Never Dies to 'The South Bank Show Awards.' A track from his 'Variations' has been our signature tune from the start. It inspired the only television titles to win a Prix Italia. The films we’ve made with him over the 30 years have chartered a unique and phenomenal career in music theatre. It is just great that having been in at the beginning he is helping us to bring the curtain down."

"The South Bank Show Awards" will be broadcast on ITV1 Jan. 31.

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