Michael Ball's "Heroes Live" DVD Due in November

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Olivier Award-winning musical theatre star Michael Ball's recent U.K. concert will be released on DVD through Universal Nov. 14.

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The 28-track "Heroes Live" was recorded at Birmingham Symphony Hall June 11. The concert included songs from his Top 10 recording "Heroes," which gave Ball a chance to pay tribute to some of his favorite singers, including Billy Joel, Barry Manilow, Scott Walker, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and more.

The new DVD features five guest vocalists; Ball is backed by a 12-piece orchestra.

The track listing for the DVD follows:

Overture: Superman, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Flash, The Saint, James Bond Theme, The Avengers, Thunderbirds, Batman
Heroes Overture, Holding Out For A Hero, Bad Things, Don’t Stop Believin’, Let The Heartache Begin, Play Me, Misty, I’ll Never Fall In Love Again

New York Montage: New York State of Mind, On Broadway, Empire State of Mind, Englishman In New York, Fame, Broadway Baby, New York New York, Weekend in New England As If We Never Said Goodbye, Sunset Boulevard, Empty Chairs, I Dreamed A Dream, Pretty Woman, Not While I’m Around, This Is The Moment, Somebody To Love Me, Avenues and Alleyways, Pencil Full of Lead, One Step At A Time, Can’t Help Falling In Love, Just Help Yourself, Love Changes Everything, For Once In My Life.

Ball, who is currently starring in the Chichester Theatre Festival production of Sweeney Todd, has previously appeared in the West End premiere of Sondheim's Passion, and was most recently seen on the London stage as the Olivier Award-winning star of Hairspray. He has also originated leading roles in the West End in Les Misérables, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Aspects of Love (subsequently on Broadway) and taken over roles in The Woman in White and The Phantom of the Opera. He made his English National Opera debut as Hajj/Poet in Kismet and in 2005 he made his debut with the New York City Opera as Reginald Bunthrone in Gilbert and Sullivan's Patience. He co-produced Chichester Festival 2010's West End transfer of Love Story. He also has a successful recording career, and released his eighteenth album, "Heroes," and completed a nationwide tour earlier this year.

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