Rob Cope and Phil Beamon are back, with the second part of their 50th anniversary celebration of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's legendary Jesus Christ Superstar. There's more chat, and more raiding of the archives for clips of productions from around the world. 50 minutes of rock and religion - what have you sacrified?
What's The Buzz? We're back with a celebration of one of the greatest musicals of them all. 50 years old this month, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar remains an iconic show which changed the face of musical theatre forever. Rob Cope and Phil Beamon take a look at the rich history of the show, and dip into the archives to bring you rare tracks from over the decades.
Rob Cope and Phil Beamon promised you they'd be back and they are with the second part of their chat about Hamilton and Lin-Manuel Miranda. They delve deep into the show and discover the rich palate of Miranda's score. What are you waiting for... don't waste your shot!
Rob Cope and Phil Beamon once again dive into their favourite show list and arrive at the phenomenon that is Hamilton. Lin-Manuel Miranda's masterpiece about America's founding fathers. Bringing musical theatre right into the present via the past, it marks a watershed moment in musicals. Join us for the first part of our trip into history...
Rob Cope and Phil Beamon are enjoying their Greek island ABBA fest so much that they are back with part two, and a look at the Mamma Mia movies plus stage productions from all over the world. So come on super troupers, get out that 70s glam look and prepare for another hour of unbridled joy with Donna and the Dynamos.
Join us on the Greek island of Kalokairi as we celebrate one of the most successful musical franchises ever. It's wall to wall ABBA as Rob Cope and Phil Beamon take a look at the Mamma Mia phenomenon. How can you resist us?
We're back at the Paris Opera House for the second part of our Phantom of the Opera special, delving deep into Andrew Lloyd Webber's masterpiece. The Angel of Music is watching over us as we blunder through the second act in search of the mysterious masked figure. And we also encounter a movie version, but does it do justice to the music of the night? Join Rob Cope and Phil Beamon once more as the story reaches is terrifying conclusion...
Rob Cope and Phil Beamon hide from the world deep below the Paris Opera House, where they discover dark deeds and some pretty wonderful songs. Andrew Lloyd Webber's legendary The Phantom of the Opera (with lyrics by Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe) is put under the spotlight in the first of a two part look at the show from in front of and behind the curtain. But be careful of that chandelier...
Rob Cope takes a look at the journey of Elton John & Tim Rice's Aida. With extracts from workshops and live recordings, along with casts from around the world, travel to ancient Egypt and the timeless story of the slave girl Aida who falls in love with the Egyptian warrior Radames. Containing some of Elton John's most beautiful melodies and Tim Rice's inspired lyrics, Aida conquered Broadway before enchanting audiences around the world. It's written in the stars that this is a podcast that will defy the ages.
Celebrating one of the most successful family musicals of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. From its earliest days as a 20 minute school concert to selling out the London Palladium and Broadway, the popularity of the show shows no sign of diminishing, despite first being presented over 50 years ago. Rob Cope takes a look at its rainbow appeal.