Andrew Lloyd Webber's park party
- Bang Showbiz
- 15 September 2008
Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber celebrated his 60th birthday among a host of special guests in London's Hyde Park last night (14.09.08)
Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber celebrated his 60th birthday with a star-studded concert in London last night (14.09.08).
The musical theatre mogul - responsible for penning shows including 'The Phantom of the Opera' and 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat' - enjoyed renditions of his most well known tracks from celebrities including John Barrowman and Elaine Page.
Speaking following the concert in the city's Hyde Park, a clearly emotional Andrew thanked the audience and the BBC - who hosted the concert - and made an exclusive revelation.
Andrew, who actually turned 60 on March 22, said: "There is something I would like to say tonight which is thank you to all the people who have helped me in my career. I would like to thank everyone who loves musicals as much as me and I promise you I will try my best with the sequel to 'The Phantom of the Opera' which, I can exclusively reveal tonight, will be called 'Love Never Dies'."
The evening - which featured performances from current 'Joseph...' star Lee Mead, British TV presenter Denise Van Outen and a special pre-recorded video message from Michael Crawford, who shot to fame playing the lead role in 'The Phantom of the Opera' - finished with a spectacular specially commissioned fireworks display accompanied by Andrew's best tracks, and a rendition of 'Happy Birthday' from all the performers.
Andrew Lloyd Webber's Birthday In The Park - watched by thousands of fans - will broadcast on BBC Radio 2 on October 10.
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