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A Musical Celebration of Andrew Lloyd Webber Comes to Chelsea

A Musical Celebration of Andrew Lloyd Webber Comes to Chelsea

Live at Chelsea are pleased to present a musical celebration of Andrew Lloyd Webber at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, as part of the ongoing celebrations for his 70th birthday this year.

In the year he releases his memoir*, Unmasked, and the personally curated Platinum Collection album**, Sunday 17th June 2018 will see the Royal Hospital Chelsea present a night of unique performances of Lloyd Webber's work by recording artists and stars of the West End, accompanied by The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.

With more names to be announced, the line-up includes Tyrone Huntley (Olivier Award winner, Jesus Christ Superstar 2017), Imelda May, Mica Paris, Ben Forster (Winner of ITV's 'Superstar' talent search) and Joe McElderry with the current West End casts of both School of Rock - The Musical and The Phantom of the Opera performing. The evening will culminate in an extravagant firework display. Songs will be performed from Andrew's famous repertoire including Cats, Aspects of Love, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Starlight Express and Love Never Dies.

Andrew Lloyd Webber is the most successful composer of musicals in history and professional productions of his shows have sold more than 330 million tickets worldwide. When Sunset Boulevard joined School of Rock, Cats and The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway last year, Andrew Lloyd Webber became the only person to equal the record set in 1953 by Rodgers and Hammerstein with four Broadway shows running concurrently.

Tickets for the concert go on sale at 10am on Friday 23rd February and the concert will take place at 8pm on Sunday 17th June 2018.

Tickets are available from www.liveatcheslea.com & Myticket.co.uk

Hospitality Packages
There are also the following hospitality packages available for this show at the Royal Hospital Chelsea:

The Quartermaster's BBQ
A BBQ feast including a half bottle of wine per person, two courses, a choice of salads. Situated in a prime location on the South Terrace lawn, with premium tickets for the performance.

Bespoke Gazebo Packages
Entertain up to 6 guests in your own private gazebo, set in a prime location on the stunning South Terrace, enjoy a gourmet BBQ feast, served directly your table, before making your way over to watch the concert from your premium seats.

For more information on hospitality packages, visit: www.liveatchelsea.com

*Unmasked A Memoir is released in the UK on 8th March.

**Unmasked: The Platinum Collection is released globally on 16th March, and available to pre-order now with instant downloads of new tracks by Lana Del Rey and Nicole Scherzinger.

About Andrew Lloyd Webber:

When Sunset Boulevard joined School of Rock, Cats and The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway in 2017, Andrew Lloyd Webber became the only person to equal the record set in 1953 by Rodgers and Hammerstein with four Broadway shows running concurrently. Other musicals he has composed include Aspects of Love, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Starlight Express and Love Never Dies.

He is the most successful composer of musicals in history and professional productions of his shows have sold more than 330m tickets worldwide and generated more than $13.6bn at the box-office. In Cats and The Phantom of the Opera he is responsible for two of Broadway's four highest grossing shows and Phantom alone has been seen by more than 140 million people worldwide.

Andrew's shows have been seen in more than 80 countries around the world and his cast recordings have generated more than 40 million album sales. Andrew's music has been recorded and performed by such music icons as Madonna, Barbra Streisand, Beyonce and Tom Jones.

Along that journey, Andrew has amassed a great many awards, including seven Tonys, three Grammys, seven Oliviers, one Golden Globe and an Oscar.

Andrew has produced and championed the work of other writers and composers. Notably he presented the ground breaking Bombay Dreams which introduced the double Oscar-winning Bollywood composer A.R. Rahman to the Western stage. Other productions include the Olivier Award winning Daisy Pulls It Off and La Bete, and the record-breaking Palladium productions of The Sound of Music and The Wizard of Oz.

He owns seven West End theatres including the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, the Palladium and last year acquired The Other Palace, which he has established as a unique London home for new musicals in development and fledgling writing talent.

He is passionate about the importance of music in education and the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has become one of Britain's leading charities supporting the arts and music. In 2016 the Foundation funded a major new national initiative which endowed the American Theatre Wing with a $1.3 million, three-year grant to support theatre education opportunities for underserved young people and public schools across the U.S.

He was knighted by Her Majesty The Queen in 1992 and created an honorary member of the House of Lords in 1997.

The Royal Hospital Chelsea is one of London's best kept secrets. Founded by King Charles II and designed by Sir Christopher Wren, the magnificent site has been the home of the Chelsea Pensioners since 1692.

The iconic scarlet-uniformed residents are all retired soldiers of the British Army, many of whom have served in World War II, Korea, the Falkland Islands, Cyprus or Northern Ireland. Others may not have served in campaigns, but all understand what it means to serve their country and the potential sacrifice that it entails.

In recognition of their loyal service to the Nation, the Royal Hospital provides the Chelsea Pensioners with a home, comradeship and the highest standards of care during their advanced years, ensuring they are not isolated or alone. In this way it's a true hospital in the original sense of the word, in that it is a place of hospitality.

Following recent, extensive improvements to the residential accommodation, the Royal Hospital Chelsea is determined to move with the times and has opened its grounds to a variety of musical acts, forming the Live at Chelsea Concert Series. Also performing at Live at Chelsea in 2018 are James Blunt and the Kaiser Chiefs.

A portion of the ticket sale proceeds will go towards funding the care of the Chelsea Pensioners, as well as the ongoing maintenance of the Grade I listed site.

To find out how you can further support the Chelsea Pensioners, our Nation's veterans, click on the link below.

www.chelsea-pensioners.org.uk/how-you-can-help


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