Four of the West End’s top musicals play host to very special performances by pop stars to benefit the BBC’s Children in Need charity as part of POP Goes The Musical this year.
Alexandra Burke will be taking to the stage of the Queen’s Theatre on London’s Shaftesbury Avenue on September 18 to perform a hit song from the legendary “Les Misérables” – the world’s longest-running musical.
“I’m so excited to be part of BBC Children in Need this year. It’s an amazing cause and helps so many people,” said Alexandra. “I was absolutely blown away by Les Misérables when I saw the show and to join the cast of one of the West End’s most famous musicals is a real honour. I hope everyone goes to www.lastminute.com/pudsey to buy tickets and support the charity.”
Boy band Blue will be taking to the stage of the Prince Edward Theatre on London’s Old Compton Street on October 11 to perform a hit song from the musical “Jersey Boys” – the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
“We are so excited to join BBC Children in Need’s POP Goes the Musical,” they said. “Blue will be turning Red for BBC Children in Need when we put on the famous Jersey Boys’ Red Jackets for this one-off performance. It is an amazing chance and for such a great cause!”
Spice Girl Geri Halliwell will take to the stage on October 25 for Singin’ In The Rain.
“I have a thing for rain, so I am very excited to be performing in the West End musical Singin’ in the Rain and it’s all for BBC’s Children in Need,” said Geri. “Just imagine – for one night I get to perform in this classic musical!”
And Macy Gray and Stooshe will be taking to the stage of the Lyric Theatre on London’s Shaftesbury Avenue on November 15 to perform a hit song from “Thriller: Live”, a celebration of the hit songs of Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5.
“We are sooo excited to be a part of BBC Children in Need POP Goes the Musical,” said the girls from Stooshe. “It will be a totally, brand new experience to get up on a West End stage in Thriller: Live, but we can’t wait to help such an amazing cause!”
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