John Barrowman is to host a special concert in Hyde Park to celebrate Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 60th birthday, featuring performances from Lee Mead and Idina Menzel.

The show, which will be held on Sunday, September 14, will also include appearances by Elaine Paige, singer Joss Stone and X Factor finalist Rhydian.

Other artists lined up to perform include Julian Lloyd Webber, Hayley Westenra, Duncan James and former contestants from BBC1’s I’d Do Anything.

Called Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Birthday in the Park, the event is being hosted by BBC Radio 2 and will include music from Lloyd Webber’s top shows, including The Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Starlight Express, Cats, Sunset Boulevard and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Music will be performed by the 70-piece BBC Concert Orchestra and the celebrations will close with a firework finale.

The event, which will be broadcast on BBC Radio 2 on October 10, will take place the day after Proms in the Park, using the stage and infrastructure already in place from the previous concert.

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