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Olivier Audience Award short list announced

The short list for this year’s Olivier Audience Award was announced today by Elaine Paige on her BBC Radio 2 show. The short list of shows are Billy Elliot the Musical, Jersey Boy, Les Misérables and We Will Rock You.

BBC Radio 2 – The Musical

Don’t miss this excellent new series on BBC Radio 2 all about the musical. The eight part series started on Monday, 6 September 2010, at 10pm UK time (listen again here) and each week will cover a different aspect of the world of musical theatre and its 80 year history.

Radio 2 lines up a Musical autumn

BBC Radio 2 will broadcast a major new documentary on the history of West End and Broadway musicals this autumn. Produced by the BBC’s Malcolm Prince, who also produces Elaine Paige’s show on a Sunday, The Musical will reveal the enduring appeal of West End and Broadway shows. Running for eight weeks, the programme will explore the 80-year history of musical theatre from its humble beginnings to a multi-billion pound industry. No official scheduling information has been announced for the programme, although it is expected to play from week beginning 6 September. Also on Radio 2 this autumn, and also …

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