Listen to Lucie Jones on Magic on the Musicals

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Lucie Jones can be taking to the airwaves this summer season with a sequence of exhibits on Magic on the Musicals.

The West End star – who’s presently taking part in Elphaba within the West End manufacturing of Wicked – can be sharing a few of her favorite present tunes Sunday nights at 7pm for six exhibits from twenty sixth June.

During her time on the station anticipate visits from previous mates and the possibility to request a few of your favorite musical theatre hits.

Lucie Jones performs at Magic on the Musicals 2021

Along with Wicked, Lucie’s credit embody Les Misérables (Queens Theatre), We Will Rock You (UK tour), Legally Blonde (Curve, Leicester and UK tour), RENT (UK tour) and Waitress (Adelphi Theatre and UK tour).

When is Lucie Jones on Magic on the Musicals?

You can catch Lucie Jones each Sunday night time from 7pm on Magic on the Musicals from twenty sixth June to thirty first July 2022. You’ll additionally have the ability to catch every present once more the next Wednesday at 7pm.

You can take heed to Magic on the Musicals on DAB+ in London and the south east and throughout the UK on-line, on the Magic Radio app or by asking your sensible speaker to ‘play Magic on the Musicals’.

Scroll via a few of our favorite musicals:


Hamilton is without doubt one of the largest musicals of the last decade – no query. Chronicling the lifetime of founding father Alexander Hamilton, this musical modernises his story, due to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s extremely intelligent musical numbers and the rap that flows via the entire present. The unique manufacturing was filmed over the course of a number of performances in 2016, which was then edited collectively as one present and launched on Disney+ in July 2020.

After its first exhibiting in January 2015, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s biographical theatre present has reached new heights annually of its existence, successful a plethora of awards together with 11 Tony awards, the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, seven Laurence Olivier Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The unique solid was made up of Lin himself as Hamilton, Phillipa Soo as his spouse Eliza, Renée Elise Goldsberry as Eliza’s sister Angelica, with Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr, Christopher Jackson as George Washington and Daveed Diggs taking part in the twin function of Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson.

Dear Evan Hansen

With music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul – the brains behind La La Land and The Greatest Showman – Dear Evan Hansen was all the time going to be value seeing. The plot follows the titular character who struggles with social nervousness, consistently feeling like an outcast and ignored by his friends and household. When a tragic incident occurs, Evan unintentionally will get swept alongside and turns into vital beneath false pretences.

The first efficiency of the present came about in July 2015, and has gone on to win six Tony awards (Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Actor in a Musical for Ben Platt, Best Featured Actress in a Musical for Rachel Bay Jones, Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations for Alex Lacamoire) and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album amongst others.

The unique solid starred Pitch Perfect’s Ben Platt as Evan Hansen, with Rachel Bay Jones as his mom Heidi and Laura Dreyfuss as his love curiosity, Zoe Murphy. The unique West End solid has starred Sam Tutty as Evan. Ben reprised the function for the movie model of the musical, which was launched within the UK in October 2021.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

A narrative about overcoming prejudice to dwell your dream, Everybody’s Talk About Jamie follows the lifetime of a 16-year-old boy from Sheffield, who longs to turn into a drag queen and carry out on stage. Based on a TV documentary, Dan Gillepsie Sells – lead singer and songwriter of The Feeling – teamed up with author and lyricist Tom MacRae to create the beautiful songs.

The present was first carried out at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre in February 2017, operating for simply two weeks there earlier than it moved to the West End in London from November that yr. The unique solid starred John McCrea as Jamie, with Josie Walker taking part in his mum Margaret. The is presently on a UK and Ireland (and Los Angeles) tour starring Layton Williams as Jamie.

A movie model of the present was launched on Amazon Prime in September 2021 starring Max Harwood as Jamie, Richard E. Grant as Loco Chanelle and unique Jamie star John McCrea as a younger Loco. Catastrophe’s Sharon Horgan will play Miss Hedge, with Shobna Gulati reprising her function as Ray and Sarah Lancashire taking part in Jamie’s mum Margaret. Tom MacRae and Dan Gillespie Sells have teamed up as soon as once more to write down the screenplay.


Based on a movie starring Keri Russell and Nathan Fillion, this present is about – you guessed it – a waitress. Jenna yearns to start out a brand new life away from her abusive husband, and when she unexpectedly falls pregnant, she turns into much more decided to go away. Jenna takes half in a pie-making contest within the hopes of successful the jackpot and leaving city, however when she begins to have emotions for her gynaecologist, issues begin to get a bit messy…

First carried out within the US in August 2015, the songs have been written by Sara Bareilles, greatest recognized for her 2007 hit ‘Love Song’. It opened on the West End in February 2019, with American Idol and Smash star Katharine McPhee taking part in Jenna and 30 Rock’s Jack McBrayer as Ogie. The musical did not return to the Adelphi in London after the COVID-19 pandemic however as a substitute launched into a UK & Ireland tour.

The present was nominated for 4 Tony Awards: Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for Jessie Mueller and Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for Christopher Fitzgerald. It was additionally nominated for the 2017 Best Musical Theater Album Grammy Award. It’s additionally up for Best New Musical and Original Score or New Orchestrations on the 2020 Laurence Olivier Awards.

The Phantom of the Opera

One of musical king Andrew Lloyd Webber’s absolute classics, it is no shock that Phantom of the Opera is the second longest-running West End musical (after Les Misérables) and is the longest operating musical on Broadway. Based on the novel of the identical title by Gaston Leroux, the story follows the titular Phantom, a disfigured music genius who lives in a labyrinth beneath the Paris Opéra House who turns into obsessive about singer Christine.

Phantom opened on the West End in 1986, starring Michael Crawford because the eponymous Phantom and Sarah Brightman as Christine with each reprising their roles within the Original Broadway manufacturing. A 2004 movie starred Gerard Butler and Emmy Rossum, and a particular efficiency on the Royal Albert Hall celebrated the present’s twenty fifth anniversary starring Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess.

The present has gained 4 Laurence Olivier Awards: Best New Musical, Best Actor in a Musical for Michael Crawford, Most Popular Show and the Magic Radio Audience Award. It’s additionally the recipient of seven Tony Awards: Best Musical, Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for Michael Crawford and Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical for Judy Kay amongst others. A sequel present, Love Never Dies, premiered in 2010.

Mamma Mia

As a pioneer of the jukebox musical, Mamma Mia! relies on the songs of ABBA, following the story of Sophie Sheridan who discovers she has three potential fathers after studying her mum’s previous diary. She invitations all three to her marriage ceremony within the hope of figuring out which one her dad is, and chaos ensues…

The present opened within the West End in April 1999, starring Siobhán McCarthy, Jenny Galloway and Louise Plowright. The movie adaptation was launched in 2008, starring Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Christine Baranski, Dominic Cooper, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård and Julie Walters. A sequel was launched in 2018, and there is been discuss of creating it a trilogy.

The present gained a Laurence Olivier Award in 2000, with Jenny Galloway taking dwelling the Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical, and it was additionally nominated for 5 Tony Awards. It is presently the seventh longest-running present in West End historical past.


Based on the ebook of the identical title, Wicked is a re-telling of The Wizard of Oz however informed from the viewpoint of the Wicked Witch of the West, Elphaba. Before the occasions of The Wizard of Oz, Elphaba was really greatest mates with Glinda the Good Witch (beforehand Galinda), and the musical discovers simply how they ended up being mortal enemies. The music was written by Stephen Schwartz, the mastermind behind Godspell, who additionally contributed lyrics to Disney movies Pocahontas and the Hunchback of Notre Dame, in addition to The Prince of Egypt.

Wicked opened in June 2003, starring Kristen Chenoweth as Glinda and Idina Menzel as Elphaba, and moved to Broadway in October that yr, with Joel Grey becoming a member of because the Wizard. There has been discuss of a movie adaptation since 2004, and issues are wanting up now that Cynthia Erivo and Arianna Grande have been solid because the leads. The present has gained three Tony Awards, one Laurence Olivier Award and a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.


Inspired by the likes of The Supremes and James Brown, Dreamgirls is a narrative of a feminine singing trio within the Sixties who turn into popstars. The music was written by Henry Krieger with lyrics by Tom Eyen, and standout songs embody ‘And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going’, ‘Listen’ and ‘One Night Only’. The present was first carried out on Broadway in December 1981 starring Sheryl Lee Ralph as Deena Jones, Jennifer Holliday as Effie White and Loretta Devine as Lorrell Robinson.

The present has gained six Tony Awards together with Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical and two Grammy Awards: Best Cast Show Album and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for Jennifer Holliday. A movie adaptation was launched in 2006 starring Jennifer Hudson, Beyoncé and Anika Noni Rose, in addition to Jamie Foxx and Eddie Murphy. Jennifer Hudson gained a Golden Globe for her efficiency within the movie.


Matilda the Musical relies on Roald Dahl’s novel, following the lifetime of a brilliant younger woman who’s stifled by her environment and develops the reward of telekinesis. The music and lyrics have been written by Tim Minchin, a comic and author greatest recognized for his distinctive musical comedy exhibits, and the present was initially staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company at its Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon.

It moved to the West End in November 2011, and has gained 5 Tony Awards and 7 Laurence Olivier Awards, in addition to a nomination on the 2014 Grammy Awards for Best Musical Theater Album.


Oliver! the musical relies on the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, following the story of a bit orphan boy who undergoes numerous trials and tribulations, and finally ends up as a part of a thieving gang in London. By the top of the present his parentage is found, and he is reunited together with his household.

The stage present premiered on the West End in 1960 starring Ron Moody as Fagin and Barry Humphries as Mr. Sowerberry, the undertaker. Phil Collins additionally had a job as a baby, taking part in the Artful Dodger, and Blackadder’s Tony Robinson was a part of Fagin’s gang. Michael Caine even auditioned for the function of Sikes, however misplaced out. It has gained three Tony Awards and one Laurence Olivier Award. The 1968 movie adaptation is probably probably the most well-known iteration of the present, with Ron Moody reprising his function as Fagin and Oliver Reed taking part in Bill Sikes. Mark Lester performed Oliver, with Jack Wild because the Artful Dodger.

& Juliet

Our second jukebox musical of the checklist, & Juliet options the music of prolific pop songwriter Max Martin, who’s the brains behind some traditional 90s songs similar to ‘…Baby One More Time’ by Britney Spears, the Backstreet Boys’ ‘I Want It That Way’ and ‘It’s Gonna Be Me’ by NSYNC. The story is all about what would have occurred to Juliet if she hadn’t died on the finish of Romeo and Juliet.

The present premiered in Manchester in September 2019, and within the West End in November 2019. As it is such a brand new musical, it has not but gained any awards – however is nominated for a whopping 9 Laurence Olivier Awards on the 2020 ceremony and successful three of them!

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Another ALW staple, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat relies on the story of Joseph and his “coat of many colours” from the Bible’s Book of Genesis. As Lloyd Webber’s first musical to be carried out publicly, Joseph has a particular place in lots of theatre followers’ hearts – particularly as most of us have carried out it in school at one time or one other! The present was first carried out as a 15-minute present at a college in London in 1968, and by 1974 it had developed into what we all know and love at the moment, premiering in Leicester.

The present has starred many well-known faces via the years, with David Cassidy, Jason Donovan, Donny Osmond, Phillip Schofield, Stephen Gately and Lee Mead all taking part in the titular function. A 1999 movie adaptation noticed Donny reprise his function of Joseph, additionally starring Richard Attenborough as Jacob, Joan Collins as Mrs. Potiphar and Christopher Biggins as The Baker.


Six is a contemporary re-telling of Henry VIII’s six wives – however on this model, his ex-wives are all acting at a pop live performance, performing songs that inform the story of his wrongdoing in direction of them in order that they’ll determine who suffered probably the most and will turn into the lead singer of the group.

The concept for the present got here from two college students finding out at Cambridge University – Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss wrote the play while finding out for ultimate exams. It was carried out on the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017, the place it caught the attention of producers who put the present on professionally in December 2017. After a UK tour, Six discovered a house on the West End in January 2019 which continues to be going sturdy! The musical can be discovered on one other UK tour, on numerous cruises and on Broadway! The present was nominated for 5 Laurence Olivier Awards.


Chicago relies on a 1926 play written by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins about real-life crimes she reported on. The musical is all about Roxie Hart, who goals of being a performer, and murders her lover when he tries to complete their affair. It additionally follows Velma Kelly, an expert performer who’s serving time for the homicide of her sister and husband – and the way the pair try and turn into well-known as a way to get out of jail.

The unique present was carried out on Broadway in 1975, and was nominated for 11 Tony Awards, in addition to the Grammy Award for Best Cast Show Album. A movie adaptation was launched in 2002 starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renée Zellweger as Velma and Roxie, with Richard Gere as Billy Flynn, Queen Latifah as Mama Morton and John C. Reilly as Amos Hart. The movie gained six Academy Awards, two BAFTAs and three Golden Globes.

The Prince of Egypt

The Prince of Egypt musical hasn’t had the simplest of beginnings – after opening on the West End in February 2020, it was in fact closed in March because of the COVD-19 pandemic. Thankfully, the present made a return the next yr earlier than they took their ultimate bow within the West End in January 2022. The present made its debut in California in October 2017, and in addition noticed performances in Copenhagen and Utah – however the West End model was “significantly revised” since its earlier iterations.

The story of the present relies on the 1998 movie of the identical title, following the Biblical story of Moses and the way he went from being a prince of Egypt to main the Jewish individuals out of slavery. Five songs stay within the stage present from the movie, together with ‘When You Believe’ and ‘Through Heaven’s Eyes’.

Jesus Christ Superstar

Our ultimate Lloyd Webber manufacturing on the checklist additionally has non secular themes – Jesus Christ Superstar began life as a rock opera album musical earlier than turning into a fully-fledged stage present. It follows the final week of Jesus’ life earlier than he was crucified, and exhibits Judas in a considerably softer gentle than how he’s historically considered.

The present opened on Broadway in October 1971, and on the West End in 1972. Notably, ABBA’s Agnetha Fältskog performed Mary Magdelene at a efficiency in Sweden in 1972, and rock god Alice Cooper performed King Herod within the present in 1996 in London. Tim Minchin performed Judas within the 2012 enviornment tour, with Melanie C as Mary Magdalene.

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