Stage Performances (Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice) Movies on DVD
Ten years after "The Phantom of the Opera," singer Christine, her husband Raoul, and son Gustav travel to New York City, where a mysterious patron--one linked to Christine's past--has hired her to perform. Set amid the splendor of early 1900s Coney Island, this Australian staging of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Phantom" follow-up stars Bob Lewis and Anna O'Byrne. Songs include "The Coney Island Waltz," "Beneath a Moonless Sky," "The Beauty Underneath," and more. 121 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish; "making of" featurette.
Beijing's Great Hall of the People is the setting for a memorable cross-cultural music experience, as an international ensemble cast--including Elaine Page, Kris Phillips, and Tony Vincent--and a 60-piece orchestra present the songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber. "I Don't Know How to Love Him," "Memory," "Music of the Night," and "As If We Never Say Goodbye" are among the featured tunes. 180 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1; bonus footage; featurettes; bonus CD.
Glenn Close, Antonio Banderas, Sarah Brightman, Elaine Page, Kiri Te Kanawa and a host of star performers gather in London to celebrate the 50th birthday of music great Andrew Lloyd Webber, the creator of such Broadway favorites as "Evita," "Cats," "The Phantom of the Opera," "Sunset Boulevard," and more. 128 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround; trailers.
Wake up that sleeping kitty, because the beloved Broadway musical is on home video! Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony-winning adaptation of T.S. Eliot's "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" follows a band of strutting, singing felines who turn their junkyard home into a dazzling stage for such memorable tunes as "Jellicle Cats," "Memory" and more. Recorded live at London's Adelphi Theatre, the stunning stage production stars Ken Page, Elaine Paige and John Mills. 121 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround; "making of" featurette.
The perennially popular Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber musical that put a rock spin on the story of Christ's final days on Earth is given a stylish presentation in this moving stage production. Stars Glenn Carter, Jerome Pradon, Renee Castle, and Rik Mayall as King Herod; songs include "Heaven on Their Minds," "I Don't Know How to Love Him," and "Superstar." 112 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: French; "making of" documentary; trailer.
One of the stage's biggest superstars returns to spread his rock musical gospel in this revival of the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber show. Filmed in England, this spectacular touring production features Ben Forster in the title role, with the memorable supporting cast including Tim Minchin as Judas, Melanie C (Sporty Spice) as Mary Magdalene, and Chris Moyles as King Herod. Songs include "I Don't Know How to Love Him," "Gethsemane," "Everything's Alright," and more. 105 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Mandarin, Cantonese; behind-the-scenes footage.
Donny Osmond stars in the title role of the young man sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, but who rises to power in Egypt and manages to save his family's lives, in this lively stage presentation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical. Richard Attenborough, Joan Collins and Maria Friedman also star; songs include "Any Dream Will Do," "Close Every Door to Me," and "Go Go Go Joseph." 78 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1; Subtitles: French; "making of" documentary; biographies; production notes.
The West End met the Far East in June 2002, as producer Andrew Lloyd Webber's colorful musical salute to India's "Bollywood" film industry made its London stage debut. This exciting behind-the-scenes program lets you follow the evolution of "Bombay Dreams," from interviews with Webber and noted Indian composer AR Rahman to backstage footage and scenes from the show's opening night and gala performance before Queen Elizabeth. 4 hrs. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
To mark the 25th anniversary of Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-setting musical, the stage of London's venerable Royal Albert Hall was transformed into the Paris Opera House to tell the story of the mysterious madman (Ramin Karimloo) who haunts the building and pines for the beautiful young singer Christine (Sierra Boggess). This lavish production is also highlighted by appearances from past performers from around the globe, including Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman. 160 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish.