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Eleanor Philpot

A new musical theatre radio station is being launched

5:26, 20th November 2019

A new radio station dedicated entirely to musical theatre is being launched in November.

Magic at the Musicals – which will be produced by Bauer media as part of Magic radio – will not only feature presenters such as Michael Ball, Ruthie Henshall (Chicago, Cats), Jonathan Bailey (Broadchurch, Doctor Who)  and Louise Dearman (Wicked), but will also include comprehensive coverage of the Olivier awards.

Launching on 21 November, the progammes on offer will include Stage Door, where Henshall takes listeners backstage to find out more about the theatre and Take Your Seats Please! where musical performers share their favourite shows.

Steve Parkinson, group managing director for National Radio, Bauer Media says: ‘Magic at the Musicals will celebrate the dynamic world of musical theatre – from the favourite classics to the latest West End and Broadway hits – and we’ll reflect the growing number of new and re-imagined musicals on the silver screen…This latest addition from the Magic stable will offer targeted access to a premium and distinctive audience of musical loving fans of all ages. It will of course build on our close association with the Society of London Theatre and many of the productions in London and around the country.’

Henshall adds, ‘The station’s name is derived from our hugely successful Magic at the Musicals show which is in its 5th year at the Royal Albert Hall. From a vibrant theatre and cinema scene there’s never been a better time to bring this much-loved genre to the masses. We’ll be proudly broadcasting songs from the shows directly into households across the country. Singing out loud optional!’

To find out more visit, https://magicatthemusicals.co.uk/

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