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Alfie Boe: Live From The Royal Festival Hall, London

Alfie Boe showcases his mesmerizing and outstanding voice in a concert filmed at the Royal Festival Hall in London, during his latest sold-out tour.
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Alfie Boe showcases his mesmerizing and outstanding voice in a concert filmed at the Royal Festival Hall in London, during his latest sold-out tour.

Airs Monday, August 13, 2012 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

Alfie Boe, best known for his role as Jean Valjean in the 25th anniversary stage show of "Les Misérables," showcases his mesmerizing and outstanding voice in a concert filmed during his latest sold-out tour.

Known as “The People’s Favorite Tenor,” Boe delights with a truly magical performance that highlights his magnificent stage presence.

He performs a selection of uniquely inspired renditions from some of the best-loved musicals of all time, including "Sunset Boulevard," "Company," "West Side Story" and, of course, "Les Misérables," with Boe performing his own emotive interpretation of “Bring Him Home” accompanied by Claude-Michel Schönberg, one of the writers of the score.

Boe is joined onstage by Melanie C for a powerful interpretation of “Come What May” from "Moulin Rouge."

Other selections that showcase Boe’s ability to connect to the lyrics include Ewan MacColl’s heartfelt “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” and an emotional performance of Martina McBride’s “In My Daughter’s Eyes.” A rousing medley of James Bond theme songs rounds out the diverse collection of material.

"Alfie Boe: Live From The Royal Festival Hall, London" features these songs: “Wheels of a Dream” from "Ragtime;" “Being Alive” from "Company;" “As If We Never Said Goodbye” from "Sunset Boulevard;" “Some Enchanted Evening” from "South Pacific;" “Maria” from "West Side Story;" “Tell Me It’s Not True” from "Blood Brothers;" “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face;” James Bond Medley: “Live and Let Die,” “You Only Live Twice,” “We Have All the Time in the World,” "Thunderball,” “Nobody Does It Better;” “In My Daughter’s Eyes;” “Song to the Siren;” “Come What May” with Melanie C; “O Sole Mio;” and “Bring Him Home” from "Les Misérables" with Claude-Michel Schönberg.

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