Cameron Mackintosh is to make his presenting debut on BBC Radio 2 with a two-hour special featuring songs and performers from his career.
The show, on April 21, will feature songs from artists such as Hugh Jackman, Julie Andrews and Norman Wisdom, from shows such as Oklahoma! and Oliver!. He will also look at the creative process behind the making of Les Miserables, which has recently been the centre of controversy around changes to the West End production.
The show is one of a number of programmes commissioned for the Easter period, during which Radio 2 will also mark the 20th anniversary of Mamma Mia!. Nicki Chapman will present a two-hour show on Easter Bank Holiday Monday, called Let’s Abba Party!, featuring songs from the cast recording and covers of Abba hits.
Meanwhile, performer Matthew Morrison, best known for the US TV series Glee, will present a show looking at all four versions of A Star Is Born, from the 1937 original to the 2018 remake starring Lady Gaga. It will feature contributions from Gaga, as well as co-star and director Bradley Cooper and Rufus Wainwright.