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BBC Proms to feature A Star is Born, My Fair Lady and tributes to Judy Garland and Doris Day

Louise Dearman, Mikaela Bennett and more will appear in the concert

Louise Dearman, Mikaela Bennett and John Wilson
Louise Dearman, Mikaela Bennett and John Wilson
© Right: Cannetty Clarke

A number of musical theatre stars will feature as part of this year's BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.

A tribute to Hollywood films new and old, including My Fair Lady and Harry Potter, will take place on 9 August. Entitled The Warner Brothers Story, the concert will be conducted by John Wilson and will feature the John Wilson Orchestra.

On the night, there will be a tribute to Doris Day, with "Deadwood Stage" from Calamity Jane being performed, while the 50th anniversary of the death of Judy Garland will be marked with a complete performance of "Born in a Trunk" from the original A Star is Born film.

The cast for the Prom will feature Mikaela Bennett, who appeared in last year's staging of West Side Story at the Royal Albert Hall, alongside Louise Dearman, Matt Ford and Kate Lindsey. The Maida Vale Singers will also appear.

The Warner Brothers Story will be at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday 9 August at 3pm
and 7.30pm and broadcast live on BBC Four and BBC Radio 3.