On Friday 15 February, The Bodyguard's Heather Headley performs in a Romantic Classics edition of the beloved BBC Radio 2 programme, Friday Night Is Music Night in celebration of St. Valentine's Day. Recorded at London's Mermaid Theatre on 16 January, Ken Bruce presents a night of romantic classics with Tony and Grammy award-winning Heather Headley who performs two numbers including the iconic hit song from The Bodyguard, I Will Always Love You. Headley will be accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by their principal conductor Keith Lockhart.
Thea Sharrock's hit production of The Bodyguard, which opened in December last year, is at present taking bookings at the Adelphi Theatre to 28 September 2013. Currently starring Heather Headley as Rachel Marron and Lloyd Owen as Frank Farmer and based on Lawrence Kasdan's 1992 Oscar nominated Warner Bros. film, Sharrock's production of this new musical has book by Alex Dinelaris.
Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don't expect is to fall in love. A romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a whole host of irresistible classics including Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, I'm Your Baby Tonight, Run to You, I Have Nothing, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and one of the greatest hit songs of all time - I Will Always Love You.
With designs by Tim Hatley, lighting by Mark Henderson, sound by Richard Brooker and video designs by Duncan McLean. Choreography is by Arthur Pita, orchestrations by Chris Egan with musical supervision by Mike Dixon. The Bodyguard is produced by Michael Harrison and David Ian.
Tony and Grammy award-winning Heather Headley makes her West End stage debut as Rachel Marron. Having originated the role of Nala in The Lion King on Broadway, Headley went on to play the title role in Aida for which she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Her debut solo album, This is Who I Am, was nominated for two Grammy Awards. Her third studio album, Audience of One, won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album. In recent years she has worked extensively with Andrea Bocelli on his American and international tours and sung at the inauguration of President Barack Obama.