Andrew Lloyd Webber: Musical Madman

January 5, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Arts & Humanities, Music, Music History
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Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber: Musical Madman

Young British Punk  Andrew was born in 1948 in England to a music professor and a piano teacher  Teamed with Tim Rice (lyricist) for many productions  Knighted in 1992  British reality show host

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat  1968  Written for a high school play  Based on the Biblical story of Jacob and his son Joseph  Huge variety of musical styles  Starring Donny Osmond!

Jesus Christ Superstar  1970  Rock Opera  Reflects the values of the hippie generation  Judas is a key figureis he to blame?  Portrays Jesus as a regular man  Protested by religious groups

Evita  1978  Based on the story of Eva Peron, first woman president of Argentina  Narrated by a doubting narrator  Movie made starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas

Cats  1981  Based on a book of cat poems by T.S. Elliot  Loose story about a tribe of cats vying for “rebirth.”  One of the most successful musicals in history  “Memory”- hit song

“A confused piece of literature”  Purchased the novel at a used book store for $.50  Cast his future wife, Sarah Brightman, as Christine  $3.3 billion dollars/ 80 million viewers  Saw himself as the Phantom

Phantom of the Ooopera  1986  Love story: the head vs. the heart  Most successful musical in history  Highest grossing entertainment event of all time  $3.3 billion gross  80 million viewers

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