SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER - Emporia State University

January 6, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Arts & Humanities, Performing Arts, Theatre
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SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER 40 Years in Show Business

A composer and producer

Andrew Lloyd Webber is the composer of The Likes of Us, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, By Jeeves, Evita, Variations and Tell Me On A Sunday later combined as Song & Dance, Cats, Starlight Express, The Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love, Sunset Boulevard, Whistle Down the Wind, The Beautiful Game and The Woman in White. He composed the film scores of Gumshoe and The Odessa File, and a setting of the Latin Mass Requiem.

Link to Andrew Lloyd Webber Website

A filmmaker In 2004 he produced a film version of The Phantom of the Opera directed by Joel Schumacher and in 2009 he will premiere Love Never Dies his sequel to The Phantom of the Opera which will be directed by the award-winning director Jack O'Brien.

A successful stage producer As well as many of his own shows his producer credits include Daisy Pulls It Off, Lend Me A Tenor, Shirley Valentine, La Bete, the ground-breaking Bollywood musical Bombay Dreams, his smash productions of The Sound of Music and The Wizard of Oz a the London Palladium.

A pop culture icon In 2006 he oversaw a new production of Evita in London, a unique version of The Phantom of the Opera in Las Vegas and pioneered television casting with the hit BBC series How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? that searched for a Maria in The Sound of Music. The series won an international Emmy. He repeated his success with Any Dream Will Do which cast the title role of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and later he cast the musical Oliver! for the BBC.

Numerous awards • His awards include seven Tonys, three Grammys including Best Contemporary Classical Composition for Requiem, seven Oliviers, a Golden Globe, an Oscar, two International Emmys, the Praemium Imperiale, the Richard Rodgers award for Excellence in Musical Theatre and the Kennedy Center Honor.

• He currently owns seven London theatres including the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and the London Palladium. • He was knighted in 1992 and created an honorary life peer in 1997.

Composer Credits 1965 - The Likes of Us (with Tim Rice) 1967 - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Tim Rice) 1971 - Jesus Christ Superstar (Tim Rice) 1974 – Evita (Tim Rice) 1975 - By Jeeves (Alan Ayckbourn) 1979 - Variations and Tell Me On A Sunday (Don Black) 1980 – Cats (T.S. Eliot) 1982 – Never on a Sunday (Based on Variations and Tell Me On A Sunday) 1983 - Starlight Express (Richard Stilgoe and Don Black) 1986 - The Phantom of the Opera (Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe) 1989 - Aspects of Love (Don Black and Charles Hart) 1993 - Sunset Boulevard (Don Black) 1996 - Whistle Down the Wind (Jim Steinman) 2000 - The Beautiful Game (The Boys in the Photograph) (BenElton) 2004 - The Woman in White (David Zippel and Charlotte Jones) 2010 - Love Never Dies (Glen Slater and Charles Hart)

Really Useful Group Lloyd Webber has embraced technology and owns the popular, informative REALLY USEFUL GROUP website which markets his many theatrical, film and TV properties.

US Licensing In the United States, rights to his works are held by the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization.

Winter Garden Theatre October 7, 1982 – September 10, 2000 7485 performances

About the London production

Broadway credits Produced by Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Company Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber Book by T. S. Eliot Musical Direction by Stanley Lebowsky Sound Design by Martin Levan Lighting Design by David Hersey Designed by John Napier Associate Director and Choreographer Gillian Lynne Directed by Trevor Nunn Terrence Mann in Rum Tum Tugger – originally aired on MTV

The Phantom of the Opera

US Production MAJESTIC THEATRE January 26, 1988 to the present 10487 performances (as of 4-14-13)


The Longest running shows on Broadway (compiled by PLAYBILL) April 7, 2013 * "The Phantom of the Opera" 10479 "Cats" 7485 * "Chicago" (Revival) 6805 "Les Misérables" 6680 * "The Lion King" 6407 "A Chorus Line" 6137 "Oh! Calcutta!" (Revival) 5959 "Beauty and the Beast" 5461 "Rent" 5124 * "Mamma Mia!" 4755 "Miss Saigon" 4097 * "Wicked" 3919 "42nd Street" 3486 "Grease" 3388 "Fiddler on the Roof" 3242

The West End’s longest-running musicals 1-Les Miserables at the Queen’s Theatre opened 8 October 1985 originally at the Barbican 2-The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre – opened 9 October 1986 3-Blood Brothers at the Phoenix Theatre – opened 28 July 1988 originally at the Albery Theatre 4-Cats – opened 11 May 1981 at the New London Theatre and closed 11 May 2002 5-Starlight Express – opened 27 March 1984 at the Apollo Victoria Theatre (closed 1-12-2002) 6-Chicago at the Cambridge Theatre – opened 18 November 1997 at the Adelphi Theatre 7-Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story – opened 12 October 1989 at the Victoria Palace Theatre, transferred to the Novello (formerly the Strand) Theatre October 1995 and closed 19 May 2002 8-Mamma Mia! at the Prince of Wales Theatre – opened 6 April 1999 originally at the Prince Edward Theatre 9-Disney’s The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre – opened 19 October 1999 10-Miss Saigon at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane – opened 20 September 1989 and closed 30 October 1999

Underline shows are still running.

The School of Rock? According to TIME MAGAZINE (4-9-13) Musical theater composer and impresario Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, who wrote the music for such hits as Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats and Phantom of the Opera, is planning to adapt the 2003 comedy film, starring Jack Black as Finn, for the theater, the Guardian reported. In an interview with CBC Radio, Lloyd Webber let slip that he was “very excited” about acquiring the rights to “that movie School of Rock.” Lloyd Webber will go from Stephen Ward, a chamber musical about British politics in 1963 to “a musical about kids playing the guitar,” the Guardian noted.

Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber of Sydmonton From Encyclopedia Britannica Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber of Sydmonton, also called (1992–97) Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber (born March 22, 1948, London, England), English composer and theatrical producer, whose eclectic rock-based works helped revitalize British and American musical theatre beginning in the late 20th century.

Lloyd Webber studied at Magdalen College, Oxford, and at the Royal College of Music. While a student, he began collaborating with Timothy Rice who wrote the lyrics to Lloyd Webber’s music. Lloyd Webber was knighted in 1992, and in 1997 he was created a life peer.

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