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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
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
January 26, 1988 to the present
10487 performances (as of 4-14-13)
Samantha Barks performs ANOTHER SUITCASE IN
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.