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1 SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER 40 Years in Show Business

2 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

3 A filmmaker In 2004 he produced a film version of The Phantom of the Opera directed by Joel Schumacher and in 2010 he premiered Love Never Dies his sequel to The Phantom of the Opera which was directed by the award-winning director Jack O'Brien and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell. It had a short run and its US production was postponed. Talk of a 2015 revival continues. Emmy Rossum as Christine and Gerard Butler as The Phantom

4 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 at the London Palladium. In 2015, he is at work on a new jukebox musical based upon The School of Rock and a revival of Cats at the London Palladium.

5 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 for the BBC. I’ll Do Anything was created to cast the role of Nancy in the musical Oliver ! A new Dorothy for the Wizard of Oz and Jesus for a new production of Jesus Christ Superstar were cast the same way. How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? Any Dream Will Do I’ll Do Anything

6 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.

7 Composer Credits The Likes of Us (with Tim Rice) Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Tim Rice) Jesus Christ Superstar (Tim Rice) Evita (Tim Rice) By Jeeves (Alan Ayckbourn) Variations and Tell Me On A Sunday (Don Black) Cats (T.S. Eliot) Never on a Sunday (Based on Variations and Tell Me On A Sunday) Starlight Express (Richard Stilgoe and Don Black) The Phantom of the Opera (Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe) Aspects of Love (Don Black and Charles Hart) Sunset Boulevard (Don Black) Whistle Down the Wind (Jim Steinman) The Beautiful Game (The Boys in the Photograph) (BenElton) The Woman in White (David Zippel and Charlotte Jones) Love Never Dies (Glen Slater and Charles Hart) Stephen Ward School of Rock

8 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.

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

10 Winter Garden Theatre October 7, 1982 – September 10, performances About the London production

11 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

12 The Phantom of the Opera

13 PHANTOM in the U.S. MAJESTIC THEATRE January 26, 1988 to the present performances (as of ) NY production website Sierra Boggess performs WISHING YOU WERE HERE AGAIN with Ramin Karimloo ANOTHER SUITCASE IN ANOTHER HALL from Evita performed by Samantha Barks Michael Ball performs LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING WITH Il Divo Elaine Page and the original cast perform MEMORY from Cats

14 Long Runs on Broadway By Jennifer Nason-Brown 15 Apr 2015 Several current Broadway shows are in the process of breaking records on the all time long-run list. Here are the standings for number of performances of current and former Broadway shows as of April 12, The list includes all Broadway shows that have run more than 800 performances. All totals are for the original Broadway run, except where otherwise noted. Shows marked with an asterisk (*) are still running. 9. Beauty and the Beast Rent Wicked 4771* 12. Miss Saigon Jersey Boys 3908* nd Street Grease Fiddler on the Roof The Phantom of the Opera 11319* 2. Chicago (Revival) 7645* 3. Cats The Lion King 7255* 5. Les Misérables A Chorus Line Oh! Calcutta! (Revival) Mamma Mia! 5582*

15 Les Misérables – still running, over 12,105 performances The Phantom of the Opera – still running, over 11,774 performances Blood Brothers (closed, 10,013 performances) Cats (closed, 8,949 performances) Starlight Express (closed, 7,406 performances) Mamma Mia! – still running, over 6,623 performances Disney’s The Lion King – still running, over 6393 performances Chicago (closed, 6,187 performances) Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story (closed, 5,140 performances) We Will Rock You – (closed, 4,659 performances) Miss Saigon (original 1989 production / closed - 4,264 performances) Billy Elliot The Musical – still running, over 4,093 performances Wicked – still running, over 3,502 performances Jesus Christ Superstar (original 1972 production / closed - 3,357 performances) Me and My Girl (1985 revival / closed – 3,303 performances) Evita (original 1978 production / closed – 2,900 performances) Jersey Boys – still running, over 2,881 performances Oliver! (original 1960 production / closed – 2,618 performances) Thriller Live – still running, over 2,530 performances Grease! (1993 revival / closed performances) Information supplied & verified by the Society of London Theatre correct as at 24 September 2014 Top 20 Longest Running Musicals in West End History

16 The School of Rock Based on the film of the same name, School of Rock—The Musical tells the story of wannabe rock star Dewey Finn, who poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. When he discovers his students’ musical talents, he enlists his fifth-graders to form a rock group and conquer the Battle of the Bands. For another point-of-view read Ken Davenport’s reaction to School of Rock.

17 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 20 th 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. His brother Julian Lloyd Webber is a world-renowned cellist.


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