NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Lloyd Webber is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of his “Jesus Christ Superstar” album with the first single from his latest musical, “Cinderella.”
LONDON (AP) — “The Phantom of the Opera” composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has told British lawmakers that the arts are “at the point of no return,” and urged the government to set a date for theaters...
NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Lloyd Webber has launched a virtual competition that could lead to one fan singing on Broadway or the West End when musicals resume playing.
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Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 22-28:
March 22: Composer Stephen Sondheim is 90. Actor William Shatner is 89. Actor M. Emmet Walsh is 85. Singer Jeremy Clyde of Chad and Jeremy is...
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NEW YORK (AP) — It was a special night for Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber as he walked the red carpet for the world premiere of the film adaptation of his Tony Award-winning stage musical “Cats” Monday...
NEW YORK (AP) — Ann Crumb, a Tony Award-nominated actress who originated the role of Rose Vibert in Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Aspects of Love," has died. She was 69.
MADRID (AP) — Spanish singer and songwriter Camilo Sesto, a popular star in the 1970s and 1980s, has died of heart failure. He was 72.
Sesto's manager, Eduardo Guervós, confirmed his death...
NEW YORK (AP) — On the ninth floor of the Madame Tussauds building in New York, they've built a little piece of Broadway.
A new permanent immersive attraction opened Tuesday that offers...
LOS TOLDOS, Argentina (AP) — How did an Argentine child who was raised poor, barely educated and scorned as illegitimate become one of the most famous women in modern history?
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Universal Pictures previewed a diverse slate of offerings from "Cats" to "Hobbs & Shaw" Wednesday morning at CinemaCon, the annual trade convention where exhibitors and...
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's live version of "Jesus Christ Superstar" won an Emmy Award on Sunday and that made three men extra happy — it meant star John Legend, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice joined the elite squad of EGOT winners.
The musical's win for best live variety special united Legend, Lloyd Webber and Rice with Emmys to go along with their Tonys, Grammys and Oscars — the four biggest prizes in show business.
LONDON (AP) — Choreographer Gillian Lynne, who worked closely for many years with composer Andrew Lloyd Webber on some of his most famous works, has died in London. She was 92.
Her husband, the actor Peter Land, said on Twitter that she died Sunday evening at the Princess Grace Hospital. He said she "leaves behind a huge legacy and is adored by many." Land said he was "heartbroken" at the loss of the woman who had been his friend and his love for 40 years.
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NEW YORK (AP) — The Boss will be among the headliners at the Tony Awards telecast on Sunday.
Producers of the show said Wednesday that Bruce Springsteen will perform at Radio City Music Hall in addition to receiving a special Tony for his ongoing show "Springsteen on Broadway."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrew Lloyd Webber has written some of the most successful stage musicals of all time. So, when he weighs in on the year's Tony contenders, announced earlier this week, it's time to listen.
"I'm very interested that 'The Band's Visit' has been celebrated," commented the composer of the best-musical winners "Cats," ''The Phantom of the Opera" and "Sunset Boulevard."
Andrew Lloyd Webber a big fan of Tony-nominated musical ‘The Band’s Visit’
NEW YORK (AP) — Chrissy Teigen says she's nervous about John Legend's performance in "Jesus Christ Superstar Live" on Sunday, but it's not about what you might think.
Legend leads a cast that includes Sara Bareilles and Alice Cooper in the NBC version of the rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. ("Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert" airs at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT.)
Teigen says her husband needs frequent bathroom breaks during concerts and may not be prepared for a three-hour live show.
NEW YORK (AP) — Most Easter Sundays, you can find John Legend at home, helping cook a big dinner for family and friends. Except this Easter. He'll be a little busy — being Jesus Christ in front of millions.
Legend leads a cast that includes Sara Bareilles and Alice Cooper in a live NBC version of the rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar" by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.
NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Lloyd Webber's 70th birthday is coming up and it turns out there is something the composer really wants on his special day. More work.
The man behind such blockbuster shows as "Cats," ''The Phantom of the Opera" and "School of Rock" has shows in London's West End, Broadway and on tour, but he'd like to be composing another one.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Childish Gambino, Lady Gaga, Little Big Town and Pink will perform at the 60th Grammy Awards, which will also feature Broadway musical tributes by Patti LuPone and Ben Platt in honor of the show's return to New York City.
The Recording Academy announced Thursday the first round of performers for the Jan. 28 awards show, held live from Madison Square Garden.
NEW YORK (AP) — The composer behind such iconic stage stories as "The Phantom of the Opera," ''Evita" and "Cats" is ready to tell his own.
Andrew Lloyd Webber plans to release his autobiography "Unmasked" on March 6, which loosely coincides with his 70th birthday on March 22. While there have been plenty of books about the composer, this will be the first he's written.
NEW YORK (AP) — There was no official red carpet, but opening night arrivals for Bruce Springsteen's Broadway show included a who's who of A-list celebrities.
NEW YORK (AP) — Ed Victor, an A-list literary agent whose colorful personality was well-matched by such clients as Keith Richards, Eric Clapton and Andrew Lloyd Webber, has died.
Victor died Wednesday in London of a heart attack, according to Charlie Brotherstone, an agent at Ed Victor Ltd. Victor was 77 and had been battling leukemia.
NBC is adding another live musical to its slate.
The network said Wednesday that it will air the rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar" on Easter Sunday 2018.
The musical's creators, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, are among the executive producers of "Jesus Christ Superstar Live!"
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Elton John is teaming up with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to develop an animated adaptation of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat."
STX Entertainment chairman Adam Fogelson announced the project Tuesday at CinemaCon, the annual gathering of theater owners and exhibitors.
The musical, which Rice and Webber created in the late 1960s, is based on the "coat of many colors" story from the Book of Genesis.
Today in History for March 22nd
NEW YORK (AP) — Returning to reprise one of her most iconic stage triumphs was relatively easy for Glenn Close. All she had to do was go to her closet.
Glenn Close returns to Broadway’s ‘Sunset Boulevard’
NEW YORK (AP) — Two Broadway titans in Bette Midler and Glenn Close return to the Great White Way this spring. Here's a look at some of the highlights:
KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwaiti authorities say firefighters have extinguished a blaze at the oil-rich country's recently opened performing arts center.
The official Kuwait News Agency said no one was hurt in Monday's fire at the Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Center in the capital, Kuwait City.
It says five fire departments helped battle the fire, which sent thick smoke pouring from the futuristic-looking, waterfront complex.
LONDON (AP) — The producer who brought the magic of Harry Potter to the London stage has been named the most influential figure in British theater.
Sonia Friedman topped the annual 100-strong power list produced by The Stage newspaper.
NEW YORK (AP) — Glenn Close just can't get enough of Norma Desmond. The "Fatal Attraction" star will take her new crack at the aging silent film star from the musical "Sunset Boulevard" to Broadway, something she says is a "closing of a circle."
The English National Opera's stripped-down revival of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical starring Close will land at the Palace Theatre in February with a 40-piece orchestra under the direction of Lonny Price. Close won a Tony Award in 1995 as Desmond.
NEW YORK (AP) — Life will imitate art — or is it the other way around? — when internet sensation Grumpy Cat joins the cast of the Broadway musical "Cats" on Friday for what will likely be a feline-good moment.
The kitty with the comical frown and feline dwarfism "will be worked into the end of the show and will become an honorary Jellicle Cat," according to a spokesman for the show.
LONDON (AP) — Andrew Lloyd Webber says comic actor David Fynn and 39 "quite awesome" kids will star in the London production of stage musical "School of Rock."
Fynn, the British star of NBC sitcom "Undateable," takes the lead role of Dewey Finn, a rocker-turned-substitute teacher who forms a classroom rock band.
NEW YORK (AP) — During this divisive election season, there's yet another potentially fractious issue we Americans will have to deal with. We mean, of course, "Cats."
The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical has its die-hard fans but it also makes some folks turn up their noses in disgust. Well, it's back on Broadway, and for those of us allergic to its charms, the dog-days of summer are going to be long.
The return of the hairball musical opened Sunday at the Neil Simon...