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Andrew Lloyd Webber Talks Transgender Performers, Theater Advocacy and ‘Starlight Express’

Andrew Lloyd Webber would welcome a transgender performer in the cast of one of his shows, the composer and producer said in an interview recorded live at the Variety Legit: Return to Broadway event presented by City National Bank. Listen to this week’s “Stagecraft” podcast below: “I’ve got nothing against a trans performer,” Lloyd Webber said in the […]
Tags: News, Podcasts, Broadway, Cinderella, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Lloyd Webber, Starlight Express, Stagecraft, Variety Return to Broadway, CNB Broadway Recap, City National Bank Listen


“The Worst Idea In History” — ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ At 50

That phrase is how one potential investor rejected Andrew Lloyd Webber’s proposal to stage the rock opera he wrote with Tim Rice. (That’s why it first appeared as a concept album.) Here’s how Superstar got to Broadway— and what happened when it did. – The New York Times
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CATS and a dog

 This is from a Variety article that really made me laugh.  Here's the full article.   It's about Andrew Lloyd Webber.  And here's the part I loved: Alan Parker’s 1996... [Author: By Ken Levine]
Tags: Humor, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Alan Parker, Variety, Ken Levine, By Ken Levine


Andrew Lloyd Webber Says Writing a Song With Taylor Swift Was the Only Enjoyable Part of ‘Cats’ Movie

Andrew Lloyd Webber has made no secret of his distain for Hollywood’s movie adaptation of his long-running musical “Cats.” Though the cinematic version offered up the rarity of A-list talent like Taylor Swift, Judi Dench, Jennifer Hudson, Jason Derulo and James Corden pretending to be full-sized felines, “Cats” was widely panned and flopped at the […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Taylor Swift, Cats, James Corden, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Variety Return to Broadway


Beanie Feldstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sharon D Clarke and Other Broadway Artists on Theater’s Comeback

After a devastating industry-wide shutdown, Broadway has finally reopened with performances of beloved shows like “Hamilton,” “Wicked” and new plays and musicals such as “Six,” “Lackawanna Blues,” and “Thoughts of a Colored Man.” In celebration of the resurgence of live theater, Variety brought together several Broadway heavyweights, including Andrew Lloyd Webber (you know what he’s […]
Tags: News, Broadway, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Beanie Feldstein, Brian Moreland, Variety Return to Broadway, Hamilton Wicked, Six Lackawanna Blues


Andrew Lloyd Webber Hated ‘Cats’ Movie So Much He Got His First Dog

The legendary composer said that when he saw the film he just thought, "Oh, God, no."
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Coffee and Provocation

A Malaria Vaccine... Finally  The World Health Organization has approved the first ever malaria vaccine, which could save tens of thousands of children in sub-Saharan Africa. The quest for this vaccine has been underway for a hundred years. In 2019, 229 million people were infected with malaria, and 409,000 died, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa. In the 20th century alone, malaria claimed between 150 million and 300 million lives. Why Are There So Few Old Fox Hounds in Rescue? Simple:  Most...
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10 Times Late Night Talk Show Hosts Did Not Play Themselves In Movies

Every late-night talk show host has, at one point or another, made a cameo in a television show or movie as themselves. They are often seen interviewing guests as if their characters were real and not the actors who play them. In one recent small screen instance, for example, Jimmy Fallon appeared in the Peacock series Girls5eva, interviewing the women from the fictional former girl group. RELATED: The Most Popular Daytime Talk Shows Ranked, According To IMDb  But many of the most popular late-n...
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Andrew Lloyd Webber says he hated the film Cats so much he bought a dog

Composer says one good thing that came out of the big screen version of his stage musical was ‘my little Havanese puppy’Andrew Lloyd Webber has admitted he hated the 2019 film adaptation of his smash-hit musical Cats so much he bought a dog.The composer has never shied away from expressing his distaste with Tom Hooper’s star-studded and much-maligned big screen version of the stage musical. Continue reading...
Tags: Cats, Film, Culture, Tom Hooper, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lloyd Webber


Andrew Lloyd Webber bought a dog because 'Cats' was so bad

Andrew Lloyd Webber says he now has a therapy dog, thanks, in part, to the trauma of the "Cats" movie.
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Andrew Lloyd Webber Hated 'Cats' Movie So Much He Bought a Therapy Dog

“The one good thing to come out of it is my little Havanese puppy,” he said.
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The Cats Movie Was So Bad That It Made Andrew Lloyd Webber Buy A Dog

I'm not saying the release of "Cats" brought about the end of times, but I'm also not not saying it. The digital-fur-covered fever dream known as Tom Hooper's film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical, "Cats," is one of the most perplexing things most people have ever seen, and yet here we are still talking about it. Skimbleshanks deserved better. Jennifer Hudson sings her ass off and this is how "Cats" repays her? It's a curse. "Cats" is here to taunt us and laugh at the fo...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Broadway, Idris Elba, Tom Hooper, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Dame Judi Dench, Wilson, Jennifer Hudson, Lloyd Webber, Hooper, Elphaba, Ken Page James Corden


Andrew Lloyd Webber on Broadway’s Reopening, ‘Cinderella’ and Why the ‘Cats’ Movie Caused Him to Buy a Dog

Ever since the chandelier first crashed in thunderous fashion, “The Phantom of the Opera” has been a fixture of Broadway, becoming as iconic a symbol of theatergoing as the celebrity caricatures that adorn the walls at Sardi’s. Its mixture of soaring romanticism and spectacle fueled the beloved musical’s history-making run. Since the show’s debut on […]
Tags: Cats, Features, Broadway, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Sardi, The Phantom Of The Opera, Emerald Fennell


10 Best Slasher Movie Costumes Of All Time, Ranked | ScreenRant

When creating an iconic horror villain who always seems to cheat death, one of the biggest things to consider is how they will look. A classic horror villain needs the right look to be intimidating and strike fear into the hearts of their victims. A mask and a sharp knife are good, but sometimes the situation calls for something more. RELATED: 10 Most Underrated Slasher Movies Horror characters have made several freaky fashion statements over the decades, making fans rip these looks right off th...
Tags: Entertainment, Tim Curry, Tech, Norman, Alfred Hitchcock, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jason, Clive Barker, Michael, Lon Chaney, Freddy, Candyman, Crystal Lake, Freddy Krueger, Leatherface, Norm Lewis


10 Best Slasher Movie Costumes Of All Time, Ranked

When creating an iconic horror villain who always seems to cheat death, one of the biggest things to consider is how they will look. A classic horror villain needs the right look to be intimidating and strike fear into the hearts of their victims. A mask and a sharp knife are good, but sometimes the situation calls for something more.Horror characters have made several freaky fashion statements over the decades, making fans rip these looks right off the silver screen every Halloween. From the st...
Tags: Entertainment, Tim Curry, Tech, Norman, Alfred Hitchcock, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jason, Clive Barker, Michael, Lon Chaney, Freddy, Candyman, Crystal Lake, Freddy Krueger, Leatherface, Norm Lewis


Diana: The Musical Is Like Springtime For Hitler, But Real

There's a moment in Mel Brooks' immortal comedy classic "The Producers" where a Broadway audience sits stunned, their eyes wide, their mouths agape, as they take in a performance of a musical called "Springtime For Hitler." The production — "A Gay Romp With Adolf and Eva at Berchtesgaden," as the official subtitle tells us — is supposed to be a sure-fire flop, all part of a plan from shady con man/Broadway producer Max Bialystock and his accountant Leo Bloom. The two men have discovered they can...
Tags: Reviews, Movies, Wikipedia, Netflix, Broadway, Prince Charles, Diana, Harry, Camilla, Charles, Hitler, Kristen Stewart, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Mel Brooks, Eva, Hamilton


Andrew Lloyd Webber, Beanie Feldstein, Sharon D. Clarke and Jerry Zaks Join Variety’s Legit: Return to Broadway Event

Variety‘s annual Broadway event, presented by City National Bank, is set to return on Oct. 12. Titled “Legit! The Return to Broadway,” it will include keynote conversations with legendary director Jerry Zaks, iconic composer and musical theater icon Andrew Lloyd Webber, plus the star of the upcoming “Funny Girl” revival, Beanie Feldstein. Additionally, producers Matt […]
Tags: News, Broadway, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Beanie Feldstein, Matt, Jerry Zaks, City National Bank, Return to Broadway 2021 CNB


Every Peter Jackson Film Ranked From Worst To Best

Peter Jackson is a filmmaker whose career seems to align with James Cameron's. I know, I know. Let me explain. Both directors revealed an early interest in special effects by making terrific little genre films that still hold up decades later. Both went on to deliver some modern classics, then saw their later years lost to big-budget fantasy and sci-fi franchises that few people seem to be excited about. Cameron hasn't directed a feature film since 2009. Jackson hasn't helmed a non-Hobbit featur...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Fbi, Fox, Cameron, Andy Serkis, New Zealand, Mpaa, Kate Winslet, Vietnam, Smaug, Jackson, Elijah Wood, James Cameron, Sam, Bilbo


Wayne Brady, Cyndi Lauper And More Added To ‘The Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back!’

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The Path To Becoming Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Preferred Choreographer Wasn’t Simple

But JoAnn Hunter persisted. Hunter is a “longtime Broadway performer and choreographer who has quietly become an important figure in a field that boasts very few women, and even fewer women of color.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Dance, Broadway, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Hunter, Joann Hunter, 09.03.21


We’ve Got A File On You: Diane Warren

We’ve Got A File On You features interviews in which artists share the stories behind the extracurricular activities that dot their careers: acting gigs, guest appearances, random internet ephemera, etc.
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Loose Women's Jane Moore steps into autumn wearing chic dress and boots combo

Returning to the red carpet for Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella, Jane Moore just...
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‘Cinderella’ Review: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Fairy Tale Redux Opens at Last

Where do you go after you’ve seen “Wicked”? That worldwide smash has built a vast young audience hungry for stories propelled by power ballads of female empowerment, and it’s clearly that crowd that Andrew Lloyd Webber’s much-delayed new musical version of “Cinderella” is eager to please. With actor/singer and internet sensation Carrie Hope Fletcher wholly […]
Tags: Reviews, Cinderella, West End, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Emerald Fennell