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Andrew Lloyd Webber rejects PM's offer for Cinderella to be Covid pilot

The impresario had said he'd be willing to be arrested if Cinderella couldn't open to a full house.
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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s New ‘Cinderella’ Could Start Performances Despite Extension Of UK Shutdown

Declaring “Come to the theatre and arrest us,” Lord Lloyd Webber vowed last week to reopen all his West End venues at full audience capacity on June 21, “come hell or high water.” At the beginning of this week, with caseloads of the Delta variant of COVID rising, Boris Johnson postponed the lifting of theatre restrictions from the 21st until at least July 19. Even so, Johnson and Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden have offered to make Cinderella part of a pilot scheme of public performances in the...
Tags: Art, UK, Theatre, Boris Johnson, Cinderella, Johnson, West End, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lloyd Webber, Oliver Dowden, 06.16.21

Cats Is the Ultimate Cinematic Test

In 2014, director Steven Soderbergh came up with an acid test for visual storytelling. Soderbergh stripped the film Raiders of the Lost Ark of color and replaced dialogue with an ambient soundtrack including Trent Reznor; as a result, Soderbergh’s Raiders reveals Steven Spielberg’s masterful utilization of every…Read more...
Tags: Science, Musicals, Taylor Swift, Cats, Films, Raiders, Judi Dench, Steven Soderbergh, Idris Elba, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Tom Hooper, James Corden, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ian Mckellen, Steven Spielberg, RPG

Performance Venues Are COVID-Safe At Full Capacity If Audience Wears Masks: Study

“According to the results, the wearing of masks cuts the spread of aerosol droplets by 99 per cent, with those transmitted also travelling much more slowly. Professor of biophotonics at [University College London], Laurence Lovat, says: ‘Andrew Lloyd Webber is right. If theatre-goers wear appropriate masks and follow other rules already in place, theatres become safe places to go to.'” – WhatsOnStage (London)
Tags: Art, London, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Issues, Audience, University College, 06.10.21, Laurence Lovat

‘Come To The Theatre And Arrest Us’: Andrew Lloyd Webber Says He’ll Reopen His Theatres At Full Capacity ‘Come Hell Or High Water’

In response to news that Boris Johnson’s government is considering postponing the full reopening of performance venues scheduled for June 21, the musical theatre mogul said he cannot afford to operate his West End theatres at the 50% occupancy permitted now and might have to sell them if capacity controls aren’t removed. – BBC
Tags: Art, Theatre, Boris Johnson, Andrew Lloyd Webber, 06.09.21

Andrew Lloyd Webber Defies Possible Delay in Fully Reopening U.K. Theaters: ‘Come to the Theater and Arrest Us’

Super-producer and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is prepared to defy the U.K. government if there is any delay in theaters expanding to 100% seating capacity on June 21. While the date is the one announced in the government’s post-pandemic roadmap to recovery, it looks increasingly uncertain that it will be met, thanks to the rapid […]
Tags: News, Global, Theater, Cinderella, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Rishi Sunak

Andrew Lloyd Webber 'prepared to be arrested' over theatre reopening

The impresario says he will open his new production of Cinderella "come hell or high water".
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Lloyd Webber says he will risk arrest to reopen his theatres on 21 June

Impresario is determined his production of Cinderella will start this month in London as plannedAndrew Lloyd Webber has said he is determined to open his theatres on 21 June regardless of whether rules are relaxed, and is prepared to be arrested if authorities try to intervene.The composer said he may have to sell his six West End venues if the government does not remove restrictions that have forced venues to run with reduced capacities. Continue reading...
Tags: London, Musicals, Theatre, UK News, Culture, Stage, Cinderella, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lloyd Webber, Coronavirus

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Cinderella’ Unveils ‘Far Too Late,’ First Song From Upcoming London Production

“Far Too Late,” the first song from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Cinderella,” has been released ahead of the album drop on July 9. “Cinderella” is a new romantic musical comedy featuring an original story and book by “Promising Young Woman’s” Emerald Fennell (pictured above with Webber), offering “a fresh spin with a twist on the classic […]
Tags: News, Cinderella, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Webber, Fennell, Emerald Fennel

Andrew Lloyd Webber says Covid vaccine refusers are 'selfish'

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber says people who refuse the Covid vaccine are selfish.
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‘We won’t be bouncing back’ – the unsettling truth about the big reopening

Next week, after 14 months of closure and despair, the arts are reawakening. But the damage caused by Covid runs deep – and recovery is by no means assured“If we had to close down again,” says Andrew Lloyd Webber, “we couldn’t survive.” Webber is staging his new musical Cinderella, with book by Oscar-winner Emerald Fennell, in a full-capacity theatre in July, having already delayed its premiere twice. He has mortgaged his house in London and will be selling one of his seven theatres. “It cost £1...
Tags: Books, Music, UK, England, London, Scotland, Theatre, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Museums, Stage, Festivals, Classical Music, Economic recovery, Exhibitions

Andrew Lloyd Webber Restores/Updates London’s Oldest Theatre, Built in 1663

In 2000, Lloyd Webber purchased the building, which he calls “objectively marvellous.” For the past two years, with Stephen Thurley’s help, he has been restoring it to its Georgian grandeur, a sixty-million-pound undertaking. There’d been some wear and tear since 1812. “The architecture had been greatly compromised,” Lloyd Webber said. – The New Yorker
Tags: Art, London, Theatre, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lloyd Webber, 05.10.21, Stephen Thurley

Andrew Lloyd Webber Talks Working With the ‘Brilliant’ Emerald Fennell on ‘Cinderella’ Musical

  Welcome to this week’s “Just for Variety“… With the West End set to reopen in May, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Cinderella” musical, with a book by freshly minted Oscar nominee Emerald Fennell, is back in rehearsals. “We just had our first run-through for Emerald,” Lloyd Webber tells me. “She hadn’t actually heard her script for […]
Tags: News, West End, Columns, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Lloyd Webber, Fennell, Emerald Fennell, Just For Variety

‘The Show Must Go On’ Documentary Chronicles Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Fight for Theater During Lockdown

Last year, after the COVID-19 pandemic shut down Broadway and the West End indefinitely, Andrew Lloyd Webber was desperate to find a way to safely reopen theaters. The composer of some of the world’s most iconic musicals hit on the idea of staging two of his most popular shows, “The Phantom of the Opera” and “Cats,” […]
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Hollywood Stars, The Theater Needs Your Help!

“In one of the more surprising revelations of the shutdown, it turns out that the American theater has no towering figure even attempting to lead it through this crisis, the way Andrew Lloyd Webber has in Britain. … In such a scarily perplexing time, there is no one to rally the troops, let alone do what I’m hoping you will: Make the theater’s case to the culture at large. You, with your incandescent charm, would be brilliant at that. Even though, in some ways, it’s a very tough sell.” – The Ne...
Tags: Art, Theatre, Britain, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Hollywood Stars, 03.10.21

Music Minute: I Know I Have a Heart - Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella

Polydor Records/UMe has announced the release of the third piece of music from the forthcoming album of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella. ‘I I Know I Have A Heart’ is sung by Carrie Hope Fletcher and is released on today across all DSPs.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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Tim Rice: 'Evita was a bonkers idea'

As the great songwriter prepares to take Jesus Christ Superstar on a 50th birthday tour, he talks about penning hits, his idea for a new musical – and drinking from Lloyd Webber’s Georgian wine glassesTim Rice had a hunch the Oscar was in the bag. After all, he and Elton John had been responsible for three of the five nominations in the best song category. But, as he walked on stage that night in 1995, after Can You Feel the Love Tonight from The Lion King won, the tall, slightly awkward-looking...
Tags: Music, England, Hollywood, Musicals, Theatre, Culture, Stage, Broadway, Elton John, West End, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Middlesex, Rice, Compton, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita

BBC Radio 2 celebrates musicals with BBC One

Musicals: The Greatest Show is coming to BBC Radio 2 forming part of three days of special programmes about the stage and screen. Hosted on radio and television by performer Sheridan Smith, the initiative puts the songs, the shows, and the stars, back on stage at the London Palladium. It will be broadcast from 7pm – 9pm on Sunday 31 January on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds, and as a 75-minute show in February on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. From Friday 29 January to Sunday 31 January, for Radio 2 Ce...
Tags: UK, Hollywood, London, Top, Los Angeles, Bbc, Radio, Jeremy Vine, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sheridan Smith, Amanda Holden, TBI, Hamilton, Jesus Christ Superstar, Josh Groban, Dermot O'leary

The Stage 100 For 2021 Honors British Theatre’s Response To COVID

“Arts workers in the NHS, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, actor Michael Balogun and theatre company 20 Stories High are among those recognised in this year’s The Stage 100 list, which has been reimagined to celebrate the industry’s response to the pandemic.” – The Stage
Tags: Art, Theatre, NHS, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stories High, Michael Balogun, 01.07.21

Lloyd Webber and Waller-Bridge on theatre power list for coronavirus efforts

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Phoebe Waller-Bridge among those whose virus efforts went "above and beyond".
Tags: UK, News, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lloyd Webber, Phoebe Waller Bridge, Waller Bridge

Helen George reveals new royal role in Andrew Lloyd Webber project

Helen George has revealed details about her exciting new role – and it has a royal...
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Football was only part of it: Diego Maradona transcended sport | Uki Goñi

Proud, defiant, political. To the world’s neglected and marginalised, he was a figure of hopeFor a nation prone to frequent lamentation over its missed opportunities, crashing from the world’s 10th wealthiest economy per capita in 1913 to a constant teetering at the edge of economic and social collapse for the better part of the past century, Argentina has produced an astonishing array of instantly recognisable global icons.Eva Perón, unanointed queen of Argentina’s “shirtless” working class, wa...
Tags: Americas, Football, World news, Pope Francis, Argentina, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Diego Maradona, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jorge Valdano, Che Guevara, Eva Perón, Tim Rice, Maradona, Uki Goñi, Argentina Maradona

2021 Grammy Nominees Include ‘Joker’, ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’, ‘Eurovision Song Contest’, and More

The 63rd annual Grammy Award nominations were unveiled this morning, and since the music industry’s biggest award show is on a different timetable than awards shows like the Oscars or the Emmys, it can often feel like the Grammys are extremely far behind when it comes to pop culture. Case in point: composer Hildur Guðnadóttir‘s Oscar-winning score for Joker, which was initially released over a year ago, is nominated in the Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media category. But there are still a f...
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When ABBA Wrote Music for the Cold War-Themed Musical, Chess: “One of the Best Rock Scores Ever Produced for the Theatre” (1984) Chess is amazing. The simplicity of its characters and plot (capture the king!) can be appreciated and understood by children; the complexity of its tactics can consume an adult life. Despite its medieval origins—and stumpers for us moderns like the strategic importance of a bishop on the battlefield—chess remains as much a potent allegory for power and its tactics as it was 1,500 years ago in India when it was called “chaturanga.”  The game ha...
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Carrie Hope Fletcher on how Cinderella went 'bad'

The singer, who will star in Andrew Lloyd Webber's new musical, reveals some of the show's secrets.
Tags: News, Cinderella, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Carrie Hope Fletcher