Andrew Lloyd Webber


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Andrew Lloyd Webber
Birthday
BirthplaceKensington, London, England
NationalityBritish
Occupation
Composer, panellist, television personality,
businessman, songwriter, theatre director
EducationWestminster School

Lloyd Webber, Andrew,

1948–, British theatrical composer. A member of a successful musical family, he began composing musicals as a teenager; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1968) was an early work done in collaboration with the lyricist Tim Rice. Lloyd Webber's spectacular string of hit musicals beginning in the 1970s helped transform London into the major center for new musicals. His scores include those for Jesus Christ, Superstar (1971), his first major success, also in collaboration with Rice; Evita (1978), a fictional biography of Eva PerónPerón, Eva Duarte de
, 1919–52, Argentine political leader. The second wife of Juan Perón, whom she married in 1945, she virtually co-governed the country during his first six years as president.
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; The Phantom of the Opera (1986; Tony); Aspects of Love (1989); Sunset Boulevard (1993; Tony); and The Woman in White (2004), based on Wilkie CollinsCollins, Wilkie
(William Wilkie Collins), 1824–89, English novelist. Although trained as a lawyer, he spent most of his life writing. He produced some 30 novels, the best known of which are two mystery stories, The Woman in White (1860) and The Moonstone
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's suspense novel. His Cats (1981), based on poems by T. S. EliotEliot, T. S.
(Thomas Stearns Eliot), 1888–1965, American-British poet and critic, b. St. Louis, Mo. One of the most distinguished literary figures of the 20th cent., T. S. Eliot won the 1948 Nobel Prize in Literature. He studied at Harvard, the Sorbonne, and Oxford.
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, was the longest-running production in Broadway history until surpassed by The Phantom of the Opera. Since 2000 he also has been the dominant owner in London's theater district. Lloyd Webber was knighted in 1992 and created a life peer (Baron Lloyd-Webber of Sydmonton) in 1997.

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See his memoir, Unmasked (2018).


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1948–, British theatrical composer. A member of a successful musical family, he began composing musicals as a teenager; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1968) was an early work done in collaboration with the lyricist Tim Rice.
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COMPOSER Andrew Lloyd Webber has suggested his West End show Stephen Ward closed within a few months because the public are only interested in "feel good" musicals.
Here's the mystery surrounding Andrew Lloyd Webber's new tuner "Stephen Ward": How could the fallout from Britain's most notorious real-life sex-and-politics scandal have been turned into something so flaccid?
THE two-week run of Andrew Lloyd Webber's sensational Starlight Express comes to the end of the line at the Sunderland Empire this weekend, when the electrifying show makes its final boarding call on Saturday.
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic story stars Ben in the title role of the arena tour with Melanie C as Mary Magdalene, Tim Minchin as Judas and Chris Moyles as King Herod.
ANDREW Lloyd Webber received an honorary fellowship from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama yesterday - and said the new-look conservatoire puts many West End theatres to shame.

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