Andrew Lloyd Webber is the composer of some of the world’s best-known musicals. When he had Sunset Boulevard joined School Of Rock, Cats and The Phantom Of The Opera on Broadway in 2017, Andrew became the only person to equal the record set in 1953 by Rodgers and Hammerstein with four Broadway shows running concurrently. Other musicals he has composed include Aspects Of Love, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita and Love Never Dies. To celebrate his 72nd birthday, we give you these 8 video highlights. One for each 10 years and one to grow on. Happy Happy birthday!
From the Cats, 1998 film, The Jellicle Ball. The film was shot at the Adelphi Theatre in London over the course of 18 days in August 1997
Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Medley from (1983) – MDA Telethon with the fabulous Laurie Beechman.
Jesus Christ Superstar‘s “Simon Zealotes” from the 1973 film.
Aspects of Love is Webber’s least known show. The original Broadway cast of Aspects of Love perform a special staged version of “Love Changes Everything” at the 1990 Tony Awards. The show was nominated for 6 Tony Awards including best new musical. The cast include Michael Ball, Ann Crumb, Kathleen Rove Mcallen, Kevin Colson and Danielle Du Clos.
Stephen Colbert and Andrew Lloyd Webber discuss and play excerpts from some of his greatest hits.
Marti Webb singing “Take That Look Off Your Face” and “Tell Me On A Sunday” from the same name musical that turned into Song and Dance. This version is recorded from a show in dedication to Don Black.
Press reel for 1987 Broadway production of Starlight Express. Performers include Jane Krakowski and Andrea McArdle.
And of course with two to grow on Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman perform live at the 1988 Tony Awards in Phantom of The Opera.
Ahead of the Broadway Opening of Lempicka The Longacre Theatre Is Showcasing Art Work By Tamara de Lempicka
The Longacre Theatre (220 W 48th St.), soon-to-be home of the sweeping new musical, Lempicka, is showcasing a curated selection of renowned artist Tamara de Lempicka’s most famous works. Eschewing traditional theatrical front-of-house advertising, the Longacre’s façade now boasts prints, creating a museum-quality exhibition right in the heart of Times Square. The musical opens on Broadway on April 14, 2024 at the same venue.
The Longacre’s outdoor exhibition includes works of Self Portrait (Tamara in a Green Bugatti) (1929), Young Girl in Green (1927), Nu Adossé I (1925), The Red Tunic (1927), The Blue Scarf (1930), The Green Turban (1930), Portrait of Marjorie Ferry (1932), Portrait of Ira P. (1930), Portrait of Romana de la Salle (1928), and Adam and Eve (1932).
Starring Eden Espinosa and directed by Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin, Lempicka features book, lyrics, and original concept by Carson Kreitzer, book and music by Matt Gould, and choreography by Raja Feather Kelly.
Spanning decades of political and personal turmoil and told through a thrilling, pop-infused score, Lempicka boldly explores the contradictions of a world in crisis, a woman ahead of her era, and an artist whose time has finally come.
Young Girl in Green painted by Tamara de Lempicka (1927). Oil on plywood.