Andrew Lloyd Webber: Musical Madman

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Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber:
Musical Madman
Young British Punk
 Andrew was born in
1948 in England to a
music professor and
a piano teacher
 Teamed with Tim
Rice (lyricist) for
many productions
 Knighted in 1992
 British reality show
host
Joseph and the Amazing
Technicolor Dreamcoat
 1968
 Written for a high
school play
 Based on the Biblical
story of Jacob and
his son Joseph
 Huge variety of
musical styles
 Starring Donny
Osmond!
Jesus Christ Superstar
 1970
 Rock Opera
 Reflects the values of
the hippie generation
 Judas is a key figureis he to blame?
 Portrays Jesus as a
regular man
 Protested by religious
groups
Evita
 1978
 Based on the story of
Eva Peron, first
woman president of
Argentina
 Narrated by a
doubting narrator
 Movie made starring
Madonna and
Antonio Banderas
Cats
 1981
 Based on a book of cat
poems by T.S. Elliot
 Loose story about a tribe
of cats vying for “rebirth.”
 One of the most
successful musicals in
history
 “Memory”- hit song
“A confused piece of
literature”
 Purchased the novel
at a used book store
for $.50
 Cast his future wife,
Sarah Brightman, as
Christine
 $3.3 billion dollars/
80 million viewers
 Saw himself as the
Phantom
Phantom of the Ooopera
 1986
 Love story: the head
vs. the heart
 Most successful
musical in history
 Highest grossing
entertainment event
of all time
 $3.3 billion gross
 80 million viewers
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