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"Fat Cat on a Thin Roof"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 07.21.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima It has been said, probably by Andrew Lloyd Webber, that a cat has nine lives. If that's true, it means the cats in our humble home ha...

Andrew Lloyd Webber Shows His Stripes Over Parody Songs In 'Katdashians' Musical (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 07.07.2016 | Entertainment

Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber showed his true stripes in a cat fight with “Katdashians! The Musical,” an off-Broadway musical that parodies ...

Andrew Lloyd Weber Donates $1.3 Million To Underfunded Art Programs

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 06.22.2016 | Good News

Someone deserves a standing ovation. The Andrew Lloyd Weber Foundation announced it will donate $1.3 million to the American Theatre Wing — the foun...

Tony Awards 2016: The Party Edition

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.13.2016 | Entertainment
Cara Joy David

Well, another Tony Awards is in the record books. Of course this one will forever go down as the Hamiltonys, although the musical did not break or eve...

A Day in the Life of Alex Brightman from 'School of Rock'

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 05.02.2016 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

Alex Brightman remembers exactly where he was when he got the call from his agent that he had the role of a lifetime. He was cast to originate the rol...

School of Rock Stars Educate Audiences on How They Affect Live Performances

Robert Peterpaul | Posted 04.27.2016 | Entertainment
Robert Peterpaul

An audience is the final touch of magic that truly distinguishes live entertainment from film and television. The house lights dim and every individual in a plush theatre seat blurs together, becoming a unified mass intent on experiencing one story.

Katherine Jenkins at the Café Carlyle

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.14.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

At Café Carlyle this week, Katherine Jenkins' magnificent voice fills the intimate room with Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" even before she gets to the...

'School of Rock' Comes to My House

Barry Singer | Posted 12.22.2015 | Arts
Barry Singer

Most kids today grow up in homes that are childproofed for their own protection. My kids grew up in a household that was Andrew Lloyd Webber-proofed. Not a note of Lord LW's lugubrious bombast ever penetrated my daughters' defenseless ears. This was not a proactive choice on my part. It was just so

Journey to the Center of Self Worth

George Heymont | Posted 11.12.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Does dissatisfaction lead to introspection? Does introspection lead to dissatisfaction? Neither one of these issues is guaranteed to trigger the other.

Planes, Trains and Musicals

George Heymont | Posted 10.11.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

More than half a century after they were made (and in a style that might seem quite corny), these films demonstrate the changing demographics of those who have embraced new options in mass transit.

What to See on Broadway This Fall? Ask the Producers.

Cara Joy David | Posted 10.02.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Of course, the season has already crowned one giant hit, Hamilton, that will inevitably define it. But there is still much to come.

The Great Dream: An American Opera

Daron Hagen | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
Daron Hagen

We're in for a wild ride the next few years. Some really great operas are going to be produced. The Great Dream is coming true.

First Nighter: Andrew Lloyd Webber's So Low 'Stephen Ward' and Solo 'Tell Me on a Sunday'

David Finkle | Posted 04.21.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Andrew Lloyd Webber rules Brittania's West End and, as will come as a surprise to few, has for just about 40 years. Right now, three of his musicals are at hand. The Phantom of the Opera is in its zillionth year at the Majestic, Stephen Ward opened recently at the Aldwych and Tell Me on a Sunday is just in for a short revival.

Refreshed Phantom Still Dazzles

Robert Bullen | Posted 03.23.2014 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

Mackintosh has recruited up-and-coming director Laurence Connor, who brought new life to the recent Les Misérables tour that's been making the rounds and is coming to Broadway in March, to helm this new production.

First Nighter: London's 'Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense,' 'Mojo,' 'From Here to Eternity'

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

As popular as P. G. Wodehouse and his creations, suave manservant Jeeves and first-prize twit Bertie Wooster, have been for almost 100 years, they've apparently never toddled onto a West End stage until -- wait for it! -- now.

Oz Still a Magical Place After 75 Years

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 11.26.2013 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

I would like to slight the production, as an actual critic. I could say that some of it is so overwhelming that things are lost. I could say that it's a little long for kids. The fact is the journey down this yellow brick road is as enchanting as any other.

The Painting That Got Away

Brandon Kralik | Posted 10.06.2013 | Arts
Brandon Kralik

For Andrew Lloyd Webber, this was the painting that got away. It is now in the Ponce Museum of Art in Puerto Rico and is not for sale even though Webber has offered £6 million for it. He has one of the most important collections of Pre Rafaelite work but he does not have flaming June.

Sunset Boulevard, Musical Theatre West

James Scarborough | Posted 09.27.2013 | Arts
James Scarborough

The staging was monumental, the better to highlight Norma's megalomania and her fall from grace from a once luminous career.

First Nighter: "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812" Doesn't Quite Zoom Across the Tuner Sky

David Finkle | Posted 07.16.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Call it "interactive." Call it "immersive." Call it whatever contemporary term you will. Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812--the musical n...

'School Of Rock' Musical Is Actually Happening

Posted 04.09.2013 | Arts

Just as the hype surrounding the potential "Mean Girls" musical was beginning to die down, the king of musical theater, Andrew Lloyd Webber, has annou...

Happy Birthday, Andrew Lloyd Webber!

Posted 03.22.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of British composer and all around musical mastermind, Andrew Lloyd Webber. The man behind works such as "Cats," "Evita," and "T...

Despite an Excellent Norma Desmond, a Dreary Sunset at Drury Lane

Robert Bullen | Posted 04.13.2013 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

Sunset Boulevard at Drury Lane Theatre just didn't go far enough for me -- and I think Osetek and company could have gone for the grotesque without sacrificing the truth of the story. In other words, shocking doesn't have to be campy.

Happy Birthday, 'Cats'!

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 10.07.2012 | Arts

Today marks the 30th anniversary of Cats' Broadway premiere. Based on the whimsical poems of T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats,"...

Curtis M. Wong

Broadway Diva's Latest Act Includes Theme Song To X-Rated French Film

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.06.2012 | Arts

As she began rehearsals for her new cabaret show, Loni Ackerman had one stipulation: she would not sing "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina." "I hate t...

Andrew Lloyd Webber Is Heading To Your Wii

Posted 09.16.2012 | Arts

Fans of musicals everywhere can finally rejoice, because Andrew Lloyd Webber is heading to a gaming system nearest you. According to gaming websit...