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The Great Dream: An American Opera

Daron Hagen | Posted 07.18.2014 | 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.

A Musical With An Orgy?

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 12.20.2013 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — Reviewers were largely seduced, rather than scandalized, on Friday by the latest musical from Andrew Lloyd Webber — surely the first...

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.

1960s International Sex Scandal Turned Musical?

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 09.30.2013 | Arts

LONDON -- He's done the Bible, felines, operatic phantoms and Argentine politics. So what is Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest musical about? Sex – ...

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...

The U.K.'s Richest Musician Is ...

AP | Posted 04.11.2013 | Entertainment

LONDON -- Let it be – as in billionaire. Paul McCartney remains Britain's wealthiest musician, according to the Sunday Times Rich List....

'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...

Phantom of the Opera's Big Surprise

Posted 09.07.2012 | Arts

It's official -- “The Phantom of the Opera” is the longest-running Broadway show in history, according to the Guinness World Records. Last nig...

Andrew Lloyd Weber Video Game, Everyone

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 08.02.2012 | Home

Perhaps you never thought this day would come, theater kids. You assumed you'd have to slay dragons or shoot soldiers or kick soccer balls along with ...

Andrew Lloyd Webber Will Sing For The Queen

AP | Posted 06.04.2012 | Home

LONDON -- Andrew Lloyd Webber is looking forward to performing for the queen – once again. Elizabeth ll's Diamond Jubilee celebrations continue...

Theater: Do Cry for Evita

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.11.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Frankly, it's difficult to understand why Elena Roger was cast. Roger unquestionably does not posses the pipes to sing this part. The entire show is built around what should be the fiery performance at its heart, making this Evita very cool indeed.

Stage Door: Evita

Fern Siegel | Posted 06.11.2012 | Home
Fern Siegel

The Broadway revival of Evita at the Marquis Theater may have star power, but it lacks sizzle.

Ricky Martin in Evita on Broadway: Loved It -- Can Puerto Rico Rise Like Eva Peron?

Henry Freeman | Posted 06.11.2012 | Entertainment
Henry Freeman

When one leaves the Marquis Theatre in New York after watching Elena Roger, Michael Cerveris and Ricky Martin perform their art, it is hard (I'd even say impossible) to find any unhappy faces.

New Rule For Broadway: Put Ricky Martin In Everything

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 04.06.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- Much of the buzz coming from the new revival "Evita" has been about the spitfire Argentine playing the title role. But all of the heat act...

Stage Door: Jesus Christ Superstar

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.29.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

This production, a zippy revival of the Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, is at the Neil Simon Theater. Forty years ago, a rock opera was big news on Broadway, and the pop music and camp elements continue to grab the audience's attention.