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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

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Young british punk
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
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
Jesus Christ Superstar

  • 1970

  • Rock Opera

  • Reflects the values of the hippie generation

  • Judas is a key figure- is he to blame?

  • Portrays Jesus as a regular man

  • Protested by religious groups


Evita
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


Sir andrew lloyd webber musical madman
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
“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
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