Andrew Lloyd Webber

  • The Success of Andrew Lloyd Webber

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    The Success of Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical theater is a very difficult profession in which to make a living. Most composers of musicals only create one good musical and are unable to create any more. Not Andrew Lloyd Webber! He is not like any of those composers. Andrew Lloyd Webber is a successful composer due to his variety of appeal to diverse audiences. Andrew Lloyd Webber is an English composer who used rock-based compositions to revitalize British and American musical theater in the late

  • Andrew Lloyd Webber Essay

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    Andrew Lloyd Webber is a big name in musical theatre and is known for many famous musicals including ‘the phantom of the opera’ and ‘don’t cry for me, Argentina’. Overall, he’s composed 13 musicals which some have been on the West end and Broadway. In 2001 the New York’s time referred to him as "the most commercially successful composer in history" and ranked the "fifth most powerful person in British culture" by The Telegraph in 2008. He also got told that “Andrew more or less single-handedly reinvented

  • Andrew Lloyd Webber Legacy

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    Andrew Lloyd Webber is regarded as one of the most popular names in musical theatre history, as he has a wide variety of famous shows under his name and with any truly, great name comes a humble background. Webber was born in London, England, in 1948, to William and Jean Webber, two very talented musicians themselves. Andrew’s younger brother Julian is also a well-known composer, but it was their father that Andrew was inspired by. Webber started to play every instrument his parents could teach him

  • A Comparison Of Mozart And Andrew Lloyd Webber

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    A Comparative of Mozart and Andrew Lloyd Webber Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s physical appearance could be described as smaller than ordinary, thin with a pale complexion, and had fair hair. As a child, Mozart had smallpox, so his face is said to be pitted. In dressing, his clothes were elegant. A crimson pelisse adorned his body and on his head rested a gold laced cocked hat. In comparison, Andrew Lloyd Webber has an oval shaped head, distinguished eyebrows, light skin, and dark brown hair. His attire

  • The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber versus My Fair Lady by Frederick Loewe

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    this production and the theater would be that it was of course low budgeted but yet the actors and actresses gave a good performance with what they had to work with money wise. The other play that I viewed was The Phantom of The Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber. This play was showing at the Krannert Center and was a very highly budgeted and detailed play. The actors and actresses that portrayed the characters of this play were well picked and possessed powerful voices able of keeping you at the

  • Andrew Llyod Webber BIO

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    Andrew Lloyd Webber was born on March 22, 1948 to William & Jean Lloyd Webber. Even at a young age, Andrew loved to make his own music. Andrew also had a great interest in inspecting ancient monuments around England. It and history were what many thought he would choose to do for a career. However, his Aunt Vi introduced him to the theatre, and under her advice started writing music of his own. In 1956, Andrew went to Westminster and started composing music for the school's plays. In 1962

  • Andrew Lloyd Webber's Life and Work

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    Andrew Lloyd Webber was born on March 22, 1948. He composed many musicals throughout his lifetime including; “Evita”, “Phantom of the Opera”, and “Cats”. Webber grew up in South Kensington to parents William who was a professional in theory and composition at the Royal College of Music in England and Jean who was a singer and a violinist in the same school. By age three Webber was playing the violin. Then by age six he composed his own songs. Then by age nine he had a piece of music published in

  • Title

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    de L’opera (Walsh 167). How was this simple novel transformed into such a magnificent musical? In 1984, in New York City (Walsh 167), Andrew Lloyd Webber, a brilliant composer, was wandering around in a second-hand bookstore and discovered a worn copy of Gaston Leroux’s novel (Champion). Lloyd Webber decided to transform this book into a musical. Andrew Lloyd Webber, however, did not completely use Leroux’s words. Such as, in the novel, Leroux named The Phantom, Erik, however, the musical never mentioned

  • Adapting or Borrowing Music by Composers

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    ‘Musicals.’ Andrew Lloyd Webber is one of today’s most influential Musical composers. He composed ‘Cats,’ ‘Joseph and his technicoloured dreamcoat’ and ‘Phantom of the Opera’ along with many more. In the 1970’s Mr Webber created a series of variations on the theme of Pagnini. This became very famous in the world of Theatre and Dance. They are used throughout the world of Dance in Exhibitions and Competitions. Many people know them as composed by Mr Webber but the reality

  • Essay On Phantom Of The Opera

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    his side but Raoul has a different idea and tries to ruin his dark scheme. This musical was performed at the Morrison Center in Boise, Idaho. The playwright of this incredible musical is the talented Andrew Lloyd Webber and Richard Stilgoe and was produced by Cameron Mackintosh. Andrew Lloyd Webber is also the one who composed all the music for the musical as well. The two designers that deserve the most recognition is Paul Brown who is the lead set designer and Maria Björnson who was the costume

  • civic concert band

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    Sunday May 4, 2014, I attended the Civic Concert Band at LCCC. They put on a performance called “These Are a Few of My Favorite Things Part III.” This performance featured music by George Gershwin and Andrew Lloyd Webber. It was also conducted by Mark Wainwright. The band was on stage when I arrived, all playing random notes. Then at about 2:55, they all started playing the same notes to tune their instruments. At 3:00, Mark quietly walked on stage, and the band started to play the song, A Few of

  • Broadway Essay

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    musical theatre and Andrew Lloyd Webber, a legendary English composer of many hit musicals opened the door to “mega musicals”. Cameron loved to use magnificent scenery designs and lighting. In 1985, musical Les Misérables, using a huge barricade set and spinning stage, opened on West End, London. Thanks to the success of Les Misérables, Mackintosh and Webber were able to produce additional mega musicals such as The Phantom of the Opera, Evita, and Miss Saigon. Andrew Lloyd Webber said, “Thru-sung score

  • He was Bound to Love You, When He Heard You Sing

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    published in France by Monsieur Leroux, although most story lovers recall the musical of the same name by Andrew Lloyd Webber or the motion picture adaption. Although this story has been entertaining people for over a century, in this new era have prerecorded voices and movements begun to overshadow the talented performers of live theater? Although “The lavish screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera (2005) only deepened the damage” of the dislike of musicals made into film

  • Phantom Of The Opera Project

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    The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Hall-25 Anniversary Celebration was filmed for the 25th anniversary for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s critically acclaimed Phantom of the Opera. The script was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Richard Stilgoe, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The show is based off of the book Le Fantôme de l'Opéra by Gaston Leroux. The show opens in Paris 1905 at an auction of old theater props from L’Opera Populaire. As they are auctioning off old props of the theater they come

  • Cats

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    impression on the viewer.      T.S. Eliot’s poems from his “Old Possum’s Book Of Practical Cats”, not only inspired the play “Cats”, but are also used as the lyrics for all of the songs in the play. The music was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and T.S. Eliot’s poems are sung to the adopted tunes with very minor adjustments. “Cats” is the longest-running show on Broadway and it even Won the 1983 Tony for Best Musical. Although the play is 2 hours and 40 minutes longs, it’s unique songs

  • Touring the World- Personal Narrative

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    and his video-phone on the trip, he promised business would not get in the way, and he kept his promise. Our first stop— New York. I wanted to marvel in the Statue of Liberty' s third renovation and catch the revival of the works of Andrew Lloyd Webber on Broadway. We spent seven glorious days in the Big Apple and reveled in all the urban experiences that we could cram in. Next stop was Argentina, where we stayed with a family friend in Buenos Aries. The great abundance of food and its

  • The Fantastical Elements of Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera

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    Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera fantastic literature is displayed at its best. Originally published in 1911, this French writer produced one of the most famous novels in French history. Created into a play and a musical produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, this story has touched millions. However, this transition from a novel to a theatrical performance has caused much of the story to be left out of the production. When viewed in its entirety, the novel exhibits many fantastical elements. Leroux's

  • Compositional Techniques in Mozart's Requiem

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    (1874), Liszt, Sant-Saens, Bruckner, Dvorak, Faure (1887), Henschel (1902). Within the realms of 20th Century music there were 335+ requiems produced. The three most famous are the Durufle (1947), Benjamin Britten War Requiem (), and the Andrew Lloyd Webber (1985). Other requiems include Nicholas Lens Flamma Flamma (The Fire Requiem) (), John Rutter, and John Foulds’s A World Requiem (1919-1921). Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart () was commissioned to compose his requiem in 1791. The requiem was not

  • The Current Educational System Suppresses Creativity

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    grade.22 Since EBacc was introduced and a performance measure in 2010, 27% of schools withdrew from subjects the curriculum, with drama 23% and performing arts 17% being the first to be cut.23 Internationally respected artistic figures, such as Andrew Lloyd Webber and Benjamin Grosvenor, to name but a few, voiced their concerns in an open letter to Gove claiming future generations would be unable to experience the “rigorous and broad education they need to thrive”22 Within Education Scotland, there

  • Reflection Of Theatre And Society

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    such as A Streetcar Named Desire (1947) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1954).” (Rea) America had had a history at this point in time with using theatre as a device to reflect society, something once again seen by the popularity of Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber who used their art to highlight the emphasis society had placed on the rich and classism. In the sixties and seventies, there was also an exaggerated emphasis on the development of African American, Asian, and Hispanic theatre companies in an

  • Listening At A School Of A New State Listening

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    Actually playing a song I knew how it should sound helped me correct myself when I played making my practices more productive. My period band class quickly could play the song perfectly, and the teacher introduced “The Phantom of the Opera” by Andrew Lloyd Webber for us to play next. This was a more advance song causing me to have to hold extremely long at different periods every couple of lines. I began to practice breathing exercises to increase my lung capacity. By the end of the month I could play

  • Archetypal Characters and Symbols in The Phantom of the Opera

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    of him throwing a stool across the room when a client has been flirtatious with Marisa5.  This adaptation is lacking the "dangerous" side of Erik, so as not to scare off the light-hearted reader.  A third version with numerous modifications is Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical.  In this variation, seemingly crucial details such as the scene with Raoul in the torture chamber, and the entire character of Erik's Persian confidante are removed for the sake of time constraints and simplicity

  • Wonderful Argentina

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    birds as well. For example: Hummingbirds, flamingos, toucan, and swallow. In 1516, under Spanish continental rule, Argentina was first explored by Juan Diaz. Buenos Aires, the capital, was settled in 1580. There is a famous musical written by Andrew Lloyd Webber called Evita. This musical centers on the life of Eva Duarte de Peron was the wife of Juan D. Peron, president of Argentina. Although never holding a government position, Evita acted as the minister of health and labor, making the lives of many

  • American Musicals

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    heaving Broadway into a new era. Although it now seems deeply conservative and highly sentimental, in its time it was groundbreaking. After the success of the first rock musical Hair, the path was paved for a new, British, inspirational one. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice provided just that. Their British rock musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, (Appendix 1 - D) had already been a huge success worldwide before it triumphed in the West End. It ran for eight years in London. It encouraged other ‘rock

  • Watching The Phantom of the Opera

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    because our seats were located in the mezzanine area, our vision was at times obscured when anything went on at the top of the stage; we were forced to crouch down in our seats to see it. The music in The Phantom of the Opera was composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Music was provided by a large orchestra; the instruments I noted were violins and a harp. There were also percussion instruments, an organ, synthesizers, and electric guitars. My mother recalled flutes, trumpets and trombones being played in

  • Contract Law and Music Copyright

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    wanted to pass the work off as his own. For this reason, this constitutes as plagiarism. The Johen Brett case is an example of a claim of plagiarism. Andrew Lloyd Webber was accused by John Brett in the late 1980s of copying two songs and using them in the musical “Phantom of the opera”. However even though there were similarities between the songs, Webber was able to prove that he had written the song first and the case was dismissed. 2. How does clause 4.12 of the recording agreement help Stuffy Records

  • Contemporary issues in the Musical Theatre

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    choose what it is you like to do. There've been certain periods when the musical theatre has been a lot more popular. The 80s in England in particular was a very popular time. There was a massive resurgence in musical theatre in England with Andrew Lloyd Webber, there was a lot of shows going out. In America you had Stephen Sondheim, who was creating a lot of work and there are times at the moment with jukebox musicals like Mamma Mia!, particularly popular. But you go to the West End at any night of

  • Context of the Bible Book

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    the book, itself, much more. I strive to be a compassionate person, one who respects the personal and religious freedoms of others. Understanding the Bible better, makes me more equipped to do so. In a lot of ways, the people around me have Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to thank for that.

  • Jesus Christ Superstar

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    Jesus Christ Superstar, a rock-opera, emerged from the imagination of Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Time Rice (lyrics),which was later brought to life on the big screen by director Norman Jewison in 1973. Filmed on location in Israel, the movie is centred around the last seven days of Christ’s life, from the time he arrived in Jerusalem up until his crucifixion. The movie is truly from the point of view of Judas Iscariot, one of the most infamous of all the 12 apostles. In the film, Judas portrays

  • Genesis Chronicle: The Life of Joseph

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    the book, itself, much more. I strive to be a compassionate person, one who respects the personal and religious freedoms of others. Understanding the Bible better, makes me more equipped to do so. In a lot of ways, the people around me have Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to thank for that.

  • Broadway musicals: The Portrayal of Women through the Decades

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    how they are supposed to feel. This is the first musical number where the women step up to “being the boss” and not blindly follow the “superior gender”. The 1980’s proved to be one of the most symbolic years in Broadway’s history. In 1979 Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice began writing the hit Broadway musical, Evita, which premiered on Broadway in 1981. The completely sung through musical follows a rags-to-riches story of Eva Peron. She is the housewife of Argentina’s president Juan Peron, inspirational

  • Home Schooling is Seldom Done at Home!

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    have a flexibility which allows me to prioritize and alter my schedule when some opportunity comes up. This January, for instance, I may be traveling to New York City to attend the 10th Anniversary performance of The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber. But there is always daily practice and the responsibilities of classes, homework, rehearsals and performances. I am always busy.   Many of my classes are basically self taught in that I am both the teacher and the student, although

  • The Performance Of A Theatre Production

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    interesting it was way too much. The play could have been just as successful with a less “flashy” set and simpler special effects. Perhaps the performance with the best actors and contributions of supportive measures was the production Cats. Andrew Lloyd Webber adapted this musical from TS Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats’ and created a widely popular theatre production (Welcome - Cats the Musical). Every actor casted for this performance was gifted with wonderful talents. Each member of

  • The Phantom of the Opera

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    gender normative traits and suppress unconventional character traits. Works Cited Miller, D. A. Place for Us: Essay on the Broadway Musical. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1998. Print. The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall. By Andrew Lloyd Webber. Prod. Cameron Mackintosh. Perf. Ramin Karimloo, Sierra Boggess, Hadley Fraser. Really Useful Films, 2011. DVD.

  • Musical Theatre Evaluation

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    decade we have seen that producers financially can’t afford to take risks with the material that they are producing. For example two of the most influential producers, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim rice, have recently experienced “flops” of their productions “Steven Ward” and “From here to Eternity” on the West End. Sir Webber is likely to lose £2.5 million after only seating half of the theatre for most of his performances. Maybe it is to be considered that the public are “playing it safe” they

  • Argentina's Most Notable First Lady: Santa Evita

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    girl who was all love” (Fraser 189). Eva was remembered in most political events, and the people would shout that they felt her presence (Fraser 190). Even in the United States she had an impact. A broadway musical, Evita, was produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. A movie was made too, based on the play, where the iconic Madonna portrayed Eva Peron. Although the movie and the play were not accurate accounts of her life, they demonstrate her influence throughout the world. Eva Peron was

  • Jamaica Kincaid's essay On Seeing England for the first Time

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    on my mother's lap as she read aloud to me from the works of Beatrix Potter and Frances Hodgeson Burnett. As I grew older, we would gallop together to the movie houses to see Merchant Ivory's latest creations and sing along to the tunes of Andrew Lloyd Webber on long car trips. We would drink tea from the stout brown teapot on rainy afternoons, and I learnt to make lemon curd and scones. And now we were here, in this mystic land where scones were as commonplace as mere donuts were in America. ("Donut"-how

  • Life is But a Poor Player

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    as William Shakespeare, George Bernard Shaw, Noel Coward, and Tennessee Williams, the art has been shaped and developed to range from the deep and insightful tragedies of Shakespeare to the bizarre world of Antonin Artaud to the musicals of Andrew Lloyd Webber. A play exists to explore any facet of human emotion or behavior; giving us a deeper understanding of ourselves each time we read or view them (Brewer). Currently the idea of dissection is more ignored than anything; Gunther Van Hagens though

  • Bollywood's Popular Culture in the South Asian Diaspora

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    status and Devdas was the first Bollywood film to be screened at Cannes. Additionally with the momentum of Baz Luhrmann’s Bollywood-inspired musical Moulin Rouge, and the stage production of Bombay Dreams (by A R Rahman and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber) it seems entirely evident that the Bollywood aesthetic of song, dance and extravagance is on the brink of becoming wholly mainstream. Meanwhile, the surprise British hits Bend it like Beckham and Anita and Me have brought to light

  • The Healing Power of Music

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    dialysis and complications from Parkinson's disease, and those who suffer from mild and advanced stages of dementia” (Griffen). In Leigh Dayton’s article “Music to the Ears of Cancer Patients” she explains “a touch of Mozart, Puccini even Andrew Lloyd Webber might also reduce pain and improve the quality of life for people with cancer.” People who have cancer suffer from depression. It is difficult for someone to heal when mentally they have given up and do not think they can not ever be healed