Andrew Lloyd Webber

  1. Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Tour is Cancelled

    May 30, 2014 7:05 PM EDT Producers of the star-studded “Jesus Christ Superstar” arena tour have cancelled the 51-city tour that was scheduled to start at New Orleans' Lakefront Arena on June 9. Does 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Signal a Rocking Future for Arena ...

  2. Johnny Rotten, Michelle Williams, JC Chasez, Brandon Boyd To Do 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Arena Tour

    April 05, 2014 4:15 PM EDT The 1970s rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar" is being resurrected for a North American arena rock tour this summer, led by a former boy band member, an R&B siren and a punk icon. The musical written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Ri ...

  3. Marvin Hamlisch Funeral Attended by Liza Minnelli, Bill Clinton, Sir Howard Stringer, Joe Torre, More

    August 14, 2012 3:34 PM EDT The flowers in the hearse were a tribute to Hamlisch's song "Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows." (Photo: Dan Rys) Celebrities and luminaries of all types congregated at the Temple Emanu-EL in Manhattan Tuesday (August 14) to pay the ...

  4. How Prince Harry Came to Play On UK's No. 1 Album

    June 06, 2012 8:41 AM EDT For just the second time in the history of the Official U.K. Albums Chart, a member of the British royal family is heard on a No. 1 title. For only the second time in the history of the Official U.K. Albums Chart, a member of the British royal fam ...

  5. Gary Barlow's Diamond Jubilee Project Tops UK Album Charts

    June 04, 2012 7:22 AM EDT Gary Barlow of Take That scored an instant U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (June 3) with his Diamond Jubilee-inspired project with the Commonwealth Band, "Sing" (Decca/Universal). East London electronic quartet Rudimental debuted atop the sin ...

  6. Adele, PJ Harvey, Lana Del Rey Win at 57th Ivor Novello Awards

    May 17, 2012 2:54 PM EDT British hit machine Adele continued to roll in the accolades when she collected two awards today (May 17) at the 57th Ivor Novello Awards, which recognizes the best songwriters and composers in the U.K. and Ireland. Adele won two, for Songwriter o ...

  7. 'Once' Leads Tony Nominations, 'Spider-Man' Musical Snubbed

    May 01, 2012 11:50 AM EDT The low-tech musical "Once," based on the love story of a Czech flower seller and an Irish street musician in Dublin, got a leading 11 Tony Award nominations Tuesday, proving sentiment can sway nominators just as much as special effects. ...

  8. Barney Wragg Named Managing Director of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group

    October 14, 2011 11:15 AM EDT Barney Wragg, a former executive at Universal Music Group and EMI in the early days of digital distribution, is extending his entertainment resume with the newly created position of managing director at The Really Useful Group (RUG), the company t ...

  9. Simon Cowell Tops Mick Jagger, Sting In UK music Rich List

    May 04, 2011 10:29 PM EDT "The X Factor" and former "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell jumped to number 6 in the British music rich list in 2011 after his fortune hit 200 million pounds ($330 million), Britain's Sunday Times newspaper said on Thurs ...

  10. Tom Jones To Receive Music Industry Trusts' Award

    June 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sir Tom Jones is to receive the prestigious Music Industry Trusts' award for 2010. Awarded by the U.K. music business in recognition of a lifetime contribution to music, the honor will be presented to Jones Nov. 1 at London's Grosvenor H ...

  11. Edgar Bronfman Tops U.K. Music Rich List

    April 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group chairman and chief executive Edgar Bronfman has topped the 2010 Sunday Times British Music Millionaires chart, with a fortune of £1.64 billion ($2.5 billion). Bronfman qualifies for the list after moving from New York to London ...

  12. B'way Bow Of 'Love Never Dies' Delayed Until 2011

    April 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Broadway will have to wait a bit longer to find out what happens to Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom. The producers of "Love Never Dies" announced that the sequel to "The Phantom of the Opera" will now open in New York in spr ...

  13. 'The Phantom of the Opera' Sequel Scores On Billboard 200

    March 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT This week, "The Phantom of the Opera" continues to haunt the Billboard charts as the musical show's sequel, "Love Never Dies," enters the spotlight. The cast recording of the new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical -- the sequel t ...

  14. Love Never Dies For Universal, Andrew Lloyd Webber

    February 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group has signed a new, long-term global deal with Andrew Lloyd Webber, which renews and expands an existing agreement with the British composer whose new musical "Love Never Dies" opens in March. The arrangement with Llo ...

  15. Andrew Lloyd Webber 'Interested' In Abbey Road

    February 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is "very interested" in buying the Abbey Road studios, which EMI is reportedly looking to sell. Lord Lloyd Webber's spokesman confirmed the composer's interest in taking ownership of the histor ...

  16. Andrew Lloyd Webber Undergoing Cancer Treatment

    October 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, his spokeswoman has confirmed. The 61-year-old Lloyd Webber's condition is in its early stages, a statement issued yesterday (Oct. 26) by his publicists said. "Andrew ...

  17. Lloyd Webber Said To Be Prepping Music Video Games

    January 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group is shopping around several video game titles based on the famed composer's musicals, according to paidcontent.org . Titles thought to be under consideration include "Cats" and "Jos ...

  18. 'Slumdog' Composer Rahman Talks MIA, Musical Breakthrough

    January 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Composer AR Rahman might not be a household name in the States quite yet, but he’s one of most well-known musicians in his native India, where his musical scores appear in scores of films every year. He’s well on his way to breaking through in the ...

  19. Viagogo Strikes Lloyd-Webber VIP Ticket Deal

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST European secondary-ticketing operator Viagogo has been appointed the official premium ticketing partner of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group (RUG), the international theatre/entertainment production company. The deal, which Billboard. ...

  20. Woodrow Wilson Award For Lloyd Webber

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Andrew Lloyd Webber will be presented with the Woodrow Wilson Award tonight, at a gala dinner in London's Guildhall. The British composer and impresario will receive the Public Service Award for his "many years of distinguished service t ...

  21. Prestigious Classical Brit Award For Lloyd Webber

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber will be feted with the outstanding achievement accolade when the Classical Brit Awards are handed out next month. Tenor Alfie Boe is a double-nominee, organizers revealed today, with nods for male artist and album of t ...

  22. Stage Ticketing Snaps Up See Tickets

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Amsterdam-based Stage Ticketing International has acquired See Tickets, the U.K.'s second largest ticketing group, from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group. The change of ownership will take effect from Jan. 31; terms of the deal w ...

  23. Stars Come Out For Princess Diana Concert

    December 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Duran Duran, Bryan Ferry, Elton John, Joss Stone and Pharrell Williams head the line-up of performers confirmed for a concert at the new London Wembley Stadium next summer to celebrate the life of the late Princess Diana. Others named to the bill ...

  24. Sony To Release 'Phantom' Soundtrack

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Release slated for late fall. Sony Classical has secured the rights for the upcoming original motion-picture soundtrack of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera," the company said today (May 20) at the Cannes Film Festival ...

  25. Lloyd Webber's RUG Hires Accountant

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Richard Hennessy has joined Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group (RUG) as CFO. Hennessy, a chartered accountant, comes to the London-based entertainment group from HSBC Bank, where he has been CF Richard Hennessy has joined Andrew Lloyd ...

  26. Hennessy Joins Really Useful Group

    January 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Chartered accountant joins Webber's RUG Richard Hennessy has joined Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group (RUG) as CFO. Hennessy, a chartered accountant, comes to the London-based entertainment group from HSBC Bank, where he has been ...