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. Michael Eavis, Founder of Glastonbury Festival, To Receive U.K.'s MITs Award

    May 16, 2014 2:36 AM EDT 5 1 0 Michael Eavis, the dairy farmer who turned a small concert on his property into the world-famous Glastonbury Festival, is this year’s recipient of the prestigious Music Industry Trust’s Award.  Eavis will be recognized for his “outstanding contribut ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Elton John's Film Company Acquires Rights to Animated 'Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' Film

    February 05, 2014 7:37 PM EST 0 0 0 Elton John's Rocket Pictures has acquired the film rights to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's global hit play "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and will adapt it as an animated family feature in association with We ...

  5. Andrew Lloyd Webber's New Musical Explores the Swinging ‘60s, Sex and Scandal

    October 01, 2013 12:24 AM EDT He's done the Bible, felines, operatic phantoms and Argentine politics. So what is Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest musical about? Sex - as well as politics, spying, social revolution and the Cold War. "Stephen Ward" centers on a s ...

  6. Former ‘Idol’ Clay Aiken Shines in 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'

    August 08, 2013 2:26 AM EDT Behold: Clay Aiken in Technicolor. The 34-year-old American Idol alum is letting it all hang out in a rainbow of glory in this new photo released by the Ogunquit Playhouse , a theater in Maine where Aiken is currently starring in the lead role in ...

  7. Andrew Lloyd Webber to Bring 'School of Rock' to the Stage

    April 10, 2013 10:22 AM EDT Musical theatre icon Andrew Lloyd Webber has secured the theatrical rights to produce a stage version of the film "School of Rock," about a group of privileged kids learning to rock under the tutelage of slacker Jack Black. Lloyd Webber ...

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  9. 'Evita' to Close When Ricky Martin, Other Originals End Run

    December 12, 2012 7:35 AM EST 0 0 0 So What Happens Now? Producers opt to end run on Jan. 26 rather than find replacements Evidently, Ricky Martin is irreplaceable. Despite previously announced plans to recast the principal roles in Evita following the exit on Jan. 26 of original star ...

  10. Ricky Martin Saying Goodbye to 'Evita'

    November 27, 2012 3:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Ricky Martin fans have until the end of January to see the pop superstar in Broadway's "Evita." Martin will play his final performance as Che in the current revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical portrait of Eva Perón on Januar ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Queen's Jubilee Highlighted By Paul McCartney, Elton John

    June 04, 2012 6:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 A glittering parade of artists from the 1950s to the present day - from Sir Cliff Richard and Sir Tom Jones to Jessie J and Ed Sheeran - performed outside Buckingham Palace on Monday night (June 4) at the Diamond Jubilee Concert in honor of Her Maje ...

  14. Gary Barlow's Diamond Jubilee Album Tops U.K. Chart

    June 04, 2012 9:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Other Big Debuts Include Releases From Rumor, Scissor Sisters 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." East London electron ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. '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. ...

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

    May 01, 2012 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 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. T ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Jessie J Aims for Stadium Status with 'Who You Are'

    April 12, 2011 10:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's not often that one's music career becomes a matter of life and death. But for burgeoning U.K. singer/songwriter Jessie J , the limelight has bordered on harrowing. "We finished a tour stop in Bristol [England] last night and ther ...

  22. Jackie Evancho On Landing Her First Billboard 200 Hit

    November 29, 2010 2:22 PM EST 0 0 0 J ackie Evancho talks and acts like any 10-year-old -- until she opens her mouth to sing. And then it's hard to believe that such a big, commanding voice is actually coming out of this tiny person. But indeed it is, as millions of TV viewers wi ...

  23. Peaches to Launch One-Woman Show 'Peaches Christ Superstar'

    November 05, 2010 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 For indie electro-rap provocateur Peaches, known for her graphically sexual songs and wild stage show, a one-woman live presentation of "Jesus Christ Superstar" dubbed "Peaches Christ Superstar" might seem an unlikely endeavor. N ...

  24. Chart Beat Thursday: Eminem, Katy Perry, Billy Ray Cyrus

    August 19, 2010 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 ONE OF THE BOYS: As "Recovery" spends a sixth week atop the Billboard 200 and "Love the Way You Lie," featuring Rihanna , tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth frame, Eminem joins an elite group of male artists who have led both ...

  25. VV Brown Parlays 'Shark' Single Into Maroon 5 Opening Gig

    July 28, 2010 3:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 V V Brown is getting ready for a four-week stint supporting Maroon 5 that will be her most extensive North American tour yet. But the British songstress has greater ambitions for her live show that she hopes to achieve sooner rather than later. &quo ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

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

    April 07, 2010 7:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 spri ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. '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 ...

  31. Boyzone Beats Gorillaz To U.K. No. 1

    March 15, 2010 9:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 Reunited Irish boy band Boyzone 's "Brother" (Polydor/Universal), named for the memory of their colleague Stephen Gatley, who died suddenly last October, debuted at the top of the new U.K. album chart. South London rapper Tinie Tempah ...

  32. Charlotte Church Snags Finance Deal For Comeback

    March 12, 2010 12:11 PM EST 0 0 0 Charlotte Church has agreed a £2 million ($3 million) investment deal with Power Amp Music, the London-based music fund manager, to support the recording of her new album and comeback. Church, a former child classical crossover artist who later move ...

  33. Sequel To 'Phantom Of The Opera' Opens In London

    March 10, 2010 7:58 AM EST 0 0 0 Will the magic of the Phantom strike twice for Andrew Lloyd Webber ? The theater world will make its judgment after Tuesday's (March 9) premiere in London of "Love Never Dies," the sequel to Lloyd Webber's global hit "Phanto ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. EMI Wants to Hold on to Abbey Road

    February 22, 2010 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Music company EMI wants to retain ownership of the Abbey Road recording studios, immortalized by the Beatles album of the same name, though it is talking to other parties about revitalizing the site, EMI said on Sunday. A source familiar with the si ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. March 22, 2009

    March 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Singer Pio Leiva of the Buena Vista Social Club dies in Havana, Cuba, of a heart attack. He is 88. 2005 – Foghat guitarist Rod Price dies at home in Wilton, N.H., following a heart attack and a fall down a flight of stairs. He is 57. 1996 – D ...

  39. Former EMI Exec Takes Charge Of 'Phantom' Sequel

    January 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST 0 0 J.F. Cécillon, the former chairman and CEO of EMI Music International, has been appointed vice chairman of the London-based Really Useful Group. He will have special responsibility for the global launch of the musical stage show "Love Never Dies, ...

  40. The Billboard Q&A: A.R. Rahman

    January 22, 2009 11:20 AM EST 0 0 0 Before sweeping the 2009 music Oscars, the composer chatted about his "Slumdog Millionaire" score, working with M.I.A. and more. Composer A.R. Rahman might not be a household name in the United States quite yet, but he's one of most w ...

  41. Penna Appointed Epic U.K. A&R Director

    January 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST 0 0 Sony Music Entertainment U.K. has appointed Tris Penna to the role of Epic Records U.K. director of A&R. He will report to Epic U.K. managing director Nick Raphael and work alongside head of A&R Jo Charrington in building Epic's roster. P ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. '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 ...

  44. This Day in Music

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Phish frontman Trey Anastasio is arrested early in the morning in upstate New York for driving while under the influence of drugs and with a suspended license. 2006 - Phish frontman Trey Anastasio is arrested early in the morning in upstate N ...

  45. 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. ...

  46. This Day in Music

    October 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Rapper 50 Cent takes home all five trophies for which he is nominated at the World Music Awards, held in Monaco. Russian teen duo t.A.T.u. picks up three awards, while Norah Jones and Eminem wi 2003 - Rapper 50 Cent takes home all five trophi ...

  47. This Day in Music

    October 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Badfinger drummer Michael Gibbins dies in his sleep at his home in Florida at the age of 56. The cause of death is not made public. 2005 - Badfinger drummer Michael Gibbins dies in his sleep at his home in Florida at the age of 56. The cause ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. The Billboard Q&A: Carly Smithson Of 'American Idol'

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Carly Smithson wasn't much like a lot of "American Idol" finalists: she had a rock edge, a load of tattoos and even had a record label deal before she joined the show. Read up on her international pas Carly Smithson wasn't much l ...

  50. Chart Beat Chat

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Static Major, "Lollipop," "4 Minutes" and more. STATIC ON THE RADIO Fred, I am surprised that you did not mention Static Major in Chart Beat this week, since he is credited as a featured artist on Lil ...

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