1. Aspects of Love
    1. Gillian Lynne Receives DBE & Michael Crawford receives CBE
    2. Aspects of Love Opens
    3. ‘Love Changes Everything’ performed at Kennedy memorial
  2. Bombay Dreams
    1. Andrew Lloyd Webber: 40 Musical Years
    2. Bombay Dreams Movie Announcement
    3. Bombay Dreams opens
  3. By Jeeves
    1. The film version of By Jeeves is released
  4. Cats
    1. Leona Lewis to star as Grizabella in Cats on Broadway
    2. Nicole Scherzinger to star in Cats!
    3. CATS returns to London for 12 weeks only at the London Palladium
    4. Gillian Lynne Receives DBE & Michael Crawford receives CBE
    5. Andrew Lloyd Webber: 40 Musical Years
    6. Stagecoach perform Cats at the NIA
    7. The film version of Cats is released
  5. Evita
    1. Andrew Lloyd Webber: 40 Musical Years
    2. Evita and Jesus Christ Superstar Tony nominations
    3. Andrew helps the Dutch find their Evita
    4. The 2006 revival of Evita
  6. Jesus Christ Superstar
    1. Stars align for the biggest US arena tour of Jesus Christ Superstar
    2. Andrew Lloyd Webber: 40 Musical Years
    3. Jesus Christ Superstar to tour Australia
    4. Jesus Christ Superstar UK Arena Tour 2013
    5. Jesus Christ Superstar LIVE Arena Tour DVD/Blu-Ray released!
    6. Andrew joins the cast on stage at the M.E.N. [Photos]
    7. Stars turn out for opening weekend of Jesus Christ Superstar
    8. Fourth London show added to Arena Tour!
    9. Watch the official trailer for ITV’s Superstar
    10. First O2 show sold out! Second date added
    11. Superstar – Live Show Announcement
    12. Jesus Christ Superstar UK Arena Tour
    13. Evita and Jesus Christ Superstar Tony nominations
    14. Andrew announces casting panel for ITV1 Superstar
    15. ITV1 and Andrew Lloyd Webber today announce ‘Superstar’
    16. Jesus Christ Superstar celebrates 40 years!
    17. Jesus Christ Superstar on Broadway
    18. Jesus Christ Superstar to move to La Jolla Playhouse
    19. Andrew and Tim Rice appear on The Culture Show
    20. The 25th Anniversary production of Jesus Christ Superstar
    21. Jesus Christ Superstar Opens in London
  7. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
    1. Rocket Pictures to produce animated feature film of Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat
    2. Joseph voted Best Musical Revival
    3. Lee Mead’s final performance as Joseph in the West End
    4. Joseph is still amazing audiences 40 years on
    5. Supporting Children in Need
    6. ‘Any Dream Will Do’ reaches number one in the UK singles chart
    7. The London Palladium revival of Joseph
  8. Love Never Dies
    1. Love Never Dies number 1 in mid-week charts
    2. Love Never Dies released in the UK
    3. Love Never Dies US Movie Release
    4. Andrew attends Love Never Dies final performance at The Adelphi
    5. Love Never Dies receives 10 Helpmann Award nominations
    6. Andrew attends Love Never Dies premiere in Melbourne
    7. Love Never Dies’ Leading Men win Whatsonstage.com Awards
    8. Love Never Dies Australian premiere announced
    9. Love Never Dies album number one across key retailers in China
    10. Andrew and Katherine Jenkins on Dancing On Ice
    11. Andrew Lloyd Webber to appear on Weekend Wogan this Sunday
    12. ‘Love Never Dies’ premieres at The South Bank Show Awards
    13. Love Never Dies World Exclusive for The South Bank Show Awards
    14. Love Never Dies global launch
  9. School of Rock
    1. School of Rock Smells Like Tween Spirit!
    2. School of Rock to open at the New London Theatre
    3. School of Rock Open Auditions
    4. Andrew Lloyd Webber to start music education programs in 20 New York public schools
    5. School of Rock – The Musical’s 360° music video surpasses 1,000,000 views!
    6. YOU’RE IN THE BAND! First-of-its-kind 360° music video from “School of Rock – the Musical”
  10. Song and Dance
    1. Song and Dance Opens
  11. Starlight Express
    1. Starlight Express celebrates 20 years of productions in Bochum, Germany
    2. Starlight Express opens
  12. Stephen Ward
    1. Andrew to appear at the Cheltenham Literature Festival
    2. Andrew on BBC Radio 2 with Chris Evans
    3. Sex, Lies and a Very British Scapegoat – December 22nd ITV 1
    4. Andrew on BBC One’s The One Show
    5. Andrew Lloyd Webber on The Graham Norton Show
    6. Andrew Lloyd Webber introduces Stephen Ward at the Royal Variety Performance 2013
    7. Stephen Ward Press Launch
    8. Stephen Ward Announced
    9. Pre-order “Theme from Stephen Ward”
  13. Sunset Boulevard
    1. Sunset Boulevard opens in LA
  14. Tell Me on a Sunday
    1. Andrew Lloyd Webber: 40 Musical Years
    2. Tell Me on a Sunday national tour, starring Claire Sweeney
    3. Tell Me on a Sunday West End revival
  15. The Beautiful Game
    1. Andrew and Ben Elton in Toronto
    2. The Boys in the Photograph opens in Canada
    3. Andrew and Ben visit Liverpool
    4. The Beautiful Game opens
  16. The Likes of Us
  17. The Phantom of the Opera
    1. Andrew welcomes Norm Lewis & Sierra Boggess to Phantom on Broadway
    2. Phantom in New York proudly welcomes two great Broadway stars this May
    3. Gillian Lynne Receives DBE & Michael Crawford receives CBE
    4. Andrew Lloyd Webber: 40 Musical Years
    5. Phantom to tour North America
    6. NEW FOOTAGE: Andrew & Sarah reminisce over the beginnings of Phantom & more
    7. Andrew & Sarah’s message from England
    8. Andrew at The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary
    9. The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall
    10. Phantom celebrates 10,000 performances in the West End
    11. 9,000 performances of Phantom on Broadway
    12. The Phantom of the Opera goes digital!
    13. The opening of The Phantom of the Opera
  18. The Sound of Music
    1. Andrew attends The Sound of Music in Norwich
    2. Backstage with Connie Fisher
    3. Problem Solved, Elicia Mackenzie is Canada’s Maria
    4. Andrew appears in Hollyoaks
    5. How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? nominated for Emmy Award
    6. Canada to be the next nation to Solve a Problem Like Maria…
    7. The Sound of Music opens at the London Palladium
  19. The Wizard of Oz
    1. Danielle Wade wins CBC’s Over The Rainbow
    2. Wizard of Oz nominated in 2012 Olivier Awards
    3. There’s NOSE place like home
    4. Royal Variety Performance broadcast
    5. Andrew Lloyd Webber to greet the Royal Party at this year’s Royal Variety Performance
    6. Over The Rainbow…Where Are They Now?
    7. We’re off to see the Wizard – and it’s Michael Crawford!
    8. Andrew visits Cardiff for a special announcement about Sophie Evans
    9. Oz Blog: The winner is revealed
    10. The last Dorothy mission….
    11. Oz Blog: The Final Countdown
    12. Danielle you are Dorothy… and here comes Dangerous Dave as Toto!
    13. Danielle, Lauren and Sophie have a go at Polo!
    14. The winning Dorothy to release charity single
    15. Sierra meets the Dorothys!
    16. Oz: Blog: Andrew makes his final choice and the final three are revealed
    17. Oz Blog: The Fantastic Four
    18. Andrew meets Bobby…
    19. Oz Blog: The second sing-off
    20. Oz Blog: A Dorothy Cull…
    21. We’re off to see The Wizard of Oz!
    22. From Nancy to Dorothy: A message from Sam and Niamh
    23. Oz Blog: An Emotional Goodbye
    24. Oz Blog: An audience with the Lord
    25. Andrew and the Dorothys get ready for their close up…
    26. An Over the Rainbow update from Andrew
    27. Andrew gets ready for next week’s Over The Rainbow
    28. It’s Toto time for Andrew…
    29. Oz Blog: Standing ovations as we say another goodbye
    30. Oz Blog: A chorus of Angels…
    31. Oz Blog: Another sad goodbye…
    32. Behind the scenes at Over The Rainbow
    33. Oz Blog: Making a Song and Dance
    34. Oz Blog: It’s goodbye to another of our Dorothies…
    35. Oz Blog: A Class Act
    36. Oz Blog: The first Dorothy flies over the rainbow
    37. Oz Blog: The first live show… and the public get to choose
    38. Oz Blog: 20 become 10…
    39. Oz Blog: Over The Rainbow kicks off with weekend special
    40. BBC ONE Follows the Yellow Brick Road, Over the Rainbow
    41. Andrew in Manchester
    42. Andrew begins his search for Dorothy
    43. Could you be Dorothy?
  20. The Woman in White
    1. The Woman in White opens
  21. Whistle Down the Wind
    1. Boyzone reach number one with ‘No Matter What’
    2. Whistle Down The Wind opens in the West End
Love Never Dies Australian premiere announced

12th, October, 2010

Love Never Dies Australian premiere announced

LOVE NEVER DIES, the continuing story of The Phantom of the Opera, will have its Australian premiere in Melbourne’s Regent Theatre in May 2011, Andrew Lloyd Webber announced in London.

Speaking by satellite from London to media at the Queen’s Hall in Victoria’s Parliament House, he said the production would also have its own, unique, Australian stamp. Produced by Lloyd Webber’s Asia Pacific representative Tim McFarlane, it will be directed by Melbourne’s Simon Phillips and have a new design by Sydney based Gabriela Tylesova.

Nationwide auditions will begin in a fortnight – on Monday October 25, the same day tickets go on sale. Waitlisting has begun through Ticketmaster, and people can join the production’s email registration list at loveneverdies.com.au.

The Phantom of the Opera is one of the most popular theatre productions of all time and we are delighted that Andrew Lloyd Webber has chosen Melbourne to be the second city in the world to stage the continuing story, LOVE NEVER DIES,” Minister for the Arts Tim Holding, speaking at today’s media conference, said.

Andrew Lloyd Webber said the Australian production would be only the second in the world. The composer of The Phantom of the Opera said, ‘I have a great affiliation with Australia. My musicals have always done exceptionally well there. I have worked internationally with many of Australia’s finest theatrical talent.’

Tim McFarlane, Producer, The Really Useful Company Asia Pacific, said The Phantom of the Opera  had been seen in 149 cities around the world and taken more than $5 billion at the box office – more than the combined box office takings of the two top grossing films of all time, Avatar and Titanic.

The Phantom of the Opera  is the most successful single entertainment of all time,’ he said. ‘Over two tours of Australia and New Zealand, in 1990 -1998 and 2007-2009, it has been enjoyed by more than five million people. Those who saw Phantom and loved the show will be excited to see how the story continues and all those who appreciate music theatre will be thrilled by LOVE NEVER DIES.’

The musical, the most awaited in decades, had its premiere in London’s Adelphi Theatre on March 9 this year. The Independent called it ‘Phabulous!’ The Express said, ‘The allure of the Phantom never dies,’ the Telegraph called it ‘Lloyd Webber’s finest show since the original Phantom,’ and the Times, ‘Andrew Lloyd Webber at his musical best.’

Mr Holding said that theatre was a key part of Melbourne’s major events calendar. “Over the last four years,  blockbuster theatre shows such as Wicked, Jersey Boys and currently, Mary Poppins have drawn hundreds of thousands of interstate and overseas visitors to Melbourne ensuring that our hotels, restaurants and famous retail precincts are busy throughout the year,” Mr Holding said.

“Following the success of Wicked, Jersey Boys and Mary Poppins, securing the Australian premiere of LOVE NEVER DIES strengthens Melbourne’s position as the theatre capital of Australia”.

Simon Phillips, Director of LOVE NEVER DIES says:

“It’s an honour to be working on an Australian production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s dazzling new work. The score of LOVE NEVER DIES is truly ravishing, loaded with big lyrical ballads and some taut and unforgettably hummable ensembles.

“One of the early highlights in my directing career was a production of Jesus Christ Superstar, but in the current climate of single versions of musicals playing forever I never thought I’d have the pleasure of directing a new work by the undisputed master of contemporary musical theatre.

“So I’m delighted that Andrew Lloyd Webber has chosen an Australian team to work on his inspired new structural changes, which promise to further intensify the thrills and spills of the story as told in London.

“I’ve already begun developing a design with Gabriela Tylesova, hoping to do with the razzamatazz of Coney Island what Maria Bjornson’s iconic Phantom designs did with the opulence of the Paris Opera, and I can’t wait to start the search for the formidable talents required to do justice to the score!”

LOVE NEVER DIES ’ premiere in London on March 9 coincided with the Australian release of Universal Music’s double CD Album, recorded at Abbey Road Studios with some of the London cast and more than 100 musicians.

George Ash,  resident Australasia of Universal Music Australia, said, “Andrew Lloyd Webber’s success in Australia is beyond comparison. He has sold more cast recordings than any other composer in history and for us to be a partner in the launch of LOVE NEVER DIES to Australian audiences is an absolute honour.”

Visit the Love Never Dies Australia website here