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
Theatregoers to benefit from Chancellor‘s VAT cut

5th, February, 2014

Rocket Pictures to produce animated feature film of Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat

Elton John’s Rocket Pictures has acquired the film rights to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s global stage phenomenon, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat, and is embarking on an all-new animated family feature film, in association with The Really Useful Group, the company announced today.

Rocket Pictures CEO Steve Hamilton Shaw and David Furnish will produce the film with The Really Useful Group. Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice and Elton John will executive produce.

Steve Hamilton Shaw of Rocket Pictures says: “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat is one of the most popular musical experiences ever conceived. We are excited about the huge potential of a contemporary animated version, and we’re thrilled to bring this to the big screen in partnership with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.”

The Really Useful Group’s Managing Director Barney Wragg says: “Developing Joseph as a new feature film marks the beginning of a new stage in the Really Useful Group’s plans to co-produce and fund new films, television and stage productions from our theatrical shows which play continuously worldwide.”                                                                                                                                                               
Andrew Lloyd Webber says: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat started in a school and was the first step on the path that led to my musicals with Tim Rice. It is now being performed all over the world by a fourth generation of school kids, and a great movie can only help Joseph being part of the lives of many more.”                                                                                                                                                                 
Tim Rice says: “I have always thought Joseph was a strong contender for an animation production, and I’m delighted this is now going to happen.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Originally created by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice for performance in schools, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat, is the most performed musical in history.  Since its first performance four generations of children have become parents and grandparents listening to, and performing the work. Today it is performed thousands of times a year by school children across the globe. The success of the piece in schools has given rise to an international theatrical phenomenon. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has now been seen by an estimated 26 million people, earning over $600m at the box office as it continues to enthrall audiences around the world. It premiered on Broadway in 1982 at the Royale Theatre and became a critical and box office hit, landing multiple Tony Award and Drama Desk nominations including Best Musical and Best Original Score. The show has notched up a record 30 years of continuous professional touring around the U.K, will tour the U.S. later in 2014 and is a regular in international markets including South Africa and Korea.

The project is the latest in a ramping up of Rocket Pictures’ feature film slate. Rocket Pictures is currently producing Rocketman, the highly-anticipated spectacular musical reinvention of Elton John’s life, with Tom Hardy starring as Sir Elton John being co-financed by AI Film and Focus Features distributing. Rocket Pictures is also at work on Sherlock Gnomes, the sequel to Rocket Pictures’ 3D animated hit Gnomeo & Juliet, which was released by Disney and earned $200 million worldwide, and the animated family film Will Gallows and the Snake Bellied Troll, written and to be directed by Kelly Asbury.

Rocket Pictures is Elton’s film, television and theatrical production company that focuses on family and music-related projects across multiple platforms.

The Really Useful Group is Andrew Lloyd Webber’s theatre producing and rights licensing company and controls the theatrical rights for all of Andrew’s works, including The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita and Sunset Boulevard.

The Really Useful Group reached over 20 million people across the globe last year from live theatre and concert audiences, cinema goers, television viewers and music fans, to social media and art lovers. 2014 will see The Really Useful Group continue to work across film, television and theatre as it produces and develops new projects and partnerships worldwide alongside its ongoing work in education, amateur licensing and music publishing.