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. CATS returns to London for 12 weeks only at the London Palladium
    2. Gillian Lynne Receives DBE & Michael Crawford receives CBE
    3. Andrew Lloyd Webber: 40 Musical Years
    4. Stagecoach perform Cats at the NIA
    5. 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. Song and Dance
    1. Song and Dance Opens
  10. Starlight Express
    1. Starlight Express celebrates 20 years of productions in Bochum, Germany
    2. Starlight Express opens
  11. Stephen Ward
    1. Andrew on BBC Radio 2 with Chris Evans
    2. Sex, Lies and a Very British Scapegoat – December 22nd ITV 1
    3. Andrew on BBC One’s The One Show
    4. Andrew Lloyd Webber on The Graham Norton Show
    5. Andrew Lloyd Webber introduces Stephen Ward at the Royal Variety Performance 2013
    6. Stephen Ward Press Launch
    7. Stephen Ward Announced
    8. Pre-order “Theme from Stephen Ward”
  12. Sunset Boulevard
    1. Sunset Boulevard opens in LA
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. The Likes of Us
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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?
  19. The Woman in White
    1. The Woman in White opens
  20. Whistle Down the Wind
    1. Boyzone reach number one with ‘No Matter What’
    2. Whistle Down The Wind opens in the West End
Phantom to tour North America

27th, February, 2013

Phantom to tour North America

Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group announced today that their spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will launch a North American tour beginning this November in Providence, R.I at the Providence Performing Arts Center. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM, the most successful musical of all-time, will play more than 20 multi-week engagements through next year, including Cincinnati, OH and Minneapolis, MN. A complete tour schedule will be announced in the coming weeks. First unveiled in March, 2012 in Plymouth, England, this reinvented PHANTOM has been an enormous box-office and critical hit throughout the U.K.

Andrew Lloyd Webber said, “It’s wonderful to have a new production of PHANTOM touring America in the same year that the show celebrates 25 years on Broadway. Director Laurence Connor has done an amazing job and this production has received huge critical acclaim in the UK.”

Cameron Mackintosh said, “After a glorious celebration last month of 25 phenomenal years on Broadway with no end in sight, I’m delighted to be able to bring this dazzling new production of PHANTOM — which has been phenomenally well-received by both audiences and critics in the U.K this past year — to America. With an exciting new design and staging, retaining Maria Björnson’s amazing costumes, I am confident American audiences will fall in love with the PHANTOM in his new guise — for the first time or all over again.”

The new production of PHANTOM has been an enormous hit on its inaugural UK tour with audiences and critics alike…

“An intense and spectacular new production with a stunning new design, fresh drama and added momentum.”

“Cameron Mackintosh’s flawless new PHANTOM is the best production of this musical ever.”

“Take a deep breathe and prepare to be dazzled; this kind of gorgeous escapism is exactly what audiences need.”

“A PHENOMENON.”

“Andrew Lloyd Webber’s luscious music – a great theatrical experience PHANTASTIC.”

 

This new production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is directed by Laurence Connor (the 25th Anniversary Les Misérables now on tour and headed for Broadway, Jesus Christ Superstar) with choreography by Scott Ambler, set design by Paul Brown, Tony Award-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Paule Constable, sound design by Mick Potter and musical supervision by John Rigby. The production is overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; lyrics are by Charles Hart (with additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe) and the book is by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Orchestrations are by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA continues its record-breaking runs in London and on Broadway. There are currently five productions around the world: the flagship London production (26 Years and counting), New York (25 years and counting – PHANTOM celebrated its 25th Anniversary on Broadway on January 26 of this year), Budapest (Hungary), Kyoto (Japan), and Seoul (Korea).

Since its debut, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has grossed over $890 million on Broadway. Even now, it is consistently among Broadway’s highest-grossing shows and remains a box office champ. Earlier this year, the production shattered the house record at The Majestic by having its best weekly gross in its entire 25-year history. Total attendance is now over 15 million and it continues to play with no end in sight.

The musical’s international success – equally staggering – is represented by total worldwide grosses estimated at over $5.6 billion. This colossal figure makes PHANTOM the most successful entertainment venture of all time, with revenues higher than any film or stage play in history, including Titanic, Star Wars and far surpassing the world’s highest-grossing film Avatar (at $2.8 billion). Worldwide, over 65,000 performances have been seen by 130 million people in 28 countries and 148 cities in 13 languages.

The flagship London production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, which opened in 1986 at Her Majesty’s Theatre, celebrated 25 years in October 2011. That milestone was celebrated with a special production at London’s Royal Albert Hall directed by Laurence Connor.

The show has won more than 70 major theater awards, including seven 1988 Tony Awards (including Best Musical) and three Olivier Awards in the West End. The original cast recording, with over 40 million copies sold worldwide, is the best-selling cast recording of all time. In September 2010, student productions of PHANTOM started being licensed through R&H Theatricals, and so far have been performed at hundreds of high schools and colleges across the U.S. and in Canada.

The new touring production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will be the first to tour the U.S. in three years. There have been three previous U.S. National Tours that grossed over $1.5 billion in combined box office sales and played 216 engagements in 77 cities for an unprecedented total of 36 years and over 14,500 performances to 31 million people.

Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it. He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command.