Andrew on Film
In 2011, the Australian production of Love Never Dies was filmed onstage in Melbourne. The production – which continues the story of The Phantom of the Opera – was described by Andrew as “one “of the finest productions I’ve ever seen of my work, anywhere.” Love Never Dies was released on DVD in the UK in 2012, as well as being broadcast in cinemas across the USA and Canada to great critical acclaim.
The 25th Anniversary celebration of The Phantom of the Opera was marked by a special staging of the show at The Royal Albert Hall in October 2011. The 25th Anniversary was filmed for DVD and Blu-Ray release, as well as being screened live from the Royal Albert Hall to cinemas across the world. The screenings broke UK box office records for this type of event.
A feature film of The Phantom of the Opera , directed by Joel Schumacher and co-produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, was released in 2004. The long awaited film adaptation took audiences beyond the boundaries of theatre and immersed them in a vibrant world of high romance, soaring music, riveting suspense and drama, while introducing the powerfully compelling story to a new generation of movie-goers.
Other Andrew Lloyd Webber filmed productions include –
- Jesus Christ Superstar (1973). The film, directed by Norman Jewison, starred Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson and Yvonne Elliman.
- Jesus Christ Superstar (2000) directed by Gale Edwards and starring Glenn Carter and Rik Mayall, won an International Emmy.
- Evita (1996) starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas. Directed by Alan Parker, the film went on to win an Oscar for Best Original Song for ‘You Must Love Me.’
- Cats (video – 1998) has sold more than 4 million copies worldwide.
- Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat (1999) starring Donny Osmond, Joan Collins and Richard Attenborough.
- By Jeeves (2001) starring Martin Jarvis and Jon Scherer.