Today, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Antonio Banderas confirm the creation of an exciting new venture to produce Spanish language theatre, musicals and live entertainment shows.
Known as Amigos Para Siempre (APS), this will include some of Andrew’s best-loved works, such as The Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard, Starlight Express, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Cinderella, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and School of Rock. This venture will licence, produce and develop work for the world’s Spanish-speaking markets, including Spanish-speaking markets within the US.
Speaking on the partnership, Andrew Lloyd Webber said:
“Not only is Antonio Banderas entertainment royalty, he is also one of the most versatile, creative minds I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Partnering with Antonio to bring my work, as well as other brilliant Broadway and West End titles, to Spanish-speaking markets is truly exciting. While millions of people in these parts of the world already support our shows and listen to our music, the musical and theatrical talent coming out from the Spanish speaking world is extraordinary and I can’t wait to work with Antonio to bring the very highest quality Spanish language productions to the world.”
Antonio Banderas also added that:
“I had the great privilege to work closely with Andrew during the recording and shooting of his celebrated musical EVITA in 1996, but it was when I saw Jesus Christ Superstar back in the early 70’s that I became attached to the music, the theatre and the fabulous talent of Andrew Lloyd Webber. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that I became an actor because of the enormous influence and the strong impression I experienced when I saw Andrew’s musicals. To have the opportunity to work with one of the most respected and admired composers of all times, offering his amazing works for Spanish speaking audiences, is one of the highlights of my career in show business.”
Andrew, Antonio and The Really Useful Group are delighted about this new opportunity, so watch this space to find out more!