Today, Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer of some of the world’s most famous musicals, and Michael Harrison, critically-acclaimed, award-winning international producer, announce the creation of a new musical theatre partnership to find and develop new musicals, and create new productions from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s momentous musical catalogue.
The long-time collaborators’ new venture, beginning with immediate effect, will be called ‘Lloyd Webber Harrison Musicals’.
Andrew Lloyd Webber said: “I am excited to announce that I am entering into a production partnership with Michael Harrison. Michael is easily one of the world’s leading young theatre producers. Our partnership will build on our relationship which has already produced Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The London Palladium.
Michael has also brilliantly revived the annual Palladium pantomime. Julian Clary informs me that his Beanstalk will be the talk of London when Jack watches it grow in December.
On a personal level I am thrilled. I will now concentrate on composing knowing that I have a first rate producer to collaborate with in the future.”
Michael Harrison said: “I am delighted to be joining forces with Andrew Lloyd Webber to create Lloyd Webber Harrison Musicals, which I hope will be a major force in producing musical theatre across the world. Andrew has written some of the greatest musicals of all time and I look forward to producing new interpretations of these shows as well as his new work and other musicals by writers Andrew and I both admire.”
All existing projects and business at Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group and Michael Harrison Entertainment will continue to exist and operate outside of the new company.