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Andrew Lloyd Webber's impact on Broadway and Musical The
Transcript of Andrew Lloyd Webber's impact on Broadway and Musical The
Biography of Andrew Lloyd Webber
People who influenced him
How he influenced Broadway
His influence on musical theater
Born 22 March 1948, Kensington, London England
Violinist and organist
Royal Collage of Music
Composed Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Sunset Boulevard, Evita, Phantom of the Opera, Starlight Express and School of Rock
Has composed music for 21 shows
Collaborated with Tim Rice on Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita
Having the longest musicals
Webber has composed music for mostly West End musicals, considering the fact he was born and raised in England.
Webber constantly updates his style as an eclectic bend of musical genres, such as classical, rock, pop, and jazz.
His style also includes inclusion of electro-acoustic music and choral-like numbers in his musicals.
Unlikely Characters and Historical Figures
There are mainly three composers that influenced him the most.
All three were
not as successful
Cats (1981) was on stage for 21 seasons in West End
Phantom of the Opera (1988) is the longest running show in Broadway history
The first composer, in 1983, to have three musicals play simultaneously on Broadway and London’s West End
His musical scores—which display such varied influences as rock ‘n roll, country, blues, and opera—demonstrate his often-praised gift for melody.
Variety of musical styles