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Thousands flee London as Andrew Lloyd Webber announces return of Cats and Evita


Thousands of Londoners have been filmed leaving the capital in fear for their musical sanity this week, as rumours surfaced that Andrew Lloyd Webber intends to carpet bomb the West End with ‘theatrical turds’ from the 1980s.  Not since the Great Fire of 1666 have so many people abandoned their homes so readily. One eyewitness … Continue reading

December 27 1932 Radio City Music Hall opens


On December 27th 1932, at the height of the Great Depression, thousands turned out for the opening of Radio City Music Hall, a magnificent Art Deco theatre in New York City. Radio City Music Hall was designed as a palace for the people, a place of beauty where ordinary people could see high-quality entertainment. Since … Continue reading

October 27 1970 Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber release Jesus Christ Superstar


On October 27th 1970, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, who would go on to become the most successful composer-lyricist team in modern theatre history, released a double-LP “concept” album called Jesus Christ Superstar, which only later would become the smash-hit Broadway musical of the same name. From the late 1950s to the mid 1960s, … Continue reading

July 4 1927 Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon born


On July 4th 1927, Neil Simon, the author of a long list of successful Broadway plays, was born in the Bronx section of New York City. Neil Simon was the second son of Irving Simon, a garment salesman, and his wife Mamie. He grew up in Washington Heights, Manhattan during the Great Depression. His father … Continue reading

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