Category Archives: TV Casting Shows

Re-writing history: more ‘confessions’ from Andrew Lloyd Webber

As we have previously noted, Andrew Lloyd Webber is a master at making seemingly self-effacing comments whilst stabbing his colleagues in the back.  It’s no different in his recent interview with Patrick Healy in the New York Times, in which he indulges … Continue reading

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Wizard of the West End: Andrew Lloyd Webber – reluctant millionaire?

So, Andrew Lloyd Webber is the second richest music millionaire in the UK, richer even than Cameron Mackintosh, as reported in the Evening Standard.  In his recent TV documentary with Piers Morgan ‘When Piers meets Andrew Lloyd Webber’ he claims that … Continue reading

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“Love Never Dies” versus “Love Should Die” – What exactly is Andrew Lloyd Webber complaining about?

So, Mark Shenton, in his blog in The Stage, has reignited the discussion around ‘Love Never Dies’, and in particular the ‘Love Should Die’ campaign.  We are very grateful to Mark for making us aware of this campaigning website, which raised … Continue reading

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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium: review of the preview 19th February 2011

The Gloves are off Some of you will be aware of the debate generated on the Guardian’s Theatre blog about bloggers reviewing previews.  Andrew Lloyd Webber, no doubt bruised after his experience with ‘Love Never Dies’, seems to have found … Continue reading

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Too many understudies underwhelm! Or do they?

We spotted this letter in the Stage (3rd February 2011), complaining about the overuse of understudies, a topic which we are currently very interested in ourselves.  Here is our response: “We sympathise with the writer of your recent letter about … Continue reading

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Rebecca Caine on the Les Miserables 25th Anniversary concert

Thanks to Lucy Thackray at http://www.thepublicreviews.com for her gem of an interview with Rebecca Caine, published last month.  We were intrigued to hear her touch on some of the issues we brought up in our recent post about the 25th Anniversary concert … Continue reading

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