What You Need To Know About Andrew Lloyd Webber
Start writing a post

What You Need To Know About Andrew Lloyd Webber

Some cool ol' facts about a theater legend.

What You Need To Know About Andrew Lloyd Webber

If you know anything about 20th Century theatre, you know the name Andrew Lloyd Webber. This famous Brit has composed some of the most famous theatrical works of our time: The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

In honor of one of his famous works, Jesus Christ Superstar being performed live on NBC on Easter Sunday, here are some fun facts about the legendary composer:

1. He's an Emmy away from being an EGOT holder.

An EGOT holder is someone who has an award in all four of the major categories: Emmy (television), Grammy (music), Oscar (film), and Tony (theatre). He just needs the Emmy to finally join the ranks alongside Whoopi Goldberg, Alan Menken, and James Earl Jones.

2. He's had six shows running on the West End at the same time.

Specifically, Aspects of Love, The Phantom of the Opera, Starlight Express, Cats, Evita, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat were all running in London's West End before 1991. No small feat!

3. He's an all-around chill dude.

I mean, you kind of have to be if you write a musical where a literal chandelier falls onto the stage.

What a guy.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Content Inspiration

Top 3 Response Articles of This Week

Take a look at the articles driving big conversations on Odyssey.


At Odyssey, we're on a mission to encourage constructive discourse on the Internet. That's why we created the response button you can find at the bottom of every article.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

Holidays With A Small Family

I wouldn't trade what we have for the world.

Matt Johnsn

When I was a kid I always went to my grandparents house whenever we celebrated any sort of holiday. We were a decently sized family and it was always a blessing to be in their house and surrounded by love during the holiday season. However, that all changed when my grandfather passed away and my grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. The family then began to drift apart and life went on, and we ended up all celebrating our own holidays with other family members.

Keep Reading... Show less

Safe Spaces Or Regressive Spaces?

Turns out shielding yourself from ideas can be detrimental to your ability to learn


College is a place for people who want to learn. That is the primary function of any academic institution. Its purpose is not to coddle us, nor should the community always be in agreement with us. We are supposed to surround ourselves with a variety of viewpoints that challenge us to learn, not the same repetitive points of view that make us happy.

Keep Reading... Show less

Black Friday is back to being Black Friday

This year, malls are standing up against Black Friday beginning on Thanksgiving. Doors won't be opening until Friday morning.


Last week my twitter feed was full of exclamations of how excited people were that our local mall, Westmoreland Mall would be closed on Thanksgiving Day this year. For those who work during the busy holiday days and hours, a celebration was in order. For the die-hard deal finders and shoppers though, they didn’t seem very happy.

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

Is Thrift Shopping *Actually* Ethical?

There's been a recent boom in the popularity of vintage style looks and up-cycling thrifted finds to sell at, usually, an outrageous price. Is this ethical? Or does it defeat the whole purpose of thrifting in the first place?

Is Thrift Shopping *Actually* Ethical?

One day, I was scrolling through Twitter and came across a tweet about upper-middle-class class people thrift shopping. I personally was against the up cycling/re-selling trend because I thought it to be greedy. Then, I began to see more and more tweets, and then stated to see ones about those who buy thrifted, name brand items and sell them for what they're actually worth instead of the very low price they got them for.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments