On This Day

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber
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Profession: Composer

Nationality:
United Kingdom
British

Biography: The Music of the Night, I Don't Know How to Love Him

Born: March 22, 1948
Birthplace: London, England
Age: 74 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries

Married Life

  • 1972-07-24 Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (24) weds Sarah Hugill
  • 1983-11-14 Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (35) divorces Sarah Hugill after more than 11 years of marriage
  • 1984-03-22 Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (36) weds singer/dancer Sarah Brightman (23) in Hampshire, England
  • 1990-01-03 Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (41) divorces singer/dancer Sarah Brightman (29) after almost 7 years of marriage
  • 1991-02-09 Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (42) weds (his 3rd) equestrian Madeleine Gurdon (28) in Westminster, London

Historical Events

  • 1968-03-01 Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" first performed as a 15-minute pop cantata at Colet Court School in London
  • 1969-10-10 "Jesus Christ Superstar" soundtrack album by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice is recorded
  • 1971-10-12 Rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar" by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice opens at Mark Hellinger on Broadway, NYC for 711 performances
  • 1978-06-21 Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's musical "Evita", starring Elaine Page, premieres at the Prince Edward Theatre, London
  • 1981-05-11 Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Cats" (based on poetry by T. S. Eliot) directed by Trevor Nunn first premieres in the West End, London
  • 1984-03-27 Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Richard Stilgoe's rock musical "Starlight Express"
  • 1986-10-09 Stage musical "Phantom of the Opera" premieres in London, written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and starring Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman; runs for 13,629 performances
  • 1993-07-12 Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Sunset Boulevard", based on Billy Wilder's 1950 film, starring Patti Lupone and Daniel Benzali, opens at the Adelphi Theatre, London
  • 1994-05-29 Revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's musical "Joseph & the Amazing Dreamcoat" closes at Minskoff Theater, NYC, after 223 performances
  • 1994-11-17 Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black and Christopher Hampton's musical "Sunset Boulevard" opens at Minskoff Theater, NYC; runs for 977 performances, wins 7 Tony Awards
  • 1994-12-02 Andrew Lloyd Webber admitted to hospital for ulcer treatment
  • 1997-03-22 Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black and Christopher Hampton's musical "Sunset Boulevard", based on the film, and starring Glenn Close closes at Minskoff, NYC, after 977 performances and 7 Tony Awards
  • 1998-08-03 Irish band Boyzone release their best-selling single "No Matter What" composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman
  • 2000-09-10 Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Cats" closes on at Winter Garden Theater, NYC, after 7,485 performances; won 7 Tony Awards, 3 Drama desk Awards, and a Grammy Award
  • 2018-09-10 John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice win Emmys for "Jesus Christ Superstar - Live In Concert", making them all EGOT winners, Legend is the first black male winner

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