NBC Universal Honours the Icon with “Andrew Lloyd Webber Tribute To a Superstar” Birthday Celebration on March 28 Featuring Entertainment Sensations Glenn Close, John Legend, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Others!

13 March 2018 – In celebration of his 70th birthday, Andrew Lloyd Webber will be releasing a new album, Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Platinum Collection via Ume/Polydor/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, on March 16. Lloyd Webber, who shaped musical theatre as we know it today, is responsible for some of Broadway’s greatest and most recognizable productions including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Sunset Boulevard, Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, and School of Rock.
In a festive 70th birthday celebration honouring one of theatre’s most celebrated composers, NBC Universal is set to air “Andrew Lloyd Webber Tribute to a Superstar” on Wednesday, March 28. The evening will include conversation and reflection with Lloyd Webber along with some of today’s most esteemed names in entertainment. The special will feature theatrical legend Glenn Close, music megastar John Legend – who will play the titular role in Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert on Sunday, April 1 on NBC, Broadway revolutionary Lin-Manuel Miranda, and an appearance by the Young People’s Chorus of New York City. For more information on “Andrew Lloyd Webber Tribute to a Superstar” visit the NBC Universal Media Village website at www.nbcumv.com.
In his new autobiography, Unmasked, (published by HarperCollins on March 6), Lloyd Webber shares the details of his early personal and professional years, including his early artistic influences, with his signature humor and self-deprecating tone. He takes stock of his achievements, the twists of fate and circumstance that brought him both success and disappointment, and the passions that inspire and sustain him.

About Andrew Lloyd Webber:
Last year, Lloyd Webber became the only person to equal the record set in 1953 by Rodgers & Hammerstein with four shows running concurrently on Broadway (Sunset Boulevard, Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, and School of Rock). Currently, two of his shows are running on both Broadway and the West End: School of Rock and The Phantom of the Opera. This year his shows will be seen in over 200 cities around the world. Lloyd Webber owns seven West End theatres including the world-famous London Palladium and the Theatre Royal Druly Lane.
His musicals have grossed more than $13.6 billion and have been watched by 300+ million people across 44 countries. He has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. In addition to his worldwide sales and audiences, Lloyd Webber has been recognized by critics and peers with numerous accolades and awards including seven Oliviers, seven Tonys, three Grammys, one Golden Globe, an Oscar and the Kennedy Center Honor.
Lloyd Webber is passionate about the importance of music in education and the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has become one of Britain’s leading charities supporting the arts and music. In 2016, the Foundation funded a major new national initiative which endowed the American Theater Wing with a $1.3 million three-year grant to support theatre education opportunities for underserved young people and public schools across the U.S.
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