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  1. December 22, 2013

    Stephen Ward, Aldwych Theatre, London – review

    With an opening number entitled “Human Sacrifice”, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical (book and lyrics by Christopher Hampton...

  2. September 27, 2013

    Tim Rice’s musical ‘From Here to Eternity’ has a classic source

    Tim Rice’s first new West End musical for more than a decade started with a small act of daring and a receptive ear. Many...

  1. June 25, 2013

    Together at every stage

    This month Sir Howard Panter received a knighthood in the Queen’s birthday honours for his services to theatre. His wife,...

  2. December 21, 2012

    Why it’s curtains for Gilbert and Sullivan

    I could have spent Saturday at the football with the boy, eating bad food, freezing on the terraces and discovering new and...

  3. October 2, 2012

    Charley’s Aunt, Menier Chocolate Factory, London

    In the past I have praised Mathew Horne’s deadpanning skills, his ability to register and convey so much without seeming to...

  4. September 21, 2012

    Taxmen challenge film fund partners

    A host of business leaders, sports stars and celebrities including footballer David Beckham, singer Bob Geldof and Lucian...

  5. September 7, 2012

    An acquiring mind

    The Dutch-born, Australia-based businessman and art collector John Schaeffer has had his share of successes and disasters....

  6. April 19, 2012

    Stage set for new theatre in West End

    The stage is set for London’s West End to have its first new theatre for 30 years, as Westminster City Council on Thursday...

  7. March 22, 2012

    Jesus Christ Superstar, Neil Simon Theatre, New York

    It comes as no surprise that this revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Jesus Christ Superstar provides a measure of...

  8. October 2, 2011

    Ingenious Media plans overseas push

    Ingenious Media, one of the world’s largest private investors in film and television, is looking for joint-venture partners...

  9. September 30, 2011

    Bryant & May and the Memory of Blood

    Robert Kramer is a ruthless property developer-turned-theatrical impresario – a sort of malevolent fusion of Donald Trump...

  10. June 25, 2011

    EMI sale set to stir emotions

    Like a treasured heirloom that has fallen into the hands of faceless executors, EMI went on the auction block this week with...

  11. June 25, 2011

    How to give it: Mark Wordsworth

    Mark Wordsworth, 51, had a career in the City before becoming chairman of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group and the...

  12. May 13, 2011

    Men on show

    Tailor Tommy Nutter No one blinked when the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York announced it was dedicating its 2011...

  13. March 4, 2011

    Wizard of Oz, Palladium, London

    It needed courage, brains and heart to pull off this major stage response to the legendary MGM movie, and the creative team...

  14. February 19, 2011

    Women shiver under network’s spartan mandate

    From Ms Catherine LaJeunesse. Sir, I read with increasing irritation Imogen Lloyd Webber’s article “Transatlantic dress...

  15. February 11, 2011

    By Jeeves, Landor Theatre, London

    Technical difficulties delayed the start of the press viewing of this breezy little show by half an hour – the time it took,...

  16. January 14, 2011

    Sale of the week: wine collection

    Sale: The Andrew Lloyd Webber Wine Collection Location: Sotheby’s, The Connaught Room, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hong Kong,...

  17. January 3, 2011

    Wealthy Chinese feast on HK luxury goods

    As a dealer in Hong Kong for Lamborghini and an array of luxury yacht manufacturers, Leo Wong is in the right place at the...

  18. December 3, 2010

    ‘Stick it’: a last defence

    Two members of the working class were given walk-on parts this past week and, though both camera-shy, they performed a...

  19. November 26, 2010

    Spider-Man: the musical

    An illustration for the ‘Spider-Man’ show The only seat in the cluttered room off the gilded 42nd Street theatre lobby is a...

  20. October 29, 2010

    Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Aspiring producers dream of owning their own theatre to help get their shows on stage. The biggest name in the trade is...

  21. FT Alphaville

    October 29, 2010

    Lloyd-Webber sells theatres

    Andrew Lloyd-Webber has sold four theatres in London’s West End to GradeLinnit, a consortium led by Michael Grade, the...

  22. October 29, 2010

    Lloyd-Webber sells theatres

    Lord Lloyd-Webber has sold four of his West End theatres to GradeLinnit, a consortium led by Michael Grade, the former ITV...

  23. October 9, 2010

    Grade stage door

    Undeterred by activist shareholders campaigning against his chairmanship at Pinewood earlier this year, Michael Grade...

  24. October 6, 2010

    Carlyle backs Grade in West End purchases

    Michael Grade has teamed up with Carlyle, the private equity group, to buy four West End theatres from Lord Lloyd Webber,...

  25. October 1, 2010

    Les Misérables, Barbican Theatre, London

    One or two venues in London are not presenting Les Misérables this autumn. The musical celebrates its silver jubilee by...

  26. September 17, 2010

    The Pre-Raphaelites’ love of Italy

    Allegorical figures in Edward Burne-Jones’s ‘Music’ (1877) also display the dramatic red hair of which the pre-Raphaelites...

  27. April 3, 2010

    Rufus Wainwright: All Days are Nights

    Rufus Wainwright All Days are Nights: Songs for Lulu Polydor Consisting solely of piano and voice, Rufus Wainwright’s latest...

  28. October 8, 2009

    Phantom re-emerges from shadows

    It has been billed as the most successful single piece of entertainment of all time, seen by 100m people worldwide and...

  29. June 11, 2009

    From AV to TV

    Perhaps Gordon Brown's newfound enthusiasm for TV will extend to his promised search for a new voting system. There are...

  30. May 1, 2009

    The celeb exodus that never was

    The past week has been weird. I have been having flashbacks. These aren't exciting trippy multicoloured flashbacks. But...

  31. April 30, 2009

    The celeb exodus that never was

    The past week has been weird. I have been having flashbacks. These aren’t exciting trippy multicoloured flashbacks. But ones...

  32. December 17, 2008

    Goddess of the silent scream

    "I am big. It's the pictures that got small," declares former silent movie goddess Norma Desmond in Billy Wilder's 1950...

  33. December 6, 2008

    A Little Night Music

    Director Trevor Nunn ends 2008 as he began it: in Ingmar Bergman territory, now moving from the bleakness of Scenes From A...

  34. November 13, 2008

    V&A’s £120m facelift beats economic crunch

    The Victoria and Albert Museum unveiled plans on Wednesday for the final phase of its £120m ($179m) refurbishment, which it...

  35. November 13, 2008

    Heaven sent: V&A's £120m facelift beats economic crunch

    The Victoria and Albert Museum unveiled plans yesterday for the final phase of its £120m refurbishment, which it says will...

  36. June 21, 2008

    Light fantastic

    There would have to be a compelling reason for Russian oligarchs, Italian counts, US tycoons, international filmmakers and...

  37. May 24, 2008

    M'lord's makeover

    One year and three weeks after he quit as BP chief after revelations he lied to a High Court judge over his private life,...

  38. May 23, 2008

    Song-and-dance about class war

    Deriding Edward Timpson, the Conservative candidate for Crewe and Nantwich, as a Tory boy and Lord Snooty may not have won...

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