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Andrew Lloyd Webber Is Furious With a Pussycat Doll

He's angry that Nicole Scherzinger left 'Cats'

(Newser) - In what might be one of the weirdest celebrity feuds ever reported, Andrew Lloyd Webber is furious with Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger. Scherzinger pulled out of her role in Cats just before rehearsals started for its return to Broadway, the Guardian reports. In an interview with the Economist Radio Thursday,... More »

'Jesus' Musical Shelved for Offending Christians

Russians call 'Jesus Christ Superstar' a 'profanation'

(Newser) - Looks like some Russians don't consider Jesus Christ much of a "superstar." Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Jesus Christ Superstar had to shut down in the southern city of Rostov-on-Don after prosecutors began investigating the production, AFP reports. Several people had complained that the show offended Christians:... More »

Lloyd Webber Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer

Disease in early stage; expects to be back at work before end of year

(Newser) - British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, a spokeswoman said today in a statement that said "the condition is in its very early stages. Andrew is now undergoing treatment and expects to be fully back at work before the end of the year." More »

Lloyd Webber Eyes Boyle for Stage Role

Could even be Evita lead, originally played by Susan's idol

(Newser) - Susan Boyle’s dream might be coming true. The Britain’s Got Talent superstar—who elicited snickers from the audience when she said before her audition that she aspired to be like British stage icon Elaine Paige—has caught the eye of musical theater composer Andrew Lloyd Weber, who is... More »

Jazz Great Dearie Dead at 82

Blossom Dearie dead at 82

(Newser) - Blossom Dearie, whose career as a jazz and cabaret singer spanned six decades, died peacefully in her sleep at her Greenwich village apartment over the weekend. She was 82. Dearie continued performing until 2006, and her last public appearance was at the now-defunct Danny's Skylight Room, reports the New York ... More »

Phantom of the Xbox: Lloyd Webber Tries Gaming

You'll soon be able to play along with your faves from Evita , Jesus Christ Superstar

(Newser) - Andrew Lloyd Webber, the man behind musical hits such as Phantom of the Opera and Cats, is getting into the video-game business, paidContent reports. The burgeoning female gaming audience and the popularity of music-themed hits encouraged Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group to begin developing games based on Phantom, Evita... More »

Spacey Slams BBC's 'Unfair' Talent Searches

Actor slams Webber's Idol clones as ads for musicals

(Newser) - Kevin Spacey has criticized the BBC’s West End reality shows as overt promotions for the musicals they're casting for, the Guardian reports. Andrew Lloyd Webber's popular talent-search series, Any Dream Will Do and I’d Do Anything, sought out new stars for big-budget productions of Joseph and the Amazing ... More »

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