Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Don’t Cry for Andrew Lloyd Webber: Broadway Composer Joins Experimental COVID Vaccine Trial in the UK


Don’t cry for Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. The composer of “Evita,” “Cats,” and many other Broadway musicals says on Twitter that he’s completed the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine trial. He says: “I’ll do anything to get theatres large and small open again and actors and musicians back to work.”

Sir ALW owns theaters that are closed and shows that aren’t playing anywhere. He just closed “Phantom of the Opera” in London’s West End, and its touring companies. The New York edition is obviously closed. My guess he’ll drink Clorox at this point to, as they used to say, get the show back on the road.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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