Andrew Lloyd Webber Quiz

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Where was Andrew Lloyd Webber born?

He's a Londoner born and raised.

Both of Lloyd Webber's parents were …

His mother was a violinist and pianist, and his father an organist.

Andrew's brother Julian is a well-known …

The Lloyd Webbers can never be accused of lacking musical spirit.

Lloyd Webber dropped out of the University of Oxford to ...

He started studying musical theatre at the college.

While his term at Oxford was short-lived, whom did he meet there?

Rice met Lloyd Webber at Oxford, and the two became longtime musical collaborators.

What was Andrew Lloyd Webber's first musical?

First presented in 1968, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" made its way to Broadway in 1982.

What was "Joseph" originally written for?

The original cantata was just 15 minutes long.

Before "Joseph" became a hit, what Lloyd Webber musical was on Broadway in 1971?

"Jesus Christ Superstar" became a smash hit.

One song from "Jesus Christ Superstar" came from what?

"King Herod's Song" had different lyrics, but Lloyd Webber and Rice reworked it after getting rejected from the competition.

What was "Evita" first released as?

It was released as an album in 1976 but was on Broadway in 1979.

Who originated the role of Eva Peron on Broadway?

The great LuPone can't be equaled.

What is the name of a song from "Evita"?

We already know "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" after all.

Lloyd Webber's next musical was "Cats," based on what?

It was Lloyd Webber's first project without Tim Rice.

Who wrote "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats"?

Lloyd Webber used the series of children's poems by T.S. Eliot as the basis of the musical.

Who is NOT a character in "Cats"?

But we think we'd like to write a musical about Diddlegoose the cat.

"Cats" was …

It ran in London for a whopping 21 years.

The actors in "Starlight Express" wear …

And you'll see why they wear roller skates in the next question …

The characters in "Starlight Express" are …

It makes a little more sense when you know that Lloyd Webber conceived the idea after trying to adapt the Thomas the Tank Engine books.

Where has "Starlight Express" been running for 28 years?

If you find yourself in Bochum, Germany, plan on a night at the theatre.

Who wrote the original French novel "The Phantom of the Opera"?

Leroux's book was originally published in serial form near the beginning of the 20th century.

Sarah Brightman originated the role of Christine in "The Phantom of the Opera," but she had what other notable role in Lloyd Webber's life?

Brightman and Lloyd Webber were married from 1984 to 1990.

"Phantom of the Opera" is …

And you better believe it's still running.

In 1994, Andrew Lloyd Webber adapted what movie to the stage?

"Sunset Boulevard" won several Tonys.

What is NOT the title of one of Lloyd Webber's works?

"Bob's Your Uncle" sounds like it would be pretty entertaining, though.

Who is another longtime Lloyd Webber collaborator?

Nunn worked with Lloyd Webber on "Cats" and "Starlight Express."

Andrew Lloyd Webber was a judge on what British reality show?

The show was designed to find a lead actress for Lloyd Webber's 2006 staging of "The Sound of Music."

What peerage was Andrew Lloyd Webber given?

So that's the Right Honorable, the Lord Lloyd-Webber to you.

Lloyd Webber is what award shy of an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony)?

No Emmy, but give it time.

Lloyd Webber won an Academy Award for …

The original song "You Must Love Me" was added to the film version of "Evita."

What is Lloyd Webber's newest musical?

Kind of left field, but "School of Rock" is delightful nonetheless.

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Meeeemoriiiiiies ... are what you'll need to ace this quiz — memories of Lloyd Webber's professional rise and various stage (and screen) triumphs.

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