Everyone was in the band at Horace Green this morning as three of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s currently running Broadway musicals paid tribute to the legendary composer on “Good Morning America.” Taking the stage at the Winter Garden Theatre, the casts of “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Cats” and “School of Rock” celebrated Webber with a mash-up of his three musicals.
The cast members of “The Phantom of the Opera” and “Cats” pledged their allegiance to the band as they became honorary members of the “School of Rock,” performing a mash-up of “You’re in the Band,” “Memory,” “Masquerade,” the dramatic overture from “The Phantom of the Opera” and more. The performance, introduced by GMA’s meteorologist Ginger Zee, was part of a takeover for the celebration of Webber.
In a separate interview, Webber also discussed the impact of his musicals direct from the “Phantom’s lair” in London. He talked about his favorite musicals, in addition to how he got back to his roots with his latest show. As for his next steps, he said, “Right now I’m an unemployed composer looking for a new subject.”
“The Phantom of the Opera,” which just celebrated its 12,000 performance, is currently the longest-running show on Broadway and led by James Barbour and Ali Ewoldt. “Cats” was revived this year with Leona Lewis in the lead role, having first opened in 1982. “School of Rock” opened December 6, 2015, led by Tony Award-nominated Alex Brightman and Sierra Boggess. According to Playbill, Webber will have a fourth show running on Broadway come February 2017 “when Glenn Close opens in a revival of Sunset Boulevard at the Palace Theatre.”
Other shows in Webber‘s impressive repertoire include ” Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Evita” and many more.
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