[Inquisitr] Andrew Lloyd Webber To Be Honored Days Before ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Special

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The musical composer is celebrating his birthday month in style with new album, autobiography and more

March 14, 2018 by Jeffrey Totey

 

Andrew Lloyd Webber is celebrating his 70th birthday in style this month with a new album, autobiography, the Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concertspecial, and a tribute given in his honor just days before the Easter special presentation. NBC will present Andrew Lloyd Webber: Tribute to a Superstar on Wednesday, March 28, that will include conversations with John Legend, Glenn Close, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and a performance by the Young People’s Chorus of New York City.

Andrew Lloyd Webber is said to be one of the world’s biggest musical composers, having won seven Tony Awards, three Grammy Awards, one Oscar, a Golden Globe, The Kennedy Center Honor and so on. Last year, he became the first person to tie with the record set by Rodgers & Hammerstein in 1953 with four of his shows running at the same time on Broadway: Sunset BoulevardCatsThe Phantom of the Opera and School of Rock. His musicals also include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatEvitaCats and Jesus Christ Superstar. The latter has been adapted by NBC and will be shown as a “live in concert” event on April 1.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber: Tribute to a Superstar will be presented on NBC on Wednesday, March 28 at 10 p.m. Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert will also be shown on NBC on Easter beginning at 8 p.m.

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