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David Benedict on theatre

Andrew Lloyd Webber longs to be taken seriously. Alas, the powers that be won't play ball, although the reviews for his latest show, By Jeeves, should have cheered him up. Meantime, he's hard at work on his next show, that little-known Hollywood property, A Star is Born. Picture that publicity machine wheezing back to life as successive casts throw up yet more names poised for "overnight" stardom.

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`Thank you for coming to my closing night...'

Fingers crossed at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley; if all goes well, `Jekyll' could be a monster. W Stephen Gilbert goes behind the scenes, and below, David Benedict looks at the musicals that fell at the first

Evita has Hungary reliving 1956 revolt

Almost 40 years after Russian tanks rolled through the streets of Budapest to crush the 1956 uprising, the Americans yesterday made a belated response in kind.

How 'Cats' conquered the world

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'Cats' without pause sets a record for long-playing musicals

Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical Cats, which holds the accolade of London's longest-running musical, is set to enter the record books again on Monday when it becomes the longest-running musical of all time.

The Lloyd Webber effect It's really useful to rule the world

Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's plans for world domination are exemplified by the construction of a pounds 25m theatre outside Frankfurt, designed solely to stage Sunset Boulevard. Lloyd Webber persuaded a hotel group to fund it, and to agree to the Really Useful Group producing the show.

Lyceum goes to Lloyd Webber

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Herb Alpert, Burt Bacharach, Perry Como your hour has come again. The fashionable almost-young are going unaccountably soft. One hears a strange noise in the night and it certainly isn't techno. Report by Rosie Millard. Photographs by David Gamble

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LETTER : Kind words, but not Really Useful

Sir: Your article "The cloning of Andrew Lloyd Webber" (11 February) is very kind to me, but perhaps even more important, it recognises the vital role that the Really Useful Group, lead by its chief executive, Patrick McKenna, has played in realising the full potential of my work, particularly in new markets around the world.

Lloyd Webber drops curtain on Dunaway row

It would have been the court case that could have inspired a musical: the ageing film star scorned by the powerful producer in her bid to play the role of the ageing film star scorned by the powerful producer.
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