ALW – Great Performers Singing the Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber

Chita Rivera is not the only person getting a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tonys. Andrew Lloyd Webber, a Broadway composer who has certainly had his share of megahits over the years, was single-handedly the force that introduced the pop opera to Broadway and also utilized rock and roll for many of his scores. Inspired by classical sounds bought into the pop world, Webber is the musical voice behind such scores as Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cats, Song & Dance, Starlight Express, The Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love, Sunset Boulevard, and School of Rock (that’s just to name a few). In celebration of the composer’s big night at the Tonys, here is a compilation of some of Broadway’s best singing some of his greatest hits. 

TV Tidbit: Benji, Zax and the Alien Prince

How many of you remember a Saturday morning live-action show in the 1980s called Benji, Zax and the Alien Prince? The show (which appeared on CBS) had a mere 13 episodes in 1983 and was most-assuredly capitalizing on the sci-fi hysteria of the time created by Star Wars, E.T. and Battlestar Galactica. It was actually quite a fun show that clearly very few people watched.