Musicals by Andrew Lloyd Webber – A Full List

Andrew Lloyd Webber is a legendary EGOT-winning composer who has created one musical theatre mega hit after another. And for your convenience, here’s our list of all of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals to date, sorted chronologically.


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Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals

The Likes of Us (1965)

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber  Lyrics: Tim Rice  Book: Leslie Thomas

Although The Likes of Us was first produced in 2005, it was actually the first musical by Tim Rice and ALW. It was written in 1965 but put on hold for a while due to a lack of backing.

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1968)

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber  Lyrics: Tim Rice

The Likes of Us was technically the first musical written by ALW and Tim Rice. But Joseph was their first produced show – a sung-through musical about the classic Biblical tale.

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Jesus Christ Superstar (1970)

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber  Lyrics: Tim Rice

Jesus Christ Superstar is a Bible-inspired rock-opera. It was after the first productions of this show that ALW won a Drama Desk Award for “Most Promising Composer”!

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By Jeeves (1975)

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber  Lyrics: Alan Ayckbourn

Based on the Jeeves stories by P.G. Wodehouse, the musical was first produced in 1975 under the name Jeeves, and later rebranded as By Jeeves in 1996.

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Evita (1976)

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber  Lyrics: Tim Rice

Based on the life of Eva Perón, Evita was first released as a rock opera album. After moving to London’s West End, it became the first British show to win a Tony for Best Musical.

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Tell Me on a Sunday (1979)

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber  Lyrics: Don Black

Tell Me on a Sunday is a rarity in that it’s a one-woman song-cycle. This musical follows the story a young woman who is looking for love and success in the USA.

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Cats (1981)

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber  Lyrics: T.S. Eliot, Trevor Nunn, Richard Stilgoe

Cats is one of ALW’s biggest successes and turned into one of the longest running shows in both the West End and on Broadway. The Broadway production won 7 Tony Awards and 11 nominations.

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Song and Dance (1982)

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber  Lyrics: Don Black, Richard Maltby Jr.

This is another unique concept musical in which one entire act is comprised of “song” while the other is entirely “dance”. Song and Dance received 8 Tony nominations.

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Starlight Express (1984)

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Alistair Lloyd Webber  Lyrics: Various

Starlight Express is yet again another unique musical concept in which the entire show is performed on roller skates! This turned into one of the longest running West End musicals.

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The Phantom of the Opera (1986)

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber  Lyrics: Charles Hart, Richard Stilgoe  Book: Stilgoe, Webber

One of the biggest Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals ever, The Phantom of the Opera won both the Tony and Olivier Awards for Best Musical. It’s also currently the longest running Broadway show in history.

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Aspects of Love (1989)

Music/Book: Andrew Lloyd Webber  Lyrics: Don Black, Charles Hart

Aspects of Love is based on the novel of the same name, and features a handful of songs from the 1986 musical Cricket (see below), which was written in collaboration with Tim Rice.

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Sunset Boulevard (1991)

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber  Lyrics/Book: Don Black, Christopher Hampton

Sunset Boulevard is based on the 1950 film by Billy Wilder and follows the story of a woman who lives in her own fantasy world of fame and success.

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Whistle Down the Wind (1996)

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber  Lyrics: Jim Steinman  Book: Patricia Knop, Webber, Gale Edwards

Whistle Down the Wind is also based on a film. Although it was initially faced with negative reviews, there continued to be many tours and revivals of the show.

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The Beautiful Game (2000)

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber  Lyrics/Book: Ben Elton

The Beautiful Game is a musical about a group of teenagers in Belfast. Since the musical was reworked at one point, it was also briefly known as The Boys in the Photograph. 

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The Woman in White (2004)

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber  Lyrics: David Zippel  Book: Charlotte Jones

The Woman in White was based on the Victorian thriller novel by Wilkie Collins. This musical ended up being one of ALW’s shortest-running shows.

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Love Never Dies (2010)

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber  Lyrics: Glen Slater  Book: Webber, Elton, Slater, Forsyth

Love Never Dies is the sequel to the Phantom of the Opera. However, ALW has also stated that one does not need previous knowledge of Phantom in order to enjoy this musical.

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Stephen Ward (2013)

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber  Lyrics/Book: Don Black, Christopher Hampton

Stephen Ward is based on the true events of the 1963 Profumo Affair. After the opening, the show received mixed reviews from the critics.

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School of Rock (2015)

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber  Lyrics: Glen Slater  Book: Julian Fellowes

This contemporary rock musical is based on the 2003 film of the same name. It was nominated for four Tony Awards and five Drama Desk Awards.

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Cinderella (2021)

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber  Lyrics: David Zippel  Book: Emerald Fennell

And lastly, Cinderella is ALW’s new adaptation of the classic fairytale. The musical premiered in London in 2021.

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Additional Work

1986: Cricket (later scrapped / songs used for Aspects of Love)

2011: The Wizard of Oz (reworking and additional songs)


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Which of these musicals by Andrew Lloyd Webber is your favorite?

Or have you ever played a role in any of these ALW musicals? Feel free to share in the comments below! And if you like these types of lists, check out the musical database. That’s where you’ll find musicals sorted by composer, theme, setting, and more!


Stacy Karyn, author of Musicals by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Author: Stacy Karyn

Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theatre Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She has a TESOL drama certificate, a BA in theatre, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


 

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