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

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

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age/Contemporary (1965/2005)

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.


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber  Lyrics: Tim Rice

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1968)

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.


Jesus Christ Superstar

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber  Lyrics: Tim Rice

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1970)

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”!


By Jeeves

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber  Lyrics: Alan Ayckbourn

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1975)

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.


Evita

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber  Lyrics: Tim Rice

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1976)

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.


Tell Me on a Sunday

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber  Lyrics: Don Black

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1979)

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.


Cats

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

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1981)

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.


Song and Dance

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

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1982)

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.


Starlight Express

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

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1984)

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.


The Phantom of the Opera

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

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1986)

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.


Aspects of Love

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

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1989)

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.


Sunset Boulevard

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

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1991)

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.


Whistle Down the Wind

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

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1996)

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.


The Beautiful Game

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber  Lyrics/Book: Ben Elton

Musical Type: Contemporary (2000)

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. 


The Woman in White

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

Musical Type: Contemporary (2004)

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.


Love Never Dies

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

Musical Type: Contemporary (2010)

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


The Wizard of Oz

Music: Harold Arlen, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Herbert Stothart  Lyrics: E.Y. Harburg, Tim Rice  Book: ALW, Jeremy Sams

Musical Type: Jazz Age/Contemporary (1939/2011)

The 2011 version of The Wizard of Oz is based on the 1939 film of the same name. The book has been adapted and new music has been added by ALW and Tim Rice.


Stephen Ward

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

Musical Type: Contemporary (2013)

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


School of Rock

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

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

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.


Bad Cinderella

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

Musical Type: Contemporary (2021)

And lastly, Bad Cinderella is ALW’s new and loose adaptation of the classic fairytale. The musical premiered in London in 2021 and is scheduled to transfer to Broadway in 2022.


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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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