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Shafting the incumbent: When shows gazump

In the business world, it always feels slightly wrong when a company heralds the arrival of a fabulous new executive whilst their predecessor is still sat at their desks. And it happens in the theatre world too. In casting, there’s rarely a chance for the hoofer sweating away night-after-night to announce their departure before the press release goes out about the bright young thing taking their place (Legally Blonde recently announcing that Carley Stenson is to replace Susan McFadden as Elle Woods caused much gasping, least of all from the rest of the cast, who read it first on Twitter!) …

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Lloyd Webber fans play part in new box set

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group and Universal Music are inviting Lloyd Webber fans to play a role in the forthcoming “Andrew Lloyd Webber 60” CD release.

Michael Grade turns attention to West End

Michael Grade, of the legendary Grade and Delfont entertainment dynasty, is eyeing up the West End as his next conquest: buying four London theatres.

Lloyd Webber launches musical

Today in London Andrew Lloyd Webber launched his new Phantom sequel Love Never Dies.

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