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The Original Creative Team  
Tim Rice 
Lyrics
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Tim Rice was born in Amersham in 1944. He was educated at Lancing College, Sussex and briefly at the Sorbonne in Paris. He met Andrew Lloyd Webber in 1965 and has since written the lyrics to four Lloyd Webber scores: The Likes of Us (1966) a musical based on the life of Dr Barnardo; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1967) an operetta for children; Jesus Christ Superstar (1969) and Evita (1976). Lloyd Webber and Rice recently became the first writers to have three musicals playing simultaneously in the West End when a revival of Joseph joined Superstar (London’s longest running musical ever) and Evita. Tim is a well known broadcaster appearing regularly on radio and TV, often displaying his vast and otherwise useless knowledge of popular music. He is the co-author of the best selling Guinness Book of British Record charts since their inception. He is a fanatical cricketer, running his own team, Heartaches C.C. He lives in Oxfordshire, is married to Jane and has two children.

Clubs: MCC, Rick Nelson International, R.A.C.


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Harold Prince 
Director
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Harold Prince directed the premiere productions of Cabaret, Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, The Phantom of the Opera, She Loves Me, Company, Follies, Candide, Pacific Overtures, Evita and Parade. Before becoming a director, Mr. Prince’s productions included The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Fiorello! and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Among the plays he has directed are Hollywood Arms, The Visit, The Great God Brown, End of the World, Play Memory and his own play, Grandchild of Kings.

Recent projects include a new version of Phantom, currently running in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel, the Broadway musical LoveMusik and the new musical Paradise Found, which had its world premiere at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory.

His opera productions have been seen at Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera, Vienna Staatsoper and the Theater Colon in Buenos Aires. He served as a trustee for the New York Public Library and on the National Council of the Arts of the NEA. He is the recipient of a National Medal of Arts for the year 2000 from President Clinton for a career spanning more than 40 years, in which “he changed the nature of the American musical.”

In 2010, he received the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center’s Monte Cristo Award. The recipient of 21 Tony Awards, he was a 1994 Kennedy Center Honoree.


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Robert Stigwood 
Producer
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Robert Stigwood is the head of an international showbusiness organisation with interests in all forms of the entertainment industry.

Theatre credits include (in London) Hair, Sing a Rude Song, The Dirtiest Show in Town, Oh! Calcutta!, The Golden Pathway Annual, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Pippin, Aspect of Max Wall, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, John, Paul, George and Ringo…and Bert, Jeeves and Happy End, and in America – Jesus Christ Superstar, Manhattan Follies and Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band on the Road.

Film credits include Jesus Christ Superstar, Tommy, The Entertainer, Survive!, Saturday Night Fever, Grease, Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (in production) and Moment by Moment.

Television credits include American series based on the British originals – All in the Family (Till Death Us Do Part), Sandford & Son (Steptoe & Son), Beacon Hill (Upstairs Downstairs) and Anything Goes (It’s a Knockout). Scottish TV series – The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. Personal management: includes Eric Clapton, The Bee Gees, Jack Bruce and Yvonne Elliman.

Agency representation includes Frankie Howerd, Johnny Speight, Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Recording: RSC Records and Tapes. Publishing: RSO Publishing.


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David Land 
Producer
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The well-known London agent and entrepreneur, who has been responsible for bringing many international artists, shows and spectaculars to Britain, became the personal manager of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice in May 1969. Recognising their talents through their first recording of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, with his colleague Sefton Myers he provided them with the financial support an guidance which enabled them to create Jesus Christ Superstar. Since the great success of that project David Land has been the vital éminence grise of the careers of Lloyd Webber and Rice, and never have 24 hours gone by without David being in touch with either Andrew or Tim in order to discuss the latest triumph or disaster. The many complex negotiations for recording, stage and film productions of Joseph, Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita have all started life in his Wardour Street office. He has also handled all the (sometimes strange) solo projects that his two discoveries have from time to time undertaken. His co-production of Evita (with Robert Stigwood) is his fourth West End venture as co-Producer.


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Bob Swash 
Executive Producer
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Theatre: Belle, South (1961); Chips With Everything (1962); Portrait of Murder, The Provok’d Wife, Clap Hands, Let’s Make an Opera (1963); A Woman in a Dressing Gown, Everybody Loves Opal, The Four Seasons (1954); A Family Fortune, A Winter’s Tale (1966); Lyric Hammersmith Company Bath Season: Misalliance, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, The Country Wife, The Hollow Crown, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Henry V (1969); Three Months Gone, Sing a Rude Song (1970); The Dirtiest Show in Town (1971). He has also presented the following tours: Charley’s Aunt, Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’be, The Hostage, Oh, What a Lovely War!, A Taste of Honey, Tom Sawyer. Since 1972 has been Executive Producer for Robert Stigwood Organisation and in addition to Evita, productions have included Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1972); The Golden Pathway Annual, John, Paul, George, Ringo…and Bert, Pippin (1974); Jeeves, Aspects of Max Wall, Happy End (1975).

Planned: a new play by Willy Russell to open in September and a presentation of James Earl Jones as Paul Robeson.


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Larry Fuller 
Choreographer
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Theatre: Belle, South (1961); Chips With Everything (1962); Portrait of Murder, The Provok’d Wife, Clap Hands, Let’s Make an Opera (1963); A Woman in a Dressing Gown, Everybody Loves Opal, The Four Seasons (1954); A Family Fortune, A Winter’s Tale (1966); Lyric Hammersmith Company Bath Season: Misalliance, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, The Country Wife, The Hollow Crown, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Henry V (1969); Three Months Gone, Sing a Rude Song (1970); The Dirtiest Show in Town (1971). He has also presented the following tours: Charley’s Aunt, Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’be, The Hostage, Oh, What a Lovely War!, A Taste of Honey, Tom Sawyer. Since 1972 has been Executive Producer for Robert Stigwood Organisation and in addition to Evita, productions have included Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1972); The Golden Pathway Annual, John, Paul, George, Ringo…and Bert, Pippin (1974); Jeeves, Aspects of Max Wall, Happy End (1975).

Planned: a new play by Willy Russell to open in September and a presentation of James Earl Jones as Paul Robeson.


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Anthony Bowles 
Musical Director
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Anthony Bowles started his musical career as pit pianist at the Eastbourne Hippodrome at the age of 16 before studying at the Royal Academy of Music. His first job as Musical Director was with the now historic Cranks. Other shows include The World of Paul Slickey, Four to the Bar, Joseph, and both the Paris and London productions of Jesus Christ Superstar. He composed scores for countless TV shows, plays, and also for films, including Oliver’s Dance of Death and Darel Reisz’s Isadora. MD for the National Theatre company 1973-1974. He recently turned to directing plays, and directed a double bill of A Phoenix Too Frequent by Fry and A Slight Accident by Saunders at the Young Vic. He is on the staff of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, of which he was made a Fellow in 1974.


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Abe Jacob 
Sound Designer
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Abe Jacob has during the past ten years created and been responsible for the sound of such performers as The Mamas and Papas, Peter, Paul and Mary, and the late Jimi Hendrix. He has also designed the sound for the Broadway, regional and world-wide productions of Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Tommy, Sgt, Pepper, Pippin, Chicago, A Chorus Line, The Act, Beatle-mania and Dancin’.


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David Hersey 
Lighting
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Theatre in London recently includes The Red Devil Battery Sign, The John Curry Theatre of Skating II, Elvis. RSC: Richard II, King John, Cymbeline, The Marrying of Ann Leete, Too True To Be Good, The Zykovs, The Iceman Cometh. NT: Hedda Gabler, The Architect and the Emperor of Assyria, Amphitryon Danton’s Death, Macbeth, School for Scandal, Next of Kin, The Marriage of Figaro, Happy Days, John Gabriel Borkman, Hamlet, Trolius and Cressida, Tamburlaine the Great, The Force of Habit, Tales from the Vienna Woods, Julius Caesar, Volpone, The Guardsman, The Cherry Orchard, Brand.

Ballet: Shukemei, Rashomon, Court of Love, Mayerling (Royal Ballet), productions for Ballet Rambert and London Contemporary Dance.

Opera: Katya Kabanova, The Bassarids, The Devils of Loudon (projections), Euryanthe (English National Opera), Peter Grimes, We Come to the River, Ice Break, Lohengrin, Idomeneo, Tristan and Isolde (Royal Opera), Waltzertraum (State Opera Cologne).

David Hersey is a member of the National Theatre Company.


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Hershy Kay 
Orchestration
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Theatre: Broadway musicals as Arranger and Orchestrator include: One the Town, A Flag is Born, Peter Pan, Golden Apple, Sand Hog, Candide (1956 and 1973 versions), Once Upon a Mattress, Juno, Milk and Honey, 110 in the Shade, Drat, The Cat!, Coco, A Chorus Line, 1600 Penna. Ave., Music Is, One the 20th Century.

Ballet scores (composed and/or orchestrated) are Thief Who Loved A Ghost, L’Inconnue (American Ballet Theater), Cakewalk, Western Symphony, Stars and Stripes Who Cares?, The cConcert, Tarantella, Union Jack (New York City Ballet), The Clowns (Joffrey Ballet Co), Meadowlark and Cortege Burlesque (Eliot Feld co), Grand Tour (Royal Ballet of London), Winters Court (Royal Ballet of Denmark).

Film scores, orchestration: Man With a Gun, King and Four Queens, South Seas Adventure, Bite the Bullet. Numerous TV shows for NBC, CBS and ABC including The Valiant Years series for deceased composer R. Kurka.

Reconstructed and orchestrated L.M. Gottschalk’s Grande Tarantelle for piano and orchestra.


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Ray Holder 
Choreographic Music Arranger
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Ray Holder studied at the Royal College of Music (1949-1953). He is a featured concert pianist in over 100 BBC radio and TV broadcasts and appeared with BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, and the Paris Conservatoire Orchestra. Theatre credits include Salad Days, Pickwick, Billy!, Ambassador, The Card. Television: Choreographic  Arranger for The Burt Bacharach Show, The Nana Mouskouri Show, The Moira Anderson Show, etc. Film: Arranger for Oliver!, Fiddler on the Roof, Scrooge, The Great Waltz, Man of La Mancha, Great Expectations, Ace High, Sherlock Holmes’s Smarter Brother.


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