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Donald Trump Talks Andrew Lloyd Webber, Plays ‘Phantom’ at Campaign Rally >>

There are a lot of things that many people don’t know about Donald Trump. Like for example did you know that at all of his speeches he always leaves Box 5 open in order to appease Eric the Opera Ghost. It's true, even if there are now box seats, he has at least five of them built just to leave one open. He also plays music from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 'The Phantom of the Opera' at most of his events. That is right, Trump is a big fan of one of the longest running and most successful Broadway & West End shows ever.

Watch Josh Groban and Kelly Clarkson Perform 'All I Ask of You' Cover on PBS

WATCH: Josh Groban, Kelly Clarkson Duet on "All I Ask of You" from 'Phantom' >>

Josh Groban and Kelly Clarkson are made for each other in their cover of "All I Ask of You" from 'The Phantom of the Opera'. Say what you will about Andrew Lloyd Webber, this PBS performance is worth a few listens. The performance initially saw light on Groban's latest album 'Stages'. He and Clarkson performed the 'Phantom' hit with ease, with Clarkson venturing into a new area with her voice.

Can 'School Of Rock,' the Musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Punch Its Own Ticket?

Can Lloyd Webber's 'School Of Rock' Punch Its Own Ticket? >>

Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber--certainly one of the theater's best-cast composers, writers and producers. Be it on Broadway or in his native West End, it's his name above so many other cast ones in productions as brilliant and as varied as 'Cats,' 'Evita,' 'Jesus Christ Superstar,' 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,' 'Phantom of the Opera,' etc. ad inf. But what about his newest show, 'School of Rock: The Musical,' beginning previews early November (opening officially on December 6) at the Shubert's Winter Garden Theatre? And can YOU, Classicalites, afford a ticket?

Soprano Sarah Brightman Plans to be First Diva to Sing on ISS Space Adventure, Spends $52 Million

Soprano Sarah Brightman Plans To Be First Diva To Sing on ISS Space Adventure, Spends $52 Million >>

Perhaps one of the world's most famous sopranos, Sarah Brightman, announced a while back that on Sept. 1 she will be on board Soyuz flight TMA18M bound for the International Space Station hundreds of miles above Earth. And now she discusses what that means for her career.

School of Rock

'School of Rock' Musical in the Works: Andrew Lloyd Webber Has Signed On >>

It has been announced that the hilarious rock comedy "School of Rock" will be making its stage debut in fall 2015. "School of Rock: The Musical" is based on the hit 2003 film staring Jack Black as a failed rock star who poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school and attempts to form a rock band out of his class. The Paramount film was directed by Richard Linklater and written by Mike White, who starred alongside Black in the movie. The musical's creative team is just as surprising as the production itself. Andrew Lloyd Webber, Glenn Slater and "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Followes have all signed on to the project. The show will feature tunes from the movie, as well as new music by Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Slater, known for his work on such films as Disney's "Tangled" as well as Broadway musicals including "The Little Mermaid" and "Sister Act." The book for "School of Rock" is being written by Fellowes, who wrote the stage version of "Mary Poppins" for Disney and producer Cameron Mackintosh.

Marti Pellow and Madalena Alberto in 'Evita'

West End 'Evita' Begins Performances Today >>

The limited run starring Madalena Alberto and Marti Pellow follows a successful UK tour.

Mere months before the cancelation, Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Rock Spectacular North American Tour Press Conference at the Hammerstein Ballroom this past April.

Jesus Christ Supersuit: Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group Suing Michael Cohl’s Options Clause Entertainment >>

In light of the cancellation of 'Jesus Christ Superstar' earlier this summer, Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s Really Useful Group will be suing co-producer Michael Cohl’s Options Clause Entertainment for what seems to be a loss in profit from ticket sales.

Listening to the Bawdy Bellower Nerd: Amusing Anagrams of Famous Composers’ Names >>

Just for fun, we decided to test some anagram generators on the Web by typing in the names of our favorite composers. What hidden meanings might be lurking in these famous names?

Why Elton John and Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' Will Work as an Animated Film >>

The Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is to be turned into an animated film. This won't be the first before-the-cameras version of the popular show. In 1999 Donny Osmond, Joan Collins, Richard Attenborough and Maria Freidman starred in a small-screen treatment.

No Osmonds: Elton John, DreamWorks to Adapt and Produce 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' as Animated Film >>

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's infectious musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will soon make an appearance on the silver screen. And this time, no Osmonds are involved. No, Elton John's Rocket Pictures has acquired the film rights and will produce an animated feature of the same nam

Don't Cry for Me, El Sistema: Late Venezuelan Leader Hugo Chávez Gets Musical Debut in Minsk >>

When you really, really like another country's leader, make a musical about him.

REVIEW: Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Stephen Ward' Musical, Orgies and All, Redeems Profumo Affair >>

Stephen Ward was something of a playboy, enjoying the company of attractive young women, the rich and powerful and the lifestyle that went along with this.

Friends Turn Black into Gold >>

The stars turned out to celebrate the career of master lyricist Don Black, as his new show with Andrew Lloyd Webber is readied for its West End première.

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The True Story Behind Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Stephen Ward' Musical [PHOTOS] >>

Opening this December on London's West End, Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Stephen Ward' charts the rise and fall of a high society osteopath at the center of the 1963 Profumo Affair.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's New West End Musical, 'Stephen Ward,' Seeks Redemption for Profumo Affair Scapegoat

Andrew Lloyd Webber's New West End Musical, 'Stephen Ward,' Seeks Redemption for Profumo Affair Scapegoat >>

Stephen Ward was something of a playboy, enjoying the company of attractive young women, the rich and powerful and the lifestyle that went along with this.

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