Famed Broadway composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has NO time for Katdashians! Break The Musical!
As you may recall, the team over at Theater80 decided to pay tribute to the KUWTK family AND the famed musical Cats by combining the two topics together for an off-Broadway parody production. LOLz!
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However, as we previously reported, ALW was not in on the joke as he threatened the production company with a lawsuit if they didn't cut six of his original songs from the unauthorized musical. Well this action certainly made Mr. Lloyd Webber look like the bad cop as he's since received some backlash for it.
So it's no surprise that Andrew's since clarified his stance on the drama. In a convo with The Post, the Broadway hitmaker explained that he "normally turns a blind eye to this sort of thing," but had to pursue legal action in order to protect the work of T.S. Eliot — the poet who inspired the OG production of Cats.
"It was difficult to persuade Eliot's widow . . . to allow us to use Eliot's poems."
Huh. Not to mention, Andrew also noted his agreement with the Eliot estate dictates that the poems can't even be used for parody purposes. Webber concluded:
"…in a parody or in a way that could bring his poems in disrepute . . . So even if I loved [Katdashians], I am legally obligated . . . to protect the work."
See?? Andrew is still an ally to the arts.
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