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UNMASKED: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber

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Members say: Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Must see

About the show

A world-premiere musical revue for Paper Mill Playhouse featuring stories and songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s remarkable life and celebrated work. More…

From the show:

One of the most successful musical theater composers of all time takes audiences behind the scenes in Unmasked, a world-premiere musical featuring stories and songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s remarkable life and celebrated work. Based on his recently released autobiography, this funny and warm musical portrait offers an intimate look at Lloyd Webber’s five decades in the spotlight and beyond, from his quirky family and bohemian youth in London to the creation of such smash hits as Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Cats, Phantom of the Opera, and Sunset Boulevard. You’ll hear new and sometimes unexpected interpretations of his best-loved songs, rediscovered gems, and some new material specially written for this production.

2h 45m | Already closed | Paper Mill Playhouse (Millburn)

Member Reviews (67)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Must see
83
Avg Score

83
Must see, Great singing, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want a history of one of the greats. Songs were great. Back stories were great. A must see

Don't see it if You do not like biopic pieces

82
Fluffy, Overrated, Banal, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if you want to hear Andrew Lloyd Webber's most famous songs with no sets and very little costumes in a concert-like setting

Don't see it if revues are not your thing or you find Sir Webber's self-indulgent interruptions irritating

69
Nostalgic, 80s-tastic, Cheesy, Fluffy, Great singing

See it if you just want to bask in some of your favorite tunes for a few hours sung by great voices.

Don't see it if you’re expecting plot or production values.

51
Entertaining, Great singing, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal

See it if you love andrew lloyd weber - but this is cruise ship entertainment or a netflix special - not broadway

Don't see it if if you are expecting broadway quality. it disappoints

92
Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Funny

See it if A seamless mix of a legedary English composer's hits&illuminating story of his remarkable artistic life. Amazing performers deliver ALW's *

Don't see it if Uninterested in a multimedia show,so popular this season. Only 2 performances left.Make time Sunday.It's worth it !

Also *most popular hits,wowing again his fans.... Read more Read less

80
Simple staging, Insightful, Great singing

See it if you know ALW's music and want to hear it out of context (by INCREDIBLE singers!), introduced with video snippets from the Lord himself!

Don't see it if 2.5 hours of ALW music will drive you crazy or if revues without lots of fancy staging don't interest you.

Also The show is more "Sondheim on Sondheim" than "Prince of Broadway"--the... Read more Read less

86
A docu-theater experience of alw and his music repertoire.

See it if If you are an ALW fan and want to travel back through his productions.

Don't see it if If you needed a plotted story with definitive links to the specific songs.

Also The music is hauntingly beautiful and presented in an innovative inter... Read more Read less

100
Great singing, Exquisite, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you would love to hear anecdotes from Andrew Lloyd webber about his life music philosophy and hear all his great songs

Don't see it if if you don't like nusical reviews and only singing

76
Entertaining, Great singing, Indulgent

See it if You enjoy a ALW's-greatest-hits-review. You enjoy watching a documentary about ALW. The singing was great. Staging was barebones.

Don't see it if You want a musical that tells a story. This is ALW-lite. ALW (via pre-recorded interviews) introduces each set w/ a little background info.

Also Still undecided if I liked or hated the video interruptions by ALW set... Read more Read less

75
Great singing, Indulgent, Entertaining

See it if you like Andrew Lloyd Webber and enjoy revues.

Don't see it if you don't like his music and don't like the idea of a show without a plot

70
Disappointing, Cliched, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You love Andrew Lloyd Webber's music and looking for more of revue instead of a show.

Don't see it if You want an insightful biopic musical. It's essential a concert with clips from Mr. Webber talking about the songs.

79
Satisfying, Amusing, Typical, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if love ALW. Mamie Parris is amazing, as r most of the women. The men r all good, but Webber writes more 4 Divas. Enjoyable cruise ship revue.

Don't see it if hate Webber. The costumes look like they were bought at a mall in Express. The staging was routine. LOVED the video interruptions & insight

88
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if obviously if you like ALW and want to hear some behind the scenes tidbits, enjoy great broadway singing from fabulous voices

Don't see it if not into musicals, u just want to hear "THE HITS", don't like ALW, filmed taped bits in a live show bother you -although i warmed up to them

55
Cruise ship revue, Banal, Great singing

See it if You love Lloyd Webber. His filmed narration is clever, warm and intelligent and there are a few great singers - especially Mamie Parris.

Don't see it if The cast is stronger on singing than acting, and even some of the singing was weak. This is really a cruise ship show - not Broadway

80
Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you love ALW music and are up for 2 hours 40 of it well performed, with pleasant video commentary from Sir Andrew himself.

Don't see it if If you feel that if you are going to pay for a piece of musical theater, you want to see a real show.

Also This is what it is billed as, a retrospective of the life and works of... Read more Read less

70
Fun, Funny, Interesting, Great singing, Clever

See it if you are interested in a writer's journey and process of some of his most famous work. The behind the scenes of Lloyd Webber's pieces.

Don't see it if you do not like ALW, his music, and great singers singing big 11 o'clock numbers.

54
Slow, Overrated, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if You love Andrew Lloyd Webber. You're interested in behind-the-scenes facts on how some of his music/shows came to be.

Don't see it if You don't know/like Webber's music. You're looking for something with a story. You're looking for a show with big production.

100
Enchanting, Exquisite, Great singing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if any ALW fan will LOVE this. Even if you like him a little. His music so beautiful and the singing in this.. ahh, wish it was a longer run :(

Don't see it if if you expect to see a plot, or a story around ALW's life. He narrates throughout which was entertaining- he's hilarious. LOVED every second

85
Funny, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you're a fan of show-stopping numbers by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Loved seeing him speak on video about the songs and shows. He's quite funny!

Don't see it if You hate ALW or tribute shows (although this is more than a tribute because ALW narrates on video).

Also The singers were phenomenal! Broadway caliber all the way.

76
Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You want to hear A-L-W songs from your favorite shows, are interested in how he works,

Don't see it if Expecting a play or musical based on ALW's songs, want to see elaborate sets and costumes.

Also A bit disappointing and amateurish. ALW narrates between songs, and th... Read more Read less

79
Insightful, some great voices, Entertaining

See it if You like ALW and his musicals. I enjoyed the video clips and behind the scenes review. Talented cast

Don't see it if You do not like ALW

100
Delightful, Must see, Great singing, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if you love the Music of Andrew Lloyd Weber. You loved Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Sunset Blvd.

Don't see it if you don't like music

Also Also music from School of Rock, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar. Absolut... Read more Read less

56
Dizzying, Slow

See it if It was okay. Some really great songs. A bit funny.

Don't see it if I didn’t recognize a lot of songs so I was bored.

81
Enjoyable, Refreshing, Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of Andrew Lloyd Webber's music. Top songs from some of his greatest shows are performed in a more concert-style setting.

Don't see it if You do not like a show that offers only singing with no plot and little dialogue. A.L.W. shares some background info in related film clips.

80
Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like ALW and his music. I liked it, but expected a bit more.

Don't see it if You do not like ALW.


February 13th, 2020
"Andrew Lloyd Webber Reveals and Remembers: This multimedia concert and career retrospective forgets that the best way to honor the composer is to have a good time with his music."
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February 14th, 2020
"Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Unmasked’: Theater Review Though occasionally flawed, this stripped-down theatrical take on Lloyd Webber’s musical catalog is right on time after the cinematic debacle of 'Cats.'"
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February 10th, 2020
"Andrew Lloyd Webber Unabashedly Celebrates Himself in 'Unmasked'': Webber's musical revue makes its world premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse."
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February 11th, 2020
"'UNMASKED: THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER' at Paper Mill Playhouse - An Exquisite Celebration of the Composer and his Music"
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