Ends Mar 01 | 2h 45m | Millburn

UNMASKED: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber

From 55 member  reviews
Members say: Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Must see, Funny

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 | Ends Mar 01 | Paper Mill Playhouse (Millburn)

Member Reviews (55)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Must see, Funny
86
Avg Score

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

86
Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Would make a better PBS documentary. Singing is wonderful, snippets from Andrew Lloyd Webber - interesting & informative.

Don't see it if You’re expecting a musical. It’s more of a review, but with all of your favorite ALW songs. Act 1 is lengthy.

100
Ambitious, Masterful, Must see, Great singing, Delightful

See it if You’re a fan of Andrew Lloyd Webber!! And even if you don’t know much of his music, you might recognize more than you think!

Don't see it if You’re expecting a coherent musical/plot. This is a revue so it’s a little bit of everything.

92
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Clever

See it if You are an ALW fan and want to learn a bit more about Andrew Lloyd Webber himself.

Don't see it if You are expecting to see a traditional musical with defined characters and linear story line.

93
Clever, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if If you are a Broadway fan, or love Andrew's music

Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional play with a storyline

100
Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You love the music of Andrew Loyd Webber

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals

85
Great staging, Indulgent, Great singing

See it if You are familiar with, and enjoy, Andrew Lloyd Webber's music.

Don't see it if I am not a fan of Andrew Lloyd Webber's music, and subsequently have not seen all of his shows. A few great moments with wonderful voices.

85
Enchanting, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you love Andrew Lloyd Weber music

Don't see it if you want more than just a concert version of the songs

95
Delightful, Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You love Broadway musicals and the best voices out there! And Andrew Lloyd Webber telling his own story!

Don't see it if You don’t like musical theater.


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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