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Andrew Lloyd Webber on reigning 'Cats' and dog
Posted by: WaymanWong 01:41 am EDT 10/07/21
In reply to: Production on “Sunset Boulevard” film has been stalled. - kieran 12:20 pm EDT 10/06/21

In the same Variety interview, Andrew Lloyd Webber also told a cute story about how the ''Cats'' movie drove him to buy a dog:

“‘Cats’ was off-the-scale all wrong,” says Lloyd Webber. “There wasn’t really any understanding of why the music ticked at all. I saw it and I just thought, ‘Oh, God, no.’ It was the first time in my 70-odd years on this planet that I went out and bought a dog. So the one good thing to come out of it is my little Havanese puppy.”

That puppy has been a constant companion of Lloyd Webber’s during lockdown. They have grown so attached that he’s even figured out a way to bring the dog to New York the next time he travels to the city.

“I wrote off and said I needed him with me at all times because I’m emotionally damaged and I must have this therapy dog,” says Lloyd Webber. “The airline wrote back and said, ‘Can you prove that you really need him?’ And I said ‘Yes, just see what Hollywood did to my musical “Cats.”’ Then the approval came back with a note saying, ‘No doctor’s report required.’”
Link Variety.com: Andrew Lloyd Webber on Broadway's Reopening, 'Cinderella' and Why 'Cats' Caused Him to Buy a Dog
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