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Andrew Lloyd Webber and Antonio Banderas partner to produce Theater in Spanish

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Andrew Lloyd Webber (74) and Antonio Banderas (61) joined forces to form and found the new company Amigos Para Simpre (APS), through which Will produce theatre, music and live shows in Spanish,

According to what he revealed in an interview with the EFE agency, APS Productions will include some of the most famous works of the author, prolific composer and director of The Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar You avoidamong other.

After years as collaborators and friends, Lloyd Webber and Banderas would manage the rights to produce and develop Spanish-language artistic projects, including Some are intended for the Spanish-speaking market in the United States.,

Actor Antonio Banderas and London musician Andrew Lloyd Webber came together to make "Friends Forever".  Photo FE / Emilio Naranjo

Actor Antonio Banderas and London musician Andrew Lloyd Webber came together to make “Friends Forever”. Photo FE / Emilio Naranjo

The new company will operate through the Really Useful Group founded by Lloyd Webber, and will have preferential rights to its symbolic musicwhich also includes Sunset Boulevard, starlight express‘ You school of Rock ,school of Rock), among others.

an important call between friends

The 61-year-old Spanish actor said it all started a few months ago, when he got a call from his friend Lloyd Webber and They agreed to meet for dinner in London while they were filming. Indiana Jones 5,

“We’ve known each other for a long time. And there He suggested joining forces To build and develop musical theater in Spanish”, explained Banderas

Lloyd Webber and Banderas have been friends for many years.

Lloyd Webber and Banderas have been friends for many years.

For his part, Lloyd Webber said he was excited to collaborate with Banderas to bring his plays, as well as other popular Broadway and London West End productions, to new markets.

“While millions of people in the Spanish-speaking world already love our shows and music, The appetite for more and the level of musical and dramatic talent is extraordinary‘” said the London-born songwriter.

“I look forward to working with Antonio to bring to the world the best quality productions in Spanish,” said the British producer, who maintains Three Tony Awards, three Grammys, one Oscar, one Emmy, seven Olivier and one Golden Globe,

From Evita to building your company

Banderas worked with Lloyd Webber on Evita, a film adaptation of the musical that was filmed in Buenos Aires in 1996.

Banderas worked with Lloyd Webber on Evita, a film adaptation of the musical that was filmed in Buenos Aires in 1996.

Banderas collaborated with Lloyd Webber during the film adaptation of his famous rock opera avoid (1996), a film directed by and starring Alan Parker Madonna, who shot many of his scenes in Buenos Aires.

Malaga actor defines himself as a fan of English musician from the 1970s, when they saw Jesus Christ SuperstarA work he considers to be one of the first influences that inspired him to become an actor.

“Having the opportunity to collaborate with one of the most respected and admired musicians of all time, bringing these incredible works to a Spanish-speaking audience, is one of the highlights of my career,” said Banderas, who created his own The Teatro del Soho Caxabank was established. company in 2019

The actor has his own company and owns the Soho Theater in his hometown of Malaga.  EFE / Emilio Naranjo

The actor has his own company and owns the Soho Theater in his hometown of Malaga. EFE / Emilio Naranjo

“for me Required to maintain the quality standards of London’s West End or New York’s Broadway”, explained Banderas some time ago.

“That has been my ambition in my company and at my Soho Theater in Málaga. I want excellence. Does that guarantee success? Not good. And that is one of the great things and sorrows of art”, he said.

The name “Friends Forever” comes from a song composed by Lloyd Webber. – With lyrics by Don Black for the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games. The theme was performed by Sarah Brightman and Jose Carreras in the closing ceremony.

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