A fter ruffling a few feathers across the pond when Jesus Christ Superstarlanded on Broadway, you might think that uppity young Brits, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice – now pillars of respectability as Lord Lloyd Webber and Sir Tim – would have thought twice before immortalising a fascist dictator in song. Musical theatre history teaches us that Evitaconquered the West End before carrying off seven Tony Awards on Broadway (though not before the...

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