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Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber speaks during the German game show "Wetten Dass" (Bet it...?) in Salzburg, March 27, 2010. REUTERS/Kerstin Joensson/Pool

Lloyd Webber, Rice lose their touch in London as musicals close early

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By Michael Roddy

LONDON (Reuters) - Two of the biggest names in British musicals, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, will close their latest shows early at the end of March, in a blow to the former partners' efforts to succeed separately in London's West End.

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Lyricist Rice and composer Lloyd Webber, who collaborated on such hits as "Evita", "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat", have suffered mixed reviews for their latest productions.

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