Andrew Lloyd-Webber feels fear of miffing minorities is marring creativity in arts

September 9th, 2008 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI  

London, September 9 (ANI): British musical theatre composer Andrew Lloyd-Webber feels that creativity in arts is bearing the brunt of political correctness.
He even says that the fear of offending minorities may not let some of the greatest musicals to be written.
“I”m lucky to have had such a successful career. I”m actually lucky enough to have always done as I want, the Telegraph quoted him as saying.
“I look back at when I was younger and ask myself would I have written an opera with Tim Rice? So many people nowadays are obsessed with things offending people. Today people say you can”t do this because it will offend that community, and then you can”t say this because the Muslims will be offended by it and we”ll end up being talked out of it. Talked out of ideas. Whereas when I was 20 I didn”t think about those things - you could just do it,” he added.
Together with Tim Rice, Lloyd-Webber began his theatre career with two shows that drew on Christian tradition - Jesus Christ Superstar and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
He is currently planning a new BBC talent search to find a Dorothy for a West End production of The Wizard of Oz. (ANI)

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