Andrew Lloyd Webber Euthanizes ‘Cats,’ Elton John Celebrates Sobriety & More!

Links to the past, with relevance today:

Universally loathed (Image via Universal)

THE TIMES: Andrew Lloyd Webber has been happy with some of the film adaptations of his greatest theatrical hits — Cats (2019) was not one of 'em:

“The problem with the film was that [director] Tom Hooper decided, as he had with Les Mis, that he didn’t want anybody involved in it who was involved in the original show ... The whole thing was ridiculous.”

Eurogliders forever! (Image via video still)

KENNETH IN THE (212): A dozen New Wave bands fronted by women that you may have forgotten.

TODAY: Elton John is celebrating 30 years of sobriety.

JOE.MY.GOD.: Lord & Taylor — the oldest U.S. department store — and Men's Wearhouse are declaring bankruptcy.

BLOOMBERG: An interesting — and quick! — peek at how the iconic NYC deli Katz's is surviving during the pandemic, 132 years after its launch, in spite of serving 100 a day vs. 4,000:

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