Andrew Lloyd Webber spoke with host Jimmy Fallon on the April 17 broadcast of NBC's The Tonight Show, a day after his history-making The Phantom of the Opera ended its 35-year Broadway run.
Lloyd Webber recalled an early idea director Harold Prince had for the musical's premiere London run: "In the dress rehearsal we had, Hal Prince, the great legendary director Hal Prince, had this idea … Some of you may know that in Phantom, we go up to the roof, and he had this idea that pigeons would fly from the roof over the audience. In the dress rehearsal, they made—shall we put it this way, a mess! Yeah. The pigeons left."
Lloyd Webber also discussed his transition from Cats to dogs, the genesis of his new musical Bad Cinderella, and played a few of his most memorable tunes for the audience. Watch the full interview above.