The Woman in White opens Thursday, November 17th at the Marquis Theatre (211 W 45th St). Produced by Boyett Ostar Productions, Nederlander Presentations Inc., Sonia Friedman Productions Ltd. and The Really Useful Theatre Company Ltd. and directed by Trevor Nunn (Nicholas Nickleby, Cats, Les Miserables), The Woman in White features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber (Cats, The Phantom of the Opera), lyrics by David Zippel (City of Angels) and book by Charlotte Jones (Humble Boy). Preview performances begin Friday, October 28th.
The Woman in White is currently spooking audiences at London's Palace Theatre, where it opened on September 15th, 2004. Directed by Trevor Nunn (Les Miserables, Chess), the show (which was nominated for 5 Olivier Awards) features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber (Evita, Cats, The Phantom of the Opera), lyrics by David Zippel (City of Angels, The Goodbye Girl) and a book by Charlotte Jones (Humble Boy). William Dudley (sets and costumes), Paul Pyant (lighting), and Mick Potter (sound) make up the design team with Wayne McGregor behind the choreography and Simon Lee handling the music supervision. All of the creative team will be on hand for the Broadway run.
The show is (according to production notes) about "a dashing young man, employed as the art tutor to two devoted sisters, (who) is stranded at a remote railway cutting. Out of the darkness looms a woman, a mysterious figure dressed in white, desperate to share a chilling secret. He and the sisters soon find themselves trapped in a web of betrayal and greed, the victims of a seemingly flawless crime. Together they will need all their resourcefulness and courage to outwit a hugely charismatic and ingenious villain. As the compelling plot twists and turns, low villainy vies with high romance in a world where nothing is as it first appears and where it is impossible to know who to trust."
Tickets for THE WOMAN IN WHITE are available by calling 212-307-4100, by
visiting http://www.ticketmaster.com, http://www.womaninwhitethemusical.com or the Marquis box office.
photo credit: Manuel Harlan and Paul Kolnik
Jill Paice, Adam Brazier and Maria Friedman
Maria Friedman and Michael Ball
(l to r) Jill Paice, Maria Friedman and Angela Christian