Brazier Lands Role in Broadway's Woman in White

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Canadian actor Adam Brazier has landed a role in the Broadway mounting of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Woman in White.

The Toronto Star reports that Brazier will play Walter in Woman in White, which begins previews at Broadway's Marquis Theatre Oct. 28. The musical, which is currently playing London's Palace Theatre, will officially open Nov. 17. Although no casting has been officially announced, it is likely that Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman will repeat her London role as Marian on Broadway.

Adam Brazier was recently seen at Lloyd Webber's Sydmonton Festival, playing Dr. Barnardo in The Likes of Us. He played Sky in the Toronto production of Mamma Mia! and made his Broadway debut in the revival of Into the Woods. His other theatrical credits include roles in Godspell, The Garage Sale, Man of La Mancha and Oedipus. Brazier is a recipient of a 1998 Tyrone Guthrie Award.

The Woman in White features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by David Zippel and a book by Charlotte Jones. The remainder of the creative team comprises Trevor Nunn (direction), William Dudley (set and costume design), Paul Pyant (lighting design), Mick Potter (sound design), Wayne McGregor (dance and movement) and Simon Lee (musical supervisor). The creative team will re-create their work on Broadway.

The London production — now starring Ruthie Henshall — began previews at the newly refurbished Palace Theatre Aug. 28 with an official opening Sept. 15. Woman in White was nominated for five Olivier Awards.

According to production notes, The Woman in White concerns "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." For more information about The Woman in White visit www.womaninwhitethemusical.com.

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