The Jeffrey Finn Productions concert, running through Jan. 4, 2009, features Shoshana Bean (Hairspray, Wicked), Tony Award nominee Liz Callaway (Baby, Cats, Miss Saigon), Eric Kunze (Jesus Christ Superstar, Whistle Down the Wind, Miss Saigon), Ron Bohmer (the title role in The Phantom of the Opera, The Woman in White, Sunset Boulevard), David Josefsberg (Les Misérables, Grease, Altar Boyz) and Laurie Gayle Stephenson (Christine in The Phantom of the Opera).
This is the first return of the special concert of songs by British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber since a sold-out holiday run at the Kennedy Center Opera House in December 2004. It's not an exact match of the earlier concert; songs from ALW's catalog have been added to the show.
Featuring a 30-piece onstage orchestra, this concert will feature the best-loved songs from the scores composed by the Tony, Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer and 2006 Kennedy Center Honoree, including Cats, Evita, The Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard, Jesus Christ Superstar, Song & Dance, Starlight Express, Aspects of Love, Whistle Down the Wind, The Beautiful Game, The Woman in White and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The composer is currently working on a sequel to Phantom which takes soprano Christine and the masked man to New York City.
The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, presented by special arrangement with The Really Useful Group, "has been personally devised by Andrew Lloyd Webber for this exclusive engagement for Washington audiences." The creative team behind the 2004 DC concert production are back: director Tom Kosis, musical supervisor and conductor Edward G. Robinson, lighting designer Brian Nason and sound designer Lucas J. Corrubia, Jr.
For tickets, call Instant Charge at (202) 467-4600 or (800) 444-1324 or visit kennedy-center.org.