90's pop singer Alanis Morisette (right) attended the Jane Eyre opening night party with composer-lyricist Paul Gordon (in the past, he has crafted songs for such artists as Bette Midler, Amy Grant, Smokey Robinson, Quincy Jones and Patti LaBell ). They are pictured with producer Pamela Kozcow.
Jane Eyre tells of a plain but smart woman — a governess - who falls in love with the mysterious, secretive Rochester in provincial England. The Paul Gordon musical received its first major produciton in 1996 at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto (produced by the Mirvishes) and, after script and score refinements, was produced again at the La Jolla Playhouse in summer 1999, where it was a smash audience favorite. Marla Schaffel and James Barbour star as Jane Eyre and Rochester.