Report: Andrew Lloyd Webber's Woman Will Get Reading in England

News   Report: Andrew Lloyd Webber's Woman Will Get Reading in England Andrew Lloyd Webber's planned musical of The Woman in White will be given a reading at the composer's annual Sydmonton Festival the weekend of July 12-13, the New York Post reported.

A mysterious tale of damsels in distress, a wicked aristocrat, lunatic asylums, family fortunes, desolate mansions and a sinister Secret Society, "The Woman in White" was a popular success for 19th-century English novelist Wilkie Collins, who went on to write the first modern detective story, "The Moonstone."

According to reports, Lloyd Webber and playwright Charlotte Jones have finished the show's first act, which will be giving at airing at Sydmonton. David Zippel is providing the lyrics. Trevor Nunn is to direct.

Andrew Lloyd Webber will produce Bombay Dreams, which is scheduled to arrive on Broadway next spring. His long-running Broadway musical, The Phantom of the Opera, continues at the Majestic.