Shoshana Bean to Join Callaway, Bohmer and More in Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber

News   Shoshana Bean to Join Callaway, Bohmer and More in Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber Broadway's Shoshana Bean, a veteran of Hairspray and Wicked, completes the cast of the holiday engagement of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
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As previously announced, the Jeffrey Finn Productions concert will play Dec. 23-Jan. 4, 2009, at the Kennedy Center's newly renovated Eisenhower Theater. The stars singing songs by British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber include 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 since a sold-out holiday run at the Kennedy Center Opera House in December 2004. The official opening night will be Dec. 27 at 7:30 PM.

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 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." Like the 2004 version, which Lloyd Webber also oversaw, it will also include the U.S. premiere of new music by the composer.

Details on new music being included for the 2008 edition will be announced in the coming weeks. The creative and design teams for this engagement will reunite the team behind the 2004 production: 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.