"The Music of the Night": The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber Opens at the Kennedy Center Dec. 28

News   "The Music of the Night": The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber Opens at the Kennedy Center Dec. 28
 
A star-studded company of Broadway favorites can be seen in The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber — a tribute to the composer of The Phantom of the Opera and Evita — which plays the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Dec. 28-Jan. 3, 2005.
Alice Ripley will join other Broadway stars at the Kennedy Center for
Alice Ripley will join other Broadway stars at the Kennedy Center for "The Music of the Night"

Alice Ripley, Liz Callaway, Hugh Panaro, Ray Walker and Sarah Pfisterer star in the series of concerts, which boast two songs from Lloyd Webber's newest musical, The Woman in White: "I Believe in My Heart" and "Evermore Without You." Pfisterer, seen in the Broadway mountings of Show Boat and The Phantom of the Opera, and Jekyll & Hyde's Evan will duet on "I Believe in My Heart," while Evan will solo on "Evermore Without You."

The Jeffrey Finn Productions concert, by special arrangement with The Really Useful Group, will feature direction by Tom Kosis and musical direction by conductor Edward G. Robinson (a veteran of American productions of Lloyd Webber's Cats, The Phantom of the Opera and a previous tour of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber). The creative team also includes James Noone (scenic design), Brian Nason (lighting design), Lucas J. Corrubia, Jr. (sound design) and costume design by the House of Valentino. Kelley Kirkpatrick is the production stage manager.

The complete song list for the concert, which boasts a 32-piece onstage orchestra, follows.

Act One
Cats
"The Jellicle Ball" (Orchestra)

Jesus Christ Superstar
"Superstar" (Ray Walker with Company)
"I Don’t Know How to Love Him" (Liz Callaway)
"Gethsemane (I Only Want To Say)" (Rob Evan) Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
"A Pharaoh’s Story" (Alice Ripley with Company)
"Close Every Door" (Hugh Panaro with Liz Callaway, Rob Evan, Ray Walker & Alice Ripley)

Song & Dance
"Unexpected Song" (Sarah Pfisterer)

The Beautiful Game
"Overture" (Orchestra)

The Woman in White
"I Believe My Heart" (Sarah Pfisterer and Rob Evan)
"Evermore Without You" (Rob Evan)

Cats
"Memory" (Liz Callaway)

Aspects of Love
"Aspects of Aspects" (Orchestra)

Starlight Express
"Starlight Express (Starlight Sequence)" (Hugh Panaro and Ray Walker)

Whistle Down the Wind
"Whistle Down the Wind" (Liz Callaway)
"No Matter What" (Sarah Pfisterer, Hugh Panaro, Alice Ripley & Rob Evan)
"Vaults of Heaven" (Ray Walker with Company)

Act Two
Sunset Boulevard
"Sunset Suite" (Orchestra)
"Sunset Boulevard" (Rob Evan)
"Too Much in Love to Care" (Hugh Panaro & Alice Ripley)
"As If We Never Said Goodbye" (Liz Callaway)

Evita
"Orchestral Suite" (Orchestra)
"You Must Love Me" (Liz Callaway)
"And the Money Kept Rolling In" (Ray Walker)
"Don’t Cry for Me Argentina" (Alice Ripley)

The Phantom of the Opera
"Overture" (Orchestra)
"The Phantom of the Opera" (Hugh Panaro & Sarah Pfisterer)
"Learn to Be Lonely" (from the film/Alice Ripley)
"All I Ask of You" (Rob Evan & Sarah Pfisterer)
"The Music of the Night" (Hugh Panaro)

Finale/Aspects Of Love
"Love Changes Everything" (Company)

Andrew Lloyd Webber is the award-winning composer of Cats, Evita, The Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard, Jesus Christ Superstar, By Jeeves, Whistle Down the Wind, The Beautiful Game, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Whistle Down the Wind.

Liz Callaway was most recently on Broadway in The Look of Love. She made her Broadway debut in the original cast of Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along, and also took part in the anniversary concert of that musical. For her work in the musical Baby, Callaway received a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, and her other Broadway credits include The Three Musketeers, Miss Saigon and Cats.

Alice Ripley, who headlined a production of Tell Me on a Sunday at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, earned a Tony nomination for her performance as conjoined twin Violet Hilton in the musical Side Show. She has also appeared on Broadway in The Rocky Horror Show, James Joyce's The Dead, Sunset Boulevard, The Who's Tommy, Les Misérables and in the City Center Encores! production of Li'l Abner as well as the concert run of King David.

Robert Evan, a recent star of Johnny Guitar and Little Shop of Horrors, has appeared on Broadway in Dance of the Vampires, Jekyll & Hyde and Les Misérables. Another recent project was Off-Broadway's The Prince and the Pauper. His tour credits include Les Miz, Jekyll & Hyde and Hello, Dolly!

Hugh Panaro currently stars in the title role of Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera. His other Broadway credits include Les Misérables, Side Show, Show Boat and The Red Shoes. Panaro also performed in the West End and Toronto companies of Show Boat and was seen in the Kennedy Center's production of Sweeney Todd. He also starred in the American premiere of Martin Guerre.

Sarah Pfisterer portrayed Christine in the Broadway company of Phantom of the Opera and also played that role on tour. She was also seen on Broadway as Magnolia in Harold Prince's Show Boat and has appeared in regional productions at the St. Louis MUNY and Chicago's Drury Lane Oak Bridge Theatre.

Ray Walker's Broadway credits include Les Misérables, Grease and Jesus Christ Superstar. He was seen in the tours of Whistle Down the Wind, Falsettos and The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber as well as the Off-Broadway production of Chess.

The performance schedule will be Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 PM, Friday (New Year's Eve) at 8:30 PM and Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 PM and 7:30 PM. Tickets are now available by visiting The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts at www.kennedy-center.org or by calling Instant-Charge at (800) 444-1324.

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