Lyric founding producer Steven Jones first saw Jane Eyre during its Toronto run in 1996. "I loved it," he said in production notes. "I was in Toronto to see the pre-Broadway engagements of Ragtime and Jane Eyre. I saw Jane Eyre the first night and Ragtime the following afternoon. I was so moved by Jane Eyre that I returned to the Royal Alexandra Theatre to see it a second time."
After popular runs in Toronto and at the La Jolla Playhouse, Jane Eyre opened at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre on December 10, 2000. Lyric Stage's production will be the third professional production since its Broadway engagement.
Candace Evans directs the Lyric Stage mounting of Jane Eyre with musical direction by Scott A. Eckert.
Julie Stirman will play Jane opposite Greg Dulcie's Rochester with Dara Whitehead Allen, Deborah Brown, Kristi Rowan, Laurie Bulaoro, Greg Allen, Keith Ferguson, Theo Wischhusen, Caitlin Daniels, Beth Albright, Steven Hall, Laura Joyal, Mary McElree, Michael Madrinkian, Claire Fowler and Carly Rosemore rounding out the cast.
The design team includes Wade Giampa (sets), Susan A. White (lights) and Billie Boston (costumes).
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