PHOTO CALL: Linda Balgord, Matt Raftery and Susan Moniz Premiere Now and Forever: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber
By Krissie Fullerton
19 Jan 2013
The world premiere of Marriott Theatre's Now and Forever, a theatrical exploration of the songs of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber featuring Linda Balgord, began Jan. 16 in suburban Chicago.
The show features lyrics and/or text by Don Black, Christopher Hampton, Charles Hart, Trevor Nunn (after T.S. Eliot), Tim Rice, Glenn Slater, Richard Stilgoe and David Zippel, with contributions by Amy Powers, from Evita, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Whistle Down the Wind, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Starlight Express, Sunset Boulevard and its sequel Love Never Dies.
Featuring the Broadway classics “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition,” Fiddler on the Roof will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!