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.
Set in the magical world of La Belle Epoque Paris, where fashion, glamour, and passion prevail, Lerner and Loewe's celebrated musical is a romantic comedy about one young woman's journey to find her true self... and her true love.