Callaway, Ripley Sing Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber in Iowa May 9-14

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Jeffrey Finn Productions is presenting a special engagement of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber to Des Moines May 9-14, offering the Iowa premiere of songs from the London and Broadway musical The Woman in White.

The concert at The Civic Center of Greater Des Moines will star Tony Award nominee Liz Callaway (Cats, Miss Saigon), John Cudia (Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera), Robert Evan (Jekyll & Hyde, Little Shop of Horrors), Tony Award nominee Alice Ripley (Side Show, Les Misérables, Sunset Boulevard), Laurie Gayle Stephenson (The Phantom of the Opera, The Secret Garden) and Tony Vincent (Jesus Christ Superstar, We Will Rock You). The production is backed by a 27-piece onstage orchestra.

Songs from the scores composed by the Tony, Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer will be heard. Expect tunes from Cats, Evita, The Phantom of the Opera (including new work from the recent film), Sunset Boulevard, Jesus Christ Superstar, Whistle Down the Wind, The Beautiful Game and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber is presented by special arrangement with The Really Useful Group.

The popular concert has been presented in various incarnations and versions throughout the years. This new production is specially devised by Andrew Lloyd Webber for Jeffrey Finn Productions and originally premiered at The Kennedy Center. The new show features songs from his newest musical The Woman in White and the Oscar-nominated new song from the film version of The Phantom of the Opera.

Edward G. Robinson, a veteran musical supervisor and conductor for the American productions of several Andrew Lloyd Webber shows including Cats, The Phantom of the Opera and a previous tour of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, will serve as musical supervisor and conductor. Direction is by Tom Kosis, who previously directed The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber in Hartford, Toronto and Washington, D.C., as well as directing and choreographing the national tour of Flower Drum Song. Kosis is also the resident choreographer for the upcoming Broadway production of Mary Poppins. The performance schedule will be Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 PM, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 6:30 PM, and matinees on Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 1 PM.

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