Newly Revised Woman in White to Get London Revival

London News   Newly Revised Woman in White to Get London Revival
Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Zippel have updated the musical’s score and libretto.
Woman in White London 2017 Key Art

London’s Charing Cross Theatre is set to stage the first-ever revival of The Woman in White this winter, featuring a revised score and libretto from composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist David Zippel. Casting for the Thom Southerland-helmed production will be announced at a later date.

The Woman in White, which played on Broadway in 2005 and received a Tony nomination for Best Score, features music by Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Zippel, and a book by Charlotte Jones.

The musical is set to begin previews at Charing Cross November 20 ahead of a December 4 opening night. The 12-week engagement will run through February 10, 2018.

“I am so excited about this new production. The Woman in White is a wildly exciting romantic thriller which is frequently tender and personal,” commented Southerland in a press statement. “The music is grand, sweeping and instantly captivating. Having long been an admirer of The Woman in White, I know that Charing Cross Theatre is the ideal intimate space for audiences to experience it for the first time or rediscover this lush Victorian Gothic thriller.”

The story follows a young tutor who arrives at an English country estate to teach art to two orphaned half-sisters, who've fallen under the spell of an eerie, fortune-hunting nobleman. The musical premiered on the West End in 2004 ahead of its Broadway debut.

The creative team also includes movement director Cressida Carré, set designer Morgan Large, costume designer Jonathan Lipman, lighting designer Rick Fisher, and sound designer Andrew Johnso. Casting is by David Grindrod Associates, and orchestrations are by David Cullen.

The Woman in White is produced by Patrick Gracey, Steven M. Levy, and Vaughan Williams by arrangement with The Really Useful Group Limited.

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