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Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Woman In White' to open on the 17 Nov 2005

Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest musical, The Woman In White, will open on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre on the 17 Nov 2005, following previews from the 28 Oct 2005.

The Woman In Whiteoriginally opened on the 15 Sep 2004, at the Palace Theatre. The show opened to luke warm to poor notices, Charles Spencer of The Daily Telegraph said, "A terrible disappointment.....Yes, there are moments when Lloyd Webber comes up with the big lush romantic melodies that are his forte, though these days they tend to sound alarmingly like retreads of his own earlier work," Benedict Nightingale for THE TIMES wrote,"Why...doesn�t The Woman in White leap from the stage of the smartly refurbished Palace with the panache I�d hoped?...This lady is too pale and plump for thrills." Nicholas De Jongh for the Evening Standard printed, "So old-fashioned it deserves to be stuffed and displayed in a museum for deceased musicals... I came out humming with boredom." However, Paul Taylor of The Independent was more positive saying "Fluent production....I suspect The Woman In White will be haunting the West End for some time to come."

(Click here to read, our sister site, review of the London Production.)

The cast is still to be announced, with auditions currently taking place, though it is rumured that Maria Friedman, who starred in the London production, will once again take on the role of Marian.

The Woman In White will be directed by Trevor Nunn, with set and cstume design by William Dudley, lighting by Paul Pyant and sound by Mick Potter. This is the same creative team as the London production.

A dashing young man, employed as the art tutor to two devoted sisters, is stranded at a remote railway cutting. Out of the darkness looms a woman, a mysterious figure dressed in white, desperate to share a chilling secret. He and the sisters soon find themselves trapped in a web of betrayal and greed, the victims of a seemingly flawless crime. As the plot twists and turns, low villainy vies with high romance in a world where nothing is as it first appears and where it is impossible to know who to trust.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's previous musicals include "Phantom Of The Opera,' 'Wistle In The Wind',' 'Jesus Christ Superstar,' 'The Beautiful Game,' 'Bombay Dreams,' 'Sunset Boulevard and 'Starlight Express'

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