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Michael Crawford & Maria Friedman confirmed to star in The Woman in White
Michael Crawford (Count Fosco) & Maria Friedman (Marian) are confirmed to star in Andrew Lloyd Webber's new musical The Woman in White , which opens at the Palace Theatre 15 Sep 2004, following previews from 28 Aug, and booking to 5 March 2005.
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Andrew Lloyd Webber says, "I am delighted that Michael has accepted the delicious role of 'Count Fosco', a character of overpowering charisma and ingenuity, and one of the best villains in Victorian fiction. It is fantastic that we have lured such a great international star back to the West End where he belongs."
This new musical is freely adapted by Charlotte Jones from Wilkie Collins's Victorian thriller. It has lyrics by David Zippel and score by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
It is directed by Trevor Nunn.
A dashing young man, employed as the art tutor to two devoted sisters, who 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. Together they will need all their resourcefulness and courage to outwit a hugely charismatic and ingenious villain, 'Count Fosco'. 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.