Sunday, October 27, 2013

A Little Bit of Broadway

The Woman in White

A story of love, betrayal and greed - Walter Hartright’s life is changed forever after a chance encounter with a mysterious woman, dressed in white, desperate to reveal her chilling secret. When he takes up his position as drawing master to the beautiful Laura Fairlie and her half sister, Marion, he sees in Laura’s face an eerie reflection of the forlorn creature he met previously. The evil Sir Pervival Glyde is plotting to take their wealth, but the mysterious, ghost-like woman in white, Anne Catherick, tries to help them by revealing a horrible secret.

The source of the musical is widely regarded as the first of the genre of "sensation novels", which led to the detective novels of today.

Music Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lyrics David Zippel

Book Charlotte Jones

Basis Novel The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins

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