Andrew Lloyd Webber Revue Unmasked to Debut at Paper Mill Playhouse
The new stage musical will highlight the life, career, and music of one of Broadway's best-known composers.
Unmasked is described as follows: "In the year Andrew Lloyd Webber releases his memoir, also titled Unmasked, and the personally curated Platinum Collection album, this new stage production will be an exploration of a man and his music, his creative process and the often surprising manner in which his songs, and the musicals in which they feature, came to be. It will include some of Lloyd Webber's most recognizable characters interacting with one another for the first time, and new takes on his music, including a cappella versions of his songs and an often wry look at the genre he has, for many, come to define."
Unmasked is co-created with Richard Curtis, the award-winning screenwriter, producer, and film director behind Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, and Love Actually; and John Doyle, who won the 2006 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for his revival of Sweeney Todd. His revival of The Color Purple won two Tony Awards in 2016. and he is now the artistic director of the Classic Stage Company in New York.
Andrew Lloyd Webber is the composer of some of the world's best-known musicals including Cats, Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Phantom of the Opera (which celebrated its 30th anniversary on Broadway this year), and Sunset Boulevard. His latest musical School of Rock has been running at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre since December 2015.
Unmasked is scheduled to run at Paper Mill Playhouse from September 27-October 28.