10 Nov 2005
The Woman in White
Last night Jeff and I caught the new still-in-previews Andrew Lloyd Webber show, The Woman in White. It’s not up to the level of his other shows, but it’s interesting to see what is basically the prototype of the modern detective story (the original novel was written in 1860).
What’s really cool about the show is that all the scenery is projected on cycloramas around the stage (I’m sure Jon would be horrified). The buildings and landscapes are 3D computer animated and the camera’s eye flies to each new location. It was like watching a walkthrough of Myst, and I got a little motion sick due to the constantly spinning turntable.
Update: Here’s an article from the NYTimes about the scenery.