Visit and be the first to see part one of the specially created documentary of THE LORD OF THE RINGS, which will have its World Stage Premiere at Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre when performances begin on February 2, 2006.

Playbill readers get a free sneak-peek at exclusive video footage highlighting how the most massive theatrical production ever mounted was developed for the stage. As a truly international collaboration, THE LORD OF THE RINGS documentary features footage filmed in London, England, Helsinki, Finland and Chennai, India. The documentary tracks the three years that were spent in research and development of the production including interviews and comments from director Matthew Warchus and designer Rob Howell.

THE LORD OF THE RINGS is the biggest, most ambitious theatrical production ever staged by an international creative team led by critically acclaimed director Matthew Warchus, award-winning designer Rob Howell and celebrated choreographer Peter Darling, who have combined all three books into one unmissable theatrical event. With a thrilling score and spectacular design, THE LORD OF THE RINGS features an ensemble of over 70 actors, singers and musicians.

Revisit on Saturday, December 3 for the final exclusive documentary segment featuring an impressive behind-the-scenes look at what is sure to be a landmark production.

A Kevin Wallace Limited Production, THE LORD OF THE RINGS has book and lyrics by Shaun McKenna and Matthew Warchus, and a score by India’s most popular composer A.R. Rahman and the renowned Finnish group Värttinä, collaborating with Christopher Nightingale.

THE LORD OF THE RINGS is presented by Kevin Wallace and Saul Zaentz in association with David & Ed Mirvish and Michael Cohl.

A Kevin Wallace Limited Production. Based on the Lord of the Rings trilogy of books by J.R.R. Tolkien. Written and produced under license from The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Tolkien Enterprises (SZC). THE LORD OF THE RINGS and the names of the characters, events, items & places therein are trademarks or registered trademarks of SZC and are used under license. All rights reserved. © Kevin Wallace Limited 2005

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