First Listen To 'Human Sacrifice' From Andrew Lloyd Webber's STEPHEN WARD
The starring cast members of Andrew Lloyd Webber's highly anticipated new historical scandal-based West End musical STEPHEN WARD convened to perform songs from the score with the world renown composer himself on hand and the first full song has now leaked.
"I suppose I stepped over the line / And became a human sacrifice," a downtrodden if resiliently diplomatic Stephen Ward (Alexander Hanson) sings in the propulsive new tune, now available to experience in full.
Additionally, view BroadwayWorld's coverage of the STEPHEN WARD launch event from earlier today here.
Also, check out my coverage of the many social media images revealed for STEPHEN WARD here.
The official synopsis for STEPHEN WARD is as follows: "STEPHEN WARD deals with the victim of the Profumo Affair - not, as is widely supposed, John Profumo himself, the disgraced Minister for War, nor even the fatally wounded Conservative government of Harold Macmillan, but the society osteopath whose private libertarian experiments blew up in his own and everyone else's face. In a trial as emblematic to the twentieth century as Oscar Wilde's was to the nineteenth - from which he was the only protagonist to emerge with some dignity and honour. Ward became the targeted scapegoat of a furiously self-righteous Establishment. By no means a hero, he was a reluctant martyr, thanks to an unholy alliance between Press and police of a kind we can all too readily recognise today; inadvertently, he was the hinge between two worlds and the harbinger of a revolution in manners, music and morals when the ordered, stuffy, respectful universe of the fifties gave way to the classless, truculent, unstoppable sixties."
STEPHEN WARD features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, with book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton as well as direction by Richard Eyre. The musical begins previews in the West End on December 3. For more information, check out a previous article on STEPHEN WARD here.
Listen to "Human Sacrifice" from STEPHEN WARD as performed by Alexander Hanson below.