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Review Roundup: STEPHEN WARD Opens in the West End- UPDATED!
by Review Roundups - Dec 20, 2013

Stephen Ward, which has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and book and lyrics by playwright Christopher Hamptonand lyricist Don Black, opens tonight, 19 December 2013 at the Aldwych Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Photo Flash: STEPHEN WARD Opens at West End's Aldwych Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Stephen Ward, which has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and book and lyrics by playwright Christopher Hamptonand lyricist Don Black, opened last night, 19 December 2013 at the Aldwych Theatre. The production, directed byRichard Eyre, is currently previewing with booking to 1 March 2014. Set and Costume designs are by Rob Howell, with lighting by Peter Mumford, sound by Paul Groothuis, projection design by Jon Driscoll and choreography byStephen Mear. Stephen Ward is produced by Robert Fox Limited and The Really Useful Group. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber's New Musical STEPHEN WARD Opens Tonight in London's West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

Stephen Ward, which has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and book and lyrics by playwright Christopher Hamptonand lyricist Don Black, opens tonight, 19 December 2013 at the Aldwych Theatre. The production, directed by Richard Eyre, is currently previewing with booking to 1 March 2014. Set and Costume designs are by Rob Howell, with lighting by Peter Mumford, sound by Paul Groothuis, projection design by Jon Driscoll and choreography by Stephen Mear. Stephen Ward is produced by Robert Fox Limited and The Really Useful Group. BroadwayWorld has a first look below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Andrew Lloyd Webber Discusses the Sex, Lies, and Espionage of STEPHEN WARD
by Stage Tube - Dec 17, 2013

Stephen Ward, which has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and book and lyrics by playwright Christopher Hamptonand lyricist Don Black, opens on 19 December 2013 at the Aldwych Theatre. The production, directed by Richard Eyre, is currently previewing with booking to 1 March 2014. Set and Costume designs are by Rob Howell, with lighting byPeter Mumford, sound by Paul Groothuis, projection design by Jon Driscoll and choreography by Stephen Mear. Stephen Ward is produced by Robert Fox Limited and The Really Useful Group. In the video below, Andrew Lloyd Webber discusses the sex, lies, and espionage of the story! (more...)

Photo Flash: Extended Look at Andrew Lloyd Webber's New Musical STEPHEN WARD, Opening 19 Dec. in London's West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

Stephen Ward, which has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and book and lyrics by playwright Christopher Hamptonand lyricist Don Black, opens on 19 December 2013 at the Aldwych Theatre. The production, directed by Richard Eyre, is currently previewing with booking to 1 March 2014. Set and Costume designs are by Rob Howell, with lighting by Peter Mumford, sound by Paul Groothuis, projection design by Jon Driscoll and choreography by Stephen Mear. Stephen Ward is produced by Robert Fox Limited and The Really Useful Group. BroadwayWorld has a first look below! (more...)

JEEVES AND WOOSTER IN PERFECT NONSENSE Extends Until Sept 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

Acclaimed by the press and the public alike, Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense will extend its run at the Duke of York's Theatre until 20 September 2014. Matthew Macfadyen and Stephen Mangan will continue in the west end's new hit comedy until 5 April 2014 extending their performances as the genteel duo. (more...)

Xavier, Riding Confirmed For West End Transfer Of THE PAJAMA GAME, May 2014!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

Following a critically acclaimed, sold-out run, Chichester Festival Theatre's sparkling production of the Broadway smash hit musical, The Pajama Game, directed by Richard Eyre, transfers to the West End on 1 May playing until 13 September 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Andrew Lloyd Webber Talks STEPHEN WARD on Graham Norton Show
by Stage Tube - Dec 09, 2013

Andrew Lloyd Webber just stopped by the Graham Norton Show, where he chatted about creating the new show and the possibility of changing the ending. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Alexander Hanson, Charlotte Spencer and More in World Premiere of STEPHEN WARD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

Stephen Ward, which has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and book and lyrics by playwright Christopher Hampton and lyricist Don Black, opens on 19 December 2013 at the Aldwych Theatre. The production, directed by Richard Eyre, is currently previewing with booking to 1 March 2014. Set and Costume designs are by Rob Howell, with lighting by Peter Mumford, sound by Paul Groothuis, projection design by Jon Driscoll and choreography by Stephen Mear. Stephen Ward is produced by Robert Fox Limited and The Really Useful Group. BroadwayWorld has a first look below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look At Andrew Lloyd Webber's STEPHEN WARD!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

Stephen Ward, which has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and book and lyrics by playwrightChristopher Hampton and lyricist Don Black, opens on 19 December 2013 at the Aldwych Theatre. (more...)

GHOSTS, Starring Lesley Manville, to Transfer to Trafalgar Studios from Dec 9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 08, 2013

Director Richard Eyre's adaptation of Ibsen's GHOSTS, running at The Almeida Theatre now through 23 November, will transfer to Trafalgar Studios beginning 9 December 2013, according to the Daily Mail. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Sets Out to Prove Stephen Ward's Innocence
by BWW News Desk - Dec 01, 2013

The publication reports that the acclaimed composer will launch a campaign tomorrow with Mandy Rice-Davies and lawyer Geoffrey Robertson, petitioning to 'overturn the 50 year guilty verdict of the man at the centre of the Profumo affair, claiming he was let down by friends who wanted to save themselves.' (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber: WICKED Was Last Musical to Have 'Really Good Songs'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest musical, STEPHEN WARD, is just days away from beginning performance in London's West End. In anticipation, the acclaimed composer opened up to The Telegraph, telling them that he believes the modern musical has left music behind - and he hopes 'WARD' can break today's mold. (more...)

THE PAJAMA GAME to Transfer From Chichester to West End in May 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2013

The UK Daily Mail is reporting that Richard Eyre's Chichester Festival production of THE PAJAMA GAME will move to London's West End, opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre in May of 2014. No official dates or casting has yet been announced. (more...)

Charlotte Blackledge Talks STEPHEN WARD In New Featurette
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 27, 2013

Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black and Christopher Hampton's hotly anticipated new musical STEPHEN WARD begins previews in the West End at the beginning of next month and a new featurette spotlighting one of the show's stars, Charlotte Blackledge, is now available to view. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber to Greet Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall at Royal Variety Tomorrow, Cast of STEPHEN WARD Will Perform
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2013

Andrew Lloyd Webber is set to greet Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall as they arrive at his theatre, The Palladium, for the Royal Variety performance tomorrow, 25 Nov., BroadwayWorld has confirmed. (more...)

STEPHEN WARD Recording Release Date Moved Up To 12/30; Preview Two Tracks
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 19, 2013

The cast recording for the highly anticipated new West End musical STEPHEN WARD by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Christopher Hampton and Don Black is now available for pre-order, with its release date now officially moved up to the tail-end of December according to a new announcement. (more...)

GHOSTS with Lesley Manville to Transfer to Trafalgar Studios from 17 Dec
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

The Almeida Theatre's five-star production of Ibsen's Ghosts, adapted and directed by Richard Eyre, will transfer to Trafalgar Studios, playing from Tuesday 17 December. Lesley Manville, Jack Lowden, Brian McCardie and Charlene McKenna will reprise their roles and are joined by Adam Kotz as Pastor Manders. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the 2013 Evening Standard Theatre Awards with Helen Mirren & More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

The 59th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards were held tonight in London, with Helen Mirren taking home the 'Best Actress' prize for her performance as Queen Elizabeth II inPeter Morgan's THE AUDIENCE. The production also took home the 'Best Design' award. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special event! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Alexander Hanson Of STEPHEN WARD!
by Carrie Dunn - Nov 18, 2013

As Keeler continues its run at the Charing Cross Theatre, Stephen Ward is preparing to open just up the road. Alexander Hanson is taking the title role - and in Andrew Lloyd Webber's new musical, Ward is presented as a much more sympathetic chap than the shadowy svengali that's entered into popular legend... (more...)

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