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The True Story Behind Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Stephen Ward' Musical [PHOTOS]

By Logan K. Young l.young@classicalite.com on Oct 04, 2013 01:45 PM EDT
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Opening this December on London's West End, Baron Andrew Lloyd Webber's Stephen Ward charts the rise and fall of a high society osteopath at the center of the 1963 Profumo Affair.

"It's a little bit about the last gasp of the old Britain, whilst the new one was about to come, and how the whole business led to the downfall of a government," Lord Webber said at the musical's launch on Monday

Directed by Richard Eyre, the music for Stephen Ward was written by the Right Honourable composer, who was reunited with lyricist Don Black and playwright Christopher Hampton.

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TagsAndrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Ward, Profumo Affair, John Profumo, Richard Eyre, Don Black, Christopher Hampton, BBC