Andrew Lloyd Webber launches scandalous new musical
Monday, September 30, 2013 - 01:24
The knighted composer turns to The Profumo Affair for inspiration for his latest West End musical. Rough cut - no narration
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STORY: A new musical by British impresario and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber will delve into the sex, spies and politics at the heart of Britain's biggest postwar scandal when it opens in December. "Stephen Ward" charts the rise and fall of a high society osteopath at the centre of the 1963 "Profumo Affair" which embarrassed the British establishment by exposing the permissive lifestyle of the London elite as the sexual revolution began. A sample of the songs in the new production sung live in an adult entertainment nightclub in Soho provided a bawdy look into the lifestyle of a man who mixed party girls and powerful people at seedy London clubs and country houses. The actors on "Stephen Ward" haven't begun rehearsing yet, but performances will begin on December 3rd at Aldwych Theatre in London's West End.
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