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New Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical Stephen Ward to End West End Run

The production will close after three months.

Charlotte Spencer and Alexander Hanson star in the new Andrew Lloyd Webber-Don Black musical Stephen Ward, running through March 29 at the Aldwych Theatre on London's West End.
(© Nobby Clark)

Stephen Ward, the new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical about the 1963 Profumo Affair, will end its West End run on March 29. The show premiered at the Aldwych Theatre on December 19, after beginning previews December 3.

Directed by Richard Eyre, Stephen Ward features a Lloyd Webber score and reunites the composer with his Sunset Boulevard collaborators Don Black (lyrics) and Christopher Hampton (book). The production stars Broadway vet Alexander Hanson (A Little Night Music) in the title role, along with Charlotte Spencer, Charlotte Blackledge, Anthony Calf, Daniel Flynn, Joanna Riding, Ian Conningham, Chris Howell, Ricardo Coke Thomas, and Wayne Robinson in principal roles.

The musical tells the story of its title character, an osteopath who introduced politician John Profumo to Christine Keeler, the woman with whom he would begin a torrid affair. Lloyd Webber and Black's score was preserved on a cast recording.

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