The Verdict: London Critics Review New Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical Stephen Ward
19 Dec 2013
Charlotte Spencer and Alexander Hanson
Photo by Nobby Clark
The world premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's new musical Stephen Ward officially opened at the West End's Aldwych Theatre Dec. 19 following previews that began Dec. 3.
Alexander Hanson stars in the title role of Stephen Ward, the society osteopath whose rise and fall from grace in early 60s London the show charts; Ward becomes involved with the young and beautiful Christine Keeler, leading to one of the biggest political scandals and trials of the twentieth century.
Featuring the Broadway classics “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition,” Fiddler on the Roof will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!