1. Aspects of Love
    1. Gillian Lynne Receives DBE & Michael Crawford receives CBE
    2. Aspects of Love Opens
    3. ‘Love Changes Everything’ performed at Kennedy memorial
  2. Bombay Dreams
    1. Andrew Lloyd Webber: 40 Musical Years
    2. Bombay Dreams Movie Announcement
    3. Bombay Dreams opens
  3. By Jeeves
    1. The film version of By Jeeves is released
  4. Cats
    1. Leona Lewis to star as Grizabella in Cats on Broadway
    2. Nicole Scherzinger to star in Cats!
    3. CATS returns to London for 12 weeks only at the London Palladium
    4. Gillian Lynne Receives DBE & Michael Crawford receives CBE
    5. Andrew Lloyd Webber: 40 Musical Years
    6. Stagecoach perform Cats at the NIA
    7. The film version of Cats is released
  5. Evita
    1. Andrew Lloyd Webber: 40 Musical Years
    2. Evita and Jesus Christ Superstar Tony nominations
    3. Andrew helps the Dutch find their Evita
    4. The 2006 revival of Evita
  6. Jesus Christ Superstar
    1. Stars align for the biggest US arena tour of Jesus Christ Superstar
    2. Andrew Lloyd Webber: 40 Musical Years
    3. Jesus Christ Superstar to tour Australia
    4. Jesus Christ Superstar UK Arena Tour 2013
    5. Jesus Christ Superstar LIVE Arena Tour DVD/Blu-Ray released!
    6. Andrew joins the cast on stage at the M.E.N. [Photos]
    7. Stars turn out for opening weekend of Jesus Christ Superstar
    8. Fourth London show added to Arena Tour!
    9. Watch the official trailer for ITV’s Superstar
    10. First O2 show sold out! Second date added
    11. Superstar – Live Show Announcement
    12. Jesus Christ Superstar UK Arena Tour
    13. Evita and Jesus Christ Superstar Tony nominations
    14. Andrew announces casting panel for ITV1 Superstar
    15. ITV1 and Andrew Lloyd Webber today announce ‘Superstar’
    16. Jesus Christ Superstar celebrates 40 years!
    17. Jesus Christ Superstar on Broadway
    18. Jesus Christ Superstar to move to La Jolla Playhouse
    19. Andrew and Tim Rice appear on The Culture Show
    20. The 25th Anniversary production of Jesus Christ Superstar
    21. Jesus Christ Superstar Opens in London
  7. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
    1. Rocket Pictures to produce animated feature film of Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat
    2. Joseph voted Best Musical Revival
    3. Lee Mead’s final performance as Joseph in the West End
    4. Joseph is still amazing audiences 40 years on
    5. Supporting Children in Need
    6. ‘Any Dream Will Do’ reaches number one in the UK singles chart
    7. The London Palladium revival of Joseph
  8. Love Never Dies
    1. Love Never Dies number 1 in mid-week charts
    2. Love Never Dies released in the UK
    3. Love Never Dies US Movie Release
    4. Andrew attends Love Never Dies final performance at The Adelphi
    5. Love Never Dies receives 10 Helpmann Award nominations
    6. Andrew attends Love Never Dies premiere in Melbourne
    7. Love Never Dies’ Leading Men win Whatsonstage.com Awards
    8. Love Never Dies Australian premiere announced
    9. Love Never Dies album number one across key retailers in China
    10. Andrew and Katherine Jenkins on Dancing On Ice
    11. Andrew Lloyd Webber to appear on Weekend Wogan this Sunday
    12. ‘Love Never Dies’ premieres at The South Bank Show Awards
    13. Love Never Dies World Exclusive for The South Bank Show Awards
    14. Love Never Dies global launch
  9. School of Rock
    1. School of Rock Smells Like Tween Spirit!
    2. School of Rock to open at the New London Theatre
    3. School of Rock Open Auditions
    4. Andrew Lloyd Webber to start music education programs in 20 New York public schools
    5. School of Rock – The Musical’s 360° music video surpasses 1,000,000 views!
    6. YOU’RE IN THE BAND! First-of-its-kind 360° music video from “School of Rock – the Musical”
  10. Song and Dance
    1. Song and Dance Opens
  11. Starlight Express
    1. Starlight Express celebrates 20 years of productions in Bochum, Germany
    2. Starlight Express opens
  12. Stephen Ward
    1. Andrew to appear at the Cheltenham Literature Festival
    2. Andrew on BBC Radio 2 with Chris Evans
    3. Sex, Lies and a Very British Scapegoat – December 22nd ITV 1
    4. Andrew on BBC One’s The One Show
    5. Andrew Lloyd Webber on The Graham Norton Show
    6. Andrew Lloyd Webber introduces Stephen Ward at the Royal Variety Performance 2013
    7. Stephen Ward Press Launch
    8. Stephen Ward Announced
    9. Pre-order “Theme from Stephen Ward”
  13. Sunset Boulevard
    1. Sunset Boulevard opens in LA
  14. Tell Me on a Sunday
    1. Andrew Lloyd Webber: 40 Musical Years
    2. Tell Me on a Sunday national tour, starring Claire Sweeney
    3. Tell Me on a Sunday West End revival
  15. The Beautiful Game
    1. Andrew and Ben Elton in Toronto
    2. The Boys in the Photograph opens in Canada
    3. Andrew and Ben visit Liverpool
    4. The Beautiful Game opens
  16. The Likes of Us
  17. The Phantom of the Opera
    1. Andrew welcomes Norm Lewis & Sierra Boggess to Phantom on Broadway
    2. Phantom in New York proudly welcomes two great Broadway stars this May
    3. Gillian Lynne Receives DBE & Michael Crawford receives CBE
    4. Andrew Lloyd Webber: 40 Musical Years
    5. Phantom to tour North America
    6. NEW FOOTAGE: Andrew & Sarah reminisce over the beginnings of Phantom & more
    7. Andrew & Sarah’s message from England
    8. Andrew at The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary
    9. The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall
    10. Phantom celebrates 10,000 performances in the West End
    11. 9,000 performances of Phantom on Broadway
    12. The Phantom of the Opera goes digital!
    13. The opening of The Phantom of the Opera
  18. The Sound of Music
    1. Andrew attends The Sound of Music in Norwich
    2. Backstage with Connie Fisher
    3. Problem Solved, Elicia Mackenzie is Canada’s Maria
    4. Andrew appears in Hollyoaks
    5. How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? nominated for Emmy Award
    6. Canada to be the next nation to Solve a Problem Like Maria…
    7. The Sound of Music opens at the London Palladium
  19. The Wizard of Oz
    1. Danielle Wade wins CBC’s Over The Rainbow
    2. Wizard of Oz nominated in 2012 Olivier Awards
    3. There’s NOSE place like home
    4. Royal Variety Performance broadcast
    5. Andrew Lloyd Webber to greet the Royal Party at this year’s Royal Variety Performance
    6. Over The Rainbow…Where Are They Now?
    7. We’re off to see the Wizard – and it’s Michael Crawford!
    8. Andrew visits Cardiff for a special announcement about Sophie Evans
    9. Oz Blog: The winner is revealed
    10. The last Dorothy mission….
    11. Oz Blog: The Final Countdown
    12. Danielle you are Dorothy… and here comes Dangerous Dave as Toto!
    13. Danielle, Lauren and Sophie have a go at Polo!
    14. The winning Dorothy to release charity single
    15. Sierra meets the Dorothys!
    16. Oz: Blog: Andrew makes his final choice and the final three are revealed
    17. Oz Blog: The Fantastic Four
    18. Andrew meets Bobby…
    19. Oz Blog: The second sing-off
    20. Oz Blog: A Dorothy Cull…
    21. We’re off to see The Wizard of Oz!
    22. From Nancy to Dorothy: A message from Sam and Niamh
    23. Oz Blog: An Emotional Goodbye
    24. Oz Blog: An audience with the Lord
    25. Andrew and the Dorothys get ready for their close up…
    26. An Over the Rainbow update from Andrew
    27. Andrew gets ready for next week’s Over The Rainbow
    28. It’s Toto time for Andrew…
    29. Oz Blog: Standing ovations as we say another goodbye
    30. Oz Blog: A chorus of Angels…
    31. Oz Blog: Another sad goodbye…
    32. Behind the scenes at Over The Rainbow
    33. Oz Blog: Making a Song and Dance
    34. Oz Blog: It’s goodbye to another of our Dorothies…
    35. Oz Blog: A Class Act
    36. Oz Blog: The first Dorothy flies over the rainbow
    37. Oz Blog: The first live show… and the public get to choose
    38. Oz Blog: 20 become 10…
    39. Oz Blog: Over The Rainbow kicks off with weekend special
    40. BBC ONE Follows the Yellow Brick Road, Over the Rainbow
    41. Andrew in Manchester
    42. Andrew begins his search for Dorothy
    43. Could you be Dorothy?
  20. The Woman in White
    1. The Woman in White opens
  21. Whistle Down the Wind
    1. Boyzone reach number one with ‘No Matter What’
    2. Whistle Down The Wind opens in the West End

26th, June, 2013

Stephen Ward Announced

Richard Eyre will direct the world premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Stephen Ward, opening in the West End later this year. Tickets go on sale on 28 June 2013 for the production which will preview at the Aldwych Theatre from 3 December 2013 with press night on 19 December 2013 and is currently booking to 1 March 2014.

Book and lyrics are by playwright Christopher Hampton and lyricist Don Black with whom Lloyd Webber previously collaborated on the multi Tony award-winning Sunset Boulevard. Designs are by Rob Howell with choreography by Stephen Mear, lighting by Peter Mumford and sound by Paul Groothuis. Stephen Ward is produced by Robert Fox Limited and The Really Useful Group. Casting will be announced shortly.

1963. The scandal that shocked society. Stephen Ward deals with the victim of the Profumo Affair – not, as is widely supposed, John Profumo himself, the disgraced Minister for War, nor even the fatally wounded Conservative government of Harold Macmillan, but the society osteopath whose private libertarian experiments blew up in his own and everyone else’s face. In a trial as emblematic to the twentieth century as Oscar Wilde’s was to the nineteenth – from which he was the only protagonist to emerge with some dignity and honour – Ward became the targeted scapegoat of a furiously self-righteous Establishment. By no means a hero, he was a reluctant martyr, thanks to an unholy alliance between press and police of a kind we can all too readily recognise today; inadvertently, he was the hinge between two worlds and the harbinger of a revolution in manners, music and morals when the ordered, stuffy, respectful universe of the fifties gave way to the classless, truculent, unstoppable sixties.

Andrew Lloyd Webber is the composer of The Likes of Us, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, By Jeeves, Evita, Variations and Tell Me On A Sunday later combined as Song & Dance, Cats, Starlight Express, The Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love, Sunset Boulevard, Whistle Down the Wind, The Beautiful Game (now called The Boys in the Photograph), The Woman in White and Love Never Dies. He composed the film scores of Gumshoe and The Odessa File and a setting of the Latin Requiem mass. He pioneered television casting for musical theatre with the Emmy Award-winning BBC series How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? As well as being knighted in 1992 and created an honorary life peer in 1997, Lloyd Webber has been the recipient of multiple awards both nationally and internationally.

Don Black has worked extensively in the theatre and film industry. He has previously collaborated with Andrew Lloyd Webber on Tell Me On A Sunday, Aspects of Love and Sunset Boulevard, the latter also with Christopher Hampton. His other theatre credits include Billy, Bar Mitzvah Boy, Bombay Dreams, Dracula the Musical and Bonnie and Clyde. Black has contributed songs to many films including Born Free, The Italian Job, Dances With Wolves, Out of Africa, True Grit, To Sir, With Love and five James Bond films. As well as Lloyd Webber, he has previously collaborated with John Barry, Quincy Jones, Jule Styne, Henry Mancini, Michael Jackson, Michel Legrand and Marvin Hamlish amongst others. His work has received numerous awards internationally, in 2007 he was inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and in 1999 he was awarded the OBE.

Christopher Hampton has written extensively for stage, television and film. With Don Black he wrote the book and lyrics for Sunset Boulevard and Dracula the Musical. His plays include When Did You Last See My Mother?, Tales from Hollywood, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Philanthropist, White Chameleon, The Talking Cure and Appomattox, which received its world premiere last year at the Guthrie Theatre. Hampton was Resident Dramatist at the Royal Court Theatre where he also worked as the company’s Literary Manager. He has translated plays by Ibsen, Molière, von Horváth, Chekhov and Yasmina Reza. Hampton wrote the libretto for the opera Appomattox, composed by Philip Glass. His work as a screenwriter includes Carrington, The Honorary Consul, Dangerous Liaisons, Total Eclipse, The Quiet American, Mary Reilly, Atonement and A Dangerous Method. Hampton is the winner of numerous awards worldwide for his work in both film and theatre, and in 1999 he was made a CBE.

Richard Eyre was Director of the National Theatre from 1988 – 1997. Subsequently he has directed productions including The Crucible on Broadway, Mary Poppins and Private Lives both in the West End and on Broadway, Quartermaine’s Terms in the West End and The Pajama Game for Chichester Festival Theatre. Eyre will direct his own adaptation of Ghosts later this year for the Almeida Theatre where he last directed The Dark Earth and the Light Sky. On television his credits include Changing Stages, the BAFTA award-winning Tumbledown and Henry IV Parts 1 and II for the BBC’s 2012 Shakespeare Season. His film credits include Iris, Stage Beauty and Notes on a Scandal. As well as being awarded many times for his film and theatre work, Eyre was knighted in 1997.

 

For tickets and information about the show, visit the official website here.