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#1 Titan

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 07:29 AM

Stephen Ward is the working title for ALWs new musical. I know its a working title but thats a god awful name. Could open as early as next year.

#2 MrBarnaby

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 08:18 AM

I'm not sensing this will be the next Cats for him..

#3 bickypeg

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 10:14 AM

Such an unpromising hero.A sleazy procurer of very young girls for elderly politicians.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 10:25 AM

Whatever else you say about him, you surely have to concede that ALW has always been surprising with his choice of subject matters. If he'd listened to every person who told him "That's a terrible name/idea for a musical" over the years he'd probably never have made a penny."

I'm sure ALW has no expectations of this running for 20 years but clearly the subject matter interests him. Perhaps after the roasting he got over Love Never Dies he likes the idea of working on a show for which there is no huge expectation.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 12:48 PM

http://www.marekblac...-girl/index.php

I wonder how annoyed the writers will be of this show.
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#6 bickypeg

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 09:01 PM

"The plot centred on the infamous affair between a government minister, John Profumo, and a beautiful good-time girl, Christine Keeler, which ultimately resulted in Tory Prime Minister Harold Macmillan’s resignation in 1963.
There was sadly no upside to the end, as most major participants on the scandal either died or ended up with their careers on the compost heap."
Yes indeed.But ALW claims he only mentions Profumo in one line.So obviously quite different...And even the talented Emma Williams couldn't save A Model Girl.

#7 Distant_Cousin

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 10:15 PM

Mr Musical Talk is well known for his ALW hatred so will diss him instinctly at any given opportunity.... :rolleyes:

#8 bickypeg

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 10:21 PM

It seems a fair comment to me.It is the same story.

#9 MS1995

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 10:30 PM

Oh yes, and nobody should ever write a musical about something that a musical has been written about before, right?
2002: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
2004: Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
2008: Mamma Mia
2009: Sound Of Music, Les Miserables, The Woman In Black
2010: Wicked
2012: Wicked, Chicago, Legally Blonde, Ghost, Wizard Of Oz, Phantom Of The Opera (UK Tour), Matilda, Sweeney Todd, Taboo (Brixton), Wicked, Wicked
2013: Lift (Soho), The Book Of Mormon, Avenue Q (Off-Broadway), Newsies (Broadway), Wicked (Broadway), Pippin (Broadway), The Lion King.
PLANNED
2013: A Chorus Line, Wicked, The Book Of Mormon, Wicked, The Book Of Mormon, Wicked, We Will Rock You (UK Tour), Wicked (UK Tour), Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Wicked, Les Miserables, Wicked

#10 paplazaroo

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 10:36 PM

http://www.yvonnefon...ephen-ward.html here's another one but nothing is original under the sun!




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