Andrew Lloyd Webber’s son ‘critically ill’ and composer to miss ‘Bad Cinderella’ Broadway opening
Andrew Lloyd Webber announced that due to his son’s illness, the famous composer would not attend Broadway. “Bad Cinderella on Thursday.
On Sunday, Webber released a statement explaining that his son is “critically ill” with cancer and the musical theater veteran will find time to be with his son and family.
“I am absolutely devastated to report that my eldest son Nick is seriously ill,” Webber said. “As my friends and family know, he has been battling stomach cancer for the past 18 months and Nick is now hospitalized.”
Webber continued: “Therefore, I was unable to attend the recent Bad Cinderella preview, and as things stand now, I will not be able to cheer on the wonderful cast, crew, and orchestra at the premiere this Thursday. We’re all praying for Nick to turn the corner. He fights bravely with his indomitable humor, but for now, my place is with him and family.”
In addition to the musical Bad Cinderella, Webber is also working on an anthem for the coronation of King Charles III.
Webber was also scheduled to attend a Bad Cinderella press conference on Wednesday, his 75th birthday, in New York. The premiere of the musical will take place on Thursday at the Imperial Theatre.
He is best known for the music and libretto of the longest-running Broadway production, The Phantom of the Opera. Other notable Webber shows include Cats, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
The composer is an EGOT winner as he has received a Primetime Emmy Award, three Grammy Awards, an Oscar and six Tony Awards.
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