Andrew Lloyd Webber’s son ‘critically ill’, composer misses Broadway opening of ‘Bad Cinderella’
Andrew Lloyd Webber announced that due to his son’s illness, the famous composer would not be attending Broadway “Cinderella bathingOpening night on Thursday.
Weber released a statement Sunday, explaining that his son is in “critical condition” from cancer, and that the musical theater veteran will be spending time with his son and his family.
“I am so sad to say that my oldest son, Nick, is in a critical condition,” Weber said. “As my friends and family know, he’s been battling stomach cancer for 18 months, and Nick is now in the hospital.”
‘Parade’ Broadway Review: Ben Platt Leads Brilliant Revival of a Modern Classic
Weber continued, “So I wasn’t able to attend the recent previews of ‘Bad Cinderella’ and as things stand, I won’t be able to cheer on the amazing cast, crew and orchestra on opening night this Thursday. We’re all praying that Nick will turn the corner. He’s fighting bravely.” With an indomitable sense of humor, but for now my place is with him and the family.”
In addition to the musical Bad Cinderella, Weber is also working on the coronation anthem of King Charles III.
Weber was also scheduled to attend the press event for “Bad Cinderella” on Wednesday, which also happens to be his 75th birthday, in New York City. Thursday’s opening night of the musical at the Imperial Theatre.
Chaim Topol, Israeli actor and star of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’, dies at 87
He is best known for the music and operetta for the longest running Broadway production of all time, “The Phantom of the Opera”. Other popular shows from Weber include “Cats,” “Evita,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”
The composer is an EGOT winner having won a Primetime Emmy Award, three Grammy Awards, an Oscar, and six Tony Awards.
All 18 EGOT winners, from Audrey Hepburn to Jennifer Hudson (PHOTOS)