Andrew Lloyd Webber has introduced that he will probably be absent from the opening night time of his new Broadway musical Dangerous Cinderella as a result of his eldest son is “critically unwell” with gastric most cancers.
The Phantom of the Opera composer shared a statement with The Hollywood Reporter on Saturday (March 18), revealing that his 43-year-old son, Grammy-nominated composer and file producer Nicholas Lloyd Webber, has been combating most cancers for the final 18 months and is at the moment hospitalized.
“We’re all praying that Nick will flip the nook,” Andrew Lloyd Webber mentioned within the assertion. “He’s bravely combating along with his indomitable humour, however in the intervening time my place is with him and the household.”
Andrew Lloyd Webber was scheduled to attend the opening night time of Dangerous Cinderella, which he composed, on Thursday (March 23) at New York Metropolis’s Imperial Theatre. The brand new musical is a reimagining of Cinderella, which ran in London from 2021 to 2022.
“I won’t be able to cheer on its great solid, crew and orchestra on Opening Evening,” the Oscar-winning composer mentioned.
Andrew Lloyd Webber additionally famous that he has “not been capable of attend the latest previews” of Dangerous Cinderella due to his son’s sickness.
Nicholas Lloyd Webber is understood scoring the 2017 BBC One drama Love, Lies and Data, together with the 2021 film The Final Bus. He was additionally the co-producer of the unique solid album for his father’s Cinderella in 2021, which earned him a Grammy nomination for finest musical theater album.