Andrew Lloyd Webber to Miss Bad Cinderella Opening, Son Critically Ill – The Hollywood Reporter

The Phantom of the Opera Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has revealed that his eldest son, Nicholas Lloyd Webber, is seriously ill with gastric cancer.

“I am absolutely devastated to say that my oldest son, Nick, is seriously ill,” the Oscar-winning composer shared in a statement on Saturday. “As my friends and family know, he has been battling gastric cancer for the past 18 months and Nick is now hospitalized.”

Nicholas is a Grammy-nominated songwriter and record producer, best known for composing the music for the BBC One series. Love, lies and recordsas well as the movie the last bus and short mr invisible. She also co-produced the original cast album of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella in 2021, earning him a Grammy nomination for Best Musical Theater Album.

“We are all praying for Nick to come around the corner,” Andrew continued in his statement. “He’s fighting valiantly with his indomitable humor, but right now my place is with him and the family.”

Andrew was also scheduled to attend the opening night of the Broadway musical. bad cinderellathat he composed, on Thursday at the Imperial Theatre, but the composer said, “I won’t be able to cheer on your wonderful cast, crew and orchestra on opening night.” He also clarified that his son’s illness was the reason he “hasn’t been able to attend recent previews” of the musical.

Bad Cinderellawhich was retitled from the original Cinderella which played in the West End from 2021 to 2022, reimagines the classic fairy tale through the lens of beauty standards and features a book by Oscar-winning screenwriter Emerald Fennel.

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