Andrew Lloyd Webber’s son ‘critically ill’ with gastric cancer; Composer to miss Broadway premiere of ‘Bad Cinderella’
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s eldest son is “critically ill” with gastric cancer, the composer has announced.
Nick Lloyd Webber, 43, began battling the disease 18 months ago and is currently hospitalized, his father said.
“Therefore, I have not been able to attend the recent previews of ‘Bad Cinderella’ and, as it stands, I will not be able to cheer on its wonderful cast, crew and orchestra on opening night this Thursday,” Andrew Lloyd said. Webber, 74 years old. he said in a statement.
“We are all praying that Nick comes around the corner. He is fighting valiantly with his indomitable humor, but right now my place is with him and the family.”
Like his father, Nick Lloyd Webber is a songwriter and producer. He has worked with his father on multiple projects, including “Cinderella,” which opened in London in 2021 and received a Grammy nomination for best musical theater album last year.
The show is heading to Broadway as “Bad Cinderella” and serves as a modernized adaptation of the classic fairy tale. Brooklyn’s Linedy Genao will star as the title character.
London-born Andrew Lloyd Webber has won six Tony Awards and is known for such musicals as “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Cats,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” and “Evita.” He won an Oscar for best original song in 1997 for “You Must Love Me,” performed by Madonna, from a film adaptation of “Evita.”
“Bad Cinderella,” which kicked off with preview performances last month, is playing at the Imperial Theater on W. 45th St.