Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber has been diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer, a statement from his publicists said. "Andrew is now undergoing treatment and expects to be fully back at work before the end of the year," said the statement, released today.
Lloyd Webber recently announced that he would revisit the musical "Phantom of the Opera" in a new version called "Love Never Dies," to be set in Brooklyn's Coney Island amusement park. It is scheduled to open in London in March and follow on Broadway in November. Rehearsals begin next year.
Sir Andrew has won seven Tony Awards, three Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe and an Oscar. In 2006, he was awarded the Kennedy Center Honor. Lloyd Webber was knighted in 1992 and named to Britain's House of Lords in 1997.
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