Just in: Andrew Lloyd Webber calls off CinderellaNews
After a petulant month of publicity, the composer-impresario has yielded to a Covid outbreak.
July 19 (Reuters) – Musical theatre impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber on Monday closed his new London production of “Cinderella” the day before it was due to open after a cast member tested positive for the coronavirus.
Lloyd Webber did not announce a new opening date, blaming “impossible conditions” imposed by the British government.
“I have been forced to take the heart-breaking decision not to open my ‘Cinderella’,” Lloyd Webber said in a statement.
“The impossible conditions created by the blunt instrument that is the government’s isolation guidance, mean that we cannot continue,” he added.