Theatre fans will have to wait until next year (11) to see THE Phantom Of The Opera sequel on Broadway - because creator SIR Andrew Lloyd Webber has been ordered not to fly while recovering from his battle with cancer.
Producers have postponed the New York debut of the much-anticipated Love Never Dies stage show until spring next year. It was slated for a November (10) debut.
The decision came after London-based Lloyd Webber was advised not to travel by air while dealing with "post-operative problems" following surgery for prostate cancer last year (09).
He will be able to visit New York to oversee the production after "the problem has been investigated", according to a statement released to the Associated Press. No other details were given.
Lloyd Webber says, "I am extremely frustrated that I cannot travel to New York for the time being. I will be focusing my time on producing The Wizard of Oz (musical) in London now and plan to be available for the creative process of bringing Love Never Dies to Broadway as soon as possible."
Love Never Dies was hit with a slew of negative reviews when it was unveiled in London's West End last month (Mar10).