Andrew Lloyd Webber explains he can't afford to do many more musicals

By Chelsea Lewis ,

Andrew Lloyd Webber is known for his on-stage musicals, such as The Phantom of the Opera and the newly released Stephen Ward.

In a recent interview with the Evening Standard, Lloyd Webber spoke about how the times have changed when it comes to producing a musical because the cost is so high to create a blockbuster production. "Now we live in a different age of blockbusters; I was lucky to have a couple 25, 30 years ago. It would be very different now," said Webber.

With the cost of musical production rising, Webber said that he didn't think he had enough money to do very many more musicals for the stage, the Telegraph added.

Webber recently enjoyed opening night of his new production, Stephen Ward, which tells the story of the Sixties Profumo scandal. Webber explained to The Evening Standard that he thinks this is one of his best shows to date.

Opening night of Stephen Ward was overshadowed when part of the Apollo roof collapsed, leaving 80 people injured. Webber was the previous owner of the Apollo theater.

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