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A message from Andrew: "I am really sorry that I cannot be in New York for the Tony Awards. I have been in great pain since last October and had to go into hospital for further investigations this week, as a result of which I am unable to undertake the longhaul flight to America.

I am devastated not to be able to see the twenty-fifth anniversary of "The Phantom of the Opera" on Broadway celebrated at the Tonys, and would like to thank everyone who has helped to give the show such an extraordinarily long life."

Here is the wonderful Shiki Theatre Company cast from The Sound of Music wishin…