Sarah Brightman's Space Adventure Put on Hold

Sarah Brightman, who conquered Broadway in the ’80s with Phantom of the Opera and Cats, is postponing her trip to space.

Brightman, 54, has been training to fly to the International Space Station on Sept. 1 with the intent to become the first professional musician in history to perform live from orbit.

However, on Friday, it was announced that she was putting the experience on hold “for personal family reasons.”

Sarah Brightman to Blast Off for a Gig Aboard the International Space Station

In the ’80s they conquered Broadway with Phantom of the Opera and Cats. Now, Sarah Brightman and ex-husband Andrew Lloyd Webber have their sights set on an altogether bigger target: Space.

Once again it will be Brightman, 54, who’s in the lead role: The English soprano is preparing to fly to the International Space Station on Sept. 1 with the intent to become the first professional musician in history to perform live from orbit.

Broadway Show Cats Adds Rap Music for West End Revival

Cats is back – and now one of the felines raps.

Andrew Lloyd Webber announced Monday that his hit musical will return to London’s West End in December in a revamped production with a hip-hop flavor.

Based on T.S. Eliot’s whimsical Old Possum’s Book Of Practical Cats, the musical opened in London in 1981, running for 21 years there and 18 years on Broadway.

Lloyd Webber said Monday he had tweaked parts of the show, which has been performed in more than 30 countries.

JC Chasez Returns to Music in Jesus Christ Superstar

It might not be an ‘NSYNC reunion tour, but we’re getting closer!

One former member of the boy band – JC Chasez – is hitting the road this summer in the North American arena tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Jesus Christ Superstar.

Prince William Showing No Sign of Nerves Just Before Baby's Birth

With the anticipation building just days before his wife Kate gives birth, Prince William didn’t reveal any nervousness Saturday as he faced yet another challenge – taking on his younger brother Prince Harry at polo.

Musical Maestro Lloyd Webber Battling Cancer

The composer behind the hit musicals The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita is being treated for prostate cancer, it was announced.

Andrew Lloyd Webber, 61, is expected to be back at work in a couple of months after tests detected the disease early, according to his reps.

In a brief statement to PEOPLE, they said: “The condition is in its very early stages. Andrew is now undergoing treatment and expects to be fully back at work before the end of the year.”

Lloyd Webber Whistling Today

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber was cleared in a plagiarism suit Tuesday when a jury in New York concluded he did not copy the melody for the “Phantom of the Opera” theme from a Baltimore songwriter. “I have been totally vindicated,” Lloyd Webber said. “This is a victory not just for me but for all songwriters who have been plagued by contingency lawyers.