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02 February 2008 @ 12:44 pm
A sequel to 'Phantom of the Opera'?  

Andrew Lloyd Webber Announces Plans for 'Phantom of the Opera' Sequel

Andrew Lloyd WebberAndrew Lloyd Webber has confirmed he's writing a sequel to his hit musical "The Phantom of the Opera." The award-winning composer and impresario has announced the new production will be set in New York on a recent video blog. He says, "I will do 'The Phantom of the Opera' sequel, and have met with a couple of people... who persuaded me to do it, who I will not reveal... I can reveal it will be set in New York."

But Lloyd Webber has more pressing immediate matters on his hands before revisiting the story of Christine and The Phantom - his son Nick gets married later today. The composer adds, "It's a very exciting day for me."

According to theatrical news website BroadwayWorld.com, Webber previously noted the Phantom sequel would follow ideas developed with writer Frederick Forsyth, who released a sequel to the show in novel form with The Phantom of Manhattan in 1999. It's not the only new musical Lloyd Webber is working on - the prolific mogul is also planning a theatrical adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov's novel "The Master & Margarita."

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Jen-Jenambereyedangel on February 2nd, 2008 11:27 pm (UTC)
I can reveal some more - Christine is an estate agent and Raoul gets shot in the left bollock...
vermilionangel: uh?vermilionangel on February 3rd, 2008 12:25 am (UTC)
You're kidding, surely?