Andrew Llyod Webber showcases the ‘Phantom of Opera’ sequel

October 9th, 2009 - 2:46 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

London, Oct 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) ‘Love Never Dies’ is the sequel to the classic ‘Phantom Of the Opera.’ The legend and British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber showcased it on Thursday.

“The Phantom of the Opera” has played to more than 100 million people around the world. So the sequel is obviously eagerly awaited.

In the sequel, the story of The Phantom is continued, who has left his lair at the Paris Opera House and, 10 years later, is haunting the fairgrounds of New York’s Coney Island.

Production notes handed out at a press launch described the new show, which has its world premiere at London’s Adelphi Theater on March 9, 2010, as a “rollercoaster ride of obsession and intrigue in which music and memory can play cruel tricks.”

The show then opens in New York on November 11 and in Australia in 2011.

“I thought about doing a Phantom sequel for a long time,” Lloyd Webber told Reuters in an interview.

“I thought if I do a sequel it’s just going to be nothing at all so I forgot about it. Then (British comedian) Ben Elton came up with an idea, which unlocked how we can take all of the characters from the original and build a completely new tale.

“You don’t have to see Phantom of the Opera to see Love Never Dies. I can stand back now and say I’m very proud of it as a piece of work.”

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