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Thursday, October 08, 2009

The Phantom of...Coney Island???

Yes, Lord Lloyd Webber will not rest:

The Phantom of the Opera is coming back - but this time, he'll be haunting the amusement park at New York's Coney Island.

Star composer Andrew Lloyd Webber announced Thursday a long-awaited sequel to his massively successful The Phantom of the Opera, one of the world's best-loved and longest-running musicals.


He said he wanted to set the piece at Coney Island because, at its turn-of-the-century heyday, it was "the eighth wonder of the world." "Think of Vegas and then triple it," he said.

Mr. Webber sketched out an outline of the plot, saying the Phantom made his way to Coney Island after losing Christine. The Phantom rises from one of the attractions at a freak show to control the entire complex, without ever losing his love for Christine.

Freakshow indeed.

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