Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Phantom 2

Phantom 2

In revealing that the long gestating sequel to The Phantom Of The Opera will be entitled Love Never Dies, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber lamented to Playbill.com:

Everyone is going to call it Phantom 2, whether we like it or not.
So, dear readers, who among you plans to see Phantom 2?

Personally, as I've said countless times before, I'm not really looking forward to Phantom 2.

In fact, I don't really care if I ever see Phantom 2 at all.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

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At 16 September, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Phantom 1 is the most overrated show of all time, so Phantom 2 is simply amusing to me. I want to see it fail, because really - the show is still running and writing a sequel is asking for trouble.

At 16 September, 2008, Blogger Dale said...

I'm surprised at a sequel to it too and I think Crossoverman has a point. No plans. Unless you change your mind Steve and somehow provide a brilliant review.

At 17 September, 2008, Blogger Bill said...

Yeah... Ummm... No. I don't think I will be catching this one. I have better things to do and better shows to see with my money. :)

At 17 September, 2008, Blogger Mondschein said...

I must admit I'm torn. The downside potential of this project couldn't be greater, but wouldn't it be terrific if ALW somehow managed to write and produce an excellent show?

At 17 September, 2008, Blogger Vance said...

Ha I guess everyone else beat me to it. Phantom 1 was painful enough. A 2nd has got to be a joke.

At 17 September, 2008, Blogger Esther said...

I've never had much of a desire to see The Phantom of the Opera, but I've become increasingly intrigued by its longevity. I think that when I've been to every other theatre on Broadway except for the Majestic, I will go see it. But the original will be enough, I'm sure.

At 25 September, 2008, Anonymous BroadwayBaby said...

IF you need even more of an incentive to hate the sequel, you should read the synopsis of the book Phantom 2 is based on. It sounds absolutely awful!

At 25 September, 2008, Anonymous BroadwayBaby said...

Here's a link to the AMAZON.COM listing for the book the sequel is based on


At 03 January, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suspect he will pull all the stops out on this one: phantom is a terrific little show with one of the strongest and diverse scores of the modern age - lloyd webber has been the biggest risk taker of all the composers over the last four decades and this is no exception, though i suspect the idea of opening three productions at the same time is just spin.


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