Andrew Lloyd Webber has premiered the first act of a sequel to THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Sydmonton Festival. The sequel is called PHANTOM: ONCE UPON ANOTHER TIME.
Lloyd Webber hopes the complete musical will be ready for the West End by the fall of 2009.
The description of the plot -- which can be read by clicking the title of this post -- sounds more like something from the satiric site The Onion than anything that could be reality.
Why would Lloyd Webber ruin his masterpiece with such a ridiculous story?
Perhaps it will turn out to be incredibly wonderful and I'll be taking back these words, but after reading that plotline a second time, I just don't think so.