It’s about time: Britain’s most famous composer is launching a sequel to Phantom of the Opera. Love Never Dies will open in March on London’s West End, more than 20 years after the debut of the original (which is still playing, of course, in London and New York).
Lord Lloyd Webber has great expectations to fulfill: if it closes after less than a decade, Love Never Dies will be seen as a disappointment. A twenty-three year run (and counting!) is tough to top. But I’m rooting for it, if only so that we have a hope of seeing a sequel to Cats before the end of the decade.