London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) November 04, 2009 -- London's West End will see the much anticipated staging of Andrew Lloyd Webber's maybe greatest challenge, the sequel to the record-breaking box-office hit Phantom of the Opera in March 2010 with previews starting in February.
But will it be able to meet the expectations which could possibly not be any higher? All previous attempts for a part two of a musical hit have yet failed. Phantom of the Opera, based on the novel The Phantom of Manhattan by Frederick Forsyth, is said to have been seen by more than 100 million theatregoers and has become the longest running musical on Broadway in October 2010.
But the production is being overshadowed, the composer has just revealed he suffers from prostate cancer. Though this has come as a huge shock and he has been forced to start treatment and to empty his otherwise always filled agenda, he is confident of making a full recovery and be back to the set for when the production kicks off early 2010. The work on the music is finished, minor castings and the building of the set can continue without him.
At the launch in London on 8th October, Webber said he sees it more as a standalone piece than a sequel, even though the story starts where the Phantom left off. In Love Never Dies it is the year 2007 (ten years after The Phantom's disappearance from the Paris Opera House), Christine Daae accepts an offer to come to Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York.
The cast includes: Ramin Karimloo as The Phantom, Sierra Boggess as Christine DaaÃ© and Summer Strallen as Meg.
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