Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Phantom is Christine's Baby-Daddy?

Oh my! Since I'm on a musicals kick, I thought I'd dive into All That Chat. I found out more about the rumored follow-up to Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera.

    (From a Playbill article on a proposed Phantom of the Opera sequel)

    In the sequel, the title character travels to Coney Island around 1900 and is reunited with soprano Christine. The show is not based on source material. One of the reported titles of the new project was Phantom in Manhattan.....

    The Daily Mail previously described the sequel plot this way: "The Phantom has slipped away to New York and has set up a fairground world on Coney Island, along with Madame Giry and her daughter, Meg. He organizes a concert in Manhattan for Christine, the object of his desire. Christine travels to the U.S. with her husband Raoul and their teenage son, who happens to be a musical genius...just like the Phantom."

Oh dear, oh dear. I just threw up and I'm shivering in a corner over here.

It just gets weirder! Andrew Lloyd Webber apparently has a very sagacious cat--it deleted ALW's entire score, presumably in hopes of saving his owner from extreme embarrassment.

    Lloyd Webber, 59, was working on the score at his computerised grand piano when his six-month-old kitten Otto clambered into its frame and managed to delete everything he had written so far."
    From: Why Andrew is in need of a copycat.

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

Andrew fell in love with his Phantom and is jumping the shark with this one. I think there's even a line in the original where the Phantom says that the same disease that ruined his face also ruin his ability to make love physically, isn't there? Ugh, its like Hannibal and Clarice falling in love and eating brains together in the last movie. Ridiculous and unnecessary.