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For all lovers of musical theater and/or Monty Python.
He’s prepping a Phantom of the Opera sequel, Love Never Dies. But wait, it gets worse: It’s set on Coney Island.
And while my first thought was that MSNBC got epically trolled, it’s up on Webber’s official site. Chatter is that it’s at least partially based on The Phantom of Manhattan, a book I’m rather grateful that I didn’t know existed until now. (via)
The trailer for Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter. Based on the musical of the same name, it features Johnny Depp singing. Singing!
Coming to London’s West End… maybe.
Producers are already working on script ideas and hope to bring the musical to London’s West End next year.
They are looking for a big-name composer to write the music.
I nominate Sir Rogue and Jeff!
The Lord of the Rings musical moves closer a March 23 opening night in Toronto and the set designer isn’t even nervous!
It doesn’t sound like there’ll be a chorus line of dancing Orcs or a rendition of “Don’t Cry for Me Minas Tirith.” Ah well.
Plans are underway for composer Adam Guettel and screenwriter William Goldman to bring “The Princess Bride” to the stage as a musical.
Speaking of musicals (nice segue!), the London revival of “Guys and Dolls” has recouped its capitalization in just 17 weeks.
While we’re still on the topic, don’t miss your chance to see “Star Wars: The Musical Edition” playing in Boston in November.