The Phantom Comes To Coney
London newspapers reported over the holidays that Tony-winning director Jack O'Brien ("The Coast of Utopia") has signed on to direct the sequel to Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera," bringing the long-rumored show that much closer to reality.
"Phantom in Manhattan" will borrow its story from the 2000 book of the same name by English author and political commentator Frederick Forsyth ("The Day of the Jackal"). The sequel is set 15 years after the events depicted in the first show, with the disfigured genius slipping away to New York and setting up shop amid the fairgrounds of Coney Island.
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