It is ten year after The Phantom of the Opera, and the location is moved to Coney Island, but the people are the same. Opening last Tuesday, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest is the story of “what happens next” after the end of his mega hit Phantom. It has opened to very mixed reviews and it’s anticipated that it will undergo revision before coming to Broadway. I won’t tell you the story, but let you judge for yourself if it “lacks drama”, “is insipid”, “predictable”.
Act One is this week, with Act 2 next week.
Music Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics Glenn Slater
Book Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ben Elton, Glenn Slater
Basis Elements of The Phantom of Manhattan by Frederick Forsyth and an original treatment by Ben Elton
The Phantom : Ramin Karimloo
Christine Daaé: Sierra Boggess
Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny: Joseph Millson
Madame Giry : Liz Robertson
Meg Giry : Summer Strallen
Fleck : Niamh Perry
Squelch : Adam Pierce
Gangle : Jami Reid-Quarrell
Gustave : Charlie Manton