British theatre mogul Andrew Lloyd Webber has confirmed he's writing a sequel to his hit musical THE Phantom Of The Opera.
The award-winning composer and impresario has announced the new production will be set in New York on a recent video blog.
He says, "I will do The Phantom of the Opera sequel, and have met with a couple of people... who persuaded me to do it, who I will not reveal... I can reveal it will be set in New York."
But Lloyd Webber has more pressing immediate matters on his hands before revisiting the story of CHRISTINE and THE PHANTOM - his son NICK gets married later today (10MAR07).
The composer adds, "It's a very exciting day for me."
According to theatrical news website BroadwayWorld.com, Webber previously noted the Phantom sequel would follow ideas developed with writer FREDERICK FORSYTH, who released a sequel to the show in novel form with The Phantom of Manhattan in 1999.
It's not the only new musical Lloyd Webber is working on - the prolific mogul is also planning a theatrical adaptation of MIKHAIL BULGAKOV's novel The Master + MARGARITA.