In his new musical “Love Never Dies,” Andrew Llyod Webber brings the characters of “The Phantom of the Opera” back to the stage in order to continue their stories. The plot is true to its predecessor, continuing with elements of obsession and musical seduction and intrigue. The main difference is that now the characters are older, Christine Daae is married and has a son and the setting has changed from the Paris Opera House to Coney Island. The Coney Island location is interesting, because what is the Phantom without his Opera House? How can he live above ground?
But “Love Never Dies” fails to imply that the plot goes any deeper; the very title might possibly give away the central point of the show. While the production is currently in London at the Adelphi Theatre in London, performances of “Love Never Dies” will be happening in New York this fall.
- The Phantoms possessiveness is not too far away from Edward Cullen’s. If only Edward sang opera. Photo:images.broadwayworld.com
I have this theory that vampires are like phantoms. I know the phantom is wearing a mask, but there’s still the whole pale face aspect. And both Edward Cullen and the Phantom have creepy, destructive interactions with much younger women.
Edward Cullen gets sparkly in the sun, the Phantom lives underground (for the most part.)
They both are into controlling relationships.
Edward Cullen watches Bella when she’s sleeping. The Phantom is always behind the scenes, spying on Christine.
I’m just saying, maybe there was an art to Webber waiting ten years to come out with a sequel, he could feed off of the world’s current infatuation with vampire-esque characters.
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