12 October 2009

Sing Once More


On the 8th of October, Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber formally held a press conference to launch his new musical Love Never Dies, the sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, to be set in the turn-of-the-century New York, specifically Coney Island. Mr. B. of course, was elated by the announcement. I saw him watched the performance of a song lifted from the musical again and again, all teary-eyed.
"Now I have something to look forward to again!" he excitedly told me.
I am not a big fan of Andrew Lloyd Webber and I know that a lot of people don't like him as well. That is why I don't understand why Mr. B. thinks it is a great blessing and privilege to enjoy his music and/or watch his shows. Sure, he wrote music about great people, real and fictional - Jesus, Eva Peron, Jeeves, Joseph and Norma Desmond. He also wrote music about fun things - like trains and cats, and not-so-fun things - like soccer, mysterious woman, mysterious man and confusing love affairs. But he was also accused of plagiarism many times - from rock music to classic opera, although he was never formally proven guilty on anything.
Somehow, seeing Mr. B. so excited about the whole thing gives me some sort of relief. I know that he will be following this event very closely. As tedious as his life is now, perhaps it is good to have something "to look forward to".
Perhaps, Baron Lloyd Webber should write a musical called "Bears", then I would be a fan.

Video : Ramin Karimloo singing Till I Hear You Sing (Once More)


james said...

Christine died already. How can they have a part two?

Becker said...

to james: christine died in the movie but this musical sequel will be set 10 years after raoul and christine got married so she is still alive.

Fantom85 said...

I am also looking forward to the play!

siennalee said...

if andrew lloyd webber writes "bears", will you star in it, becker?

Becker said...

i just might...

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