If you ever wondered where that masked man goes after disappearing into thin air when the curtain falls on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s mega-musical “The Phantom of the Opera,” you’re not alone. Turns out the celebrated composer was curious, too.
That curiosity resulted in a sequel, “Love Never Dies,” which arrives at the Hippodrome Theatre this week, a preview run prior to the official opening of the show’s year-long national tour launching Oct. 17 in Detroit.
The process of creating a follow-up to Lloyd Webber’s celebrated “Phantom” — it’s the longest-running show on Broadway, soon to mark 30 continuous years there — began in the late 1990s.
“I was given a story line by...