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Sequel to Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Phantom of the Opera' heads to Baltimore

Sequel to Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Phantom of the Opera' heads to Baltimore

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...

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