We're not kidding.
Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is bringing a sequel to his mega-hit Phantom of the Opera to Broadway next year.
Phantom: Love Never Dies will open late in 2009 with simultaneous openings in New York, in London's West End, and probably in Shanghai.
"I don't think you could do this if it wasn't the sequel to Phantom," he told The Times of London. "We've been into the feasibility of rehearsing three companies at once and opening very fast in the three territories."
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Though the first show debuted in London in 1986, the sequel will be set 10 years later with our hero as a freak at New York's Coney Island amusement park.
"People who were freaks and oddities were drawn towards it because it was a place where they could be themselves," Webber notes.
Phantom of the Opera is the longest-running Broadway show ever, and its income has surpassed even that of the top-grossing movie of all-time, Titanic.