Reports have recently surfaced that [artist id="1841713"]Pussycat Doll[/artist] [artist id="1632950"]Nicole Scherzinger[/artist] will be involved in a staging of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to “The Phantom of the Opera,” and MTV News has confirmed the report that Schzeringer is working with Lloyd Webber on his new play, “Love Never Dies.”
Scherzinger’s level of involvement with the production is still unknown, and her rep said that no further details are available at this time.
The Los Angeles Times reported that Lloyd Webber made the announcement about the follow-up to the highly successful “Phantom” in a statement. As of now, the show will open at the Adelphi Theatre in London on March 9, and a Broadway opening will follow on November 11, 2010. There are also plans to bring the show to Australia in 2011.
The story will follow the play’s heroine Christine as she and the Phantom have run off to Coney Island, New York, 10 years after the end of “Phantom.” “There’s unfinished business,” Lloyd Webber told reporters in London. “I don’t regard this as a sequel; it’s a stand-alone piece.”
Recently, Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton told MTV News that the group is on hiatus , but assured fans it was in no way an official breakup. “Right now the Pussycat Dolls are on a break. It’s actually a much-needed break,” Thornton said. “It’s like when you’re with your sisters for 24 hours a day and you need to take your own shower.”