It's just that Invidereliana linked me to something gloriously awful in the comments to the last one, and I wanted to make sure everyone saw this: ALW is making a sequel to The Phantom of the Opera.
From the NYPost (bolding mine):
As for "Phantom . . . Once Upon Another Time": It's set in 1906 in Coney Island. The Phantom, having fled Paris, is running a freak show. At night, he crawls into his lair and makes love to an automaton that looks like Christine.
Christine, meanwhile, has become a famous opera singer. But she's fallen on hard times because her husband, Raoul, has squandered their fortune. So she's accepted a high-paying gig from a mysterious impresario to open a new amusement park. On her first night in New York, she draws back the curtain in her hotel suite and comes face to face with her new employer - flash of lightning, crash of chords - the Phantom!
See, no RealDolls; just an automaton. I have almost sort of kind of kept my promise.
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