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Has there ever been a successful sequel-musical? 
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Post Has there ever been a successful sequel-musical?
Has there ever been a successful sequel-musical? Or even a good one?

Cause the only titles I can think of, off the top of my head are "Grease 2", "Annie 2", "Shock Treatment" - all of them flops... and the advance word on "Love Never Dies" does not look too good.

I suppose you could argue "Wicked", but that is a prequel, not a sequel...


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I don't know. I heard a song from Love Never Dies the other day and I thought it was amazing!

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It's quite possible from what I've heard that the SCORE of Love Never Dies is better than the original, but the plot is most certainly a step down.

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The music's not bad, but Webber needs to find a better lyricist and better source material, or at least learn not to butcher the already precairous piece he's using...

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March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, if those count.

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There's all of those Nunsense ones.


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bring back birdie flopped as well.

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Shock Treatment isnt a sequal. more of a spin-off...

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Divorce me Darling did adequate ..not as successful as The Boyfreind however.

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"A Song for Europe" is a sequal to the novel "Highly Strung" not exactly what you asked but might be of interest.


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The High School Musical film franchise- granted, they just shot out three in a row, but they're really the only musical "franchise."

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George Gershwin's Let 'Em Eat Cake. It's the sequel to his musical masterpiece, Of Thee I Sing, and the score remains top-notch...although the plot is darkened significantly.

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