Former EMI Exec Takes Charge Of 'Phantom' Sequel

J.F. Cécillon, the former chairman and CEO of EMI Music International, has been appointed vice chairman of the London-based Really Useful Group. He will have special responsibility for the global launch of the musical stage show "Love Never Dies," the sequel to "The Phantom of the Opera."

Cécillon will report directly to Andrew Lloyd Webber and will work closely with André Ptaszynski, the chief executive of the Really Useful Group, producers of "Love Never Dies."

Andrew Lloyd Webber, owner of the Really Useful Group who sits on the board of directors, said in a statement: "I am delighted JF will be joining the Really Useful Group team for the worldwide launch of 'Love Never Dies.' His proven track record as a global executive, particularly in marketing, digital and music, will be invaluable for the group."


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