LONDON -- Sir John Gielgud, now 92, is to be invited next November to re-open London's Lyceum Theatre, which has been dark for more than 50 years. It was he who, on the final night in 1939, came downstage as Hamlet and boomed, "Long live the Lyceum. Long live Ellen Terry. Long live Henry Irving."
Now that Apollo Leisure is restoring the theatre at a cost of 14.5 million pounds, they plan to open it with a revival of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Jesus Christ Superstar", after the official opening ceremony. Long live the Lyceum -- and long live John Gielgud.