Andrew Lloyd Webber unveils his brand new production “LOVE NEVER DIES” at a global launch in Her Majesty’s Theatre Haymarket, London. Phantom of the Opera celebrates its 23rd birthday tomorrow as it first opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre on 9th October 1986 which starred Sarah Brightman and Michael Crawford. Happy Birthday, Phantom!
A video was shown with highlights of the original Phantom of the Opera describing its immense success and numerous accolades. Andrew Lloyd Webber took the stage after that to share a bit about how the idea for a sequel came to light and the years it took to get it just right…
He gave a funny and heartfelt introduction to this long-awaited new production. It continues the story of the main characters of ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ and is set 10 years after the disappearance of ‘The Phantom’ and moves from the Paris Opera House far across the Atlantic Ocean to Coney Island, New York. Now you will be able to find out what has happened in their lives as Christine arrives in New York with her husband and son to discover who actually has lured her from France to sing.
We got a little view into the show when The Phantom (Ramin Karimloo) and Christine (Sierra Boggess) took the stage and The Phantom wowed us with a new song as Christine sat regally, watching him attentively. Ramin is the current Phantom and will move to the sequel to continue to capture audiences.
Be prepared to be drawn in. This musical has all the makings of a good story – obsession, intrigue, music, pain, love – it has it all.
‘Love Never Dies’, which will be making its home at the Adelphi Theatre, previews from 20th February, with a press night scheduled for 9th March and scheduled to run from 10th March to 23rd October 2010. It will play Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm and Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30pm. It is scheduled to open in New York in November 2010 and then in Australia in 2011. Be the first to see it… book your tickets now!
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Ladies and Gentlemen, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s long-awaited sequel to The Phantom of the Opera will be announced at 11 o’clock on the eight day of October 2009.
The principal characters of The Phantom of the Opera continue their stories in a breathtaking new musical…Andrew Lloyd Webber’s LOVE NEVER DIES.
It is 1907. Ten years after the mysterious disappearance of The Phantom from the Paris Opera House, Christine Daaé accepts an offer to come to America and perform at the fabulous new playground for the rich – Coney Island.
Arriving in New York with her husband Raoul and their son Gustave, Christine soon discovers the identity of the anonymous impresario who has lured her from France to sing.
Graced with stunning designs, passionate lyrics and a magnificent score, this brand-new musical is a rollercoaster ride of obsession and intrigue…in which music and memory can play cruel tricks…and The Phantom sets out to prove that, indeed, LOVE NEVER DIES.
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Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s new musical,“Love Never Dies”is expected to open at The Adelphi Theatre in the Strand in late October or early November. This is the sequel to his incredibly successful “Phantom of the Opera” which will continue to run at Her Majesty’s Theatre and still going strong after 23 years at the same theatre! Tickets are expected to go on sale in late May or early June – WATCH THIS WEBSITE FOR FURTHER DETAILS!
Once the show has opened in London, the plan is to open in Toronto, and then transfer the cast to Broadway next spring and another production will open in Shanghai.
“Love Never Dies”sees an older Phantom living in the fairground on Coney Island in New York, and he meets up with Christine, who is by now married to Raoul and has a son.
“Love Never Dies”will be directed by Jack O’Brien and Andrew Lloyd Webber is working with lyricist Glenn Slater. The set design will be by Bob Crowley. There is a concept album being recorded with John Barrowman singing the part of Raoul, but this is only for the album, John Barrowman will NOT be in the stage show. There are great expectations that this will mirror the success of “Phantom of the Opera” .