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!