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The West End’s Olivier Awards nominations are out and lots of trans-Pacific transfers are on the list, including the Broadway transfer of Spring Awakening, now on the West End, and the West-End transfers of A Little Night Music and Billy Elliot, now on Broadway.
The official awards ceremony took place on March 21. Here are the categories that include musicals (winners are marked with a ):
BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL
BEST NEW MUSICAL
DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS
PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL
BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL OR ENTERTAINMENT
BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL OR ENTERTAINMENT
BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL OR ENTERTAINMENT
BEST THEATRE CHOREOGRAPHER
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN
BURNT BY THE SUN, Mark Henderson
ENRON, Mark Henderson
SPRING AWAKENING, Kevin Adams
THREE DAYS OF RAIN, Jon Clark
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT- THE MUSICAL, Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner
HELLO DOLLY!, Peter McKintosh
MADAME DE SADE, Christopher Oram
THE MISANTHROPE, Amy Roberts
BEST SOUND DESIGN
SPRING AWAKENING, Brian Ronan
EVERY GOOD BOY DESERVES FAVOUR, Christopher Shutt
JERUSALEM, Ian Dickinson
MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN, Andrew Bruce and Nick Lidster
THE AUDIENCE AWARD FOR MOST POPULAR SHOW
I got my hands on a song sample from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new sequel to Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies:
What do you think?
West Side Story
Fiddler on the Roof
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
The King and I
My Fair Lady
Guys and Dolls
Into the Woods
Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom sequel, Love Never Dies, will officially open in London on Mar 9 and on Broadway on Nov 11
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies, has just announced opening dates. The production will premiere at London’s Adelphi Theatre on March 9, 2010, followed by a Broadway November 11 opening, and an Australian premiere in 2011.
With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater (Sister Act, The Little Mermaid), and a book by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ben Elton, Glenn Slater and Jack O’Brien, the London production, directed by Jack O’Brien (Hairspray, Legally Blonde, The Full Monty, Damn Yankees), will star Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess (The Little Mermaid) and feature Summer Strallen. No other casting has yet been announced, though auditions are underway for the leading role of Gustave, Christine and Raoul’s 10-12 year old son.
Though the show involves the same characters from the original, Llyod Webber has stressed that the show will differ greatly from the original Phantom, stating that “there are practically no quotes from the original score, apart from one or two things from color.” The production takes place 10 years after Phantom of the Opera on the fairgrounds of Coney Island.
The original Phantom will not be closing, so patrons will be able to see the whole Phantom story in a single day, by attending Phantom matinees and Love Never Dies evening performances on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
What are your thoughts on the sequel?
I’ve been getting a number of requests for footage from the sequel to Phantom of the Opera, Phantom: Love Never Dies, so I figured I should post what’s out there now here.
It’s only a teaser, but the clip actually gets me excited for the show … set on Coney Island a decade after the original.
Here’s the clip. Enjoy!
It’s happening – Andrew Llyod Webber confirmed at Phantom of the Opera‘s 9,000th performance that the sequel to show, Phantom: Love Never Dies will open in London in March and on Broadway in November of 2010.
Broadway’s longest running show, Phantom of the Opera, reaches another staggering milestone – 9,000 performances!
Tonight’s performance of Phantom of the Opera will mark the show’s 9,000 Broadway performance!
Since its debut on January 26, 1988, the Broadway version of Phantom of the Opera has grossed $740 million and has been attended by over 13 million patrons. Internationally the show has earned over $5 billion, played over 65,000 performances and been seen by over 100 million attendees.
The show has broken an unprecedented number of records, including:
• The longest-running show in Broadway history
• Largest capitalization for any show – $8 million
• Largest total advance – $18 million
• Total gross and attendance
• The number of years before a single ticket was
ever sold at the TKTS ticket booth in Times
Square – over 14 years
• George Lee Andrews who plays Monsieur
Andre continues to be the performer with
the longest time in the same Broadway show
Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber confirmed that he is working on a sequel to the show, Phantom: Love Never Dies. Information about that show is forthcoming.
Starting tonight, John Cudia will take over the title role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. Cudia, the most recent star of the touring production, has been involved with Phantom for nearly ten years. He takes over the role from Howard McGillin, the actor who now holds the record for the world’s longest-running Phantom with an astounding 2,544 performances on Broadway.
And just in case if you haven’t gotten enough Phantom, Andrew Lloyd Webber is currently working on the sequel to the show, Love Never Dies, which is looking to hit Broadway in 2010.