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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?
Sierra Boggess and Ramin Karimloo Confirmed as Stars for the Phantom of the Opera Sequel: Love Never Dies
Andrew Lloyd Webber has confirmed that Sierra Boggess (The Little Mermaid, Las Vegas Phantom of the Opera) and Ramin Karimloo (West End Phantom of the Opera) will star in the world premiere of the Phantom sequel, Love Never Dies, set to open “early next year” at London’s Adelphi Theatre. The two stars originated the roles in the sequel’s earlier workshops and will perform the roles for the CD, which is looking at a release date before the holidays. Webber said he anticipated that ”Sierra and Ramin will open in London early next year and then go to New York in the autumn of 2010.”